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Category: Class notes 2000s

  • Derek Hoeschen, BS ’02 construction management, was hired as vice president of construction for Enclave Companies in Fargo.
  • Shari Veil, PhD ’07 communication, has been selected as the new dean of the College of Journalism and Mass Communications at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. She will begin her work on July 1, pending approval by the Board of Regents. She currently is an associate dean in the College of Communication and Information and chair and professor of communication at the University of Kentucky.
  • Darrin Albert, BS ’02, MS ’08 psychology, recently had his first book published by World Castle Publishing. “Snowcrow” is described by the author as a horror-comedy, with  elements of horror and science fiction with an overall comedic tone. The book can be found on Amazon for purchase written under his pseudonym Blake Alb.
  • Eric Sanders, BS ’08 management information systems, will be inducted in March to the Mayo Civic Center Region I Wrestling Hall of Fame. He was a six-time state entrant and won five straight state individual titles from 1999-2003. He was an assistant coach at Minnesota State University Moorhead from 2011-2017 and is currently an assistant coach at Pine Island, Minnesota.
  • Allan Cole Woodstrom, BS ’05 mass communication, was named director of digital intelligence and optimization at Best Buy, Richfield, Minnesota.
  • Stephen Berg, BArch ’01 architecture, was appointed principal at BWBR, a multidisciplinary design firm with offices in Minnesota, Wisconsin and Nebraska.
  • Stephen Packulak, BS ’06 business administration, was named commercial loan officer at United Community Bank in Minot, North Dakota.
  • Alexander K. Berg, BS ’05, PhD ’08, PharmD ’10 pharmacy, was promoted to vice president for operations of Cognigen Corp. He joined Cognigen earlier this year from the Critical Path Institute, where he was scientific director for the Critical Path to Tuberculosis Drug Regimens Initiative, a global health partnership with the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. He lives in Buffalo, New York.
  • Jordan Cook, BS ’08 business administration, joined Union State Bank as vice president of business banking.
  • Amanda (Thieschafer) Smock, BS ’05 human performance and fitness, is scheduled to be inducted in the Bison Athletic Hall of Fame. She was a U.S. Olympian and national champion triple jumper.

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