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Category: Class notes 1980s

  • Jeffrey Schafer, BS ’89 animal and range sciences, was elected vice president of the North Dakota Stockmen’s Association. He lives in New Rockford, North Dakota. His Rhein Valley Farm is a sixth-generation diversified farm and ranching operation.
  • Dan Rorvig, BS ’85 agricultural economics, was elected president of the North Dakota Stockmen’s Association. He manages a cow-calf herd, backgrounds yearlings and develops bred heifers near McVille, North Dakota, with his wife, Teresa.
  • David Goodin, BS ’83 electrical and electronic engineering, was inducted into the West Fargo High School Hall of Fame. He is president and CEO of MDU Resources Group.
  • Zaundra Bina, BS ’86 business administration, MEd ’99, secondary education, was inducted into the Bison Athletic Hall of Fame. She is the former head volleyball coach and a former player.
  • Tama Duffy Day, BS ’80 interior design, is featured in a design profile on the Council for Interior Design Qualification’s website (  She is being recognized as a person who inspires others in the interior design profession. She is a principal and global health and wellness leader for Gensler’s Washington, D.C., office. 
  • Wilson Ronno, MS ’85 agronomy, is a crops officer and agronomist at the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations in Nairobi, Kenya. He has developed several dry bean varieties, and he earned his doctorate in crop science at the University of Nairobi. He previously was director of research at the Tea Research Foundation of Kenya.
  • Kevin Bucholz, BS ’86 civil engineering, was named president of Moore Engineering, West Fargo. Jeffry Volk, BS ’77, civil engineering, was the previous president of the firm and will continue as CEO.
  • Cynthia Gray, BS ’83 home economics education, MA ’85, community and regional planning, was hired as executive director of the Fargo-Moorhead Metropolitan Council of Governments. She has more than 30 years of community and transportation planning experience.
  • Jeffrey Schatz, BS ’82 physical education, retired from education after more than three decades, serving the last six years as superintendent of Fargo Public Schools. He plans to work with area non-profit groups.
  • Nancy Kaspari, BS ’88 sociology, was promoted to director of Medicare operations at Noridian Healthcare Solutions LLC. She is responsible for overseeing the operations of system support, user provisioning and the correspondence control operations.

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