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  • Brock Martinson, BS’ 06 environmental design, MArch ’07, architecture,was promoted to associate at Pope Architects in St. Paul, Minnesota. He has more than 12 years of experience leading multi-disciplinary teams on manufacturing, warehouse, office and educational projects. He is involved in the Urban Land Institute, NAIOP, Leadership Twin Cities and Minneapolis Chamber of Commerce organizations. 
  • Mike Gebeke, BS ’90 electrical engineering, was named assistant vice president for facilities services and chief facilities officer at Kennesaw State University. He will oversee all aspects of facilities strategy and administration for Kennesaw State’s 13 colleges on two metro Atlanta campuses occupying a total of 581 acres. He previously was at the University of Alabama at Birmingham.
  • Edward Vance, BA ’80 architectural studies, BArch ’81, architecture, was inaugurated as chancellor of the College of Fellows of the American Institute of Architects during a ceremony in the Russell Senate Office Building in Washington, D.C. He is the first chancellor from the state of Nevada. He is the founding principal of EV&A Architects, a Las Vegas design firm specializing in commercial, hospitality and health care architecture.
  • Jena Bjertness, BS ’12 microbiology and animal sciences, MS ’15, animal sciences, joined the Northern Crops Institute at NDSU as program manager.
  • Elli Ressler, BS ’17 agricultural economics, joined the North Dakota Corn Growers Association as the growers service specialist. She previously was the special projects director of the North Dakota Stockmen’s Association.
  • Julie McCabe, BS ’87 business administration, is a senior internal auditor for Starion Bank in Mandan, North Dakota. 
  • Travis D. Winter, BS ’16 crop and weed science, joined Peterson Farms Seed as the territory manager for central Minnesota. Peterson Farms Seed is a corn and soybean seed company.
  • Kaspari Hoffmann, MArch ’16 architecture, passed her North Dakota Board of Architecture licensed professional architect exam. She is an architectural designer for Widseth Smith Nolting in Grand Forks, North Dakota. 
  • Jeffrey Kolpack, BS ’87 mass communication, has written “North Dakota Tough: Unknown and Forgotten Stories from a Rural State,” a book about building the foundation for NDSU’s success in football.
  • John Olander, BS ’89 electrical and electronic engineering, was promoted to chief operating officer for Burns & McDonnell, a leading transmission and distribution engineering design firm. The company’s headquarters are in Kansas City, Missouri.


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