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  • David J. Stordalen, BS ’92 instrument and vocal music education, writes that “My brass quintet has been awarded the 2022 Edvard Grieg Society of the Dakotas grant. The grant will fund recital performances of Grieg’s music arranged for brass quintet in the region. Craig Brenden, second trumpet, is also a 1992 graduate of NDSU.”
  • Ryan Taylor, BS ’92 agricultural economics, mass communication, joined the board of directors for Starion Bank. He is a fourth-generation rancher from Towner, North Dakota, and director of public policy at Ducks Unlimited.
  • Kevin Scheidecker, BS ’91 biological sciences, was named Otter Tail County assessor. He began working in the office in 2011.
  • James Walla, PhD ’95 plant pathology, secured a patent on a variety of a white mulberry tree, along with fellow alumnus Michael Kjelland. The variety is known as the “Trader” mulberry. He runs Northern Tree Specialties, Fargo.
  • CharRae Chwialkowski, BS ’93 interior design, and Kim Dean, BS ’92, interior design, are among three owners of Connect Interiors, a rebranded company formerly known as Hannaher’s Workplace Interiors. Connect Interiors has locations in Fargo, Grand Forks and Detroit Lakes, Minnesota.
  • Michael Kelsch, PharmD ’99 pharmacy, was named associate dean of academic affairs in the NDSU School of Pharmacy. He is a professor of pharmacy practice at NDSU.
  • Michelle Mongeon Allen, BArch ’93 architecture, was inducted into the College of Fellows of the American Institute of Architects. She is the CEO of JLG Architects, and is a member of the NDSU Department of Architecture and Landscape Architecture Advisory Board.
  • Charrae Chwialkowski, BS ’93 interior design, was listed among Prairie Business magazine’s Top 25 Women in Business for 2022. The publication covers industry trends and other business news in the Dakotas and western Minnesota. She is president of Connect Interiors, Fargo.
  • CeCe Morken, BS ’97 business administration, was named an Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business Influential Leader in the area of diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging. She is the CEO of Headspace Health Inc., and is the sponsor of the Thought Leader in Residence program at NDSU.
  • Kyle Hilleren, PharmD ’14 pharmacy, Karl Krenz, PharmD ’01, pharmacy, LaNell Hagen, PharmD ’10, pharmacy, and Ross Wilhelm, PharmD ’98, pharmacy, are partners in the new Medicine Shoppe Pharmacy in Horace, North Dakota, that is set to open in May. They also are partners in the Medicine Shoppe Pharmacy, Fargo.

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