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  • Jean Ostrom-Blonigen, BS ’98, management, PhD '13, communication, was named project administrator at NDSU for the North Dakota Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research.  November 2014
  • Kelsey (Dockter) Smith, BS ’06,
    business administration, was promoted to manager of Total Rewards in human resources at Noridian Mutual Insurance Co., Fargo. The company offers health care coverage as Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Dakota as a licensee of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association. She joined the company in 2012 and was promoted to compensation analyst in 2013. November 2014
  • Harvey Lillestol, 80, BS’ 56, pharmacy, practiced pharmacy in Minnesota and New York, and owned the Medicine Chest in White Bear Lake, Minnesota. He lived in Alexandria, Minnesota. His family requests memorials be directed to the NDSU Development Foundation Lillestol Pharmacy Scholarship. November 2014
  • Sarah (Zimmerman) Willert, 84, BS ’62, zoology, worked in North Dakota as a licensed physical therapist in Grand Forks, Minot and Fargo. She was one of seven original physical therapists in the state. Later, she substitute taught in Minot. She lived in Minot. November 2014
  • Robert Gee, 88, BS ’51, agronomy, operated a dairy operation near Kragnes, Minnesota. Highly involved in community activities, he served on a variety of local, state and national boards. He also worked as Clay County Extension Agent for the University of Minnesota. He lived in Moorhead, Minnesota.  November 2014
  • Fred Boeshans Jr., 76, BS ’60, animal science, served as assistant county agent in Ward County before being drafted in the U.S. Army, stationed in Germany. He returned to farming and then worked for Cenex/Harvest States/Land O’Lakes, retiring in 2002. He lived in Beulah, North Dakota.  November 2014
  • Larry Huckins, 73, MEd ’76, EdS ’86, education administration, was a high school administrator and coach in Montana and North Dakota. He lived in Amidon, North Dakota.  November 2014
  • Harold Snyder, 74, BS ’62, chemistry, worked for Ford Motor Co. for 19 years and retired from DuPont in 1991. He lived in Port Aransas, Texas. November 2014
  • Leonard Wolf, 86, BS ’56, general agriculture, worked for the U.S. Department of Agriculture, first as a soil conservationist and then as a loan appraiser in Killdeer, Wahpeton, Napoleon, Rolla, Fessenden and Dickinson, North Dakota. After retirement, he worked as the Billings County Tax Assessor. He lived in Centennial, Colorado.   November 2014
  • Jay McLean, 83, BArch ’53, architecture, was an architect for John Flad and Associates during his 40-year career. His designs won American Institute of Architects of Wisconsin awards for excellence, and he twice served as president of the group’s southwest chapter. In 1990, he was state president of the organization. He lived in Madison, Wisconsin. November 2014



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