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Category: Class notes 1980s

  • Steven Kennedy, BS ’85 general science education, MS ’94 educational administration, was named to the Fargo South High School Hall of Fame after a lengthy career as a teacher and golf coach. His teams won 12 state championships in 18 years.
  • Ronald Henke, BS ’88 construction management, BS ’02, construction engineering, was appointed head of the North Dakota Department of Transportation by Gov. Doug Burgum.
  • Mark Kjosen, BS ’85 civil engineering, retired from U.S. Space Force and civil service after 38 years. He retired as chief of critical asset risk management.
  • Bradley A. Pfeifer, BS ’89 construction engineering, joined Apex Engineering Group in Bismarck, North Dakota as lead water resources engineering. He worked for 30 years at the North Dakota Department of Transportation, serving his last decade there as the Bridge Division’s team leader for preliminary engineering and hydraulics.
  • Susie Thompson, BS ’83 agronomy, MS ’89, horticulture, developed a potato variety that was approved to make McDonald’s french fries. She is a researcher at NDSU.
  • Deanne Sperling, BS’89 accounting, joined Tri-College University as communications coordinator and assistant to the Provost.
  • Brad Strand, MEd ’84 physical education, has received the Bernard S. Rodey Award from the University of New Mexico Alumni Association. The honor recognizes leadership efforts that have contributed significantly to the field of education. He is an NDSU faculty member who earned his doctorate from the University of New Mexico in 1988.
  • Janell Regimbal, BS ’85 psychology, was listed among Prairie Business magazine’s Top 25 Women in Business for 2022. The publication covers industry trends and other business news in the Dakotas and western Minnesota. She is founder and owner of Insight to Solutions LLC, Grand Forks, North Dakota.
  • Roy Bartholomay, BS ’87 geology, was named director of the U.S. Geological Survey’s Idaho Water Science Center in Boise. The center provides scientific information about surface and ground water, water quality and water use to citizens and to local, state, Tribal and federal cooperators. In 2020, the U.S. Department of the Interior recognized him with its Meritorious Service Award.
  • Christopher J. Olsen, BA ’88 history, was appointed provost and vice president for academic affairs at Indiana State University. Olsen has served as interim provost since March. His scholarship focuses on pre-Civil War and Civil War America, particularly in the areas of political culture, sectionalism and gender.

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