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  • 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.
  • 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.

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