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  • 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
  • Daniel Loose, BS ’68 economics, was selected for the ISD 88 Hall of Fame in New Ulm, Minnesota. An all-conference athlete in high school, he also played on an NDSU football national championship team. He went on to a distinguished career with Kraft Foods and has served in many community service capacities, ranging from New Ulm’s zoning board to the Alliance Bank board of directors.
  • Paul T. Berg, BS ’60, MS ’68, PhD ’75 animal science, was named the recipient of the R.C. Pollock Award, the highest honor presented by the American Meat Science Association. He is an emeritus NDSU associate profess of animal sciences.
  • David B. Bragg, BS ’61, MS ’63 mathematics, is a director of the University of Redlands Retirement Organization in Redlands, California. He retired as a professor emeritus of mathematics from the university in 1999. He writes, “Mountains with snow, orange orchards, ocean and desert close by. What more could you ask?”
  • Linda Butts, BA ’69 mathematics, has joined the North Dakota Economic Development Foundation board. She previously was the director of economic development and finance at the North Dakota Department of Commerce. She was appointed by former President George W. Bush to serve on the Strengthening America’s Communities Initiative and served as the head of Driver and Vehicle Services of the North Dakota Department of Transportation.
  • Jerry Effertz, BS ’64, MS ’70 industrial engineering, received the North Dakota Stockmen's Association's highest honor, the Top Hand Award. He is a third-generation producer whose operation is near Velva, North Dakota.
  • Brian Kroshus, BS ’69 animal and range sciences, was appointed to the North Dakota Public Service Commission by Gov. Doug Burgum. Kroshus is group publisher for Mandan-based Lee Agri-Media, the nation’s largest network of agricultural newspapers across a 15-state region. He was publisher of the Bismarck Tribune from 2005 to 2015.
  • Alan Bergman, BS ’64 agricultural mechanization, was inducted into the North Dakota Agricultural Hall of Fame during the North Dakota Winter Show in Valley City, North Dakota. He is a third- generation farmer near Jud, North Dakota, and former president of the North Dakota Farmers Union

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