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  • Ross Olson, BS '75, animal science, was named vice chair of the board of American Federal Bank. With 39 years of banking experience, he is the bank's executive vice president and director. December 2014
  • Jerry Doan, BS '75, animal science, received the 2014 Agribusiness Award during the annual NDSU Harvest Bowl festivities. The award recognizes individuals who have distinguished themselves in the field of agriculture and business. He is a fourth-generation rancher and producer from McKenzie, North Dakota. December 2014
  • Julie Henderson, MS ’78,
    social science, was named Outstanding Educator of the Year by the Public Relations Society of America. The honor recognizes significant contributions to the advancement of public relations education through college or university teaching. She is a professor of public relations at the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh and serves as faculty adviser to the university’s Public Relations Students Society of America chapter. Before joining the UW Oshkosh faculty in 1993, Henderson taught at NDSU for eight years. October 2014
  • Rhoda P. Erhardt, MS ’74, human development and family science, received the 2014 Mensa Intellectual Benefits to Society Award from the American Mensa Education and Research Foundation, for her work developing materials and programs relating to early childhood identification of disabilities. She is a pediatric occupational therapy consultant in Maplewood, Minnesota. October 2014
  • George Wald, BS ’78, agricultural education, was named 2014-15 chair of the board of directors for the North Dakota Bankers Association. He is president of the Choice Financial branch in Dickinson, North Dakota. October 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
  • 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
  • Curtis Stofferahn, BS ’75, social science, was recognized for outstanding service to the Rural Sociological Society at the organization’s awards banquet in New Orleans. He was secretary of the society from 2010-13. Previously, he was an elected council member, chair of the Professional Communications Committee and co-chair of the 75th Anniversary Committee. He is a professor and department chair of sociology at the University of North Dakota. August 2014
  • Robert Littlefield, MA ’79, drama, drama, was one of seven Americans among the 17 Lions from around the world elected to the position of international director at the 97th annual Convention of Lions Clubs International held in Toronto, Canada. He is an NDSU professor of communication. August 2014
  • Marilyn Niewoehner, BS ’75, textiles and clothing, was the featured artist at the Prairie Arts Club's Fine Arts and Craft Fair at the Metigoshe Christian Center near Bottineau, North Dakota. She lives in Rugby, North Dakota. August 2014

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