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  • Dan Shultis, BS ’01 physical education, has been named dean of students and activities coordinator at Fargo’s Discovery Middle School. He will begin his duties on July 1. He has been a physical education instructor and sports coach at Fargo North High School since 2002.
  • Pam (Enz) Gibb, BS ’97 English education, BS ’98, mass communication, was named the North Dakota Professional Communicators 2016 communicator of achievement. She has been an active member of the organization for 17 years and has served as president, historian, website editor and secretary. She is communications coordinator for Moorhead Public Schools.
  • Marv Bachmeier, BS ’61 physical education, MEd ’68, economics, will be honored with the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference Noel Olson Volunteer of the Year Award on July 12. Since retiring at the University of Minnesota Crookston in 1999, he has volunteered at football and basketball games and various other events. He also has worked with the UMC Teambackers, a program he helped establish that raises funds for athletic scholarships. He and his wife, Diane, spearheaded the UMC Teambacker Golf Classic, a fundraising staple for more than 25 years.
  • Roiann Baird, 51, BS ’88 history, was the the James A. Michener-Endowed Archivist at the University of Northern Colorado library from1999 to 2003. She also was an archives specialist for the North Dakota State Historical Society and an archives historian for the North Dakota Library Association. She lived in Lead, South Dakota.
  • Norma (Steinmeyer) Finnie, 91, BS ’47 economics, English, was active in the St. Luke's Auxiliary, PEO and Woman's Club of Fargo. She lived in Fargo. 
  • Linda Lottes, 63, BA ’76 sociology-criminal justice, volunteered for many years at Dakota Hospital in Fargo. She lived in Glyndon, Minnesota.
  • Richard Broschat, 87, BS ’49 mechanical engineering, was an oilman whose career spanned 60 years and three oil booms. He worked for Hess Corp. for 23 years in North Dakota, Texas, New Mexico and Oklahoma. He later founded his own consulting firm, Broschat Engineering and Management Services. He was inducted into the North Dakota Petroleum Council Hall of Fame and served on the Interstate Oil Commission. He lived in Williston, North Dakota.
  • William G. Nelson, 90, BS ’49 mechanical engineering, worked for Boeing his entire career, retiring in 1987. He lived in Redmond, Washington. 
  • Gene Nicholsen, 77, BS ’62 industrial engineering, spent the first half of his career in the electronics industry working for Collins Radio in Anamosa, Iowa; Honeywell in Minneapolis; and Control Data in Aberdeen, South Dakota. The second half of his career was as a health care management engineer, working at Bishop Clarkson Memorial Hospital in Omaha, Nebraska; East Texas Medical Center in Tyler, Texas; and St. Luke's Hospital in Fargo. He retired from American Crystal Sugar in Moorhead, Minnesota. He lived in Moorhead.
  • David Walsh, 76, MS ’64 biochemistry, PhD ’69, cereal science, was a retired food scientist, professor and consultant to the food industry. He was a recipient of The Greater North Dakota Association’s Award for Science and Industry. He also was a scuba and rescue diver. He lived in Hollywood, South Carolina. 


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