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  • Jay Flaa, BS ’15 management, was assigned to the Arizona Fall League’s Glendale Desert Dogs by the Baltimore Orioles. The league features top prospects who compete in front on Major League Baseball scouts and team executives. He is a pitcher who was selected by the Orioles in the sixth round of the 2015 draft.
  • Austin Allard, BS ’10, MS ’14 civil engineering, is a teacher at Turtle Mountain Community College in Belcourt, North Dakota. He is the pre-engineering instructor, focusing on statics, mechanics, materials and differential equations.
  • Tama Duffy Day, BS ’80 interior design, is featured in a design profile on the Council for Interior Design Qualification’s website (  She is being recognized as a person who inspires others in the interior design profession. She is a principal and global health and wellness leader for Gensler’s Washington, D.C., office. 
  • Phil Ostlie, 55, BS ’87 social science, was a member of three NDSU national champion football teams. He was the manager of a credit bureau, and lived in Colorado Springs, Colorado.
  • Cyril "Cy" Puetz, 85, BS ’59 economics, was an agent for Equitable Life Insurance Co. and was inducted into the Equitable Hall of Fame.He was NDSU student body president his senior year and was a baseball letter-winner. He was an NDSU Foundation life trustee. He was an Army veteran who lived in Bismarck, North Dakota.
  • Jerome Spaeth, 92, BS ’51 civil engineering, worked for the USDA Soil Conservation Service in Valley City and Bismarck, North Dakota. He was a U.S. Army veteran who lived in Fargo.
  • Daryl R. Bjelde, 68, Diploma ’73 Bismarck Hospital School of Nursing, was a physician’s assistant in Martin, South Dakota; Rochester, Minnesota; and Alaska. He lived in Grand Forks, North Dakota.
  • Nancy (Michelson) Tallman, 68, BS ’96 child development and family science, was the activities director at several area nursing homes.She lived in West Fargo, North Dakota.
  • Annette Hager, 64, BUS ’74 university studies, worked for Northwestern Bell Telephone and US West for 30 years until her retirement in 2002. She lived in Fargo. 
  • Charles Boyd, 77, BS ’65 civil engineering, worked on both U.S. and international projects during his engineering career. He lived in Mercedes, Texas.


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