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  • Lonnie Laffen, BArch '82, architecture, BA '82, architectural studies, is president of JLG Architects. The Minneapolis-St. Paul Business Journal recently ranked JLG fifth on a list of the top 25 architectural firms in the Twin Cities. JLG has nearly 100 full-time employees at nine offices. July 2015
  • Robert Ruud, BS ’87, electrical and electronic engineering, MBA ’06, business administration, and Susan Ruud, BS '83, MS ’87, bacteriology, recently opened Prairie Rose Meadery in south Fargo.  July 2015
  • Kendall Bohn, BA ’89, art, sells 24 of his own coloring books. His designs include abstract patterns and his interpretation of mandalas, dinosaurs, butterflies and fairy  July 2015
  • Randall D. Johnson, BS '85, agricultural economics, was hired by Wanzek Construction, Fargo, as director of human resources. He previously held a senior level regional sales management position at Titan Machinery. July 2015
  • Todd Lorenzen, BS ’84, construction engineering, joined Big Sky Civil and Environmental Inc. as a geotechnical engineer/project manager. He will manage Big Sky Civil and Environmental's branch office in Missoula, Montana. He also serves as assistant football coach at Missoula Hellgate High School. July 2015
  • Olivia Altenburg, BS ‘84, psychology, was named director of information and crisis services for FirstLink, Fargo. She will oversee the 24-hour 211 HelpLine operations and suicide awareness services.  July 2015
  • Kenneth Hellevang, PhD ’89, engineering and agricultural engineering, was re-elected to a three-year term as vice president for the BioScience Association of North Dakota board of directors. July 2015
  • Russell Peterson, BS '85, architectural studies, BArch '86, architecture, was elected president of the Minnesota Chapter of the Association of Licensed Architects. He is a founding partner at Clever Architecture in St. Paul, Minnesota. July 2015
  • Randy Farwell, BS '83, agricultural economics, was elected to a three-year term on the Moorhead Business Association board of directors. He has sold business band radio equipment, pagers and cellphones for more than 15 years with 702 Communications, Moorhead. June 2015
  • Leonard Floberg, BS '81, business administration and economics, opened Archer Real Estate Services in Fargo. He has more than 30 years of experience in multifamily and investment property portfolio development. June 2015

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