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Category: Class notes 1980s

  • Scott M. Williamson, BUS ’81 university studies, completed 30 years of service as a certified registered nurse anesthetist with The Permanente Medical Group in Vallejo, Calif. He and his wife, Dai-Hsia, live in American Canyon, Calif.
  • Dan Noble, BARCH ’82 architecture, was named president, CEO and chair of HKS Inc., a Dallas-based architecture firm.
  • Scott Jon Springer, BS ’87 electrical and electronic engineering, was named vice president of sales and marketing at Schwing Bioset Inc. in Somerset, Wis.
  • Leah Rogne, MS '83 education, co-edited a book, “Advance Care Planning: Community about Matters of Life and Death.” She recently retired as professor of sociology at Minnesota State University, Mankato, where she taught applied sociology, human services planning and nursing home administration. She and her husband, Fred Schumacher, live at Gheen, Minn.
  • Bob LeCocq, BS ’80 animal science, received the 2013 Bruce Cottington Friend of Dairy Award from the Minnesota Milk Producers Association. He serves on various advisory committees for the association and was honored for his lifelong passion and dedication to the dairy industry. A senior financial services executive at AgStar Financial Services, he also is a founding development committee member of the Southeast Minnesota Ag-Alliance, an organization dedicated to enhancing the productivity and profitability of the southeastern Minnesota livestock and crop sectors.
  • Mark Watne, AD ’82 agricultural mechanization, was elected president of the North Dakota Farmers Union. He is a self-employed farmer in the Velva, N.D., area and lives in Jamestown, N.D.
  • David Nelson, MS ’81 entomology, received the James A. Graham Award for Outstanding Service to Agriculture from the National Association of State Departments of Agriculture. He joined the North Dakota Department of Agriculture as a plant protection specialist in 1982 and was  appointed state entomologist in 1992. He retired in 2012.
  • Jonathan Crump, BS ’84 BArch ’84, architecture, joined the Tulsa, Okla., office of Dewberry, an architectural, engineering and consulting company, as the design director. With more than 25 years of experience in architecture, he previously was a principal for Leo A Daly, where he worked on higher education projects.  
  • Doug Wild, BArch ’87 architecture, BS ’87, architectural studies, was named a principal of BWBR, a design solutions company in St. Paul, Minn. He joined the firm in 1998 and has worked on facilities for the Minnesota National Guard, 3M and Minnesota Department of Transportation, among others. 
  • Dennis Walsh, BS ’80 agricultural economics and agricultural communication, was named “Honorary American Farmer” at the National FFA Convention in Indianapolis. The National FFA Organization has 540,379 student members in more than 7,000 local chapters. He previously served on the N.D. FFA Foundation board for six years. He lives and farms in Harvey, N.D., and is chief credit officer at First International Bank and Trust, with 21 locations throughout North Dakota, Minnesota and Arizona.

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