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Category: Class notes 1980s

  • Carolyn Holtgrewe, BS ’87 business administration was promoted to financial services officer for First Community Credit Union of Fargo.
  • Terry A. Messmer, MS ’85 natural resources management and community and regional planning, PhD ’90, animal and range sciences, is a professor and Extension wildlife specialist in the Department of Wildland Resources, Utah State University, Logan. He is director of the Jack H. Berryman Institute for Wildlife Damage Management, Utah Community-Based Conservation Program. He holds the Quinney Professorship of Wildlife Conflict Management in the Quinney College of Natural Resources. He recently retired as a colonel in the U.S. Army Reserve, where he served as commander of multiple units during combat deployments. His military awards include the Military Order of Medical Merit, three Meritorious Service Medals and the Bronze Star.
  • Julie Krantz, BS ’88 accounting, joined Cornerstone Bank as an assistant controller in Fargo.
  • Barbara (Gerads) Oemcke, BS ’81 food and nutrition, was named director of the Northern Arizona Veteran Affairs Health Care System that provides services to more than 26,000 veterans. A 30-year health care administration leader, she most recently served as associate director and interim medical director of the VA Southern Oregon Rehabilitation Center and Clinics in White City, Oregon.
  • Matthew Mohr, BS ’81 economics, business management, was named chairman of the board of directors and president of Dacotah Paper Co., Fargo. He has been with the company since 1976.
  • Dean Anagnost, BS ’85 electrical and electronic engineering, was named CEO of KLJ. The consulting engineering and surveying firm has offices in Bismarck, Devils Lake, Dickinson, Fargo, Grafton, Grand Forks, Minot, Valley City, Watford City, West Fargo and Williston, North Dakota. In total, it has nearly 750 employees in six states.
  • Brian Haugen, BS ’87 animal and range sciences, is the acting state executive director of the United States Department of Agriculture’s Farm Service Agency in North Dakota.
  • Jeff J. Ficek, BS ’87 business administration, was promoted to vice president and chief operation officer at Fargo Glass and Paint Co.
  • Greg Dahl, BS ’80, MS ’84 agronomy, was named to a one-year term as president of the North Central Weed Science Society. The crop protection industry organization covers Colorado, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota, Wisconsin and Wyoming and the Canadian province of Ontario. He is a research manager for product development at WinField United.
  • Brian Gion, BS ’87 animal and range science, was named marketing director for Northern Pulse Growers Association. He has received the Program of Excellence Award from Farm and Ranch Guide.

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