|WINONA, Minn. — Each year during summer Homecoming festivities, Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota honors outstanding alumni.
This year’s Distinguished Alumnus Award recipient is Thomas Kilbride of Rock Island, Ill. The Religious Service Award will go to Msgr. Roy Literski of Winona, and Matt Bubala of West Dundee, Ill., will receive the Outstanding Young Alumnus Award. Sharing the Alumni Appreciation Award are Ken Ortman of Inverness, Ill., Harry Plotke of Castle Rock, Colo., and James Hoey of Eagan, Minn. All six will be honored during a reception Saturday, June 20, on the Winona campus.
Approximately 300 alumni, family and friends will return to their alma mater for Saint Mary’s Homecoming festivities, which begin Friday, June 19, and run throughout the weekend. In addition to the alumni awards ceremony, highlights include a golf outing, the Gilmore Gallop 5K, a 50+ anniversary social, and the alumni picnic. Alumni can go to www.smumn.edu/homecoming for more information.
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|Ken Ortman and Harry Plotke are lifelong supporters of Saint Mary’s. Both have served as alumni phone volunteers, class reps and parents of alumni. With their guidance, the class of 1959 will have nearly 50 percent in attendance at their 50th anniversary reunion and over 70 percent class participation, raising an unprecedented $1.6 million for Saint Mary’s.|