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Category: Class notes 1970s

  • Terrence C. Dahl, BS ’77 pharmacy, was named senior vice president of commercial manufacturing operations at Gilead Sciences Inc., a biopharmaceutical company in Foster City, California. He lives in Sunnyvale, California.
  • Gov. Douglas Burgum, BUS ’78 university studies, honorary doctorate ’00, was named the Fargo Area Person of the Year by the Forum of Fargo-Moorhead. He recently became North Dakota’s 33rd governor.
  • Jerry Doan, BS ’75 animal science, received the inaugural Leopold Conservation Award for his Black Leg Ranch near McKenzie, North Dakota. He and his wife, Renae, have worked to incorporate conservation efforts into their 17,000-acre farm and ranch, including using no-till technologies.
  • Steven Swiontek, BS ’78 business administration, honorary doctorate ’06, was named a member of the Community Bank Advisory Council in Washington, D.C. He is chair, president and CEO of Gate City Bank in Fargo.
  • Gwendolyn Stark, MA ’72 drama, was inducted into the Fargo South High School Hall of Fame. She was the former communications and theater teacher and director at the school. Her awards included being named Class A Director of the Year for one-act plays three times.
  • Dennis Roden, MS ’76 general science, was inducted into the Fargo North High School Hall of Fame. He taught chemistry and physics at North High School from 1990 through 2007. He also coached track and field and boys and girls basketball at the school.
  • Daniel Zink, BS ’78, MS’ 82 agricultural economics, was promoted to vice president-economic development and community affairs for Red River Valley and Western Railroad.
  • Shripat Kamble, PhD ’74 entomology, received the Crown Leadership Award from Pest Control Technology Magazine and Syngenta Professional Products. The honor recognizes industry professionals and educators for significant contributions to the growth and development of the pest control industry. He is a professor of entomology at the University of Nebraska, Lincoln. He has published more than 150 research and Extension papers and moderated 49 symposia at regional, national and international conferences.
  • Fred Paavola, BS ’70 pharmacy, honorary doctorate ’02, was named to the U.S. Army Reserve Officers’ Training Corps Cadet Hall of Fame. ROTC is celebrating 100 years and is honoring outstanding cadets from the past century. He is a retired rear admiral after a 30-year career with the U.S. Army and Public Health Service. He also is a former team commander for the National Disaster Medical System.
  • David Sprynczynatyk, BS ’72 civil engineering, joined HDR in Bismarck, North Dakota, as the strategic program manager for the state and surrounding region. He previously held leadership positions for the State of North Dakota, including state engineer and secretary of the State Water Commission, director of the Department of Transportation and North Dakota director of Emergency Services and National Guard adjutant general.

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