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  • Tracy Jordre, BArch ’96 architecture, has a side business called “Haute Hyde.” She produces leather purses and handbags in a variety of sizes and colors.
  • Sara Lichtblau, BS ’98 music education-vocal, received the 2023 Teacher of the Year Award from the Fargo Public Schools during a surprise Giving Hearts Day ceremony. She is the vocal music teacher at Fargo South High School. She previously was named the 2021 Director of the Year by the North Dakota American Choral Directors Association.
  • Daniel Walters, BS ’93 agricultural education, accepted the agriculturist position at American Crystal Sugar Co.’s Hillsboro, North Dakota, factory district.
  • Kent Wanner, BS ’96 electrical engineering, is a John Deere fellow, one of only 30 employees with the distinction out of the company’s 75,000 workers. He is a senior staff “electrification engineer” with the company’s “Intelligent Solutions” group.
  • Rebecca McElwain, BS ’97 business administration, was promoted to brigadier general. She is among only 30 female general officers in the U.S. Army. She is assigned to U.S. Army Central, serving as assistant chief of staff, G8 comptroller and is responsible for the command’s budget and resource management.
  • Kim Gaida-Wagener, BA, ’98 environmental design and landscape architecture, was elected to a three-year term on the Minnesota Nursery and Landscape Association board of directors. She is a senior sales associate at Rock Hard Landscape Supply, with locations in Burnsville, Farmington and Jordan, Minnesota. The association is the state’s largest green industry trade association with more than 1,000 member businesses including garden centers; lawn, tree, garden and snow services; landscape contractors; tree and flower growers; and irrigation contractors.
  • Kimberly Wahl, BS ’95 sociology, joined Widmer Roel, a local public accounting and business advisory firm, as a senior audit associate.
  • Traci Anderson, BS ’99 veterinary technology, was promoted to pharmacovigilance coordinator at SafetyCall International/Pet Poison Helpline, a triple-licensed poison control and adverse event management center in Bloomington, Minnesota. Anderson oversees adverse event reporting to U.S. and foreign regulatory agencies on behalf of veterinary pharmaceutical companies.
  • Brian Zimprich, BS ’97 animal and range sciences, received the Meritorious Service Award from the National Association of Extension 4-H Youth Development Professionals. He is the agriculture and natural resources agent in Ransom County.
  • Steven Rosenau, BS ’91 industrial engineering and management, was promoted to vice president of agriculture at the American Crystal Sugar Co. corporate office. Rosenau also will continue as COO of American Crystal’s wholly owned subsidiary, Sidney Sugars.

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