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  • James Pomeroy, 79, BS ’58, general agriculture, was ordained an elder in the United Methodist Church in 1961, and held church and administrative positions at churches throughout the Dakotas Conference. He retired from the ministry in 2002 after a 43-year career. He was elected to the North Dakota State Senate in 2006. He lived in Fargo.  May 2016
  • Karen (Aune) Wardner, 65, Diploma ’71, Bismarck Hospital School of Nursing, had a 45-year career as a registered nurse with Bismarck Hospital-Medcenter One-Sanford Medical Center. She lived in Mandan, North Dakota May 2016
  • Patrick Triggs, 70, BS ’69, business administration, was a banker with Dakota National Bank, Fargo, and Northwestern Bank in Dilworth, Minnesota. He lived in Fargo. May 2016
  • Duane Maas, 76, BS ’61, MS ’69, mathematics, worked for several companies, including Remington Rand Univac, Aerojet-General, Control Data, Sperry Univac and Lockheed Martin. In 1982, he founded Office Information Systems, a staffing business. In the early 1980s, he and his business partner designed and built the first automated coin-counting machine for the blind using voice-synthesis technology. He lived in Bloomington, Minnesota. May 2016
  • Twila (Watterud) Palmer, 85, BS ’52, home economics education, was a County Extension Agent, high school teacher and part-owner of a sewing machine shop. She lived in Spokane, Washington. May 2016
  • Ryan Brady, BS ’14, crop and weed science, joined SESVanderHave USA as an agronomy assistant and inventory control specialist on the research and development team in Fargo. May 2016
  • Amanda Hillier, BS ’11, natural resource management, journalism, public relations, was promoted to administrative office coordinator at Ramada Plaza and Suites, Fargo. May 2016
  • James Upton, DNP ’15, advanced nursing practice, joined Hospice of the Red River Valley as a nurse practitioner. He previously was employed at Sanford Health. May 2016
  • David Mathisen, MS ’11, applied statistics, joined RDO Equipment, Fargo, as a software developer 2. He previously worked for Allegiance. May 2016
  • Shane Martin, BS ’87, history education, social science education, MEd ’95, secondary education, was named the Fargo School District’s 2016 Administrator of the Year. He is an assistant principal at Ben Franklin Middle School. May 2016



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