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Category: Class notes 1970s

  • Dean Swenson, BS ’73 animal science, and Paula Swenson, BS ’73, textiles and clothing, were named Agriculturalists of the Year by the NDSU Saddle and Sirloin club. They will be honored as at the Little International Showmanship contest Feb. 10-11.
  • Jerry Rosburg, BS ’78 social science education, was named interim head coach of the Denver Broncos in the National Football League. A former NDSU linebacker, he is a member of the Bison athletic hall of fame.
  • Steven Stark, BA ’72 speech, drama, retired after drawing editorial cartoons for The Forum of Fargo-Moorhead. He held a number of positions at the newspaper, including marketing manager and assistant editorial page editor. He also was executive director of Bonanzaville, the Cass County Historical Society’s historic village, from 2000 to 2004.
  • Kevin Dettler, BS ’76 agriculture, food systems and natural resources, wrote “Hunting: You’ve got to be kidding,” a book that describes how he earned his North American 29 Award. The acknowledgement goes to hunters who have collected all 29 species of trophy big game animals on the continent. The book is available on Amazon.
  • Prakash Mathew, MS ’76 counseling and guidance, Honorary Doctorate ’21, received the Gold Medal Award from the Midwest Independent Publishers Association for his book, "We Are Called...To Do The Right Thing."
  • Alice Senechal, BS ’77 communication disorders, was selected to receive the prestigious 2021 American Inns of Court Professionalism Award for the Eighth Circuit. She has served as a magistrate judge for the U.S. District Court for the District of North Dakota since 1990.
  • Vern Cleveland, BArch ’71 architecture, received the Top Aggie Award from Northwest School of Agriculture. He is a project manager with the RLE architectural firm.
  • Randy Page, BArch ’73 architecture, received the President’s Award from the Portland, Oregon, chapter of the Construction Specifications Institute for his contributions to the Chapter as board director and treasurer. A practicing architect in Portland since 2008, he recently joined as senior specification writer. The firm provides research and consulting to more than 50 leading design firms in the Pacific Northwest utilizing mass timber and sustainable materials in construction.
  • Jeffry Volk, BS ’77 civil engineering, was named chair of the search committee to vet candidates to replace John Richman, who is retiring as president of North Dakota State College of Science. He is a member of the State Board of Higher Education.
  • Ronald C. Johnson, BS ’76 economics, was appointed as vice chair for the Kansas Public Employees Retirement System board of trustees. He has been on the board since 2019 and is the retired president and chief executive officer of the Community National Bank in Seneca, Kansas.

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