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  • Jerome Differding, BS '96, corporate and community fitness, writes that he has returned to the Fargo area after establishing his career on the West Coast. He has taken a position at Sanford Health as trauma research program manager. December 2014
  • Lonnie Wangen, BUS '95, university studies, was named the 67th president of the National Association of State Directors of Veterans Affairs. He has served as North Dakota’s commissioner of Veterans Affairs since 2008, and is only the third North Dakota director to be named to the national post. The association is comprised of directors, commissioners and secretaries from all 50 states, the District of Columbia and the five territories of Guam, Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands, Northern Mariana Islands and the U.S. Samoa Islands. He lives in Horace, North Dakota. December 2014
  • Debra (Quigley) Sahlstrom, BS '92, athletic training, has opened a birth center in Milaca, Minnesota, called A New Story Birth Center. She has experience as an emergency medical technician, registered nurse and certified professional midwife. December 2014
  • Jean Ostrom-Blonigen, BS ’98, management, PhD '13, communication, was named project administrator at NDSU for the North Dakota Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research.  November 2014
  • Ryun Godfrey, BS ’96, physical education, was named head cross country coach and assistant track coach for the combined women’s and men’s program at Kansas State University. He was the head coach of the NDSU women’s track and field and cross country teams for 15 seasons. October 2014
  • Bradley M. Jacobson, BS ’95, business administration, was promoted to president/chief operating officer at Western State Bank in West Fargo.  October 2014
  • Ski Kostman, BArch ’98, architecture, joined RHRA Architects in Fargo. She was a project coordinator at Stahl Architects. October 2014
  • Sara Stolt, BS ’99, mass communication, joined Dakota Medical Foundation in Fargo as Giving Hearts Day manager. She previously worked at Noridian Mutual Insurance Co. August 2014
  • Gary Zahalka, BS ’94, electrical engineering, joined KLJ, an engineering, surveying and planning firm in Fargo. He is an electrical engineer in the company’s Power Group. August 2014
  • Jodi Rae (Burkhardt) Bruns, BS’ 94, mass communication, MEd ’10, educational leadership, as named the first Area Extension Specialist in Community Vitality. An Extension agent for Dickey County, she has also been involved in numerous Community Vitality-related projects, including housing, customer service programs, strategic planning efforts, community marketing, heritage and tourism, business retention and expansion. In addition, she is a certified instructor for Seven Habits. She lives in Oakes, North Dakota. August 2014

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