Thursday, November 6, 2014

Freed Receives University Alumni Service Award

Gwendolyn Freed (MPA '07) was one of several individuals honored at the 2014 Alumni Awards Celebration on October 16, 2014 by the University of Minnesota Alumni Association.

Gwendolyn Freed is currently the Vice President for Institutional Advancement at Cornish College of the Arts in Seattle, WA. She is formerly the executive director of Wallin Education. Prior to Wallin Education, she served as vice president for college relations at Gustavus Adolphus College from 2006 to 2011. Freed has also enjoyed a journalism career that included four and a half years as a Star Tribune reporter, several as editor-in-chief of a national arts magazine, and the opportunity to contribute freelance articles to such outlets as the Wall Street Journal, New York Newsday, and

As an alumna, she has served as a member and president of the Humphrey School’s alumni board, mentored Humphrey School students in their educational studies and career exploration. She has been and will continue to be a tremendous asset to the Humphrey School community, and her volunteer and professional contributions are wonderful models of alumni achievement.

Gwen holds a master's degree in Public Affairs from the Humphrey School of Public Affairs, a master’s degree from the Julliard School, as well as a bachelor's degree from Oberlin College. She also received her doctorate in education policy and administration at the University of Minnesota in 2012.

Congratulations on receiving this distinguished award, Gwen!

Each fall the University of Minnesota Alumni Association honors the top volunteers, groups, and programs of the past year.

Gwen is the eigth Humphrey School alumnus to receive the Alumni Service Award.

Past recipients of the Alumni Service Award include:

- 2007 Donald Brauer (MA ‘55)
- 2008 James Jernberg (MA ’57)
- 2009 Constance Kozlak (MA ‘72)
- 2010 Bernadine Joselyn (MPA ’00)
- 2011 Paula Mazzacano (MA '90)
- 2012 Katherine Siggerud (MA ’85)
- 2013 Anne Carroll (MA '83)

Originally posted on the Humphrey School's website.

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