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Category: Class notes 1980s

  • Keith Repko, BS ’86, MS ’89, electrical and electronic engineering, was named director of the Veterans Affairs St. Louis Health Care System. His previous roles at the VA system include associate director, chief of facilities engineering and chief of biomedical  October 2016
  • Ronald Solberg, BS ’88, civil engineering, was inducted into the Fargo North High School Hall of Fame. He was commissioned an officer in the Air National Guard in 1989, and became commander of the 119th Civil Engineer Squadron; then mission support group commander. He later was the North Dakota Air National Guard adjutant general’s chief of staff, and in 2013 was promoted to brigadier general. He is an engineer with the city of Fargo. October 2016
  • Dr. Jacqueline (Rude) Osland, BA ’87, bacteriology, French, joined Jefferson Healthcare Surgical Associates, Port Townsend, Washington, as a general surgeon. She is board-certified by the American Board of Surgery. October 2016
  • Laura (Schmaltz) Oberst, BS ’83, business administration, was named head of the Business Banking Group for Wells Fargo and Co. She will oversee 4,700 business banking team members at 450 locations in 39 states. She previously led the north region of Wells Fargo Middle Market Banking. October 2016
  • Martin Draper, MS ’86, PhD ’99, plant pathology, was named head of the Kansas State University Department of Plant Pathology. Previously, he was with the National Institute of Food and Agriculture in the U.S. Department of Agriculture in Washington, D.C. October 2016
  • Darrel Veldhouse, BS ’87, agricultural economics and mass communication, joined Aldevron, a biotechnology company with headquarters in Fargo. He is the company’s marketing manager. He previously worked at Ulteig Engineers in Fargo. September 2016
  • Kari (Berg) Graber, BS ’89, food science, joined Aldevron as a client relations manager. Aldevron is a biotechnology company headquartered in Fargo. She previously was sales and technical manufacturer director for Napasol North America. September 2016
  • David A. Berg, MS ’83, agricultural economics, retired as CEO of American Crystal Sugar Co. He worked for the company for 29 years. September 2016
  • Stacia Heiden, BS ’87, joined Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Dakota as vice president of strategy and business development. She previously was chief financial officer for DMS Health Technologies and chief financial officer and interim chief executive officer for Essentia Health, both in Fargo. August 2016
  • Jean Voorhees, BS ’80, MS ’86, agricultural economics, was named vice president of business development at WCCO Belting in Wahpeton, North Dakota. August 2016

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