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  • Alexander Berg, BS ’05, PhD ’08, pharmaceutical sciences, PharmD ’10, pharmacy, received the 2014 McKeen Cattell Award from the American College of Clinical Pharmacology for his publication in the Journal of Clinical Pharmacology. The honor recognizes an outstanding research paper published in the journal. The article was titled “Population Pharmacokinetic Model for Cancer Chemoprevention With Sulindac in Healthy Subjects.” Berg is a senior clinical research scientist for the clinical pharmacology group of Upsher-Smith Laboratories Inc. September 2014
  • Dave Sandberg, BS ’72, pharmacy, was selected as the North Dakota Health System Pharmacist of the Year. He is the pharmacy director at Mercy Medical Center in Williston, North Dakota. Sandberg has led or supported several initiatives, including barcode labeling of medications, initiation of syringe pumps for pediatric patients and the Safety First program. September 2014
  • Rachel Black, BS ’13, management, is co-founder of GoodSurv, a free mobile app that allows consumers to rate restaurants and retail stores to earn rewards and share customer insights with businesses. For every 50,000 surveys completed, GoodSurv will donate $1,000 to Make-A-Wish of North Dakota. More information is available at September 2014
  • David Leapaldt, BS ’79, architectural studies, BArch ’80, architecture, was selected to receive the 2014 Louis Lundgren Award by the Minnesota society of the American Institute of Architects. The honor annually recognizes one Minnesota architect for dedication to the profession through community volunteer activities and professional leadership. Leapaldt is active in the Paramount Arts Trust, Mississippi River Partnership, Central Minnesota Community Foundation and other organizations. He leads the architectural firm IIW Minnesota, based in St. Cloud, Minnesota. September 2014
  • Jessica (Meissner) Creuzer, BS ’11, natural resources management, is the new project coordinator for River Keepers, Fargo. She is completing her master’s degree in natural resources management. September 2014
  • LeRoy Fettig, 66, BS ’69, animal science, BS ’70, agricultural education, worked for Williston Basin Oil and Title Services, LLC. He lived in Dickinson, North Dakota.  August 2014
  • Carol (Comstock) Weiss, 61, BS ’75, child development and family relations, sociology education, was a chiropractor for 32 years in Fargo. A breast cancer patient, she shared her story through a Sanford commercial and the cancer survivor's book, "No Lumps Thank You." She lived in Fargo. August 2014
  • Lavonne (Steinolfson) Cataldi, 61, AD ’73, nursing, worked for medical facilities and agencies in Cullman, Alabama; Grand Forks, North Dakota; and Colorado Springs, Colorado. She lived in Colorado Springs. August 2014
  • Barbara (Peterson) Bracken, 75, BS ’69, home economics, taught home economics in Belcourt and Park River, North Dakota. She later worked for The Schoolyard, K Mart and the Leonard Motel. She also was the children’s librarian at the Carnegie Regional Library in Grafton, North Dakota. She and her husband owned The Gingerbread House, a bed and breakfast in Grafton. She lived in Grafton.  August 2014
  • Mark Howatt, 49, BS ’94, computer science, was a senior systems engineer for   PayPal. His hobby was rebuilding junked cars. He lived in Omaha, Nebraska August 2014



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