Minnesota State Mankato’s Alumni Association to Present Distinguished Alumni Awards on Jan. 27

JANUARY 12, 2024

Mankato, Minn. – Minnesota State University, Mankato’s Alumni Association will present distinguished alumni awards to four graduates in an event on campus Saturday, Jan. 27. (NOTE: The event is not open to the public.) The honorees will also be recognized at that evening’s Maverick men’s hockey game against Northern Michigan. 

The distinguished alumni honorees include Ann and Randy Reichert (Circle Pines, Minnesota). Ann Reichert, a 1980 graduate, worked as an accountant and office manager during her career, while Randy Reichert retired after almost 40 years of mortgage banking.

Ann and Randy Reichert will receive the Harold J. Fitterer Service Award, which is awarded to alumni who have provided exceptional service to Minnesota State Mankato, their communities and the world through their time, talent and treasure.

Both Randy and Ann were active in Greek life as students at Minnesota State Mankato, and both have remained involved since graduating as well. The Reicherts developed a mentoring program to connect Phi Delta Theta students with alumni professionals in their respective fields. In recent years, they have also established the Reichert Family Phi Delta Theta Endowment and contributed to the Stephen C. Jensen scholarship, reflecting their commitment to fostering education and empowering the next generation of leaders. They have also been engaged in working with the University on a plan to establish Greek housing on campus.

The Reicherts have two adult sons and three grandchildren, with a fourth on the way.

More information on the awards is available at https://www.mnsu.edu/alumni-portal/alumni-association/distinguished-alumni-awards/.

Minnesota State Mankato, a comprehensive university with 14,635 students, is part of the Minnesota State system, which includes 26 colleges and seven universities.