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Category: Class notes 1960s

  • Daniel Loose, BS ’68 economics, was selected for the ISD 88 Hall of Fame in New Ulm, Minnesota. An all-conference athlete in high school, he also played on an NDSU football national championship team. He went on to a distinguished career with Kraft Foods and has served in many community service capacities, ranging from New Ulm’s zoning board to the Alliance Bank board of directors.
  • Paul T. Berg, BS ’60, MS ’68, PhD ’75 animal science, was named the recipient of the R.C. Pollock Award, the highest honor presented by the American Meat Science Association. He is an emeritus NDSU associate profess of animal sciences.
  • David B. Bragg, BS ’61, MS ’63 mathematics, is a director of the University of Redlands Retirement Organization in Redlands, California. He retired as a professor emeritus of mathematics from the university in 1999. He writes, “Mountains with snow, orange orchards, ocean and desert close by. What more could you ask?”
  • Linda Butts, BA ’69 mathematics, has joined the North Dakota Economic Development Foundation board. She previously was the director of economic development and finance at the North Dakota Department of Commerce. She was appointed by former President George W. Bush to serve on the Strengthening America’s Communities Initiative and served as the head of Driver and Vehicle Services of the North Dakota Department of Transportation.
  • Jerry Effertz, BS ’64, MS ’70 industrial engineering, received the North Dakota Stockmen's Association's highest honor, the Top Hand Award. He is a third-generation producer whose operation is near Velva, North Dakota.
  • Brian Kroshus, BS ’69 animal and range sciences, was appointed to the North Dakota Public Service Commission by Gov. Doug Burgum. Kroshus is group publisher for Mandan-based Lee Agri-Media, the nation’s largest network of agricultural newspapers across a 15-state region. He was publisher of the Bismarck Tribune from 2005 to 2015.
  • Alan Bergman, BS ’64 agricultural mechanization, was inducted into the North Dakota Agricultural Hall of Fame during the North Dakota Winter Show in Valley City, North Dakota. He is a third- generation farmer near Jud, North Dakota, and former president of the North Dakota Farmers Union
  • William C. Hohn, BS ’63 electrical and electronic engineering, published his first book, “a compendium of common uncommon words.” It is available for purchase at
  • Steven Halverson, BS ’69 economics, MS ’71, social science, was elected District 4 director at the Sons of Norway 2016 International Convention in Tacoma, Washington. District 4 includes Montana and North Dakota and the Canadian provinces of Saskatchewan and Alberta. He is the founder and president of Heartland Trust Co. in Fargo.
  • Alf Clausen, BA ’63 music, honorary doctorate ’99, was selected to receive a 2016 Golden Score Award from the American Society of Music Arrangers and Composers during a gala event Nov. 6 in Los Angeles. Clausen has received two Emmy Awards and has been nominated for Emmy honors 30 times for his creative work for such TV shows as “The Simpsons,” “Moonlighting,” “ALF” and “Fame.”

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