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  • Mark Strong, BS ’93, electrical and electronic engineering, was named vice president of research and development for HeartWare International Inc., based in Framingham, Mass. At HeartWare, he leads the company’s research and development efforts in the area of miniaturized implantable heart pumps or ventricular assist devices. He previously was a vice president for the Boston Scientific Corp. Cardiac Rhythm Management business unit. October 2013
  • Al Gustin, BS ’69, agricultural economics, published a book, “Al Gustin’s Farm Byline – Reflections on North Dakota Agriculture 1974 to 2013.” Gustin, who retired from full-time farm broadcasting in December 2012 after a 45-year career, was named Farm Broadcaster of the Year by the National Association of Farm Broadcasting and received the National Farmers Union Milt Hakel Award for Agricultural Communications. October 2013
  • Doug Wild, BArch ’87,
    architecture, BS ’87, architectural studies, was named a principal of BWBR, a design solutions company in St. Paul, Minn. He joined the firm in 1998 and has worked on facilities for the Minnesota National Guard, 3M and Minnesota Department of Transportation, among others.  October 2013
  • Jeannette (Krabbenhoft) Zilverberg, 91, BS ’41, home economics education, taught at schools in Drake, N.D., Clark, S.D.; Appleton, Minn., and Aitkin, Minn. She lived in Aitkin. October 2013
  • Dale Zieman, 82, MS ’61, chemistry, was a chemistry professor at Dickson State University, Fort Berthold Community College and Tallahassee, Fla., Community College. He was active in the American Association for the Advancement of Science. He lived in Minot, N.D. October 2013
  • Dr. Dennis Ziemba, 65, BS 71, pharmacy, was a pharmacist in Illinois for Walgreens and the Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine. He later earned a doctorate in osteopathic medicine and was a resident physician or medical director at several facilities in Wisconsin. He lived in Kingsford, Mich. October 2013
  • Frank Yetter, 79, BS ’62, pharmacy, co-owned and operated Moore & Yetter Drug in Wadena, Minn, until 1980 and later worked as a pharmacist at various pharmacies, including Longbella Drug in Staples, Minn. He lived in Wadena. October 2013
  • Loren Wright, 57, BArch ’80, architecture, worked as an architect at RSP Architects Ltd. in Minneapolis and later as a consultant in the architectural field. He lived in Moorhead. October 2013
  • Dean Williams, 64, MS ’76, botany, was a rangeland management specialist with the U.S Forest Service. He previously was a correctional officer for the Southwest Multi-County Correctional Center. He lived in Dickinson, N.D. October 2013
  • Webb K. Voorhees, 89, BS ’52, agribusiness, worked for the North Dakota Extension Service as a county agent in Morton, Mountrail, Stark, Steele and Pembina Counties. He received the Distinguished Service Award from the National Association of County Agents. He also was a longtime member of the Air Force Reserves He lived in Fargo. October 2013



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