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  • Richard West, BS ’76 civil engineering, retired as Otter Tail County public works director and county engineer after a 30-year career. He earned several awards, including the David P. Brand Safety Award, the National Association of County Engineers Rural County Engineer of the Year and the Minnesota Towards Zero Death Star Award.
  • Charisse Oland, BS ’78 food and nutrition, was appointed interim chief executive officer to lead the Cuyuna Regional Medical Center through its transition. She has been a consultant for independent and system health care organizations and community nonprofits the past 16 years. She lives in Sioux Falls, South Dakota.
  • Neal Fisher, BS ’73, MS ’76 agricultural economics, was selected for induction into the North Dakota Agricultural Hall of Fame. He is the administrator of the North Dakota Wheat Commission.
  • 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.

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