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Our campus foundations are proud to support the colleges and the communities they represent. Over the years, our community involvement and reputation have grown. We share a vision of success for our students, the college and area supporters.

Please join us in our mission to expand the wealth of knowledge of our students by attending-foundation supported functions and giving programs. To learn more about each specific foundation needs, please contact Denise Laymon, chief development and alumni officer, at 218-846-3720 or the office of M State President Peggy Kennedy at 218-736-1502.


M State Foundation and Alumni

Denise Laymon
Title: Chief Development and Alumni Officer
Office phone: 218-846-3720

Denise A. Laymon was named Minnesota State Community and Technical College's first executive director of foundations and alumni development in January 2013.

Before joining M State, Laymon served as development associate for the Lake Region Healthcare Foundation in Fergus Falls from 2011 to 2013 and as executive director of the Thief River Falls Education Foundation from 1999 to 2011.

Her previous experience also included five years as director of the Association of Fundraising Professionals ND, where she worked with nonprofits in North Dakota and northwestern Minnesota. She has several years of newspaper advertising experience working for the Thief River Falls Times and the Devils Lake (ND) Daily Journal.

Laymon earned both her master's degree in strategic leadership and her bachelor's degree in business management from the University of Mary in Bismarck, N.D., and she completed her degree in sales and marketing at what is now Northland Community and Technical College in Thief River Falls. She is scheduled to complete her MBA in 2014 from the University of Mary. She has also earned numerous certifications in nonprofit management and leadership.


Fergus Area College Foundation

Lori Larson

Title: Executive Director

Office phone: 218.736.1514

In July 2014, Lori Larson was named executive director of Fergus Area College Foundation, which supports the work of the Fergus Falls campus of Minnesota State Community and Technical College through student scholarships and funding for special programs.

Larson previously served as a regional specialist for the Central Minnesota Area Health Education Center. She was the community and public relations director and foundation director for Lake Region Healthcare in Fergus Falls before joining the staff at M State - Fergus Falls Campus. She also brings media and marketing experience as a previous general manager of the Fergus Falls Daily Journal, and she has extensive volunteer experience with marketing and nonprofit work in the Fergus Falls area.

Larson earned her Associate of Arts degree at what was then Fergus Falls Community College and is a graduate of Minnesota State University Moorhead.

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