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  • Vernon Albertson, 86, BS '50, electrical and electronic engineering, was a professor of electrical and computer engineering at the University of Minnesota and was instrumental in creating the Minnesota Power Systems Conference. He was a pioneering researcher on the effects of solar flares on power systems. He lived in Shoreview, Minnesota.   July 2015
  • Darlene Merkel, 82, Diploma '59, Bismarck Hospital School of Nursing, lived in Devils Lake, North Dakota. July 2015
  • James Gilbery, 86, BS '57, agricultural engineering, had a 30-year career with the Bureau of Reclamation, serving in North Dakota, Arizona, Idaho and Washington. He lived in Yakima, Washington. July 2015
  • Candace (Henke) Collins, 64, BS '74, social science, was a North Dakota music teacher at Esmond School, Bell School and Sawyer High School for more than 20 years. She lived in Sawyer, North Dakota. July 2015
  • Mitch Felchle, 66, BA '70, history, spent more than 25 years with Lutheran Brotherhood/Thrivent Financial, a Fortune 500 company. He led five startup operations, serving as president of two subsidiary companies. He lived in Driggs, Idaho. July 2015
  • Joan (McCollor) Hovdestad, 81, MEd '79, , educational administration, taught in the Fargo Public Schools for 38 years. She lived in Moorhead, Minnesota. July 2015
  • Sharon Connell-Rick, 44, MBA '06, business administration, was senior vice president of human resources at TMI Hospitality Group. She previously was vice president of human resources for Essentia Health in the west region. She lived in West Fargo, North Dakota. July 2015
  • Val Gerard Tareski, 73, BS '63, MS '69, electrical and electronic engineering, was a member of the NDSU faculty for 43 years. He was an avid amateur radio operator and a volunteer member of the Salvation Army Emergency Disaster Team. He lived in Reile’s Acres, North Dakota.  July 2015
  • Robert Ruud, BS ’87, electrical and electronic engineering, MBA ’06, business administration, and Susan Ruud, BS '83, MS ’87, bacteriology, recently opened Prairie Rose Meadery in south Fargo.  July 2015
  • Kendall Bohn, BA ’89, art, sells 24 of his own coloring books. His designs include abstract patterns and his interpretation of mandalas, dinosaurs, butterflies and fairy  July 2015



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