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  • Shripat Kamble, PhD ’74, entomology, received the Crown Leadership Award from Pest Control Technology Magazine and Syngenta Professional Products. The honor recognizes industry professionals and educators for significant contributions to the growth and development of the pest control industry. He is a professor of entomology at the University of Nebraska, Lincoln. He has published more than 150 research and Extension papers and moderated 49 symposia at regional, national and international conferences. September 2016
  • Fred Paavola, BS ’70, pharmacy, honorary doctorate ’02, was named to the U.S. Army Reserve Officers’ Training Corps Cadet Hall of Fame. ROTC is celebrating 100 years and is honoring outstanding cadets from the past century. He is a retired rear admiral after a 30-year career with the U.S. Army and Public Health Service. He also is a former team commander for the National Disaster Medical System. August 2016
  • David Sprynczynatyk, BS ’72, civil engineering, joined HDR in Bismarck, North Dakota, as the strategic program manager for the state and surrounding region. He previously held leadership positions for the State of North Dakota, including state engineer and secretary of the State Water Commission, director of the Department of Transportation and North Dakota director of Emergency Services and National Guard adjutant general. August 2016
  • Robert Nystuen, BS ’75, agricultural economics, received Flathead Valley Community College’s 2016 Eagle Award for his contributions to the college. He is the president of Glacier Bank, Kalispell, Montana. He served on the college’s Board of Trustees for 13 years, and he was appointed to the Montana Board of Regents last year.  June 2016
  • Garland Erbele, BS ’75, zoology, MS ’77, environmental engineering, was named state engineer by North Dakota’s State Water Commission. He is responsible for regulating allocation of the state’s waters, dam safety, sovereign land management and drainage. He previously worked 35 years for the South Dakota Department of Environment and Natural Resources, and later was a senior water resources engineer for Wenck Associates Inc. April 2016
  • John W. Hamilton, BS '73, zoology, was named chair of the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network, a nonprofit affiliated with the American Cancer Society. He is a dentist in Williston, North Dakota. April 2016
  • Kevin Flaagan, BS '78, physical education, earned membership in the Million Dollar Round Table. He works for New York Life Insurance. The designation honors the top life insurance and financial service professionals worldwide. February 2016
  • Robert Nystuen, BS '75, agricultural economics, was appointed by Montana Gov. Steve Bullock to the Montana Board of Regents, the governance body of the Montana University System. He has been a community banker for 40 years and is Market President of Glacier Bank, Kalispell, Montana. February 2016
  • Dale Sandstrom, BA '72, political science, announced he will not seek re-election to the North Dakota Supreme Court and will retire at the end of 2016. He has served on the court for 23 years. January 2016
  • Lance Kevin Josal, BArch '78, architecture, was named president and CEO of CallisonRTKL by Amsterdam, Netherlands, parent company Arcadis. Previously the CEO of RTKL, he will lead the recently acquired Callison firm and RTKL, a combined entity of more than 2,000 professionals ranked as the fifth largest architectural and engineering firm in the U.S. by Design Intelligence. He is a fellow in the American Institute of Architects and on the executive committee of the AIA Large Firm Roundtable. He and his wife, Karen, live in Dallas.  January 2016

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