St. Kate’s makes history at the State Fair
St. Catherine University made history this summer at the Minnesota State Fair. As the second most-requested exhibit in the Education Building, St. Kate's had a presence at the fair for the first time in the University's history.
The University’s booth drew hundreds of St. Kate’s alumnae and friends to the Great Minnesota Get-Together — one of the top-attended fairs in the United States — from August 23 through Labor Day.
Approximately 1,000 people signed the University's State Fair guestbook, and more than 200 alumnae, faculty, staff and students submitted requests to volunteer at the booth — with only 160 open spots.
Scott Pakudaitis, an institutional research analyst at St. Kate’s, was responsible for coordinating the University’s presence at the State Fair. He collaborated with Annual Fund Director Stacy Rooney MAOL’06 and St. Kate’s Office of Marketing and Communications.
Rooney says the booth was also a hit with prospective students. Nearly 100 people inquired about baccalaureate admission, and dozens had questions about St. Kate's graduate programs and Evening/Weekend/Online offerings (formerly known as Weekend College).