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  • Richard Bergseth, BS '69, physics, polymers and coatings, retired after 40 years of leadership at Bergseth Bros., a wholesale beer distributor. November 2015
  • Thomas L. Larsen, BS '63, mechanical engineering, has been raising money for the Myasthenia Gravis Foundation of America's Washington, D.C., Metro MG Walk with team Tom's Rockets - Blast Off For The Cure! In three years, he's raised more than $21,000 to fund research to find a cure. For more information, go to He lives in Oakton, Virginia. November 2015
  • John H. Williams, BS '68, MS '70, agricultural economics, was named a Division of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources Champion by Oklahoma State University. He started Chef’s Requested Foods in 1979 in Oklahoma City and now sells more than 1 million pounds of value-added meat/food products each year. He is a member of the Industry Advisory Committee of the Robert M. Kerr Food and Agricultural Products Center. September 2015
  • Richard Green, MS ’63, physical chemistry, was named interim president of The Lincoln University in Pennsylvania. Previously, he was interim provost for St. Cloud State University.  July 2015
  • David Emslie, BS '63, agricultural economics, is a competitive weightlifter, and has established 82 records in the United States All-Round Weightlifting Association. He earned four Show-Me Games medals and set the dead lift record in the 80-kilo class in the 70-74 age group. He and his wife, Dorothy, recently moved to San Antonio, Texas. June 2015
  • Curtis W. Glasoe, BS '69, agricultural engineering, was named "Surveyor of the Year" by the North Dakota Society of Professional Land Surveyors. He retired from the USDA-Forest Service in August, where he was the Dakota Prairie Grasslands Engineer in charge of engineering services for the four National Grasslands covering 1.2 million acres in North Dakota and South Dakota. December 2014
  • 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, October 2014
  • Collette Folstad, BS ’62, physical education, was inducted into the West Fargo High School Hall of Fame. She taught coached West Fargo varsity girls basketball for 15 years. Her teams won two state championships, two state runner-up finishes, two regional titles and four conference titles. She was the first woman coach inducted into the North Dakota High School Coaches Hall of Fame and is also a member of the National High School Athletic Coaches Association Hall of Fame. October 2014
  • Jay Edwin Buringrud, BS ’69, economics, retired as director of legal services for the North Dakota Legislative Council, after 42 years of service that included positions as counsel, code reviser and assistant director of the professional staff of the North Dakota Legislative Assembly. He and his wife, Linda, live in Bismarck, North Dakota.  August 2014
  • Gary L. Krapu, BS ’66, zoology, received the L.H. Walkinshaw Crane Conservation Award from the North American Crane Working Group. The award was presented in recognition of his commitment to better understand the needs of sandhill cranes during spring staging in the Platte River ecosystem. He is an emeritus researcher at the USGS Northern Prairie Wildlife Research Center, after retiring from public service in 2011. June 2014

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