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  • Mark Shaul, BArch ’76, architecture, joined the Fargo office of JLG Architects. He is a project architect for the firm and a member of the Construction Specifications Institute. July 2014
  • Patsy (Bredwick) Levang, BS ’71, psychology, wrote a book titled “The Bird Book,” which tells the story of a woman who found life can be fulfilling without material riches midst nature and the comfort of birds. She also is the volunteer chairperson of the centennial celebration for the city of Watford City, North Dakota. She lives near Keene, North Dakota. July 2014
  • Jon K. Jennings, BS ’72, civil engineering, received two Vistage international awards. For the third consecutive year, he, as Vistage chair in western North Dakota, received the Chair Excellence Award. A total of 95 chairs worldwide received the award for 2013. In addition, Jennings received the Master Chair designation. Only 36 chairs worldwide received the honor in 2013. Founded in 1957 and headquartered in San Diego, Vistage assembles and facilitates private advisory boards for CEOs, senior executives and business owners. He lives in Bismarck, North Dakota. July 2014
  • Mary Gregoire, BS ’74, MS ’76, food and nutrition, was named executive director of the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics, the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics' accrediting agency for education programs preparing students for careers as registered dietitian nutritionists, or dietetic technicians, registered. She is professor and chair of the department of clinical nutrition at Rush University Medical Center. June 2014
  • Kathryn (Raymo) Kuhlman, BS ’72, home economics, MS ’83, textiles and clothing, retired from her position as Macon County's Extension Agent in 4-H Youth Development with North Carolina Cooperative Extension. She was inducted into the North Carolina 4-H Hall of Fame in 2013. She lives in Franklin, North Carolina. June 2014
  • George A. Watland, BS ’76, mathematics, MS ’80, computer science, MS ’08, natural resource management, was named senior chapter director of the Sierra Club Angeles Chapter. It is the oldest and largest chapter with 120,000 members and supporters in Los Angeles and Orange Counties, California. He lives in Tarzana, California. June 2014
  • Elisabeth (Gunderson) Goff, BS ’79, zoology, was promoted to senior special investigator with Westfield Insurance. She joined the company in 2000 after a career in law enforcement. She and her husband, John, live in Fargo. June 2014
  • Connie J. Gores, BA ’76, sociology, was named the ninth president of Southwest Minnesota State University in Marshall, Minn. Gores previously served at several universities, including Portland State University, Willamette University College of Law, Cornish College of the Arts, Randolph-Macon Women’s College and Winona State University. May 2014
  • David Sandberg, BS ’72, pharmacy, was named North Dakota Health System Pharmacist of the Year. He is the pharmacy director at Mercy Medical Center in Williston, N.D. May 2014
  • Diane (Schommer) Padden, AD ’78, nursing, recently joined the American Association of Nurse Practitioners as vice president for research, education and professional practice. The association is the largest full-service national professional membership organization for nurse practitioners of all specialties. She previously was an associate professor at the Uniformed Services University in Bethesda, Md. She lives in Clarksville, Md. April 2014

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