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  • Esther Myers, BS ’75 home economics education, honorary doctorate ’10, is the 2020 recipient of the Copher Award from the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. The award is considered the academy’s highest honor.
  • Richard C. Tokach, BS ’79 animal science, received the Top Hand Award from the North Dakota Stockmen’s Association. The association’s most prestigious honor recognizes outstanding leadership and contributions to the cattle industry. He is a rancher from St. Anthony, North Dakota.
  • Dr. John Baird, BS ’74 electrical engineering, stepped away from his position as Cass County coroner, a job he held for 37 years. He is a member of a local family physicians group in West Fargo.
  • Robert Littlefield, MA ’79 drama, is set to be inducted into the National Federation of State High School Associations National High School Hall of Fame. He has been one of the top speech and debate educators in North Dakota and nationally for more than 45 years. He coached and worked at the local high school level and at NDSU until 2016, when he moved to the University of Central Florida.
  • James G. Haug Sr., BS ’70 agricultural economics, was inducted in the North Dakota Agriculture Hall of Fame during the North Dakota Winter Show in Valley City. He was a farmer, rancher and feedlot operator who now is an agricultural consultant with Eide Bailly.
  • L. Roger Johnson, BS ’75 agricultural economics, speech, will step down as president of the National Farmer Union. He held the post for 11 years and will not seek another term when the national election is held in March. The organization has about 200,000 members in 33 states.
  • Marian Appelt, BA ’79, PhD ’84 chemistry, was named to the West Lakeland, Minnesota, township board. She is a retired 3M Co. chemist.
  • Jon Jay Fisher, BS ’75, MS ’78 agronomy, was recognized with the Amber Award by the U.S. Durum Growers Association. He is president of Fisher Research LLC.
  • John A. Downing, MS ’76 zoology, was elected a 2019 fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the world’s largest multidisciplinary scientific society and publisher of the journal Science. He leads the University of Minnesota Sea Grant program. He also is a research scientist at the University of Minnesota-Duluth Large Lake Observatory and a professor of biology at UMD.
  • Janet Bailly, BS ’79 design, joined the sales and design team of Western Products. She is a design consultant for blinds, shades and shutters.

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