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Statement on the passing of Richard "Pinky" McNamara

Contacts: Daniel Wolter, University News Service,, (612) 624-5551

May 24, 2011

The following is a statement on the passing of former University of Minnesota Regent Richard “Pinky” McNamara from President Robert Bruininks:

“Richard "Pinky" McNamara was truly one of the great citizens of the University of Minnesota -- as a star football player with his brother Bob, as a student in the College of Liberal Arts, and as an alumnus and successful businessman. He gave generously of his time and resources over the years, serving as a Regent and as a trustee for the University of Minnesota Foundation, and supporting the College of Liberal Arts, athletics, and the McNamara Alumni Center, which now bears his family's name. But more than that, he was an inspiring advocate for the University, leading by strong example and calling upon other friends and alumni of the University of Minnesota to help provide the types of educational opportunities he and his brother enjoyed in the 1950s. He will be sorely missed by the entire University community.”

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