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  • David C. Lees, 88, BS ’54 arts, humanities and social sciences, was a retired OB-GYN whose practice was in Bloomington, Minnesota. He was an Air Force veteran who was a flight surgeon when he was stationed at MacDill Air Force base, Tampa, Florida. He lived in Sun City West, Arizona.
  • Lida Etemad, BS ’98 pharmaceutical sciences, PharmD ’00, pharmacy, was named one of the 2021 TRUST Forum Award winners, which honor women leaders in health care who have built partnerships, advanced health and wellbeing, innovated technological advances and advanced the overall health of our communities. She works for UnitedHealth Group and led the establishment of the organization's COVID-19 monoclonal antibody infusion site in the Twin Cities area.
  • Jeff Hysjulien, BS ’96 environmental design, BArch ’97, architecture, was promoted to principal at RSP Architects. Based in Minneapolis, he has focused on mixed-use projects with a special emphasis on wellness facilities and fitness centers.
  • Gerald Richardson, 91 former NDSU employee and NDSU Foundation life trustee, was named NDSU’s communications director in 1971 after joining the staff as an editor and photographer in 1963. He received the Blue Key Doctor of Service Award in 1991 and retired in 1993. He was an Army veteran who lived in Fargo. Memorials may be directed to the Jerry Richardson Memorial Fund, NDSU Foundation, Box 5144, Fargo, ND 58105.
  • Patrick Cunningham, 73, BS ’74 pharmacy, was a pharmacist in Dilworth, Minnesota; MclClusky, North Dakota; Ketchikan, Alaska; and Sedro-Woolley, Washington. He lived in Meridian, Idaho.
  • David Hendrickson, 83, BS ’60 music, taught music (band and chorus) and mathematics for 43 years in Sykeston, Cathay and Towner, North Dakota; and San Antonio, Texas. He lived in Kerrville, Texas.
  • Gerry Wilkie, 81, BS ’63 agricultural education, was a farmer who retired in 2014. He served in the North Dakota Legislature for 12 years, and was on numerous boards, including the Jaycee’s, National Farmers Organization, Mt. Pleasant school board and Farmers Union. He lived in Rolla, North Dakota.
  • Ronald Vraa, 77, BS ’65 mathematics, was a fighter pilot for the U.S. Air Force, retiring with the rank of lieutenant colonel. After more than 20 years in the military, he was employed with Link Flight Simulation and Training to provide operational expertise to the development of fighter simulators. He lived in Mansfield, Texas.
  • Percy Jolstad, 88, BS ’55 pharmacy, worked for the Upjohn pharmaceutical company for more than 37 years, retiring in 1994. He lived in Colorado Springs, Colorado.
  • William Harbeke, 74, BS ’69 agricultural economics, worked as an assistant county agent; farmed; sold fertilizer and equipment; worked in banking in Langdon and Valley City, North Dakota; was president of First Bank, Wheaton, Minnesota, for 10 years; was a financial adviser with American Express Financial Advisors in Fargo; and was director of stewardship and development for the Diocese of Fargo. He served in the U.S. Army Reserve from 1969-1975. He lived in Fargo,


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