The 50th annual Partners for Progress dinner took place September 30th, 2017 at the Renaissance Minneapolis Depot. Partners for Progress is an annual event hosted by North Central, bringing together friends and supporters of the university for a night of celebrating alumni, highlighting changes, and fundraising.
Part of the evening is dedicated to celebrating alumni of North Central. Charis Wilson won the Ivan O. Miller award and Jamie McIntosh won the Frank J. Lindquist award. The awards were presented to alumni who exhibit spirit-filled leadership through in personal and professional lives and support missions and the local church.
Professor Larry Bach and the North Central chorale presented musical selections after the dinner.
An interview session with North Central’s new president, Scott Hagan, and his wife Karen. Throughout the interview they their passion to be spiritual parents to the students and people they interact with at North Central.
Scott Hagan spoke about his vision for North Central’s future and introduced the NCU fund, a new project designed to provide consistent financial support to students through scholarships and financial aid packages.
The 1930 Society was highlighted and the funds raised through the society this year will be put towards the NCU fund. Members of the 1930 Society annual donate $1,000 to North Central; last year the society had 49 members and President Hagan’s goal is to have over 100 members.