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  • Jason P. Hinrichs, 40, BS '99 pharmaceutical sciences, Pharm D '01, pharmacy, was a pharmacist who lived in Brainerd, Minnesota.
  • Charles R. Swanson, 90, BS '48 botany, MS '49, plant pathology, was a scientist and administrator for the U.S. Department of Agriculture. He served at several locations across the country, including being responsible for the construction and initial staffing of the USDA Plant Research Laboratory on the NDSU campus. He lived in Moorhead, Minnesota.
  • Lonnie Laffen, BArch '82 architecture, BA '82, architectural studies, is president of JLG Architects. The Minneapolis-St. Paul Business Journal recently ranked JLG fifth on a list of the top 25 architectural firms in the Twin Cities. JLG has nearly 100 full-time employees at nine offices.
  • Andrew Dalman, BS '15 manufacturing engineering, was named to the third annual "30 Under 30" list in the July issue of SME's Manufacturing Engineering magazine. The men and women on the list have demonstrated leadership and successfully pursued STEM courses of study. He was highly active in the NDSU Bison Microventure innovation team. According to the magazine, the people on the list represent the future of American manufacturing.
  • Blayne Myhre, 78, BS ’59 pharmaceutical sciences, had a career as a pharmacist. He lived in New Rockford, North Dakota. 
  • James Hitter, 83, BS ’54 physical education, MS ’63, educational administration, served 37 years with the Air National Guard. He lived in Liberty Lake, Washington.
  • Thomas Krupich, 59, BA ’84 classical languages, was an ordained priest and served parishes in North Dakota and around the country. He lived in Fessenden, North Dakota.
  • Douglas Dunford, 62, BS ’79 history, social science, educational counseling and guidance, worked in a variety of jobs including positions for the North Dakota Department Of Transportation, the Army Reserve, and for the Veteran's Administration. He lived in Menoken, North Dakota.
  • Samuel Traut, 24, BS ’13 civil engineering, worked as a civil engineer and road designer for Stantec in Fargo. He lived in Fargo. 
  • Marvin Bender, no age listed, BS ’57 mechanical engineering, lived in Surprise, Arizona. 


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