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  • Julie Henderson, MS ’78 social science, was named Outstanding Educator of the Year by the Public Relations Society of America. The honor recognizes significant contributions to the advancement of public relations education through college or university teaching. She is a professor of public relations at the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh and serves as faculty adviser to the university’s Public Relations Students Society of America chapter. Before joining the UW Oshkosh faculty in 1993, Henderson taught at NDSU for eight years.
  • JoVal Wettlaufer, BS ’05 human performance and fitness, MS ’09, health, nutrition and exercise science, joined Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Dakota as a member education consultant. Her responsibilities include planning, coordinating and presenting information for employer groups. She previously worked at the NDSU Wallman Wellness Center.
  • Amanda Kohn Running, BS ’09 environmental design, MArch ’10, architecture, passed her Architectural Registration Exam and is licensed to practice as an architect in Virginia. She works for Guernsey Tingle Architects of Williamsburg, Virginia. She lives in James City County, Virginia.
  • Edward Vance, BA ’80 architectural studies, BArch ’81, architecture, received the 2014 American Institute of Architects Western Mountain Region Silver Medal. The award is the highest honor given to an architect chosen from the western states of Wyoming, Colorado, New Mexico, Arizona, Utah and Nevada. Vance is the founder and CEO of EV&A Architects, an architecture firm based in Las Vegas, Nevada.
  • Mary Louise Amundson, BS ’69 sociology, received the Fred Moskol Leadership Award at the National Rural Recruitment and Retention Network (3RNet) annual meeting in Denver. The national organization works to improve rural and underserved communities' access to quality health care through recruitment of health care professionals and national advocacy. She was a founding member of the organization and served two terms on its board of directors. She is an assistant professor in the Department of Family and Community Medicine at the University of North Dakota School of Medicine and Health Sciences,
  • Russell Tweiten, BS ’86 agricultural economics, was promoted to vice president of agribusiness consulting at AgCountry Farm Credit Services, Fargo.
  • Peter Koepp, BS ’13 English, joined Cass County Electric Cooperative, Fargo, as communications coordinator.
  • Lacey Unruh, BS ’09 psychology, joined the adult services team at Lakeland Mental Health Center, Moorhead. 
  • Ryun Godfrey, BS ’96 physical education, was named head cross country coach and assistant track coach for the combined women’s and men’s program at Kansas State University. He was the head coach of the NDSU women’s track and field and cross country teams for 15 seasons.
  • Rhoda P. Erhardt, MS ’74 human development and family science, received the 2014 Mensa Intellectual Benefits to Society Award from the American Mensa Education and Research Foundation, for her work developing materials and programs relating to early childhood identification of disabilities. She is a pediatric occupational therapy consultant in Maplewood, Minnesota.


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