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  • Jeff Larson, BS ’92 pharmacy, received the AMCP Experiential Education Preceptor Award for 201. He is the clinical director for health plans for CVS Caremark, Bloomington, Minnesota. AMCP was formerly known as the Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy.
  • Toi (Vandever) Sullivan, BArch ’92 architecture, BS ’92, environmental design, was named vice president of FEH Design. She is the first female vice president in the firm’s more than 120-year history. She is a licensed architect in the firm’s Sioux City, Iowa, office. Her role will expand to include executive board leadership along with overseeing the marketing department. She continues to be a principal designer for the firm’s educational, corporate and religious work.
  • Bryan Sheldon, 50, BS ’02 sociology, served in the U.S. military for 22 years. He was an Army veteran on active duty during the Gulf War, and later was a Ward Officer in the North Dakota Air National Guard. In 2015, he joined Space Age Synthetics where he worked as a production supervisor. He lived in Fargo.
  • John “Jack” Southamv, 86, BS ’56 pharmacy, owned and operated City Drug Store, Mohall, North Dakota, and was coroner for Renville County during the 1960s. He was president of the Mohall Jaycees and a member of the Mohall Community Club and Country Club. He also was a lifelong member of the North Dakota Pharmaceutical Association, and was its president in 1965-1966. He lived in Fargo.
  • Darrel Bymoen, 79, BS ’63 electrical and electronic engineering, was an engineer for the Navy, working on projects like mine warfare, an update to the Sidewinder Missile and the guidance system for the Vertical Launch Anti-Submarine Rocket. In retirement, he helped improve dielectric constant fuel meters for use by NHRA and SCCA racing teams. He lived in Las Vegas.
  • Douglas Lutz, 78, MS ’69 educational administration, was the superintendent of the Bullhead City, Arizona, School District for 25 years. After retiring, he served as Bullhead City Public Works director. He lived in Sun City, Arizona.
  • Richard McLaughlin, 71, BA ’76 history, was an Army veteran who lived in Fargo.
  • Barry Schuchard, 60, BS ’83 civil engineering, was CEO of the KLJ engineering firm, where he spent much of his career working on infrastructure projects across the upper Midwest. He was a trustee of the NDSU Foundation. He lived in West Fargo.
  • Gordon Renschler, 87, BS ’57 civil engineering, was president of Renschler Co., a commercial construction company. He was the first president of the Wisconsin Metal Building Deals Association and served on the American Building Company National Builder Advisory Board. He lived in Madison, Wisconsin.
  • Irven “I.J.”Jacobson, 75, BS ’68 pharmacy, initially owned Easton Drug, Crosby, North Dakota, and later built a new store nearby, J. Co. Drug, which he operated for more than 40 years. He served on many local boards and committees, and coached hockey teams. He lived in Crosby.


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