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  • Frank Esposito, 87, former student ’54 had a successful career as a teacher and football coach for Fenger High School and Thornton Township High School in the Chicago area. Nicknamed “Fiery Frank” during his collegiate days, he was an all-conference football player for NDSU, playing quarterback and defensive back. He was inducted into the Bison Athletic Hall of Fame in 1973. He was an Army veteran who lived in Plainfield, Illinois.
  • Jonathan Okstad, BS’13 sociology, received the President’s Medallion from Loyola University Chicago. He is a graduate research assistant and a doctoral education student at the university. The prestigious award is presented to a student who ranks academically in the upper 25% of their class; exemplifies outstanding scholarship, leadership and service; and serves others through involvement in student organizations or volunteering in the community.
  • Kristopher David Hudson, BS’ 13 mathematics, recently passed the CPCU 530: Navigating the Legal Landscape of Insurance exam. CPCU is a property casualty underwriting designation administered by The Institutes: Risk Management and Consulting Group.
  • John Olhoft, BS ’17 agricultural and biosystems engineering, is president of Fargo’s LulzBot and its parent company, FAME 3D, a 3D printing company.
  • Glenn Aho, 77, BS ’68 pharmacy, retired in 2012 from Walgreens in Louisville, Kentucky, after 44 years as a pharmacist. He previously worked for CVS, Walmart and K-Mart. He lived in Campbellsburg, Kentucky.
  • Robert Robinson, 77, BS ’66 economics, had a 36-year career in the military. He was a combat helicopter pilot for the U.S. Marines in Vietnam, flying more than 1,100 missions. He later joined the North Dakota Army National Guard, where he was  afull-time technician, aviation test pilot and maintenance officer. He retired at the rank of lieutenant colonel. He lived in Bismarck, North Dakota.
  • Beth (Hastings) Waskosky, 68, BS ’75 home economics education, child development and family relations, taught in Minnesota area schools. She lived in Deer Creek, Minnesota.
  • Ronald Smedshammer, 79, MS ’91 secondary education, was a teacher, coach and athletic director during a career that included 31 years at Jamestown, North Dakota. He had homes in Detroit Lakes, Minnesota, and Sun City, Arizona.
  • Audrey (Boe) Steuck, 84, BUS ’92 university studies, was the founder and director of The Funny Company Clowns for Christ, and took on the persona of  “Lovesy the Clown.” She also was a member of Plain People Entertainment and taught clowning and puppetry classes at Trinity Bible College in Ellendale, North Dakota. She previously was a profession figure skater with Holiday on Ice; directed and choregraphed the Bottineau, North Dakota, Ice Show; and helped direct and skated in the Crookston, Minnesota, Ice Show. She lived in Moorhead, Minnesota.
  • Daniel Tennefos, 67, BUS ’76 university studies, was the pastor for Living Word Church in Joshua, Texas, for seven years. In 1999, he returned to Fargo to help manage Tennefos Properties. He then served as Triumph Lutheran Brethren's care pastor from 2012 until 2018. He lived in Lake Park, Minnesota.

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