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Category: Class notes 1970s

  • Joseph Cichy, BA ’71 history, MEd ’81, educational administration, was inducted into the Shanley High School Hall of Fame. A star football player, he practiced law for 30 years. He also was the executive director of the North Dakota Dental Association for two decades.
  • Curtis W. Stofferahn, BS ’75 social science, retired from the faculty of the University of North Dakota. He served the university for 29 years. He was department chair, director of graduate studies, director of the Social Science Research Institute, chair of the University Senate and secretary and council member of the Rural Sociological Society. He was granted professor emeritus status.
  • Richard Rohla, BA ’75 zoology, was inducted into the Fargo South Hall of Fame. He Rohla has been a family practice doctor for more than 35 years. He was named doctor of the year at Essentia Health in 2012.
  • Lance Josal, BArch ’78 architecture, was inducted into the Fargo South Hall of Fame. He is president and CEO of Dallas-based Callison RTKL Inc., an architectural firm known worldwide.
  • Colleen Kiko, BS ’72 arts and sciences, was nominated by President Donald Trump to be a member of the Federal Labor Relations Authority. She currently serves as a judge of the Employees’ Compensation Appeals Board in the Department of Labor. She lives in Virginia with her husband, Phil.
  • Kevin Flaagan, BS ’78 physical education, of Beulah, North Dakota, was named a member of the 2017 President’s Council of New York Life, which includes the top five percent of the company's sales force.
  • Barry Batcheller, BS ’77 electrical and electronic engineering, honorary doctorate ’10, was named to the North Dakota Economic Development Foundation board of directors. has been involved in the startup of six companies and served as director of technology growth at Deere and Co. He has served on the boards of Xata Corp., MeritCare (now Sanford Health) and the Fargo-Cass County Economic Development Corp.
  • Cynthia E. West, BS ’76 textiles and clothing, earned her Doctor of Education from University of Minnesota, Duluth. Her dissertation was “Millennial Instructional Preferences in Post-Secondary Business Programs.” She is an ad hoc lecturer at the University of Wisconsin and consult in Madison, Wisconsin.
  • Mark Shaul, BArch ’76 architecture, is set to retire in June from JLG Architects, Fargo. Some of his notable projects include The Village Family Service Center, West Acres renovation and food court, NDSU Memorial Union, Concordia College Offutt School of Business and the Wellness Center at the University of Minnesota-Crookston.
  • Paul Richard, AD ’74 nursing, BS ’74, economics, will retire as Sanford’s top executive in Fargo when the new medical center opens in July. He has been associated with Sanford Health for 46 years.

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