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U of M honors Bruce Mooty for leadership and service

September 13, 2010

Bruce Mooty, a principal of the Minneapolis-based Gray Plant Mooty law firm, will be honored by the University of Minnesota Alumni Association Sept. 29 for his outstanding volunteer service and leadership to the association.

Mooty will receive the university’s Alumni Service Award at the Alumni Awards Celebration at the McNamara Alumni Center, 200 Oak St. S.E., Minneapolis, held as part of Homecoming 2010. The award honors long-time service and a legacy of volunteerism. Celebration programming begins at 5:30 p.m.

“Bruce has been a tireless and passionate supporter of the University of Minnesota for many years,” said Phil Esten, president and chief executive officer of the Alumni Association. “He has contributed an incredible amount of time, wisdom and experience to the Alumni Association for nearly a decade, and his impact within the university community will be felt for years to come.”

A graduate of the College of Liberal Arts and the University of Minnesota Law School, Mooty is the fourth member of his family to serve as national president of the Alumni Association. As president, Mooty played a key leadership role in implementing the association’s new brand that positioned members as ambassadors for the university’s work. He also traveled to Minnesota communities across the state to discuss the university’s impact.

Mooty was first elected to the board as an at-large representative in 2002. He then served as vice president from 2003-2006, first vice president in 2006-2007, president-elect in 2007-2008, national president in 2008-2009 and past president in 2009-2010. In addition, Mooty served as chair of the Alumni Association Board Development Committee and as co-chair of the Alumni Association Advocacy Committee.

In testament to his expertise and valued counsel, Mooty has been chosen to serve on search committees for key leadership positions at the university. He recently served as co-chair of the search committee for the new chief executive officer of the Alumni Association, and was recently named to the committee charged with helping the Board of Regents find the next president of the University of Minnesota.

The University of Minnesota Alumni Association is a membership organization that has advocated for the university’s important work for more than a century. For more information, go to or call 800-862-5867.

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