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  • Kurt Lysne, BS '06 civil engineering, was recognized as the Young Engineer of the Year by the F-M Engineers Club. He works at Moore Engineering, West Fargo, and is a certified floodplain manager.
  • Jeff Bozovsky, BS '07 history, has written "Divorcees, Barmaids, and Cranks: The 1897 Red River Valley Baseball League," a book about the first professional baseball league in the region. It had teams in Fargo, Grand Forks, Moorhead and Wahpeton-Breckenridge. An ebook version is available at 
  • Emily (Thurn) Reznechek, BS '12 interior design, passed the National Council for Interior Design Qualification exam. She is an interior designer for HGA Architects and Engineers in Rochester, Minnesota. She focuses on health care, corporate and higher education work. She joined HGA in 2012.
  • Kya (Blestrud) Schroeder, BS '06 environmental design, MArch '07, architecture, was named one of the "Top 25 Women in Business" by Prairie Business magazine. The publication honored businesswomen of the northern plains for their exemplary leadership, motivation, ambition and talent. She is vice president and architect for LJA in Fargo. She is a registered architect in North Dakota and an accredited LEED designer.
  • Jodi (Anderson) Melius, BS '93 leisure studies and recreation, and David Stordalen, BS '93, music education, are organizing a special 9/11 memorial event this fall in Rochester, Minnesota. They are bringing together the Minnesota Army National Guard Red Bull Division Band and the Rochester Symphony Chorale in a program that also will include speakers with civil service and military backgrounds. Melius is a member of the board of the Rochester Symphony Orchestra and Chorale and a singer in the Chorale, while Stordalen is the Red Bull Division Band director. The event is planned for the Mayo Civic Center Auditorium on Sept. 10, 2016.
  • Winona (Anderson) Olson, 85, BS' 52 textiles and clothing, taught school in Thief River Falls, Minnesota, and then became a homemaker. She was a substitute teacher for many years for the Fargo schools. She lived in rural Lake Park, Minnesota. 
  • Patricia (Potter) Johnson, 70, MEd '98 counseling and guidance, and taught high school English, speech and drama at Wishek and Tower City, North Dakota. She later was a school counselor. She lived in Park Rapids, Minnesota.
  • Kenneth Silha, 69, BS '68 agricultural economics, was a farmer and rancher. He also worked with Nodak Mutual Insurance as an agent and a registered securities representative. He lived in Bowman, North Dakota. 
  • Andrew Vanvig, 93, BS '42 agricultural economics, was a professor emeritus for the University of Wyoming. He served as the agricultural economics department head for 25 years. In 1972, he was listed in Outstanding Educators of America. He was president of the Western Agricultural Economics Association and chair of the Western Agricultural Economics Research Council. He lived in Bismarck, North Dakota. 
  • Ronald Dosch , 70, BA '67 social science, was an active member of the Elks Lodge, the Shriners and the Knights of Columbus. He lived in Lincoln, Nebraska. 


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