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  • Elaine (Geiszler) Fischer, 81, BS ’56, home economics education, farmed with her husband near Emmet, North Dakota. She also was a writer for the McLean County Independent. She lived in Garrison, North Dakota. August 2016
  • David Torson, 87, BS ’50, human development and education, was a teacher and coach in Hillsboro, North Dakota, and later earned numerous honors as an insurance agent for New York Life and Western States Life Insurance. He was an Army veteran and a member of the Bison Athletic Hall of Fame. He lived in Fargo.  August 2016
  • James Aldrich, 87, BUS ’77, university studies, was on the faculty of North Dakota State College of Science from 1965 to 1988. He was a member of the Wahpeton and Dwight, North Dakota, Fire Departments for 50 years, and was a member of the Wahpeton Airport Authority. He lived in Wahpeton. August 2016
  • James Tessmer, 62, BS ’82, agricultural economics, was a agricultural banker for Norwest Bank in Wahpeton, North Dakota, and Bremer Bank in Casselton, North Dakota. He later worked for the North Dakota Rural Rehabilitation Corp. in Mandan, North Dakota. He lived in Bismarck, North Dakota. August 2016
  • Darrell Stolle, MEd ’95, counseling and guidance, was approved for tenure in Concordia College’s education department. August 2016
  • April Schmidt, BS ’06, child development and family science, was hired as a special needs coordinator by Fraser, Fargo. August 2016
  • Lindsey Abentroth, BS ’05, mass communication, was named public affairs and outreach coordinator at the U.S. Department of Agriculture Farm Service Agency State Office in Fargo. August 2016
  • Stacia Heiden, BS ’87, joined Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Dakota as vice president of strategy and business development. She previously was chief financial officer for DMS Health Technologies and chief financial officer and interim chief executive officer for Essentia Health, both in Fargo. August 2016
  • Jean Voorhees, BS ’80, MS ’86, agricultural economics, was named vice president of business development at WCCO Belting in Wahpeton, North Dakota. August 2016
  • Michael Schenfisch, BS ’12, management, was promoted to systems operations specialist at Discovery Benefits, Fargo. He joined the company in 2013. August 2016



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