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Category: Class notes 1960s

  • Rick Lutovsky, BS'66, MS '69 agricultural economics, and Janna (McCoy) Lutovsky, BA '66, speech, were honored as the 2015 Outstanding Philanthropists by the Association of Fundraising Professionals of Western North Carolina. They were nominated by the Literacy Council of Buncombe County with letters of support from United Way of Asheville-Buncombe County and the YMCA of Western North Carolina. Together, they donated to 20 nonprofit organizations during 2015, 13 of which are in the Asheville, North Carolina, region. He is the former president and CEO of the Asheville Area Chamber of Commerce. 
  • Norma (Thorstad) Knapp, Diploma '63 Bismarck Hospital School of Nursing, has published her second book, titled "Scoria Roads: 20 Houses in 21 Years." The book is a memoir of the retired nurse, educator and bereavement facilitator. More information is available at
  • Richard Bergseth, BS '69 physics, polymers and coatings, retired after 40 years of leadership at Bergseth Bros., a wholesale beer distributor.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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. 
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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,
  • 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.

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