lift bridge brewery tour – may 2014
the poa had a wonderful time together at the lift bridge brewery in stillwater on saturday, may 10, touring the brewery, learning how to make beer, the story behind the name of the company and the different types of beer. people brought snacks to share and stayed to socialize and listen to the band buster phelan afterward. mpa's newest community, parents of alumni, meets 2-3 times a year to socialize and reconnect. for information about the poa, please contact john velin at or chris levesque at



dinner cruise on the mississippi - august 2013



night at the swarm - april 2013



fall speaker - september 2012

"move in, move out, repeat as necessary"

a presentation by majorie savage, parent program director, university of mn. author of you're on your own (but i'm here if you need me): mentoring your child through thecollege years



july 2012 highlights

July 25, 2012 - Minnesota Centennial Showboat theater production of “The Vampire!” & Musical Olios at Harriet Island, with opening talk by mpa poa, peg guilfoyle, showboat producing director.


april 2012 highlights

st. paul gangster tour, april 21, 2012. mpa poa boarded a coach bus for a guided tour which explored the sites of nightclubs, kidnappings, and gun battles associated with the 1930s gangsters like john dillinger, ma barker, and baby face nelson. the social event continued at fabulous fern’s bar and grill.


december 2011 highlights

alumni theatre reunion, hosted by barbara bradley and mona poehling mpa black box theatre, december 27, 2011 parents of alumni were invited to join the group for refreshments.