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  • Amanda Kohn Running, BS '09 environmental design, MArch '10, architecture, passed her LEED Accredited Professional Building Design and Construction exam. She is an architect for Guernsey Tingle Architects of Williamsburg, Virginia. She joined the firm in 2011, and lives in James City County.
  • Kevin Wolsky, BS '01 agricultural economics, and his wife, Jennifer, were selected national winners at the 60th annual National Outstanding Young Farmers Awards Congress Feb. 11-14 in Cincinnati. Four national winners were selected based on their progress in an agricultural career, extent of soil and water conservation practices and civic contributions. They have a farm near Carrington, North Dakota.
  • Rebecca Lewis, BS '90 environmental design, BArch '90, architecture, was named to the College of Fellows of the American Institute of Architects. Lewis is a principal of DSGW Architects, Duluth, Minnesota.
  • Student-athletes named to academic all-district team The College Sports Information Directors of America voted NDSU sophomores A.J. Jacobson and Paul Miller to the Academic All-District men's basketball team. The announcement was made Feb. 11. NDSU joins Iowa, New Mexico, Belmont and College of Charleston as the only five schools in the nation with two Academic All-District honorees. 
Jacobson, from Fargo, and Miller, from Waukesha, Wisconsin, will advance to the national ballot for Academic All-America honors to be announced later this month. To be eligible for consideration, a student-athlete must be a starter or key reserve, maintain a cumulative grade-point average of 3.30 on a scale of 4.00 and have reached sophomore athletic and academic standing at his current institution. 
 Jacobson has a 3.99 cumulative GPA with a zoology/pre-dentistry major. Miller has a 3.82 cumulative GPA with a major in accounting. As a student-focused, land-grant, research university, we serve our citizens.
  • Kristy (Simmons) Janigo, BS ‘05 apparel studies and mass communication, developed a new clothing line for Target called “Who What Wear.” She is a senior technical designer and product development manager at Target in Minneapolis.
  • Loren Yellow Bird, BS '99 sociology, was a technical adviser and linguistic consultant for the movie, “The Revenant,” starring Leonardo DiCaprio. The film won three Golden Globe Awards and received 12 Oscar nominations. Yellow Bird is a cultural resource interpreter and park ranger at the Fort Union Trading Post National Historic Site located southwest of Williston, North Dakota.
  • Melinda (Erhardt) Piatz, BS '05 was promoted to shareholder with Brady, Martz and Associates, Bismarck, North Dakota.
  • Kevin Flaagan, BS '78 physical education, earned membership in the Million Dollar Round Table. He works for New York Life Insurance. The designation honors the top life insurance and financial service professionals worldwide.
  • Shaun Carlson, BS '01 management information systems, was promoted to director of information technology at Arvig, a broadband provider in Perham, Minnesota. He joined the company in 2011.
  • Amy Anderson, BS '12 accounting, is a professional golfer on the LPGA tour. She ranked 81st on the money list coming off the 2015 tour.


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