It has been years, several years actually, since many of the 100 alumni who gathered at Southeast Technical College have stepped foot on campus. For most, the last time they pulled into the parking lot they were students of Winona Technical in the Farm Management Program. Now, gathering again on this day in 2009, with classmates from the past and their instructors, the camaraderie among these former classmates was what an alumni reunion is all about. There were many hand-shakes with a familiar face sparking the memories they have of ‘back then’, followed by endless conversation that filled the student center throughout the afternoon.
The reunion came to be after, Nick Redig, a graduate of the Class of 1976 contacted Southeast Technical Alumni Coordinator Jeff Meyer. After learning the program had met for three previous reunions on their own, Meyer invited the group to join again, but back on campus this time. “It is a great opportunity to connect with our alumni and keep the college connected to the community as a whole,” stated Meyer. "Todays attendance shows us that we could be doing this more with other programs, and we will work to make that happen."