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  • Val (Knudson) Schwartz, BS '87 business administration, was promoted to manager of the Customer Contact Center at Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Dakota in Fargo. She began her career with the health care coverage provider in 1990 as a claims adjudicator in the benefit plan administrators section. She was promoted to supervisor and later to assistant vice president.
  • Frank Page, 89, BS '51 taught or was principal in Beach, Elgin, Glen Ullin and Hebron, North Dakota. He also taught at Bismarck Junior College before accepting a laboratory position with the Coal Creek Station at Underwood, North Dakota. He retired in 1990. He lived in Bismarck, North Dakota.
  • Barbara (Ovick) Hahn, 62, BS '74 home economics education, lived in Chaffee, North Dakota.
  • Edward Prinkkila, 71, BS '65 electrical engineering, worked at Erie Mining Co. as an electrical engineer for 22 years and then joined Minnesota Power, retiring in 2003. He was a member of Minnesota Deer Hunters Association, Ranger Snowmobile and ATV Club and Iron Range Historical Society. He was a charter member of both the East Range Ducks Unlimited and East Range Sportsman and Conservation Club. He lived in Hoyt Lakes, Minnesota.
  • Jane (Larson) Gillund, 59, BS '77 human development and education, worked at St. Luke's, MeritCare and Sanford Health in Fargo from 1980 to 2010 when she retired due to illness. She was involved in committees at Roger Maris Cancer Center and American Cancer Society as a patient advocate and mentor. She was a member of the Embrace and Stage IV Embrace Group. She received the American Cancer Society Award of Hope in 2001-02. She lived in Fargo.
  • Evelyn (Wyum) Anderson, 88, BS '47 home economics education, lived in Frazee, Minnesota.
  • Donald Myrdal, 88, BS '49 civil engineering, had a 42-year career as a construction engineer with Northern Improvement Co. and Forx Stanley Engineering. He was a member of the North Dakota Society of Professional Engineers. He lived in Buffalo, Minnesota.
  • Julian T. Polsfut, 83, BS '54 industrial engineering, lived in Arvada, Colorado.
  • Thomas Potter, 87, BS '51 electrical and electronic engineering, worked 31 years with the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, first at the White Sands Proving Ground in New Mexico and then at Barstow, California, where he helped establish the Goldstone Tracking Station. After retirement, he worked for Space Com in Redondo Beach, California, where he worked on a satellite that was to be released by the ill-fated Challenger shuttle. He lived in Braselton, Georgia.
  • Melloy Larson, 78, MS '61 educational administration, lived in Ravensdale, Washington.


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