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Category: Class notes 1980s

  • 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.
  • Peter Welte, BS ’89 agricultural economics, was nominated to serve as U.S. District Court judge for North Dakota. He is currently in private practice and previously was state’s attorney for Grand Forks County.
  • Kenneth Hellevang, PhD ’89 agricultural engineering,has been named interim chair of the NDSU Department of Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering. He joined the department in 1980. 
  • Mary Jo Hansen, MEd ’86 counseling and guidance, was promoted to clinical supervisor of First Step, a program of The Village Family Service Center. She is a licensed professional counselor and licensed addiction counselor, and has been part of the First Step team since 2012.
  • Alan Slater, BS ’81 agronomy, retired as director of Midwest Malting Barley Operations for Anheuser-Busch Companies Inc. He's been with the company for 34 years, and ran the Moorhead, Minnesota, malt plant. 
  • Marcia McMullen, PhD ’83 plant pathology, was inducted into the North Dakota Agriculture Hall of Fame during the 82nd annual North Dakota Winter Show in Valley City. She was a faculty member in the NDSU plant pathology department for nearly 30 years.
  • James Paszek, BS ’86 business administration, was promoted to senior vice president, trust department manager and chief risk officer with First Western Bank and Trust. He previously worked as a bank examiner with the state of North Dakota and joined the bank’s trust department in 1996.
  • Gregory K. Thompson, BS ’84 electrical and electronic engineering, was appointed chief operating office at GeneCapture Inc., Huntsville, Alabama. He oversees the product design, commercialization and medical device approvals for the firm's portable and rapid diagnostic for the point-of-care market.
  • Peter Welte, BS ’89 agricultural economics, was nominated to serve as U.S. District Court Judge for North Dakota. He is the former Grand Forks County State’s Attorney, and currently works for the Vogel Law Firm’s Grand Forks office.
  • 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.

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