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Category: Class notes 1990s

  • Michelle Berg, BS ’97 biotechnology, was appointed president of Aldevron’s GMP nucleic acids business unit. She will oversee the Fargo company’s strategy to provide GMP plasmids and mRNA for gene editing, gene therapy and cell therapy applications. She previously was vice president of patient affairs and community engagement for Abeona Therapeutics.
  • Michael James Watterson, MEd ’98 secondary education, retired from teaching in 2013 and now travels the world with his wife, Randi. During his 40-year career, he was a Fulbright Scholar in Japan and India, was a Teacher of the Year Award recipient in Valley City, North Dakota, and received the Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching. He lives in Valley City.
  • Jody Anderson, BArch ’94 architecture, joined the Northland office of TKDA, an engineering, architecture and planning services firm. She has designed commercial, educational, health care and multi-family housing facilities for 23 years. She joins the office in Duluth, Minnesota.
  • Kelly Ann Thormodson, BA ’95 history, was named associate dean for library and information services and director of the Harrell Health Sciences Library at Penn State College of Medicine in Hershey, Pennsylvania.
  • Jason Mercer, BS ’96 civil engineering, is the water and wastewater market group leader for Morrison-Maierle. He previously also was the firm's director of strategic marketing for six years. He oversees a multi-disciplinary team of engineers across the company’s 12 locations. He works in the Helena, Montana, office.
  • Michael Jablon, BS ’95 speech communication and economics, was named senior director of information systems at Aldevron, Fargo. He has been with the company since 2008. He also is an adjunct faculty member at the Offutt School of Business at Concordia College, Moorhead, Minnesota.
  • Johnnie Milton, BA ’90 sociology, is the minority services coordinator at La Follette High School, Madison, Wisconsin.
  • Brian Kleespies, BS ’98 business administration, joined Dawson Insurance as a safety and loss control consultant. 
  • Scott Philbrick, BS ’96 leisure studies and recreation, recently opened a branch of Edge Home Finance in West Fargo, North Dakota.
  • Scott W. Huber, BArch ’91 architecture, joined the Ackerman-Estvold office in Minot, North Dakota. He is a member of the firm’s architecture group, providing conceptual design, design development and construction management on architectural projects throughout the region.

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