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  • Herman J. “Hans” Kandel, PhD ’95, plant sciences, has been helping Ugandan farmers find ways to increase their country's coffee production. The goal of his recent trip was to identify areas for improvement and help develop a project that can increase Uganda's coffee production, improve the producers' knowledge of coffee production and their growing practices, and increase income for subsistence coffee producers.  July 2015
  • Michael S. Jorgensen, BS ’75, zoology, is a flight test engineer at the Naval Air Warfare Center, Weapons Division, China Lake, California. He tests computer hardware and software in the F/A-18 Navy fighter plane. Jorgenson is approaching 32 years of government service. Also, he accumulated more than 3,000 flight hours in B-52s while on active duty in the U.S. Air Force. July 2015
  • Andrew Karges, BS '13, management, was promoted to benefits implementation manager at Discovery Benefits in Fargo. Before joining Discovery Benefits, he worked as a biological technician at the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.  July 2015
  • Randall D. Johnson, BS '85, agricultural economics, was hired by Wanzek Construction, Fargo, as director of human resources. He previously held a senior level regional sales management position at Titan Machinery. July 2015
  • Jacob Nikle, BS ’06, construction management, was promoted to division manager at Wanzek Construction, Fargo.  July 2015
  • Brent Edison, BS ’78, business administration, joined the Vogel Law Firm’s Fargo office. His practice will focus on civil litigation, trial and appellate practice, professional responsibility and liability and natural resources litigation.  July 2015
  • Kristin Sharbono, MEd ’05, counseling and guidance, was hired by The Village Family Service Center in Fargo as a family-based therapist. She specializes in adolescents, child abuse and neglect, child development, children, families, sensory processing difficulties, social skills and suicide prevention.  July 2015
  • Nicholas Meske, BS ’15, computer science, was hired by Intelligent InSites, Fargo, as a quality assurance engineer.  July 2015
  • Elise Pforr, MS ’10, child development and family science, was promoted to program director at Boys and Girls Club of the Red River Valley in Fargo. She joined the organization in 2012 and has been working as a program coordinator overseeing multiple sites.  July 2015
  • Samantha Kramer, BS ’15, dietetics, was hired by Medical Weight Loss Specialists, Fargo, as a registered dietitian.  July 2015



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