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Category: Class notes 1970s

  • 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.
  • Robert Nystuen, BS ’75 agricultural economics, received Flathead Valley Community College’s 2016 Eagle Award for his contributions to the college. He is the president of Glacier Bank, Kalispell, Montana. He served on the college’s Board of Trustees for 13 years, and he was appointed to the Montana Board of Regents last year. 
  • Garland Erbele, BS ’75 zoology, MS ’77, environmental engineering, was named state engineer by North Dakota’s State Water Commission. He is responsible for regulating allocation of the state’s waters, dam safety, sovereign land management and drainage. He previously worked 35 years for the South Dakota Department of Environment and Natural Resources, and later was a senior water resources engineer for Wenck Associates Inc.
  • John W. Hamilton, BS '73 zoology, was named chair of the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network, a nonprofit affiliated with the American Cancer Society. He is a dentist in Williston, North Dakota.

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