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  • Curtis Stofferahn, BS ’75 social science, was recognized for outstanding service to the Rural Sociological Society at the organization’s awards banquet in New Orleans. He was secretary of the society from 2010-13. Previously, he was an elected council member, chair of the Professional Communications Committee and co-chair of the 75th Anniversary Committee. He is a professor and department chair of sociology at the University of North Dakota.
  • Dan Schaner, BS ’13 finance, joined MDU Resources Group Inc. as an investor relations analyst.
  • Jonathon McCarthy, BS ’14 management, was named community director for the March of Dimes North Dakota chapter.
  • Lindsey Diane Rendlen, BS ’03 mass communication, has assumed the role of Corporate Human Resources Manager of Employment and Labor Relations for Graybar Electric Co. Inc., a Fortune 500 Company headquartered in St. Louis, with locations across the U.S. She previously practiced management-side labor and employment law with McCarthy, Leonard and Kaemmerer, L.C., located in St. Louis.
  • Jay Edwin Buringrud, BS ’69 economics, retired as director of legal services for the North Dakota Legislative Council, after 42 years of service that included positions as counsel, code reviser and assistant director of the professional staff of the North Dakota Legislative Assembly. He and his wife, Linda, live in Bismarck, North Dakota. 
  • Robert M. Jentz, BS ’05 business administration, was promoted to chief compliance officer of Carlile Bancshares and its subsidiary banks, Northstar Bank of Texas and Northstar Bank of Colorado. They have combined assets of $2.3 billion. He lives in Addison, Texas.
  • DeAnn Wagenman, BS ’07 accounting, joined Noridian Mutual Insurance Co., a licensee of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association, as manager of its internal audit department. She previously worked as an audit manager at Widmer Roel, a public accounting firm in Fargo.
  • Jason D. Peterson, BS ’00, MS ’08 computer science, joined regional certified public accounting and business advisory firm Eide Bailly as an application development senior associate. 
  • Robert Littlefield, MA ’79, drama drama, was one of seven Americans among the 17 Lions from around the world elected to the position of international director at the 97th annual Convention of Lions Clubs International held in Toronto, Canada. He is an NDSU professor of communication.
  • Gary Zahalka, BS ’94 electrical engineering, joined KLJ, an engineering, surveying and planning firm in Fargo. He is an electrical engineer in the company’s Power Group.



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