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  • Roger J. Minch, BA ’74 English, was named a fellow of the American College of Bankruptcy. He has been an attorney at Serkland Law Firm since 1978. Criteria for selection as a fellow of the college include: the highest standard of professionalism, ethics, character, integrity, professional expertise and leadership contributing to the enhancement of bankruptcy and insolvency law and practice; sustained scholarship, teaching, lecturing or writing on bankruptcy or insolvency; and commitment to elevate knowledge and understanding of the profession. He lives in Fargo.
  • Brenda Rogerson, BS ’79 fashion merchandising, has joined the Travel Travel Group of Fargo-Moorhead-Detroit Lakes as a group and leisure travel specialist. She has been in the travel business more than 30 years.
  • Dennis W. Johnson, BS ’71 electrical and electronic engineering, MS ’74, industrial engineering, was elected vice chair of MDU Resources Group Inc., Bismarck, North Dakota. He has been an independent director of MDU Resources since 2001 and chairs the Audit Committee. He lives in Dickinson, North Dakota.
  • Monica Douglas, BS ’78 food and nutrition, retired after a 40-year career with the senior nutrition program at Lutheran Social Service of Minnesota. She retired as the program’s senior director, overseeing nearly 170 sites in the northwest, central, south and southwest parts of the state.
  • Brent Edison, BS ’78 business administration, became a shareholder in the Vogel Law Firm, which has offices in Fargo, Bismarck and Grand Forks, North Dakota, and Moorhead and Minneapolis, Minnesota. He has tried jury cases to verdict in North Dakota, Minnesota and U.S. District Court and has argued more than 60 appeals before the North Dakota Supreme Court.
  • Stephen Metzger, BS ’73, MS ’78 agricultural education, was honored with a North Dakota Water Wheel award by the North Dakota Water Users Association and North Dakota Water Resource Districts Association. He was recognized for his leadership in developing the state’s water resources during the 54th annual Joint North Dakota Water Convention and Irrigation Expo in Bismarck, North Dakota. He was first appointed and later elected to the Garrison Diversion Conservancy District board of directors, and serves on the Agriculture and Natural Resources Committee. Metzger also represents the city of Carrington as an alternate member on the Lake Agassiz Water Authority board of directors.
  • Thomas Newgard, BUS ’75 university studies, has written “Patterns on the Prairie: A History of Worship in North Dakota,” a reference book including past and present locations of all houses of worship in the state. The book, published by J & M Printing Inc., costs $35 and can be ordered by calling 1-218-236-8056 or by sending an email to
  • Greg Kalinoski, BS ’73 agriculture, retired as a farm business management instructor from Northland Community and Technical College, Thief River Falls, Minnesota.
  • Bob Hyland, BS ’70 physical education, coached his St. Mary’s Springs Academy high school football team to its 15th state championship in November. It was the 452nd victory of his long coaching career. He lives in Fond du Lac, Wisconsin.
  • Keith Deutsch, BS ’79 agricultural mechanization, received a 2017 Amber Award from the United States Durum Growers Association. He is a durum producer from Plaza, North Dakota. His farm is a no-till operation raising durum, barley, flax, oats, mustard, sunflowers, canola, winter wheat, soybeans, crambe and lentils.

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