Jerry Hammer

Fair Game

Jerry Hammer’s earliest recollection of the fair is fleeing from it when he was three years old. “We were watching a [midway attraction] … where a man sits in a cage, and a light bulb above his head turns off. When it turns back on, there [was] a guy in a gorilla suit standing in the cage where the man used to be. I remember looking out the window to see if the gorilla was chasing us home. … My 6-year-old brother [Robert ’74] just laughed.”
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Soccer Pilgrimage

Dan Skillings ?85 returns to Minnesota every year with dozens of Colombian players seeking competition, cultural exchange, and friendship
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Feats of Strength

Strongman Dave Ostlund makes a living lifting cars, rocks and beer kegs
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Every Student Tells a Story

Writing application essays that are often inspiring and emotional has become a necessary passage for college-bound students
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Living Pura Vida

Alumna creates VIDA to provide free health care for impoverished Central Americans