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  • Curtis W. Stofferahn, BS ’75, social science, received the Thomas Clifford Faculty Service Award at the University of North Dakota Founders’ Day banquet Feb. 26. Stofferahn, who is professor and chair of sociology at UND, was recognized for his service to the university, Greek community and various rural and agricultural organizations. He was honored for his work as University Senate chair, chair-elect, past chair and senator; faculty adviser to Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity; board member of the Northern Plains Sustainable Agriculture Society; and committee member for the Dakota Resource Council. March 2015
  • Kathleen (DeKrey) VanderVorst, BS '76, home economics education, textiles and clothing, joined the West Fargo Public Library as the adult services librarian. She previously was displays coordinator, reference and teen librarian at the Bismarck Public Library. February 2015
  • Robert Dalzell, BA '74, philosophy, classical languages, was nominated for the 2015 California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists Outstanding Chapter Leader Award by the Redwood Empire chapter of the organization. He is the chief financial officer of the chapter. He lives in Sebastopol, California. January 2015
  • Donald J. Homuth, BA '70, speech, wrote a book, "Being Fargo," that was released in Fargo in December. The memoir includes his time at NDSU from 1962-70, including the Zip to Zap, being Spectrum editor and other NDSU-related subjects. It's available on, at Zandbros in Fargo, as well as Barnes and Noble. He lives in Salem, Oregon. January 2015
  • Jill (Buringrud) Weigel, BS '76, economics, retired as supervisor of taxpayer services for the North Dakota Office of State Tax Commissioner after 38 years of service. Her other positions included sales tax auditor, corporate income tax auditor, supervisor of individual and withholding taxes, and business analyst for the department's implementation of an integrated tax system to replace the agency's mainframe computer system. She and her husband, Norman, live in Bismarck, North Dakota. January 2015
  • Alice R. Senechal, BS '77, communication disorders, was appointed as a full-time federal magistrate judge, serving in Fargo and Grand Forks. She previously served in a part-time federal magistrate judge position in Grand Forks. January 2015
  • 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

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