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Category: Class notes 1960s

  • Russell Danielson, BS ’65, MS ’73 animal and range science, was named to the North Dakota Agricultural Hall of Fame. He was part of the NDSU animal science department for 44 years. He also was instrumental in establishing the North Dakota Junior Beef Expo and judged numerous state and national cattle shows.
  • Robert V. Dodge, BA ’67 history, MS ’73, educational administration, has released a new book titled “Grand Mal.” It is his firsthand account of adapting to life with epilepsy. He is the author of seven nonfiction books and lives in Denver.
  • Noel Mohberg, BS ’61 mathematics, recently published a spoof of management books. The book is titled “Management of Mousetrap R&D” and is available at
  • Carol Tuntland, BS ’65 textiles and clothing, has written “Henrietta: Promises in the Sky,” published by LifeRich Publishing. The book tells the story of her late mother’s life.
  • David L. Johnston, BS ’67 economics, was presented the Seven Seals Award by the North Dakota Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve for his 16 years of service to the ND ESGR committee. He is a retired Navy captain who is the ESGR Fargo Region chair and state vice chair.
  • Raymond Erbele, BS ’68 agriculture education, was named the 94th Little International Agriculturist of the Year by the NDSU Saddle and Sirloin Club. He's been active in the North Dakota Stockmen's Association and North Dakota Beef Commission, served as a director of the Federation of State Beef Councils of the National Cattlemen's Beef Association and director of the U.S. Meat Export Federation.  He recently was appointed to represent North Dakota as a national director on the Cattlemen's Beef Board.
  • Ronald Bergan, BS ’65 animal science, MS ’66, agricultural economics, is the owner of FAME 3D, a 3D printer manufacturing company that is relocating to Fargo. The move is expected to bring 50 jobs to the area.
  • William Silliman, BS ’65 pharmacy, had one of his photographs of a barn and tractor he took earlier this year near Pullman, Washington, win first place in the professional panoramic photography division at the Utah State Fair. It also was selected by the Utah Division of Arts and Museums to exhibit with 24 other photographs in schools, museums, universities and libraries throughout the state. He lives in Park City, Utah.
  • Melvin Leland, BS ’66 animal science, received the Top Hand Award from the North Dakota Stockmen’s Association. It is the organization’s most prestigious honor. He is a cattleman in North Dakota’s McKenzie County. He also was inducted into the North Dakota Cowboy Hall of Fame in the modern-era ranching division in 2012.
  • Judith Freeland, MA ’65 English, recently published a campus murder mystery titled, "Strike Vote," that is available on

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