Jerry Richardson came to NDSU in 1963, and during the next 30 years, he reported and wrote stories, took photos, supervised publications and worked to publicize the university and the Alumni Association. He spent much of that time as director of communications and university relations. Following retirement in 1993, he installed two printing presses in his basement and enjoyed years of producing letterpress pieces ranging from bookmarks to broadsides. Now, in 2015, he donated his print shop to the NDSU Art Department and hopes to continue his association with the university through informal visits.
Lou Richardson retired in 1993 from teaching journalism classes (and some 7,000 students) at NDSU. She joined her son, Gordon Richardson, at his Fargo restaurant and catering company, VIP, and claims she makes a pretty good pie.
Wes Offerman works in the NDSU athletic communications office, specifically promoting the men’s basketball, cross country and track and field teams. He is a Charles City, Iowa, native who came to Fargo and NDSU in 2012. In three years at NDSU, he’s been lucky enough to witness the Bison compete in numerous NCAA Championship events across multiple sports.
shadd piehl has been a ranch hand, stockyard bird, hog hide shaver, warehouse lumper, teacher and rodeo cowboy. As a saddle bronc rider, he competed for NDSU in intercollegiate rodeo and was twice the Great Plains Region’s bronc riding champion. Piehl is a graduate of NDSU and Minnesota State University Moorhead and has taught English and literature in Belcourt, Casselton, Fargo and Bismarck, and is currently a national online dean at Rasmussen College. He lives in Mandan with his wife Marnie and sons Owen, Wyatt and Ryder.