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  • Trisha (Reichl) Cyr, BS ’88, corporate and community fitness, BS ’92, medical technology, was inducted into the Albert Lea, Minnesota, High School Hall of Fame. Captain of her high school teams in basketball and volleyball, she was a first team All-America selection in 1987 for the Bison, leading the NDSU volleyball team to a 162-50 record during her four years of collegiate play. She was inducted into the Bison Athletic Hall of Fame in 2002 July 2014
  • Forrest W. Nutter Jr., PhD ’84, plant pathology, received the 2014 College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Excellence in Teaching Award at Iowa State University. He was honored for the development of interactive software programs to teach principles of plant disease epidemiology and for his numerous teaching publications. He is a professor of plant pathology and microbiology. He lives in Ames, Iowa. July 2014
  • Thomas Lothspeich, BS ’91, mechanical engineering, was elected vice president for Stanley Consultants, a global consulting engineering firm. He is a senior project manager and manager of the Power General Group of Energy Business in the firm’s Muscatine, Iowa, office. July 2014
  • Gwen McCausland, BS ’01, sociology, was named director of the South Dakota State Agricultural Heritage Museum in Brookings, South Dakota. She previously was marketing coordinator and exhibit designer for the Historical and Cultural Society of Clay County in Moorhead, Minnesota. July 2014
  • J. Darren Wolf, BS ’88, mathematics, was named principal at Detroit Lakes, Minnesota, High School. He previously was assistant principal of Rogers High School in Elk River, Minnesota. July 2014
  • Jon K. Jennings, BS ’72, civil engineering, received two Vistage international awards. For the third consecutive year, he, as Vistage chair in western North Dakota, received the Chair Excellence Award. A total of 95 chairs worldwide received the award for 2013. In addition, Jennings received the Master Chair designation. Only 36 chairs worldwide received the honor in 2013. Founded in 1957 and headquartered in San Diego, Vistage assembles and facilitates private advisory boards for CEOs, senior executives and business owners. He lives in Bismarck, North Dakota. July 2014
  • Jodi (Moch) Koski, BS ’90, business administration, is the information technology manager of business intelligence for the Enterprise Data Warehouse at Blue Cross Blue Shield of Minnesota in Eagan, Minnesota. She lives in Lakeville, Minnesota. July 2014
  • Andrew Gress, BS ’04, history, was appointed academic dean of the Des Moines, Iowa, campus of Kaplan University. He serves as the chief academic officer to the campus, managing academic administrative operations as well as faculty and academic support services. He lives in Clive, Iowa. July 2014
  • Florence Lucille (Book) Butler, 89, BS ’48, bacteriology, worked for the Mason City, Iowa, School District, North Iowa Area Community College and ConAgra Labs. She lived in Perham, Minnesota.  July 2014
  • R. Ray Herr, 69, BS ’67, mechanical engineering, worked for Boeing in Seattle, followed by employment at the Amoco Oil Refinery in Mandan, North Dakota. He later owned a welding and machine shop in Turtle Lake, North Dakota. An instrument-rated pilot, he was instrumental in developing the Turtle Lake Airport. He lived in Turtle Lake. July 2014



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