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  • H. Keith Junge, 94, BS ’50 electrical and electronic engineering, was admitted but did not enroll at West Point in 1945 because he already had enlisted in the Navy. He served on the U.S.S. Bunker Hill transporting troops. He worked with his father and uncle, Alfred Junge, electrifying rural farmsteads. He co-owned a company that included an appliance store in West Fargo and served on the board of the Fargo State Bank. He lived in Detroit Lakes, Minnesota.
  • Jean Johnson, 81, BS ’62 home economics education, began her teaching career in Pelican Rapids, Minnesota, before relocating to Montevideo, Minnesota. She was recognized as Teacher of the Year of Montevideo in 1998. She taught in the high school and later in middle school until retirement. She lived in Fargo.
  • John Engbrecht, 84, ME ’72 educational administration, was the basketball coach at West Fargo High School after a standout athletic career as an undergraduate at Jamestown College, where he earned 13 letters competing in football, basketball, baseball and track. He lived in Bullhead City, Arizona.
  • Steven J. Cann, 76, BS ’70 political science, MA ’73 social science, earned his doctorate in political science and government at Purdue University in 1977. He was a political science professor at Washburn University from 1985 to 2019 when he retired and continued to serve as Professor Emeritus. He authored a textbook first published in 1995 titled, "Administrative Law," currently in its fourth edition and still widely used. He was a pre-law coordinator and Former chairman of the Department of Political Science at Washburn. He lived in Topeka, Kansas.
  • Norma Skaar, 85, BS ’56 home economics education, textiles and clothing, received her master’s degree in textiles and clothing in 1968, and her doctorate in education curriculum and Instruction in 1975. From 1956-1963, Norma taught home economics at Drake and Rugby in North Dakota and at Grand Rapids, Minnesota. She lived in Austin, Texas.
  • Heidi Lako-Adamson, 45, BA ’98 zoology, was accepted to UND School of Medicine in 2000, and in 2004 began her residency at Regions Hospital in Minneapolis. She worked as an emergency room physician with MeritCare in Fargo from 2007 to 2011. In 2009, she became Medical Director of F-M Ambulance and received her Board Certification in emergency medicine in 2017. Lako-Adamson was the medical director for many ambulance squads, including F-M Ambulance, Harwood Rescue, Horace Rescue and Mapleton Rescue as well as the Fargo, Moorhead and West Fargo fire departments and numerous rescue squads in Clay County, Minnesota. She also provided medical direction for Red River Regional Dispatch Center and their Emergency Medical Dispatch program. She lived in Fargo.
  • Carla Lynn Hubbard, 44, BS ’00 apparel and textiles, worked for the Forum Communications Company selling advertising for several years before taking up her most important job, full-time mother to her two boys. She later was a paraprofessional with the Fargo Public Schools at Kennedy Elementary School in south Fargo. She lived in Fargo.
  • Kathleen Meagher, BS ’81 physical education, announced her retirement after 40 years with Special Olympics North Dakota. Meagher served as president and CEO since 1987 and has been involved with SOND since 1981, when she was a volunteer while an NDSU student.
  • Kelsey Boe, BS ’17 marketing, joined EPIC Companies as a Marketing Coordinator.
  • Leah Krabbenhoft, BS ’14 biotechnology, MS ’16 plant sciences, transformed her Soulvation Society fashion headband brand into a 100% self-funded, woman-owned and operated brand with over $2 million in sales and zero debt.


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