Service Award: Jeffry Volk and Jeanie Volk
Published April 2017
Jeffry Volk and Jeanie Volk are the recipients of the 2017 Service Award, which recognizes service and leadership in fundraising.
Jeffry Volk, BS ’77, civil engineering, and Jeanie Volk, AD ’76, nursing, have been engaged with the NDSU Foundation and Alumni Association for several years. They are each members of the President’s Silver Medal Society, and have established the Volk Family Engineering Endowment Scholarship and Jeanie and Jeffry Volk Nursing Endowment Scholarship.
Jeffry is a foundation trustee and a past member of the Foundation and Alumni Foundation Executive Committee. Jeanie chairs the Bison Bidders Bowl Purchasing Committee, is a member of the Live Auction Committee and previously served in the Event Planning Committee.
Jeanie is a retired registered nurse who worked for St. Luke’s Hospital and MeritCare from 1976 to 2004. She worked in the Adult Cardiothoracic Intensive Care Unit, neonatal ICU and taught newborn resuscitation outreach classes.
Jeffry is president and CEO of Moore Engineering, Inc., which has North Dakota offices in West Fargo, Minot and Bismarck and a Minnesota office in Fergus Falls. He has extensive experience with drainage, flood retention and flood protection structures, sewage collection and treatment systems and water distribution systems.
Jeffry and Jeanie will be recognized during the NDSU Foundation and Alumni Association’s Evening of Distinction on Thursday, April 20, at 5:30 p.m., in Fargo’s Avalon Events Center. Other awards recipients are: Lance K. Josal, Alumni Achievement Award; Isaac Long, Horizon Award; Julie Burgum, Heritage Award for Alumni Service; David W. Schindler, Henry L. Bolley Academic Achievement Award.
“NDSU has a special place in our hearts. It is where we met, graduated and began our 40-year partnership,” Jeffry and Jeanie said. “NDSU provided us with many opportunities to grow as individuals, develop lifelong friendships and be successful in our professional careers. Our hope is the Volk Family Scholarships for nursing and engineering students will assist others to reach their career goals. We believe NDSU’s ongoing success is critical to enhance continued business growth in our community, region and state.
“We are honored to be recognized for serving the institution we love and believe in – NDSU.”