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Category: Class notes 1980s

  • Kathleen Lechleiter, BArch ’82 architecture, was selected by the Baltimore Daily Record for the newspaper’s 2019 Excellence in Construction and Real Estate Award. She is president of Twopoint Studio. She lives in Towson, Maryland.
  • Rev. Austin A. Vetter, BA ’89 philosophy - humanities, was named bishop of the Diocese of Helena, Montana. He previously was a priest of the Diocese of Bismarck, North Dakota.
  • Bradley Brummond, BS ’82 agricultural extension, agricultural education, was named to the National Association of County Agricultural Agents Hall of Fame. He is NDSU Extension’s agriculture and natural resources agent in Walsh County and the first North Dakotan to be selected for the NACAA Hall of Fame.
  • Shawn Dobberstein, BS ’86 animal science, MBA ’92, business administration, was named the 2019 Airport Professional of the Year by the Great Lakes Chapter of the American Association of Airport Executives. He is the executive director of Fargo’s Hector International Airport.
  • Peter Welte, BS ’89 agricultural economics, was confirmed by the U.S. Senate to fill North Dakota’s federal judgeship. He was the Grand Forks County state’s attorney for more than 10 years before joining the Vogel Law Firm to pursue private practice.
  • Lonnie Laffen, BArch ’82 architecture, BA ’82, architectural studies, was among 10 business leaders recognized by Prairie Business magazine with Leaders and Legacies Awards. The publication honored some of the most successful and civic-minded leaders in the region. He is president of JLG Architects, with offices in North Dakota, Minnesota and South Dakota.
  • Susan Quamme, BS ’87 home economics education, MEd ’11, counseling, was recognized with the Exceptional Contributions to Faculty and Student Mentoring Award by the NDSU College of Human Development and Education. She is a member of the NDSU Extension Center for 4-H Youth Development.
  • Paul Craigmile, BS ’83 agricultural economics, was named to the board of directors of American Federal Bank. He is the market president of American Federal in Hallock, Minnesota. He also owns a cattle farm in Hallock.
  • Delrae Schefter, BS ’83 design, joined Design Direction Inc., Fargo, as an interior designer. She has more than 30 years of experience in the design field.
  • Maureen Bentz, AD ’85 nursing, is the new associate director for practice at the North Dakota Board of Nursing. She has 34 years of nursing experience and most recently was inpatient director of maternal child services at Sanford Health in Bismarck, North Dakota.

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