Remembering Helen Briggs

Publication date: 
May 30, 2020

"The history of our institution is inextricably tied to that of the Briggs family. We appreciate all they have done for the University of Minnesota Morris, and we extend our feelings of sympathy and gratitude to Helen's family. She will be deeply missed."

-Chancellor Michelle Behr

"The library staff takes pride in our namesake. Rod and Helen Briggs serve as an ongoing inspiration and northstar guide to all our efforts.  Our resources continue to expand and avenues for service constantly adapt to changing realities, but our commitment to this liberal arts campus whose founding is so inextricably linked to these pioneers is enduring."

-LeAnn Dean, Director, Rodney A. Briggs Library

Helen Briggs and Rodney Briggs

Helen and Rodney Briggs at the 1965 University of Minnesota, Morris Athletics Banquet.

 Helen Briggs, Founders Day, 2000.

 Helen Briggs, Founders Day, 2000.

Nancy Schuman and Helen Briggs, Founders Day, 2000

Nancy Schuman and Helen Briggs, Founders Day, 2000

Helen Briggs cutting cake, Founders Day, 2000

Helen Briggs cutting cake, Founders Day, 2000

Steve Granger (left and Helen Granger (middle), Founders Day, 2000

Steve Granger (left) and Helen Briggs (middle), Founders Day, 2000

Honoring Rodney A. Briggs

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