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  • Chantae Busse, BS '13, public relations, has joined TMI Hospitality in Fargo as a purchasing agent. In addition, she coaches gymnastics and cheerleading at TNT Kid’s Fitness and Gymnastics in Fargo. January 2015
  • Natalie Leavitt Thompson, BS '13, nursing, was named director of quality and education at Bethany Retirement Living, Fargo. She previously was employed as a certified nursing assistant at Villa Maria in Fargo. January 2015
  • Dr. Chad Vandrovec, BA '98, zoology, joined the surgical and specialty care service line at the Fargo VA Health Care System. He previously practiced at MeritCare/Sanford Health.  January 2015
  • David J. Booth, MArch '13, architecture, received an honorable mention from the St. Paul chapter of the American Institute of Architects for The St. Paul Prize Design Competition. He works for LHB as an architectural designer in the Integrated Building Design Group out of the firm's Duluth, Minnesota, office. 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
  • Mark Glennon, BS '05, civil engineering, joined Advanced Engineering and Environmental Service Inc., known as AE2S. He is a project engineer in the firm's Fargo office. He previously was a senior engineer with SRF Consulting Group in Minneapolis and a project engineer with Van Sickle, Allen and Associates in Plymouth, Minnesota. January 2015
  • Laura Engelman, MEd '13, educational leadership, joined the Rochester Downtown Alliance in Rochester, Minnesota, as its community engagement manager. She previously was at University of Memphis, where she was the coordinator of student events and programs. January 2015
  • Justin Marusak, BS '10, electrical engineering, is an engineer in the power group of KLJ, an engineering, surveying and planning firm in Fargo. January 2015
  • Jill (Dows) Stromsborg, BS '06, child development and family science, joined Dawson Insurance in Fargo as a commercial lines account assistant. January 2015
  • Jessica Hoppe, MBA '05, business administration, has joined the board of directors for the Plains Art Museum in Fargo as treasurer. She is a relationship manager at Alerus Financial. January 2015



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