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  • Douglas D. Hanson, BS ’80, architectural studies, is president of HansonLA. He recently was named architect for a planned 34-story apartment skyscraper in downtown Los Angeles, which will be twice as tall as most other buildings in the historic downtown area. Hanson and the project were featured in the Los Angeles Times business section on Feb. 27. March 2014
  • Scott M. Williamson, BUS ’81, university studies, completed 30 years of service as a certified registered nurse anesthetist with The Permanente Medical Group in Vallejo, Calif. He and his wife, Dai-Hsia, live in American Canyon, Calif. February 2014
  • Dan Noble, BARCH ’82, architecture, was named president, CEO and chair of HKS Inc., a Dallas-based architecture firm. February 2014
  • Scott Jon Springer, BS ’87, electrical and electronic engineering, was named vice president of sales and marketing at Schwing Bioset Inc. in Somerset, Wis. February 2014
  • Leah Rogne, MS '83, education, co-edited a book, “Advance Care Planning: Community about Matters of Life and Death.” She recently retired as professor of sociology at Minnesota State University, Mankato, where she taught applied sociology, human services planning and nursing home administration. She and her husband, Fred Schumacher, live at Gheen, Minn. January 2014
  • Bob LeCocq, BS ’80, animal science, received the 2013 Bruce Cottington Friend of Dairy Award from the Minnesota Milk Producers Association. He serves on various advisory committees for the association and was honored for his lifelong passion and dedication to the dairy industry. A senior financial services executive at AgStar Financial Services, he also is a founding development committee member of the Southeast Minnesota Ag-Alliance, an organization dedicated to enhancing the productivity and profitability of the southeastern Minnesota livestock and crop sectors. December 2013
  • Mark Watne, AD ’82, agricultural mechanization, was elected president of the North Dakota Farmers Union. He is a self-employed farmer in the Velva, N.D., area and lives in Jamestown, N.D. December 2013
  • David Nelson, MS ’81, entomology, received the James A. Graham Award for Outstanding Service to Agriculture from the National Association of State Departments of Agriculture. He joined the North Dakota Department of Agriculture as a plant protection specialist in 1982 and was  appointed state entomologist in 1992. He retired in 2012. November 2013
  • Jonathan Crump, BS ’84,
    BArch ’84, architecture, joined the Tulsa, Okla., office of Dewberry, an architectural, engineering and consulting company, as the design director. With more than 25 years of experience in architecture, he previously was a principal for Leo A Daly, where he worked on higher education projects.   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

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