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  • Laura Irene Carson, BS ’11 equine studies, works at the Medina Creative Therapy Ranch in Medina, Ohio. Each year, she takes a team of riders to the Ohio Special Olympics state competition in Cincinnati. She lives in Medina.
  • Jacob Holloway, BS ’16 animal science, was named the manager of the GENEX cattle genetics cooperative production center in Billings, Montana.
  • James Pellman, BS ’85 agricultural economics, was elected to the North Dakota Wheat Commission in District 3, representing 11 counties in south central North Dakota. He farms near McClusky, North Dakota.
  • Charles J. Smith, BS ’15 sports management, joined the Denver Broncos professional football team after being released by the Cleveland Browns.
  • Andrew Lerud, BS ’10 accounting, was promoted to vice president and private banking officer at Bell Bank in south Fargo. 
  • Heather Collins, BS ’01 respiratory care, was promoted to manager of account executives at Discovery Benefits, Fargo.
  • Lance Dolezal, BS ’10 business administration, was hired as check payments manager at Bell Bank, in south Fargo. In his position, he manages the check payment operations of the bank.
  • Shonda Mertz, MEd ’05 educational administration, was named principal at Sunrise Elementary School in Bismarck, North Dakota.
  • Jennifer Lopez, BS ’14 mathematics, was named one of the American Volleyball Coaches Association's 2018 "Thirty Under 30" award recipients. She is NDSU’s head volleyball coach.
  • Jeffrey P. Anderson, BS ’84 business administration, joined Edina Realty in its Northfield, Minnesota, sales office. He previously worked more than 30 years with the U.S. Department of Treasury.


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