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  • Maryann Harris, BS ’14 health education, MPH ’16, public health, was named multicultural health equity coordinator for a three-year grant that establishes the Eliminating Health Disparities Initiative. The initiative is a partnership with the New American Consortium for Wellness and Empowerment and is a targeted effort to start narrowing the health disparities gap by funding culturally appropriate programs to communities most impacted by them.
  • Steve Saxlund, BS ’01 biological sciences, MS ’05 health, nutrition and exercise science, was selected to be inducted into the Minnesota Wrestling Coaches Association David Bartelma Wrestling Hall of Fame. At NDSU, he was a three-time Division II national champion. He was named NDSU Male Student-Athlete of the Year in 2001, and he was a four-time National Wrestling Coaches Association All-Academic selection. 
  • Clara (Presser) Osowski, BMUS ’08 was awarded second place and 7,500 Euro in the 2017 Das Lied International Song Competition, held March 1-4 in Heidelberg, Germany. She was the only American and only woman to take a top vocal prize at the competition. A mezzo-soprano, she is co-founder and associate artistic director of the annual Source Song Festival in Minneapolis. At the competition, she was accompanied by Tyler Wottrich, assistant professor of piano at NDSU’s Challey School of Music.
  • Joanna (Johnson) Slominski, BS ’04 construction engineering, was recognized among the “Top 25 Women in Business” by Prairie Business magazine. The honorees were acknowledged as leaders in their communities and careers. She is a construction executive for Mortenson, a construction company. She oversees $500 million in projects the company is working on in North Dakota, including the new Sanford Medical Center in Fargo.
  • Lisa (Wald) Ansley, BS ’93 civil engineering, was recognized among the “Top 25 Women in Business” by Prairie Business magazine. The honorees were acknowledged as leaders in their communities and careers. She is the operations director for the AE2S engineering firm in Bismarck, North Dakota.
  • Lynne (Stine) Jacobson, 71, BS ’68 child development and family relations, was a social worker who was director of the Stark County Social Services for many years. She later developed the Adult Protective Services program for the state of North Dakota. She lived in Bismarck, North Dakota.
  • Craig Murie, 66, MEd ’04 education, taught mathematics and coached of girls and boys basketball in Raymond, Minnesota; Harvey, North Dakota; and for 23 years at Shanley High School, Fargo. As head coach of the Shanley girls, he led them to four state basketball titles. He was honored as Class A Girls Basketball Coach of the Year twice. He lived in Fargo. 
  • Wayne Colberg, 95, BS ’48, MS ’49 entomology, retired as state entomologist for the North Dakota Department of Agriculture. He was a World War II Veteran of the U.S. Army. He lived in Paragould, Arkansas. 
  • Eldon Seelig, 93, BS ’49 agricultural engineering, worked for the USDA in Mayville, North Dakota from 1949 to 1953. He later was a territory manager for Minneapolis Moline Co. He then worked for Bremer Bank for 28 years, eventually being a senior vice president in the agriculture loan department. He was a veteran of the Army Air Corps, who served during World War II in the South Pacific. He lived in Moorhead, Minnesota.
  • Raymond Stoltenow, 90, BS ’52 pharmacy, owned and operated Ada Rexall Drug in Ada, Minnesota for 30 years. In retirement, he worked part-time for several pharmacies in the area. He lived in Ada.


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