The Comet Athletic Club is sponsoring its 15th annual Sportsmen’s Raffle to raise academic scholarships for the student athletes of Mayville State University. The event is planned in conjunction with Farmers Bowl on Saturday evening, Sept. 18, 2021.
Our summer days are passing quickly by. Before we know it, the seasons will change and we’ll find ourselves in the midst of some special Mayville State fall events, including Farmers Bowl and homecoming. We treasure these opportunities to connect with alumni and friends and enjoy fun-filled and meaningful activities.
It is super-exciting to look to the upcoming fall semester with some normalcy as the backdrop. Last year at this time, we were working intensely to prepare for an academic year that would involve safely delivering in-person on-campus courses and services in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic. While the concerns related to the pandemic continue to be a factor, the situation has eased tremendously with the roll-out of vaccines across the country.
Each year, we look forward to honoring exceptional alumni and friends during Mayville State’s homecoming festivities. Unfortunately, we’ve had to forego these special occasions for a couple of years. The misfortune of the last couple of years is building up to what we anticipate will be an extra-special celebration in 2021.
An occasion to recognize special people and places, the grand opening and dedication of The Lyng Garden of Comet Pride and The Garden of Personal Service on the grounds of the Edson and Margaret Larson Alumni and Leadership Center was held on the afternoon of Saturday, June 26. Gorgeous weather and a lovely garden backdrop set the stage for a wonderful time of celebration for all in attendance.
July 1 marks the beginning of a new round of grant funding available through the North Dakota Higher Education Challenge Fund. Mayville State will have a pool of $700,000 available to match gifts made July 1, 2021-Dec. 31, 2022.