Cleone_Whelan-web.jpgCleone Whelan, Crystal, N.D., was recognized as the 2016 Mayville State University Foundation Volunteer of the Year during the MSU Foundation Honor Society President’s Dinner held Thursday evening, Oct. 27. Whelan, a 1962 Mayville State graduate, serves as a member of the board of the MSU Alumni Association.

A long-time enthusiastic member of the Alumni Association board, Whelan plays an integral role in all activities of the organization, especially during the annual homecoming and Alumni Day festivities. In addition, she has been very active in the work of the MSU alumni of Pembina County/Hoople group, which is supportive not only in providing financial assistance to Mayville State, but also in helping to recruit students from that area.

In recognizing Whelan, MSU Foundation Executive Director John Klocke said, “She has helped in so many ways, giving selflessly of her time and tireless commitment. If you have enjoyed special alumni events at Mayville State, chances are Cleone has been behind the scenes at many of them.”

Photo caption: Shireen Grinager, chair of the MSU Foundation Executive Committee of the Board of Trustees, (left), together with MSU Foundation Executive Director John Klocke (right), presented Cleone Whelan (center) with a gift of appreciation, recognizing her as the MSU Foundation 2016 Volunteer of the Year.