This week's Wildcat of the Week spotlight features Scott Filstrup ’65, ’67 MBA, a former member of the Northwestern Board of Trustees, former president of the Northwestern Alumni Association, former president of NU Club of St. Louis and the NU Club of Tulsa, and a current 50th Reunion Co-Chair. Needless to say, Scott bleeds purple.


Northwestern has changed in many significant ways since my time in Evanston—it has become a leading global institution that makes an impact on our lives and the world. That’s one of the reasons I have remained so engaged with the University.


I am proud to be involved with my reunion committee as it is a wonderful way to reconnect with old friends and to get to know new friends. NU is a part of our lives that should be appreciated, respected, and honored. Giving back is critical to keeping the University’s rankings high which allows us to recruit the best faculty and students and to provide excellent facilities. These all assist in Northwestern becoming even stronger.


Just a few days ago, my classmates and I had the privilege to walk in the Commencement ceremony alongside the Class of 2015—a longstanding tradition for the 50th reunion class. When I come back to Evanston for Reunion Weekend this October, I’m very much looking forward to our class dinner at the Westmoreland Country Club. And of course, I’m looking forward to watching the Wildcats beat Iowa on the football field!

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