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  • Robert Lechner, 86, BS '57, electrical and electronic engineering, worked for IBM for his entire career, with stops in Grand Forks, North Dakota; San Jose, California; Rochester, Minnesota; and Vermont. He was a scoutmaster for the Boy Scouts and Cub Scouts, and a former American Legion post commander. He lived in Mantorville, Minnesota.   May 2015
  • Stuart Swartz, 43, BS '02, agricultural systems management, worked for Oppegard's Equipment in Park River, North Dakota; Pella Corp. in Pella, Iowa; Jamestown Implement in Jamestown, North Dakota; and Grafton Equipment/True North Equipment of Park River. He lived in Park River. May 2015
  • Samuel Wilke, BS '05, civil engineering, was named as one of Civil + Structural Engineer Magazine’s 2015 Rising Stars in Structural Engineering. He is employed at Advance Engineering and Environmental Services, Inc., known as AE2S, where he oversees structural engineering services, manages projects, manages engineering and design production, mentors employees, and assists in business development and construction administration. May 2015
  • Stephen Hockman, BArch '89, architecture, joined Lenity Architecture as a construction administration manager. The planning and design firm has offices in Salem and Bend, Oregon.   May 2015
  • John M. Samuelson, BS '92, mechanical engineering, joined Gausman and Moore of Roseville, Minnesota, as a senior mechanical engineer. He previously was a lead mechanical engineer for Target Corp. May 2015
  • Kellan Schmaltz, BS '12, business administration, joined Starion Financial as a teller supervisor. May 2015
  • Nathaniel Hacker, MArch '08, architecture, was named branch manager of JLG Architects’ office in Bismarck, North Dakota, transferring from the Grand Forks, North Dakota, office. May 2015
  • Grant Christian, BS '09, marketing, was promoted to media director at Absolute Marketing Group in Fargo. May 2015
  • Sherryl Loya, BS '87, history education, was named Loudoun County Public Schools Principal of the Year and the 2015 recipient of The Washington Post Distinguished Educational Leadership Award. She is the principal of Farmwell Station Middle School in Ashburn, Virginia. May 2015
  • Jason Aasand, BS '93, child development and family science, was hired as a safety specialist by American Crystal Sugar Co. for the East Grand Forks, Minnesota, district. May 2015



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