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Category: Class notes 1980s

  • Robert William Fern, BArch '85, architecture, formed the architectural firm of RW Fern Associates in Duluth, Minnesota. After graduation, he started work with Thomas and Vecchi Architects and, after retirement of one of the original partners, became vice president of John Ivey Thomas Associates in 1998. February 2015
  • Tim Dufault, BS '86, architectural studies, BArch '91, architecture, was named president of the American Institute of Architects Minnesota board of directors for 2015. He is president and CEO of the Cunningham Group in Minneapolis. January 2015
  • Stephen C. Glass, BS '86, corporate and community fitness, published a book, "Kinesiology for Dummies," that covers biomechanics, exercise physiology and sport psychology. He is a professor of exercise science at Grand Valley State University in Michigan. January 2015
  • Val (Knudson) Schwartz, BS '87,
    business administration, was promoted to manager of the Customer Contact Center at Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Dakota in Fargo. She began her career with the health care coverage provider in 1990 as a claims adjudicator in the benefit plan administrators section. She was promoted to supervisor and later to assistant vice president. December 2014
  • Frayne Olson, BS ’84, MS ’87, agricultural economics, was named 2014 communicator of the year by the North Dakota chapter of the Association for Communication Excellence and NDSU Agriculture Communication. He is an NDSU Extension Service crops economist/marketing specialist and an assistant professor in NDSU’s agribusiness and applied economics department. November 2014
  • Edward Vance, BA ’80, architectural studies, BArch ’81, architecture, received the 2014 American Institute of Architects Western Mountain Region Silver Medal. The award is the highest honor given to an architect chosen from the western states of Wyoming, Colorado, New Mexico, Arizona, Utah and Nevada. Vance is the founder and CEO of EV&A Architects, an architecture firm based in Las Vegas, Nevada. October 2014
  • Russell Tweiten, BS ’86, agricultural economics, was promoted to vice president of agribusiness consulting at AgCountry Farm Credit Services, Fargo.   October 2014
  • Mark Thomas Reinhiller, BS ’89, mass communication, received the 2014 California State University San Bernardino President's Distinguished Service Award at the university's annual convocation ceremony in September. He is in his fifth year as the university’s associate athletics director for media relations. He and his wife, Nancy, live in Beaumont, California. October 2014
  • Aldean Lee, BS ’83, psychology and sociology, was inducted into the Fargo South High School Hall of Fame, She recently retired as assistant director for management support in the U.S. Marshal’s Service. October 2014
  • Charisse Johnson Jensen, BA ’87, speech communication, graduated from Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago in May and was ordained in September for the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. She will serve as an associate pastor at Lutheran Church of the Atonement in Barrington, Illinois. She lives with her husband, Jon Jensen, BS '85, MA '91, in Naperville, Illinois. October 2014

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