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  • Sharon Rose (Kropp) Dailey, 73, BS ’66 mathematics, taught in Park Rapids, Minnesota, for 26 years. She retired in 2004, but continued as a substitute teacher and consultant for Texas Instruments. She was a member of the Minnesota and the National Council Teachers of Mathematics, and was selected as the National Radio Shack Teacher of 2004. She lived in Park Rapids. 
  • Waldon Westerman, 91, BS ’50 civil engineering,was a manager and vice president for the Central Pre-Mix Concrete Co. Prestress Division. He was a Navy veteran of World War II, serving on the USS St. Louis. He lived in Spokane, Washington. 
  • Gary Parkinson, 75, BArch ’66 architecture, was principal of Gary Parkinson Architects in Everett, Washington. He was licensed in Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Texas and Arizona. He also was a licensed commercial pilot with ratings in single- and multi-engine aircraft, and became a flight instructor. He lived in Lewiston, Washington.
  • John Lohman, 82, BS ’60 industrial engineering, worked in the news department of the Forum of Fargo-Moorhead for 48 years.When he retired in 2000, he was associate editor and outdoors editor, managing newsroom departments and covering the outdoors stories in the Upper Midwest and Canada. He received numerous news and outdoors coverage awards, and was named Lake Agassiz Kiwanis Sports Person of the Year in 1992. He was a former member of the Air National Guard and lived in Fargo.
  • Richard Knutson, 83, BS ’62, MS ’64 taught in the NDSU Department of Animal Sciences, and later worked his dairy farm near Oakes, North Dakota.He lived in Oakes.
  • Linda Novak, 69, MS ’77 textiles and clothing, had careers in retail management, accessories and buying; teaching English; and textiles and display advertising. After retiring from 31 years of teaching, she passed the state realtor's exam and sold real estate in Williston, North Dakota. She lived in Fargo.
  • Marie (Rillera) Voigt, 77, MS ’89 educational administration, taught at the White Shield, North Dakota, school for more than 40 years. She lived in Richland, Washington. 
  • Mitchell T. Erickson, BS ’15 accounting, was promoted to senior accountant at Conway, Deuth & Schmiesing in Willmar, Minnesota. He earned his certified public accountant certification in 2017.
  • Andrea Coleman, BUS ’06 university studies, oversees operations and is the designer for Kitchen Refresh in the Fargo and Grand Forks areas in North Dakota and the St. Cloud and Minneapolis-St. Paul areas in Minnesota.
  • Michael Wickham, BS ’03 business administration, was promoted to business banking officer, vice president, at the Starion Bank’s Urban Plains location in south Fargo.



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