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Category: Class notes 1980s

  • Edward Vance, BA ’80 architectural studies, BArch ’81, architecture, was inaugurated as chancellor of the College of Fellows of the American Institute of Architects during a ceremony in the Russell Senate Office Building in Washington, D.C. He is the first chancellor from the state of Nevada. He is the founding principal of EV&A Architects, a Las Vegas design firm specializing in commercial, hospitality and health care architecture.
  • Julie McCabe, BS ’87 business administration, is a senior internal auditor for Starion Bank in Mandan, North Dakota. 
  • Jeffrey Kolpack, BS ’87 mass communication, has written “North Dakota Tough: Unknown and Forgotten Stories from a Rural State,” a book about building the foundation for NDSU’s success in football.
  • John Olander, BS ’89 electrical and electronic engineering, was promoted to chief operating officer for Burns & McDonnell, a leading transmission and distribution engineering design firm. The company’s headquarters are in Kansas City, Missouri.
  • Terry Kouba, BS ’81 electrical and electronic engineering, was promoted to president of Interstate Power and Light Co. and senior vice president of Alliant Energy in Madison, Wisconsin.
  • Terry Kouba, BS ’81 was named president of Alliant Energy Corp. He previously was president of general operations for the company and has been with Alliant Energy and its predecessors since 1983. The company has headquarters in Madison, Wisconsin.
  • Burton P. Pfliger, BS ’85 animal science, was appointed to the National Sheep Industry Improvement Board. He is a third-generation sheep rancher who lives near Bismarck, North Dakota.
  • Daniel Dunn, BS ’88 political science, was named a fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers. He is a shareholder at Maring Williams Law Office P.C.
  • Wayne Carlson, BS ’88 economics, joined Sterling Management  LLC, Fargo, as general counsel.
  • Bruce A. Larson, BArch ’88 architecture, was named a principal of BWBR, a 96-year-old firm in St. Paul, Minnesota. He has spent the past 21 years of his 36-year career at BWBR, specializing primarily in managing and designing health care projects. 

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