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NDSU thanks donors for bronze bison statue

Published November 1, 2012

Thanks to the generosity of several donors, and particularly Jim and Sandra Roers of Fargo, a well-traveled entrance to North Dakota State University is home to a new bison statue.

The bronze statue resides in the newly built Bison Plaza on Albrecht Boulevard between Minard Hall and the NDSU Library.

“The statue provides an amazing gateway into campus and symbolizes the tremendous amount of pride we have for our university and for the Bison,” said Student Body Vice President Jace Beehler.

Through the NDSU Development Foundation, several donors contributed to the project:

  • Jim Roers, ’74, and wife, Sandra, of Fargo
  • Ron Olson, ’62, and wife, Kaye, of Wayzata, Minn.
  • Bernice Pavek in memory of Les Pavek, former vice president for student affairs at NDSU
  • Julie Barner in memory of Mike Barner, BS ’65, MS ’72, former NDSU Alumni Association board member
  • NDSU 2011-2012 Student Government

“The statue is an impressive piece of art, which captures the strength and pride of NDSU,” said NDSU President Dean L. Bresciani.

NDSU Student Government is planning a dedication for spring 2013.


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