WELCOME ALUMNI & FRIENDS

You’re a part of
our community.

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No matter where life takes you, you will always have a home here.

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Your sucess stories energize our efforts and inspire future generations of Saint Paul College students. We encourage alums to stay connected, engage with us on LinkedIn, and attend our annual events.

Events & Awards

Friends on the Lawn

Friends on the Lawn is our annual fundraiser event supporting Saint Paul College students. Each May, we invite you to join us for an evening of camaraderie, auctions, gourmet food, and lawn games.

Chef Jack Chili Bowl

Every October, we proudly host the Chef Jack Chili Bowl—an exciting gathering and competition featuring the finest chefs from the Twin Cities. This event is not only a celebration of culinary excellence but also a tribute to the legacy and dedication of alum Chef Jack Riebel. Join us as we raise funds for culinary arts students and crown the winner of the Best Chili title.

Alumni of the Year

The Alum of the Year Award honors a graduate for outstanding professional accomplishments and contributions to the Saint Paul College community. Nominations for this award open in October each year and close in January.

Community Partner of the Year Award

The Community Partner of the Year Award honors individuals and community partner organizations for outstanding service and dedication to Saint Paul College. Nominations for this award open in October each year and close in January.

Alumni Resources

Lifelong Career Services

Alumni have access to many different services through our Career Services Office, including both finding and posting jobs, as well as cover letter, resume, and interviewing assistance. Contact Career Services to learn more.

LinkedIn Networking

Join our LinkedIn Network for mentorship opportunities, alumni news, and staying connected with your Saint Paul College community. Connect with fellow alumni, explore career insights, and engage in meaningful conversations. Stay updated on upcoming events, job opportunities, and the latest success stories. Whether you’re a recent graduate or a seasoned professional, our LinkedIn community is the perfect platform to foster connections and share experiences.

Small Business Directory

Join our Alum Business Directory to celebrate, share, and support alumni-owned or led enterprises.

Joining is simple; complete this form. Share a brief description of your business, highlight any special promotions, and showcase your products or services.

Continuing Education

Stay ahead in your professional journey with our Continuing Education courses at Saint Paul College! We invite you to explore a range of non-credit classes designed to elevate your skills, enhance your career prospects, and foster lifelong learning. Whether you’re looking to expand your expertise, maintain credentials, or explore new passions, our flexible and accessible courses provide the perfect opportunity.

Transcript Requests

Do you need an official transcript sent to another school outside the Minnesota State system? Want an unofficial copy of your transcript for your own records? Whatever your reason for requesting a transcript, you can do so through this link. Processing costs range from $6.25-$11.25 depending on the processing option selected. For additional information about transcripts and student records, visit our Student Record page.

Volunteer Opportunities

Review Scholarship Applications

Each year, we award over $300,000 in scholarships to hardworking students. This is a significant accomplishment, and it would not be possible without the active participation of a strong volunteer committee comprised of alumni, donors, campus employees, and community members. Contribute your time by electronically reviewing scholarship applications from home or office. Help us evaluate over 600 applications annually. Commitment of roughly two hours over a two-week period in spring, summer, or fall.

Contact Logan Spindler for more information

Join a College Committee

Engage directly with the heart of Saint Paul College by joining one of our impactful committees! As an alum, you can contribute your expertise and insights to shape the future of our college. Explore your options – Program Advisory Committees.

Alum of the Year

Overview

The Alum of the Year Award recognizes outstanding professional achievements and contributions to the Saint Paul College community. This prestigious honor celebrates the remarkable accomplishments of our alumni and their enduring commitment to excellence.

Criteria and Selection

Eligibility Criteria: Candidates must be graduates of one of the following institutions:

  • Saint Paul College — A Community & Technical College
  • St. Paul Technical College
  • St. Paul Area Technical Vocational Institute (TVI)

A committee appointed by the President of Saint Paul College will review all nominations and select the recipient of the Alum of the Year Award.

Nomination Form

The Nomination Form opens annually in October and closes in January. If you know an outstanding Saint Paul College alum who deserves recognition, we encourage you to submit a nomination.

Past Recepients

  • Richard Anfang (Painting and Decorating ’66)
  • Jerry Barnes (Pipefitting ’67)
  • Jean Bauer (Medical Laboratory Technology ’75)
  • Ryan Caulfield (Culinary Arts ’96)
  • James Doody (Plumbing ’70)
  • Carla Fryar (Cosmetology ’82)
  • Tarra Grammenos (Sign Language Interpreter Training ’06)
  • Robert Haskins (Machine Tool ’75)
  • Richard Hesse (Machine Tool ’58)
  • Leonard Karter (Watchmaking ’73)
  • Nathaniel Khaliq (Carpentry ’72)
  • Sidney Magee, Jr. (Auto Body Repair ’68)
  • Rep. Tim Mahoney (Pipefitting ’85)
  • Tom McCarthy (Plumbing ’86)
  • Tom Nielsen (Machine Tool ’84)
  • John O’Connor (Sheet Metal ’61)
  • Tola Oladipupo (ASL ’16)
  • Billeigh Riser (Electrical ’72)
  • Jack Riebel (Culinary Arts)
  • John Schiltz (Culinary Arts ’75)
  • Curt Southward (Electrical Technology ’74)
  • Robert Tipler (Electrical Technology ’64)
  • Steven Tufenk (Pipefitting ’74)
  • Pamela Wellumson (Sign Language Interpreter Training ’81)
  • Robert Widerski (Plumbing ’62)

Community Partner of the Year

Overview

Each year the Community Partner of the Year award honors an individual or an organization for their role in helping Saint Paul College students succeed. 

Criteria and Selection

To be considered for the Community Partner of the Year award, candidates must meet at least two of the following criteria:

  • Member of a Program Advisory Committee
  • Member of the President’s Advisory Council
  • Member of the Friends of Saint Paul College Board of Directors
  • Strong record of hiring Saint Paul College students and alumni
  • Contributed to Saint Paul College financially or through in-kind donations
  • Served as a mentor for Saint Paul College students
  • Partnership with Saint Paul College on grants or other programs to advance the College’s mission
  • Community, state, or federal leadership

A committee appointed by the President of Saint Paul College will review all nominations and select the recipient of the Alum of the Year Award.

Nomination Form

The Nomination Form opens annually in October and closes in January. If you know an outstanding Saint Paul College alum who deserves recognition, we encourage you to submit a nomination.

Past Recepients

  • James Staloch (2007)
  • Howard Guthmann (2008)
  • David Berg (2009)
  • Councilmember Daniel Bostrom (2010)
  • President Emeritus Donovan Schwichtenberg (2011)
  • International Institute of Minnesota (2014)
  • Mayor Chris Coleman (2015)
  • Karin McCabe (2016)
  • Representative Alice Hausman (2017)
  • Laura Beeth (2018)
  • Greg Buck (2019)
  • Ujamaa Place (2021)
  • Erica Schumacher (2022)
  • Gaye Adams Massey (2023)