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Category: Class notes 2000s

  • Steve Saxlund, BS ’01, biological sciences, MS ’05 health, nutrition and exercise science, was selected to be inducted into the Minnesota Wrestling Coaches Association David Bartelma Wrestling Hall of Fame. At NDSU, he was a three-time Division II national champion. He was named NDSU Male Student-Athlete of the Year in 2001, and he was a four-time National Wrestling Coaches Association All-Academic selection.  March 2017
  • Clara (Presser) Osowski, BMUS ’08, was awarded second place and 7,500 Euro in the 2017 Das Lied International Song Competition, held March 1-4 in Heidelberg, Germany. She was the only American and only woman to take a top vocal prize at the competition. A mezzo-soprano, she is co-founder and associate artistic director of the annual Source Song Festival in Minneapolis. At the competition, she was accompanied by Tyler Wottrich, assistant professor of piano at NDSU’s Challey School of Music. March 2017
  • Joanna (Johnson) Slominski, BS ’04, construction engineering, was recognized among the “Top 25 Women in Business” by Prairie Business magazine. The honorees were acknowledged as leaders in their communities and careers. She is a construction executive for Mortenson, a construction company. She oversees $500 million in projects the company is working on in North Dakota, including the new Sanford Medical Center in Fargo. March 2017
  • Gregory Thompson, PE ’03, civil engineering, was the Houston Engineering team leader for the 4th Street South flood protection project in Fargo that received the Outstanding Engineering Award. Other NDSU alumni on the team included: Gabriel Bladow, BS ’06, civil engineering, Jacob Wognum, BS’ 12, civil engineering, Luke Beckermann, BS ’09, civil engineering, Bjorn Berg, BS ’12, civil engineering, and Randy Engelstad, BS ’04, civil engineering. March 2017
  • Sara Frith, BA ’02, business administration, was promoted to vice president of customer relations for General Equipment and Supplies in Fargo. She has been with the company since 1994, March 2017
  • Katie Nordick, BS ’07, sport and recreation studies, joined Beyond Realty in Fargo as director of culture. March 2017
  • Sarah Wear, BA ’02, political science, was promoted to shareholder status with the law firm Ohnstad Twichell in West Fargo. She practices in the West Fargo office and focuses on municipal law. March 2017
  • Andrew Cook, BS ’05, business administration, was promoted to shareholder status with the law firm Ohnstad Twichell in West Fargo. He practices in the West Fargo office and concentrates on litigation and employment law. March 2017
  • Jared Maher, BUS ’01, university studies, earned membership in the Million Dollar Round Table for 2016. The designation represents the top life insurance and financial service professionals worldwide. He owns Maher Financial Group and has been a New York Life agent since 2001. March 2017
  • Jamie Trachsel, MEd ’06, education, was named the head softball coach for the Iowa State University Cyclones. March 2017

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