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  • David Givers, 78, MS ’90 natural resource management, agricultural economics, held various jobs in resource management until becoming NDSU director for the North Dakota EPSCOR program, where he worked on programs with state tribal colleges for students to attain professional degrees. He lived in West Fargo.
  • Milton Heupel, 83, BS ’63 civil engineering, held positions with the North Dakota highway department; Bismarck, North Dakota, water department; and Federal Aviation Administration in Bismarck. He was an Army veteran who lived in Mandan, North Dakota.
  • Rodney Heglie, 79, BS ’65 economics, lived in Baxter, Minnesota.
  • Steven D. Peterson, 54, BS ’87 business administration, was co-owner of the Nine Dragons restaurant in Fargo. He lived in Fargo.
  • Arno Jorgenson, 74, MS ’69 education counseling and guidance, lived in Bismarck, North Dakota. 
  • Gonzalo Rojas-Cifuentes, 56, MS ’98 crop and weed science, PhD ’02, plant science, first worked with the NDSU dry bean breeding program and later was assistant director of the NDSU foundation seed stocks program. He lived in Fargo.
  • Douglas Savard, 80, BS ’60 pharmacy, owned and operated the Breckenridge, Minnesota, Clinic Pharmacy for 42 years, until his retirement. He lived in Wahpeton, North Dakota. 
  • Ardon Herman, 84, BS ’57 agronomy, was a partner in the family farm operation near Brinsmade, North Dakota, and worked for NW Nurseries in Valley City, North Dakota. He was an Air Force veteran who lived in Brinsmade.
  • Richard Miller, 85, MEd ’71 educational administration, was a teacher, coach and athletic director at Oakes, North Dakota. During his 24 years there, he led basketball teams to 12 conference titles and was an assistant coach as football teams won 10 conference championships. He was inducted into the North Dakota High School Coaches Association Hall of Fame in 2004. He lived in West Fargo.
  • Patricia (Sweeney) Lehner, 65, BS ’76 textiles and clothing, owned a sewing and alterations business called “Sew Unique” in Minot, North Dakota. She lived in Minot. 

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