Jess Bengtson

Jess Bengtson

PR & Communication Specialist


  • Communications - Internal and External
  • Public Relations
  • Media Communications
  • Emergency Communications
  • Editing
  • Writing
  • Event Collaboration
  • Social Media Collaboration
  • Website Collaboration
  • Events Calendar
  • Photography

Selected Publications

  • Torch Alumni Magazine
  • Torchlight e-Newsletter

University Committee Memberships/Involvement

  • UMC Alumni Association Board
  • The Nest on Broadway
  • Art Committee
  • Golden Eagle Pride Incentive Program
  • Golden Eagle Kids Club

Local Community Memberships/Involvement

  •  NW MN Cancer Crusaders
  • Crookston Rotary Club
  • Crookston Area Community Fund
  • Crookston Visitors Bureau
  • Crookston Ox Cart Days
  • Downtown Crookston Development Partnership
  • Crookston Community Education
  • United Way of Crookston

Professional Memberships

  • Rotary International
  • Women Anglers of Minnesota

Awards, Distinctions and Honors

  • University of Minnesota Outstanding Community Partner Service Award
    This award is given to an individual community member or community-based organization affiliated with the University of Minnesota which, through its partnership with the University, has made an extraordinary, significant, and demonstrated contribution to the betterment of society.

Educational Background

  • B.S. in Communication from University of Minnesota Crookston

In the News

  • Jess Bengtson Jess Bengtson 2010 is always searching for her next feature story subject and, when she started as the communications specialist at the University of Minnesota Crookston in June 2022, the new job seemed like the perfect fit. She previously‚Ķ Read more