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Category: Class notes 1980s

  • 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.
  • Susan Milender, BS ’89 food and nutrition, corporate and community fitness, received the Achievement in Service award at the National Association of Extension 4-H Youth Development Professionals conference in Memphis, Tennessee. She is the Barnes County Extension agent for family and community wellness.
  • Brian Kroshus, BS ’89 animal and range sciences, was appointed by Gov. Doug Burgum to serve as North Dakota’s next tax commissioner. He will serve out the remaining year of the unexpired four-year term of current Tax Commissioner Ryan Rauschenberger, who resigned Jan. 3. He previously was appointed to the Public Service Commission in 2017, elected by voters in 2018 and then re-elected in 2020.
  • Julie Garden-Robinson, BS ’86, MS ’89 food and nutrition, PhD ’94, cereal science, received the Communications Written Media Award from the National Extension Association of Family and Consumer Sciences for her news column Prairie Fare, receiving first place in the Central Region and second place in the nation. She is an NDSU Extension food and nutrition specialist and professor of health, nutrition and exercise sciences.
  • Annette Broyles, BS ’82 food and nutrition, BS ’85, home economics education, joined NDSU Extension as the 4-H youth development agent in Burleigh County.
  • Michael D. Tokach, BS ’86 animal and range sciences, received a $5,000 award in recognition of his outstanding research teaching. He is a university distinguished professor of animal science and industry in Kansas State University’s College of Agriculture.
  • Dean Zaderaka, BS ’87 agricultural economics, is a vice president and senior trust officer for First Western Bank. He services on the boards of the NDSU Foundation and the International Peace Garden.

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