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Category: Class notes 1970s

  • 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.
  • Steve Swiontek, BS ’78 business administration, honorary doctorate ’06, was among 10 business leaders recognized by Prairie Business magazine with Leaders and Legacies Awards. The publication honored some of the most successful and civic-minded leaders in the region. He is chairman and past president and CEO of Gate City Bank, Fargo.
  • Paul Steffes, BS ’73 mechanical engineering, was among 10 business leaders recognized by Prairie Business magazine with Leaders and Legacies Awards. The publication honored some of the most successful and civic-minded leaders in the region. He is the founder and chief innovation adviser for Steffes LLC, Dickinson, North Dakota.
  • Lance Wolf, BS ’71 physical education, was hired as a business development officer at Bell Bank, Fargo.

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