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  • Frayne Olson, BS ’84, MS ’87, agricultural economics, was named 2014 communicator of the year by the North Dakota chapter of the Association for Communication Excellence and NDSU Agriculture Communication. He is an NDSU Extension Service crops economist/marketing specialist and an assistant professor in NDSU’s agribusiness and applied economics department. November 2014
  • Edward Vance, BA ’80, architectural studies, BArch ’81, architecture, received the 2014 American Institute of Architects Western Mountain Region Silver Medal. The award is the highest honor given to an architect chosen from the western states of Wyoming, Colorado, New Mexico, Arizona, Utah and Nevada. Vance is the founder and CEO of EV&A Architects, an architecture firm based in Las Vegas, Nevada. October 2014
  • Russell Tweiten, BS ’86, agricultural economics, was promoted to vice president of agribusiness consulting at AgCountry Farm Credit Services, Fargo.   October 2014
  • Mark Thomas Reinhiller, BS ’89, mass communication, received the 2014 California State University San Bernardino President's Distinguished Service Award at the university's annual convocation ceremony in September. He is in his fifth year as the university’s associate athletics director for media relations. He and his wife, Nancy, live in Beaumont, California. October 2014
  • Aldean Lee, BS ’83, psychology and sociology, was inducted into the Fargo South High School Hall of Fame, She recently retired as assistant director for management support in the U.S. Marshal’s Service. October 2014
  • Charisse Johnson Jensen, BA ’87, speech communication, graduated from Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago in May and was ordained in September for the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. She will serve as an associate pastor at Lutheran Church of the Atonement in Barrington, Illinois. She lives with her husband, Jon Jensen, BS '85, MA '91, in Naperville, Illinois. October 2014
  • Tim Brookins, BS ’87, MS ’90, electrical and computer engineering, was inducted into the West Fargo High School Hall of Fame. He has worked for several Microsoft divisions, and in 2007 was named a Microsoft Distinguished Engineer. Last year, he created the “Bison Tracker” app for tracking NDSU football fans. He also created “ProudCrowd,” a spinoff company to license the technology to other universities. September 2014
  • Edward Vance, BA ’80, architectural studies, BArch ’81, architecture, was selected as a fellow of the American Institute of Architects. He is the only recipient from Nevada to receive the prestigious honor this year. He is the founder and design principal of EV&A Architects, a specialty design firm based in Las Vegas. The firm provides services to the hospitality, commercial and health care markets. August 2014
  • Stacia (Metzger) Heiden, BS ’87, accounting, was appointed vice president of finance and administration for Northstar Agri Industries, a canola processing company with corporate office in Fargo. August 2014
  • Diane Foertsch, BUS ’84, university studies, joined Lillestol Research in Fargo as a medical laboratory scientist. August 2014

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