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HD&E HEaDlinEs College of 2007 Human Development and Education Newsletter Success at every stage of their careers HD&E W hether they graduated from NDSU in the 1930s, the ’70s or just a few years ago, our human development and education graduates are achievers. They’ve been executives for major food companies, successful teachers, influential lobbyists and expert communicators. They’ve headed to New York to work in the fiercely career competitive fashion industry. The men and women featured here have worked in diverse stages industries and are in different life stages. Yet they share a common theme: They exemplify the skill, work ethic and professionalism of our college’s graduates. COnTEnT Apparel and textiles grad takes leap HD&E from the farm to the fashion world 1-5 Heather Reiger She doesn’t intend to return to the doing everything I could.” Three months Meet HD&E grads HD&E was flipping Midwest anytime soon. Ever since she later she was offered a position at Phillips at every stage of through the pages of Vogue before got her first taste of the Big Apple during a field trip, the fashion industry Van Heusen. Reiger admits making it in the city is a their careers. she knew half the and big city life have taken a firm hold. challenge. “It requires determination. You career stages words in it. When she graduated, she knew where have to change your whole mindset; In sixth grade she was headed. But that’s not to say it nothing is easy,” Reiger said. “Just 8 her mother purchased her was an easy transition. After bartending for a summer in renting an apartment is that much harder.” She should know. She’s lived Dietetics grad becomes first subscription and she’s been reading Fargo to save money, Reiger headed to in six different places in her four years distinguished alum. it ever since. Perhaps it was a small sign of what was to come. New York City in January. Her goal was to be a photo stylist. Her unpaid, in New York. But she wouldn’t want it any other Today Reiger, who graduated from no-benefits apprenticeship quickly way. “Any night there are great restau- 10 NDSU with an apparel and textiles degree in 2001, is a national account eroded her enthusiasm. By the next summer she was ready for something new. rants to go to and you never know who could be sitting beside you. The city is Alberta Dobry keeps executive for Phillips Van Heusen, a wholesale manufacturing company She started considering different options in corporate fashion. She got a definitely alive,” she said. She encourages current students to busy after retirement. with 15 brands including Calvin Klein, job at a Calvin Klein store through a dream big and go for it. “Everyone IZOD, Kenneth Cole and Chaps. friend. “I started working at the store should live in New York City once.” 11 Reiger works with the Sean Jean and Joe Joseph Abboud dress shirt labels. She deals with buyers across the Alum teaches country, manages business profits, sales students in Albania. and trends and oversees account sales, brand imaging and marketing. “The good part of my job is that I love to 14 travel. I’ve seen a lot of different cities. The bad part is that I have to pay rent College receives for a place that I’m never in,” she said with a laugh. $250,000 endowment. Reiger joined the company three years ago in February and has 17 quickly climbed the company ladder. “I started as an executive assistant to See what your old the president of sales. Then I was a junior account executive and now classmates are up to. I’m a national account executive.” Undoubtedly, her North Dakota work ethic had something to do with 20-21 her fast promotion. Far from the glamour of the fashion industry, Reiger Our generous donors. grew up on a farm near Rugby, N.D., Heather Reiger (right) showing the new spring 2008 JOE Joseph Abboud where she learned to help with calving dress-shirt line to a specialty store account executive in the JOE Joseph and put up hay. Abboud showroom. 2 FEaTUREs Alum gets great experience working for Gap’s sister brand It’s tough to top The first five of 19 stores opened that HD&E the work experience month. “Being able to help launch a that Kris Mathio- business during my first years out of wetz has gained in college is pretty exciting,” Mathiowetz the last three years. said. She helped support brand objectives, career stages After graduating analyze competitive information and in 2004 with an identify business risks and opportunities. apparel and textiles Then in September 2006 Mathiowetz degree, Mathiowetz was promoted to assistant production took a leap of faith and moved to New manager to oversee the entire product York City. She had a place to live, but development cycle. “I get to see design not a job. So to make ends meet she sketches come to life,” she said. And started freelancing. when they do, she makes sure they are For the first eight months she freelanced high quality. “It is my job to produce a at Kenneth Cole Productions and J Crew. great, cost-effective product. It has to be Later she worked for Forth & Towne, a the right product, right time and for the new Gap brand that targets women 35 right customer,” Mathiowetz said. Her and older. During that time she gained primary responsibility is to execute sweater invaluable merchandising experience. and cold-weather accessory product She worked with assorted lines, analyzed development in line with the sourcing sales and trends, and assisted with strategy, cost targets and calendar. product development. Unfortunately, Gap Inc. has announced Kris Mathiowetz (right) gained invaluable merchandising experience while In May 2005 Mathiowetz got her the closing of Forth & Towne in recent first full-time position at Forth & months to focus on other sister brands working at Forth & Towne, a Gap brand that targets women 35 and older. Towne. And instead of the usual, slow like Old Navy and Banana Republic. “break-in” period void of any hands-on In June they began fading out 19 stores. But she remains calm and open- along, I think I’ll know. Right now, experience, Mathiowetz was immedi- Mathiowetz is saddened by the decision, minded about her next position. “I’ve I have a lot of contacts in the city. ately immersed in the launch of the but thankful for the experience. “Being been fortunate to work with great people Timing is essential.” fledgling Gap brand. here, seeing the stores from beginning to and take on responsibility fast,” she said. end is kind of bittersweet,” she said. “When the right opportunity comes Big Apple makes big impression on Times sales rep It was the summer before her senior Keenaghan and two other students returned to NDSU to finish her premieres, and year and NDSU fashion student, Erica decided to apply. Soon after, their bags degree in apparel and textiles in fashion shows. The HD&E Keenaghan, was looking for an adventure. were packed and they were flying to the May 2001, she was right back on the fashion world is so The ad in the Spectrum read: ‘Wanted: East Coast. plane headed east. much fun.” Summer Nanny in Greenwich, Connecti- She loved being a nanny and loved After two years of living in Connecticut, Despite the career stages cut.’ And it was just the ticket. Connecticut. So much so that after she Keenaghan decided to move to New York glamorous appeal of City and get a place of her own. At first the fashion industry, the Northwood, N.D., native had Keenaghan wanted doubts. “I didn’t think I could ever more hardcore sales live in New York City.” experience. She applied for a sales She started a job at Tiffany & Co. as a position at the New York Times and seasonal sales representative. And while has now been there over one year. “I’m there, met someone who had connections actually selling the advertising space in with Marie Claire Magazine. She soon the newspaper and online instead of became an advertising sales assistant at assisting. I’m focused on meeting sales the magazine. revenues and goals.” She admits this is “I never thought of advertising as a more of a steppingstone than a final career,” Keenaghan said. But it has proven destination. “I would like to be an to be a good fit. She stayed in the assistant outside sales representative for a major position for two years. “It was an amazing fashion magazine. Now that I have the job with fun perks; parties, movie experience, I’ve started looking.” Erica Keenaghan sells advertising for the New York Times, and hopes to someday be a sales representative for a major fashion magazine. Last-minute opportunity leads alum to textile career HD&E Wayne Borsheim was having a really great time,” he said. never planned to Designtex led him from Minneapolis use his bachelor’s to Seattle and then on to Chicago where degree in interior he now lives. He left the company for a career design after short time only to return due to his love stages graduating from of textiles. He enjoys setting his own NDSU in 1994. hours, influencing design decisions, and He was going working with designers to create textiles. through the Marriott management His love for the product is clear. training program and was headed in that “Designtex is the largest innovator in direction professionally. A professor and the commercial textile industry,” life mentor encouraged Borsheim to first Borsheim said. “I have a phenomenal consider a job at Designtex, a commercial product that I love selling. I spend my textile company. day showing pretty things to pretty “When I first took the job, I thought it people all day long.” would be like working at the Gap, except Borsheim plans to return to school selling fabric,” he said. to pursue a master’s degree in fiber. But he soon fell in love with the woven Down the road, he hopes to work at a products and enjoyed the people he met. textile mill to create new fibers for the “I didn’t know anything other than that I textile industry. Wayne Borsheim's love of textiles led to a successful career with Designtex. FEaTUREs 3 Small role in park board leads to a political position When asked how she ended up in “With the education degree you have to “I basically live HD&E government after graduating from cities – morning, NDSU in home economics education, learn to work with people. Many of the same noon, nights and Connie Sprynczynatyk points out the holidays,” she similarities. principles apply (in government).” said. “Keeping our career stages “With the education degree you communities have to learn how to work with – Connie Sprynczynatyk healthy and people,” the 1972 graduate said. thriving is a daily “Many of the same principles apply. After graduation, Sprynczynatyk ran for 4-H office. She also toyed challenge. It is our It’s a well-rounded program, and there’s commuted 45 minutes from Bismarck to with the idea of a political science organization’s job to bring everybody a great deal of management focus and Steele, N.D., every day for three years to major at NDSU. together around common issues.” skill development.” teach. She didn’t mind the drive and only At the encouragement of Bismarck’s Another source of life lessons was her missed one day because of weather. retiring mayor in 1990, she ran for city decision to run marathons with her However, a random suggestion from a commission and became the first female husband, Dave, BS ’72, civil engineering. friend to run for the Bismarck Park Board elected to the position. She’s still on the Since 1995, they have run 15 marathons. in 1978 began a tectonic shift in her commission, and her final term will end The training taught her perseverance above career toward politics. She had three in 2010. all else, a trait she recommends for all obstacles in the race among five other As if that weren’t enough, she also graduates beyond finding a job you love. candidates for two open positions – she became the executive director of the “I’m one of those lucky people who was the youngest, the only woman and North Dakota League of Cities in 1996. gets up every morning and thinks, ‘I get had an unusual last name. She manages the activities of the NDLC to go to work today,’ ” she said. “I campaigned door-to-door and got staff, which represents all 357 incorporated elected, to my surprise,” she said. cities in the state. She lobbies the state Politics wasn’t completely out of her Legislature on behalf of municipalities realm of experience. Sprynczynatyk’s and follows between 200 and 300 bills father was in the state Senate for 28 years, every legislative session – all in the goal and her sister has just been elected to the of helping cities provide a good place to Sprynczynatyk state House. As a youth, Sprynczynatyk live, work and play. Portscheller has long, Retired vice president led varied career in education one-company career HD&E When Peg “And then there’s the work ethic and Cathi Christopherson, BS ’66, Portscheller pride. Whether leading a teachers’ apparel and textiles, is one of an decided to get her association or leading a school system increasingly rare breed of people to advanced degree in or leading an organization that serves spend a career with one company. career educational educators … it is all about service Shortly after graduating, her stages leadership at and stewardship.” sister told her about an opening NDSU, she didn’t That drive has served her well in at Montana-Dakota Utilities Co. know what she education, which she calls the foundation She advanced in the company to would do with it. All she knew was she of our pluralistic and democratic society. eventually become vice president wanted to learn more about the education She sees that drive in others, who handle of corporate communications at its system she had been part of for 10 years. the growing responsibility of educating a parent company – MDU Resources “I wanted to better understand, as a more diverse population by simply going Group, Inc., a company traded on teacher association leader, what educational to work every day to face hard work, few the New York Stock Exchange. system leadership entailed,” she said. resources, long odds, little time and many MDU is comprised of businesses in Portscheller graduated from NDSU agendas. They do it for love of what they the energy and construction materials in 1981 with a master’s in education do, a type of love Portscheller advises industries. Christopherson led a team administration, but her road into anyone to follow. that provided communication products Christopherson education began earlier. She earned a “I would only suggest that people and services for the corporation and bachelor’s in 1969 from Dickinson follow their passions and be true to their its subsidiaries. City Air Force branch in 1980 didn’t (N.D.) State University and was planning authentic selves,” she said. “I love NDSU Christopherson said she was never hurt either. She advises a similar to go on to law school. Then her former and truly believe that graduates leave the the type of person to go after a specific gung-ho attitude for others. high school superintendent encouraged university well prepared to do whatever career, but as job opportunities “Keep learning and look at every her to try teaching for a year by offering sings to their souls.” opened within the company, she job or project as a challenge and do her a job. applied for them. She changed jobs in the best job in it,” she said. “Have a “I fell in love with teaching, with the company many times and moved positive, can-do attitude – of all the students and with being a part of a team to various locations during her career. people I know who succeeded, they to support kids,” she said. Her wide experience in the are the ones who did.” Today, after 35 years in teaching and company helped her gain the Christopherson administration from pre-kindergarten to background needed for the CEO retired in August HD&E higher education, she is the chief learning to offer her the vice president role. 2005 and lives officer for the Leadership and Learning Earning an MBA from the University in Bismarck. Center in Aurora, Colo. She oversees of South Dakota through the Rapid 50 education consultants who assist career schools and educators across the country. Her work in education has earned her the honor of Colorado Superintendent stages of the Year, making her the first female awarded the prize. Portscheller Portscheller credits her North Dakota roots for some of her success. “There is something special about growing up on the prairie in communities where people are interdependent, strong and have solid core values,” she said. 4 FEaTUREs Head home economist held her own in a ‘man’s world’ Jeanne Paris University of Nebraska. “I really knew I HD&E Sowinski worked wanted to be in business,” she says. in the heyday of But her business aspirations had to wait. the business home Her first job out of grad school was as an economist, when assistant professor at West Virginia career stages all the major food University in Morgantown. She didn’t companies had have much money, so she rode the test kitchens Greyhound bus to West Virginia with a bustling with Singer Featherweight sewing machine staffs of white-coated home economists. perched on her lap. “You didn’t dare ship And Sowinski was in the midst of it all, anything then,” Sowinski recalls, chuck- first as head of the Home Economics ling. “I still have that machine.” Department of the Kroger supermarket After a few years at WVU, she learned chain and later as director of consumer the executives of the Kroger grocery services at Swift & Co. chain were looking for a director of “You were in a man’s world,” says the home economics. And before she knew 1940 NDSU graduate in home economics it, she was heading to Kroger’s home education. “Home economists were lucky office in Cincinnati to head the home because we really didn’t have any competi- economics department. tion from the males. At the time, there weren’t any men home economists. On the other hand, it was hard to ever achieve Meet ‘Jean Allen’ At Kroger, her duties ranged from breaking the glass to upper management.” developing “how to shop” programs for Even so, Sowinski accomplished great high school students to traveling around things. When she started at Swift in the the country to give presentations to 1950s, she was one of only two women housewives. She also wrote copy for classified as executives. consumer pamphlets, produced food NDSU alumna Arlene (Christianson) columns for newspapers, tested recipes Pickard says Sowinski was practically a and products, and managed a staff of four legend to the young women who walked home economists. in her venerable footsteps. Sowinski’s She did it all as “Jean Allen,” the niece, Jodeen Paris LaFrenz, BS ’60, pseudonym of Kroger’s top home regaled Pickard with anecdotes of an economist. Back then, food companies aunt so chic and important she wore a routinely adopted fictitious names for their hat to work. “Jeanne was a role model head home economists – in the spirit of for those of us who went off and did Betty Crocker – to give their labels and something different,” says Pickard, who printed material continuity and a went on to do public relations at major dependable “image.” food companies. The job required extensive traveling Years later, when Sowinski and – typically by train or little DC-3 propeller Pickard worked in the same industry, their paths crossed many times. “Often planes. The DC-3’s bucked mightily amid [top]: Paris Sowinski (center) and Porter Jarvis, president of Swift, routinely storms and turbulence. “I was sometimes hosted food editors from around the country to show them new product when I was at the end of my rope, I’d scared but was proud that I never had to development. think, ‘Jeanne Paris would know how to use an air sickness bag,” she says. do this,’” Pickard says. Although Sowinski enjoyed her time at Indeed, Sowinski seemed to be blessed Kroger, bigger opportunities awaited. She [bottom left]: Jeanne Paris in her days as Kroger’s home economist, with a level-headed intelligence and “Jean Allen.” heard the director of home economics at confidence that prepared her well for any Swift & Co., was retiring. A friend challenge, whether she was teaching recommended Sowinski for the job and [bottom right]: Sowinski before her retirement. students who were just a few years her she got it. junior or tackling high-ranking jobs in a She started at Swift as an assistant male-dominated industry. everything from new products to nutrition But even as the industry changed, director under her predecessor, who had “I wasn’t scared of anything,” she says. to food additives – “something people don’t Sowinski kept moving forward. After worked at the company for 23 years. “I worry about as much as they used to.” retirement she tackled a major project: was told if you could survive with her, you At about this time, Sowinski found researching and writing a meat-safety Active at the ‘AC’ could do anything,” Sowinski says. “She another NDSU alumna on the AMI book, the “AMI Yellow Pages.” It A native of Bismarck, N.D., Jeanne was a very hard woman to get along with. board, Pickard, who was working at was one of several books Sowinski Paris enrolled at North Dakota Agricul- You didn’t disagree with her. So I made up Armour. The two became friends. wrote or co-wrote in her career. tural College in the days before admission my mind to keep my mouth shut.” Sowinski still remembers getting a call She also began studying art, and requirements or SAT scores. “I just wrote Her instincts were wise. She was soon in from Pickard, who lived in the same sold her silk-screen prints at local art to them a week in advance and told them charge of the department, where she Chicago neighborhood, before one of the fairs for years. She now lives in Home- I was coming,” she says. remained for the next 25 years. Only now AMI meetings. “She told me, ‘I know no wood, Ill., with her husband of 33 years, Like all home economics majors, she had 16 home economists under her company secrets can be exchanged, but John Sowinski. Sowinski was required to take classes in wing and even more responsibilities. Her could you tell me what I’m supposed to do And, every once in a while, she thinks every conceivable home-management art. duties included product control, testing and what I’m supposed to wear?’ So we of her time as a successful business woman. “Elvira Smith (the experimental foods the consumer information printed on had a nice mother-daughter conversation,” She wonders if some of today’s young instructor) – she was marvelous,” Sowinski labels, and recipe development and testing. Sowinski says. women know what it was like “in the old says. “I also took a tailoring course. I could One of the exciting things about By the time she retired in 1980, the days,” when she was once denied a seat on line a coat and do all those things. I was Sowinski’s job was its versatility. One day food industry was changing dramatically. a plane to New York because it was an still sewing and doing a lot of dressmaking she might be scrambling to find 50 tested Women were less likely to be the “executive flight.” until 10 years ago.” recipes at a meat merchandiser’s request. primary food shoppers, as more were “I assured the ticket agent that I was After college, she taught in Rugby, The next, she might oversee a photo shoot, working outside of the home. Companies an executive,” she says. “It was for men N.D., for two years and Lisbon, N.D., for or show newspaper food editors from were acquired, merged and sold again. executives only and I waited for the one year. By then she’d realized teaching around the country what new Swift Some of them got rid of their in-house next flight.” wasn’t for her. products were on the horizon. staffs of home economists and began Still, Sowinski has always appreciated And so she traveled to Chicago and contracting with specialists in areas like what she accomplished – despite took a job in the government’s meat- Retirement … and changes recipe-testing, food styling or nutrition society’s limitations. marketing service during World War II. Her job also meant working closely with analysis on labels. “I was never a vice president,” she says. “The Russians were buying, and I had to industry groups like the American Meat Even the term “home economist” fell “The home economist with Oscar Meyer make a list of the amounts and grades of Institute. One of the AMI’s public- out of fashion. The group for home became a vice president, and she could meat every single day. I really had to tie relations events was a one-day meeting in economists in business was once a never understand why the rest of us didn’t into it to get it all done each day.” New York City for magazine food editors. powerful one, but demand for it dwindled push to become one. I said, ‘I don’t really That job didn’t offer much of a future, At this meeting, the head home with time. need that. I’m perfectly happy with what so she relocated to Lincoln to pursue a economist from each major meat-packing I’m doing.’ ” master’s in family economics from the company gave a presentation on FEaTUREs 5 Christianson Pickard's career took her around the U.S. Arlene Chris- “I did some jobs that were a combina- After earning her graduate degree, the “The top home-economics positions tianson Pickard tion of food and communication, and I fashion-minded Pickard dreamed about often went to people who attended the HD&E was only 21, but did a lot of media relations,” says Pickard, working at the Women’s Wear Daily. really well-known schools, and here we her future already now retired. “But some of my jobs were Instead she found herself writing internal were from a smaller school,” Pickard seemed mapped all journalism.” publications at Archer Daniels Midland, says. “It was a marvelous thing. We out for her. then in Minneapolis. “It was a good remained friends.” career stages Deep down, she start-out job,” she says. After leaving Armour in 1976, Pickard A diverse career felt she had only Pickard was hired by Armour (now did everything from write about food for Back in the early ’60s, Pickard was one option after part of ConAgra Foods) in 1965. She an Oregon newspaper to manage a senior working to get a master’s in mass graduating from moved to Chicago to do internal and nutrition program in Portland. communication – with a then-rare college: She would teach in a rural external public relations, and was specialty in public relations – from the community for a couple of years, then eventually promoted to head Armour’s University of Iowa. Still in touch with NDSU marry the county agent or the hardware test kitchen and consumer service One of the required courses was Most recently, Pickard was communi- store owner. division. “It’s one of those things that advanced reporting in radio. That meant cation director for the Episcopal Diocese And there she would remain for the really caught me by surprise,” she says. she had to read news reports on the air. of Oregon in Portland. In that capacity, rest of her life. “At the time, there were very, very, very “My classmates told me, ‘You must stop she also edited the Oregon Episcopal That’s the way things were in 1960 few of those types of jobs available.” saying tooooast,’ “ says Pickard, imitating Church News, a publication that won when Pickard graduated from NDSU During this period she met another the full, fat vowels of the Upper Midwest- numerous awards under her leadership. with a degree in home economics NDSU alumna, Jeanne Paris Sowinski, erner, “ ‘or we can never put you on the In 2004, she retired. Pickard now education. Most women of the time had then director of consumer services at Swift air.’ Anyway, it helped me get rid of my lives in Vancouver, Wash., with her few career choices beyond nursing, Co. (See story on Sowinski in this issue.) Scandinavian accent.” husband Stanley, another former secretarial work or teaching. Armour employee. Pickard saw nothing wrong with others She keeps busy singing (she’s a member who followed the traditional path of the of the Scandia Chorus and a former time. She had friends who were perfectly Sweet Adeline), taking adult education happy to work outside of the home for a courses, traveling and reading books as few years and then stay home to raise well as one or two newspapers a day. their families. She’s retained ties with Fargo and her But that wasn’t for her. Pickard had alma mater. Her sister lives in Moorhead, been bitten by the journalism bug. She so she visits when she can. And when her had read “Not So Wild a Dream,” the mother passed away, she donated her autobiography by Eric Sevareid, a Velva, clothes to the Emily P. Reynolds Historic N.D., native who became a famous Costume Collection at NDSU. television journalist. She was feature “There’s just part of disassembling your editor at the student newspaper, the life and your parents’ lives that’s pretty Spectrum. And she had landed a tough going,” Pickard says. “Ann Braaten part-time job with NDSU’s university (collection curator) and Joanne Cook relations department, working for (administrative secretary) were so communication experts Robert Crom, incredibly kind.” MS ’57, education administration, and Although Pickard never did teach in a Beth Rochefort. home economics classroom, she did find Crom and Rochefort sensed their her NDSU education came in handy. young protégée’s determination to do Her classes in design, for instance, helped something different with her life. her immensely while laying out a variety Together, they helped her find graduate of publications. school funding via a student assistantship “I had lots of classes in marketing and at the University of Iowa, Iowa City. behavioral science. But having the funda- And so began a long and varied career mentals of nutrition and meal planning and path that took Pickard to live in four art – oh my goodness, what the related art Midwestern and five Western states. She classes did for me – those were big chunks has headed the consumer service of my preparation,” she says. department at Armour, developed One NDSU class she regrets passing communications and marketing pro- up was in beef conformation. “Believe grams, created news and feature stories, me, when all those meat industry guys planned and edited publications and would get together and talk about the written about everything from recipes to brisket and all those sections of the obituaries and grant applications. carcass, I would think, ‘Why didn’t I go back in the barns and take one of those classes?’ ” Pickard says with a laugh. This shot of Arlene Pickard was taken on a recent trip to Fort Totten, N.D. Pickard, shown here “on the job” in the 1960s. 6 MEssaGEs These are exciting, record-breaking and increased scholarship monies are FrOM THe times for North Dakota State University and the College of Human Development helping our students succeed. NDSU’s continued growth in student PREsiDEnT and Education. Students have a choice in furthering their education, and a growing number enrollment, particularly in our graduate programs, is significant and exciting. We are growing as an institution of them are choosing NDSU. Our because our programs meet the needs official fall ’06 enrollment was 12,258 and wants of North Dakota, the region “NDSU has never students in undergraduate and graduate and the nation. wavered in its strong programs, a record number for the NDSU has never wavered in its seventh year in a row. Other all-time strong commitment to exceptional commitment to highs include 1,662 graduate students teaching. Our quality educational and 675 international students. NDSU programs, the outstanding research exceptional teaching.” also had the largest freshman class in conducted here and the superior North Dakota. outreach to the public truly make the The College of Human Development university a leader among its peers. and Education also witnessed another exceptional year. Enrollment increased Joseph A. Chapman for undergraduate and graduate students, One day last winter a faculty member We’ve continued to increase • The first graduate of our doctoral FrOM THe asked me if I realized that in two more years I would have been dean of the student support • Seven new scholarships were added program in education was chosen by Columbia University for a DEan college as long as any of the previous deans – 16 years. That is amazing! When I came to NDSU in 1993 to be part of a during the year. • Our scholarship endowment is now more than $2 million. postdoctoral position. • Our graduates continue to score higher than national averages on national newly formed college, I did not have registration/certification exams. plans to stay for 14 years. Now I cannot We continue to diversify our teaching • We have a new Web site imagine being on any other campus. I • We now offer five Web-based master’s (www.ndsu.edu/hde). can say the job that brought me here has programs as part of a consortium of truly been an adventure, with no two colleges across the Midwest. ... and these are only a few of our days the same. • The number of courses that provide accomplishments during the year. In In the College of Human Development online options for students continues to addition, faculty, staff and students and Education we have an amazing group increase. identified a phrase that sums up what our of faculty and staff. Our continued • The number of students participating college is all about – “Programs that focus growth and positive change are due to in study-abroad experiences continues on people.” their hard work, commitment and to grow. More in-depth news about the success. As I reflect on the past year, there • The School of Education imple- college, as well as feature stories about are many successes to share with you … mented week-long immersive experi- our graduates, can be found in this issue ences for all undergraduate majors, of HD&E Headlines. I think you will We have continued to grow where each student spends a week in a be as excited as I am about the successes • Total enrollment has continued to school that provides experiences with of our faculty, staff, students and climb, with a 6 percent increase from diverse groups of students and teachers. alumni. It is fun to be a part of the last year. • The first hospitality and tourism College of Human Development and • Twenty-six percent of all graduate management classes were taught in the Education and to be able to see the students are enrolled in our college. teaching wing of the Candlewood results of our success firsthand. • The enrollment increase in the Suites Hotel. We invite you to stop in and visit college is 80 percent of the NDSU anytime you are on campus. Also, don’t increase in enrollment. We have increased our hesitate to let us know if you have • Funding through grants and national recognition questions about the college or our contracts has grown to more than • Interior design, athletic training and programs. Thanks so much to each of $5 million. exercise science had their accreditations you who have helped us, in any way, “Of all the civil rights • Endowed funding to support research continued after successful reviews and during the past year. and professional development is now site visits. for which the world has more than $1 million. Virginia Clark Johnson struggled and fought for 5,000 years, the right to learn is undoubtedly the most fundamental.” – W.E.B. DuBois MEssaGEs 7 SCHOLARSHIPS fALL 2006 ENROLLMENT Number of Scholarships 140 Increase: HD&E is the second largest 120 100 106 129 18% college on campus. 80 12,000 60 12,258 10,000 40 8,000 20 6,000 0 2005 2007 4,000 2,000 1,647 0 Annual Scholarship Dollars HD&E TOTAL NDSU TOTAL $100,000 Increase: ENROLLMENT ENROLLMENT $80,000 $60,000 $65,627 $103,542 37% $40,000 HD&E has 26% of graduate $20,000 student enrollment. $0 2005 2007 1,800 1,500 1,662 1,200 Scholarship Endowment 900 Increase: 26% $2,500,000 $2,000,000 $2,030,753 600 $1,500,000 $1,510,987 300 434 $1,000,000 0 $500,000 HD&E NDSU $0 graduate graduate students students 2005 2007 a NOTe FrOM NaNcY GreSS Our focus this year: graduate students On behalf of the students, faculty and staff in the College of Human Development and Education, I thank you for your generous support. Gifts to the college are an important way friends and alumni can show their support. Whether the gifts are small or large, they place a “stamp of approval” on the college, and are greatly appreciated and utilized. In this issue’s letter from Dean Clark Johnson, she talks about the incredible growth and opportunities we have experienced. You also may have read about many wonderful new scholarships available for our undergraduate students. Then when you view the photo- graphs of the scholarship recipients, you can see your generosity at work. A special focus for me this year will be our graduate students. Some car manufacturers brag their vehicles can go from “0 to 60” in five seconds. In the college we have gone from “0 to 85+” in five years. Our first doctoral program started in 2002, and in five short years we have experienced an incredible growth of more than 85 students. Many of you want to acknowledge the positive impact North Dakota State University has had on your life and your success. Let us help you create memories for others and a legacy for yourself. If you are able, consider becoming a scholarship donor for our doctoral students. Now is the time for our friends and alumni to take an active role in supporting our graduate students. Their need is great but their potential is even greater. When my children were younger and borrowed my car, they would hear me say, ”bring it back fuller (gas) than when you left.” This really is a lesson in life that is reflected in your gifts to the college. You are leaving the college “fuller than when you left.” Through your actions you teach others important life lessons of personal and financial generosity. Whether this is the year to start a scholarship or add to an existing fund, all of your gifts are appreciated. Thank you for leaving the college “fuller than when you left.” Nancy Gress Director of Student Services and Advancement 8 alUMni nEWs Distinguished alum’s career success stems from kitchen By Linsey Hegvik The following year the couple moved Mary Gregoire’s resume to Munster, Ind., where Wayne interned Mary (Busch) Gregoire has always at Super X Drugs. Mary, now a registered loved to cook. Ever since she was little, dietitian, became the director of dietetics growing up on a farm near Portal, N.D., she has enjoyed trying new recipes with at Jasper County Hospital, a small facility with 60 beds in Rensselaer, Ind. After two — at a glance her mother. Now several years later, years, Mary began working as assistant Gregoire is responsible for the service of foodservice director at Lake County Education food to a population more than 20 times Convalescent Home, a multi-level care that of her hometown. Indeed the facility with 800 beds in Crown Point, Ind. B.S. ’74, Dietetics, NDSU small-town girl has grown into a woman In the early ’80s the Gregoires moved M.S. ’75, Institution Management, NDSU with an enormously successful career. to Manhattan, Kan., where Mary earned Ph.D. ’85, Foodservice/Hospitality Management, As director of food and nutrition her doctorate in foodservice/hospitality Kansas State University, Manhattan services at Rush University Medical management from Kansas State University. Center in downtown Chicago, They stayed in Kansas for 11 years, Career highlights Gregoire oversees foodservice to more during which time Mary was a faculty than 1,400 students, 600 patients, 8,000 member and graduate program director • In 1981 she became instructor for the Department of Hotel, Restaurant, staff and the daily operations of three at K-State. Institution Management and Dietetics, KSU. For the next 11 years she kitchens. She manages a $14 million She later worked for National was an assistant professor, graduate program director, state agricultural budget and leads a staff of 50 professionals Food Service Management Institute, experiment station leadership development intern and associate professor. and more than 200 employees. She is Hattiesburg, Miss., and was a professor • In 1992 she worked for the National Food Service Management Institute/ involved in everything from menu and associate director of food and University of Southern Mississippi, Hattiesburg, first as a research scientist and planning to emergency preparedness to nutrition service at Rush University research associate professor and then as associate director of applied research. accreditation. In addition to all of her Medical Center before becoming • In 1994 she became associate director of food and nutrition services, administrative duties, she also teaches professor and chair of apparel, educational Rush University Medical Center, Chicago. for Rush University’s graduate program. studies, and hospitality management at • In 1998 she became a professor and chair at Iowa State University, Ames. “Having both the operational and Iowa State University, Ames. • In 2006 she became director of food and nutrition services, educational aspects makes it a very In August 2006, Mary returned to Rush University Medical Center. exciting type of position,” Gregoire said. Rush University Medical Center. “They But also one that she never imagined she called and recruited me. The current Achievements: would have. foodservice director wanted to retire.” “If you would have asked me at Gregoire attributes much of her career • Iowa State University Student Affairs Faculty Recognition Award graduation what I’d be doing, I’d probably success to the support provided by her • Iowa State University Foundation Award for Outstanding Achievement reply, working at a hospital in a town in husband. “He’s always been willing to in Department Leadership North Dakota. I never would have move,” Gregoire said. “I wouldn’t be • Best Paper - International Journal of Hospitality Management thought I would live in such different where I am today without his support, • Outstanding Scholarship Award, Department of Health Systems places and hold so many different his willingness to assume responsibilities Management, Rush University positions. It’s a real tribute to the quality at home and his enthusiasm to try • CenStates Travel and Tourism Research Association Research Award, of education I received.” something new.” first place for paper As a tribute to Gregoire’s own The Gregoires have two children. • Charter Fellow, American Dietetic Association achievements, HD&E administrators Their daughter, Theresa, lives in Chicago • Outstanding Management Staff Award, Rush University invited her to be the college’s first and is starting her doctorate in clinical Medical Center Internship distinguished alum. The distinguished psychology, and their son, Jonathan, • American Dietetic Association Outstanding Service Award alum program was formerly known is a sophomore majoring in organ • State Agricultural Experiment Station Leadership Development program as the master’s program. She shared performance at St. John’s University her wisdom with students and faculty in Collegeville, Minn. April 23 on campus. For her phenomenal leadership, Gregoire credits her father for “gently Gregoire has received numerous honors, nudging” her to NDSU. When it came awards and recognition. Two of the time to select a college, there was no honors she is most proud of are being other choice. “My father was key in the named a Fellow by the American decision. As a farmer he was very involved Dietetics Association and being the with NDSU’s Extension services.” second person out of 120 department Selecting a major was just as obvious: heads at Iowa State to receive the It had to do with food. She started in Department Leadership Award. home economics but changed to dietetics But more than plaques and certificates, in her first year to focus on nutrition and Gregoire measures her success by the foodservice. She got her first taste of food success of her students and co-workers. operations working in the dietary “Each time I see a student graduate, department at St. Luke’s Hospital (now particularly a graduate student, it is MeritCare) while completing her degree. really rewarding knowing that I had When Gregoire graduated with her some role in helping her/him get there,” bachelor’s degree in 1974, she decided to Gregoire said. “It’s the same thing in my stick around a bit longer. In part to operational positions.” obtain her master’s degree in institutional Gregoire’s advice to students: “Always management and in part to be with be flexible and creative in looking for pharmacy student, Wayne Gregoire. opportunities. Always support those you They met on a blind date. He was work with because your success is usually a fraternity boy who needed a date very closely linked to their success; if to a term party. And she was a sorority those you work with don’t achieve girl who knew his match-making success, you often won’t either. My cousin. Fueled by similar interests, success has come because I have worked including food and cooking, their with and been able to support the work romance blossomed. of many great people.” Gregoire alUMni nEWs 9 What a Deal: Alum receives Heritage Award for service to NDSU By Tammy Swift an outgoing joiner, she “fell in love with college Joan Deal’s devotion to NDSU may and social life.” She just be encoded in her DNA. joined a whirlwind of Many of her family members – most activities, served in recently, her step-daughters, Emily, Student Government and BS ’06, business administration, and befriended everyone from Elsie Deal-Opp, BS ’07 – have NDSU the dining-service ladies degrees. And she’s been going to Bison to her professors. football games with her family since Upon graduating from she was 5. “I think I’ve probably only NDSU in 1981 with a missed about two home football degree in physical games,” she says. education, Deal aspired to So it’s not too surprising that someday open her own Deal opted to graduate from NDSU. fitness center. Instead she Or that she’s stayed active with the wound up in sales. It was a university ever since – even becoming perfect fit for someone the first female president of Team who loved people, was a Makers. Or that her contributions of quick study and possessed time and talent to NDSU have earned boundless enthusiasm. her the 2007 Heritage Award. She worked in bank- Deal was nominated for the award by ing, the ag industry and Sherri Schmidt, associate executive the medical field before director of the Alumni Association. In a landing at Flint. Along letter of support, Schmidt praised Deal the way, she took an for her “constant smile,” “warm and intensive, 10-day training outgoing spirit,” and willingness to tackle course from famed new challenges for her alma mater. motivational speaker/ Deal credits that allegiance to her business expert Zig Heritage Award winner Joan Deal has always felt a special allegiance to NDSU. Her father family; her dad and grandmother are Ziglar. She became Bob Lauf, BS ’53, and grandmother Gladys Buckwald were outstanding Bison athletes. both NDSU alums. Bob Lauf earned licensed to present an ag-education degree in 1953 and Ziglar’s programs, which is a Bison Athletic Hall of Famer. He formed the basis for always taught Deal and her brother Business Architects, a “Along with the sense of women belonging, Rob, BU ’86, university studies, to company she launched get involved. with husband Greg. she also created great excitement among “It’s one of those things where you didn’t know any different,” says the eternally upbeat Deal, speaking from A tireless volunteer women for NDSU sport.” As if those pursuits a sunlit conference room at Flint weren’t enough, Deal Communications’ Media Productions, volunteered. She gave – Sherri Schmidt, Associate Executive Director where she works in new business development. “People will say, ‘Why time to service groups of the Alumni Association like Zonta, El Zagal did you do this?’ and we’d say, ‘Aren’t Shrine and, of course, to you supposed to?’ My Dad set a great her beloved alma mater. Deal created Team Maker activities Bowl, which she will again co-chair example and he was involved with For many years, Deal helped with such as the Women’s Athletic Advisory this fall. Someone asked her if she’s Team Makers and the Harvest Bowl the Bison Bidders Bowl, an important Group, which sponsored such events as ever been able to sit down and enjoy a and different things, and we were fundraiser for NDSU, also serving as a women’s golf tourney, women’s bridge Bison Bidders Bowl dinner. “I said I’ve always taught to give back.” co-chair for two years. She served on event, women’s athletic dinner and “The been able to attend a couple of times,” the exploratory committee for NDSU Celebration of Women Athletic Event,” she says with a chuckle. “I’m always in A home away from home to seek Division I status, and the showcasing Robin Roberts from “Good the next room setting up. We’ve got As a junior at Fargo North High hiring committees for both President Morning America.” money to raise.” School, Deal occasionally thought of Joseph A. Chapman and Athletic “Along with the sense of women attending a far-away college, just as Director Gene Taylor. “Those are two belonging, she also created great many of her friends had planned. But feathers in my cap,” Deal says. excitement among women for NDSU both of her parents were ill – she lost “They’re remarkable men.” sport,” Schmidt wrote. her mother to cancer at age 50 and In 2003, she made NDSU history by Lynn Dorn, women’s athletic her dad to a heart attack at 62 – so becoming the first female president of director, seconds that notion: “She was she opted to stay close to home. Team Makers, a group she’d been active just what was needed in her leadership So close to home, in fact, that her in for years. Drawing on her innate role: a person who loves life, loves first college class was closer to the Lauf diplomacy and people skills, she was NDSU and loves athletics to lead the home then it was to her West High highly effective as a leader. “During her way for women.” Rise dorm room. presidency, she quietly yet persuasively Deal laughs when talking about the Even so, Deal’s parents joked they changed the ‘chemistry’ of Team Makers Oct. 5 honors dinner in which she’ll would have seen her more frequently if membership by including and engaging receive her award. It will take some she’d gone to school far away. Always more women,” Schmidt wrote. time away from the Oct. 6 Bidders 10 alUMni nEWs Alum's past becomes positive lesson for others By Linsey Hegvik his behalf. Eventually her efforts paid off. children later, Barlette had a breaking After a summer at an intensive speech point. His daughter looked into his eyes When most parents look into their therapy school, Bartlette was able to and said, “I don’t know why you hurt. newborn’s eyes they see a future doctor, speak for himself. But I hate you and I hope you die.” Her lawyer or even the next president. When The core of Bartlette’s message is that words resonated as he flashed back to his Don Bartlette was born in Walhalla, one person can change another person’s own childhood. N.D., in 1939, his father had the life. For Bartlette, that person was Barta. From that point on, Bartlette was opposite reaction. He couldn’t see By the time Bartlette graduated from determined to change his life. That’s anything except his son’s facial abnor- high school he was valedictorian. With when he discovered faith. malities. Because of a cleft palate, an Barta’s help he went on to earn a degree Now he and his wife have been unfamiliar physical disability at the time, in social work from the University of married 38 years. They have eight Don was quickly labeled as a child who North Dakota. However, his ultimate children and 12 grandchildren. would never attend school, never learn goal was to teach. He has a mile-long list of honors and and never speak. But his adviser at UND didn’t believe awards. He was the first social worker to If only they could see him now. he should teach because of his speech be accepted into the American Academy For the past 35 years Bartlette has been impediment. on Mental Retardation (now the a full-time motivational speaker and He then decided to attend NDSU to American Association on Intellectual and Native American activist. He has spoken Bartlette pursue his master’s degree in counseling Development Disabilities). He is listed in to more than 8,000 groups worldwide education. His academic adviser, Richard England’s “International Men of and developed 29 professional and Mease, had a tremendous impact on him. Achievement,” and “Who’s Who in the personal growth presentations. His most haven either as his alcoholic father “He helped me become what I’ve always World.” His life story has been portrayed in-demand presentation is “Macaroni at verbally and physically abused him. wanted to become and that is an in a stage production and in a song, both Midnight,” an autobiographical profile of He fell far behind developmentally. At educator,” Bartlette said. “He was really titled “Macaroni at Midnight.” He has his social, psychological and educational age 12 he didn’t know how to read, write an encouraging role model for me. He been a guest lecturer with the Institute for experiences as a child of Chippewa or speak. No one expected him to learn, helped me get through the program while the Development of Educational heritage. It recounts his personal journey except for one white woman, Beulah Barta. I was working full time at the Children’s Administrators, the Jennings Lecture to overcome physical disabilities, poverty, She was a prominent woman who Village (now the Village Family Service Series for Outstanding Educators in racism, abuse and alcoholism. heard about Bartlette from her daughter. Center in Fargo-Moorhead).” Ohio, National Education Services and Bartlette grew up poor. He lived in Outraged by the school’s neglect, she In 1981 he took his education a step numerous schools and universities. a one-room log cabin without running decided to intervene by offering Bartlette’s further by earning his doctorate in But his grandest achievement is being a water and electricity. He endured periods grandma a cleaning position in her home education from Columbia Pacific father, husband and man of God. “It’s the of extreme hunger and even went to the with the stipulation that Bartlette come University, Novato, Calif. most important accomplishment I could city dump to scrounge for food. along too. However, neither time nor education have ever hoped for as a child.” When he entered school, he was They began with one lesson: washing could erase the pain Bartlette endured And today through sharing his ridiculed by other children and called the car. That was followed by another: during his childhood. He turned to triumphant story with millions of people, names like “smelly Indian” or “Donald how to eat properly. She knew he could alcohol and amazingly found himself he is undoubtedly one person who has Duck.” Worse yet, the teachers turned learn. She became his advocate, his voice. treating his own wife and children the made a difference in the lives of many. their backs. Some even refused to have She wrote letters, attended meetings and same way his father treated him. Beulah would be proud. him in class. Sadly, home wasn’t a safe even made trips to the state Capitol on Five years into his marriage and two WHERE aRE THEY nOW? Dobry still takes on big projects in retirement Alberta Dobry is someone who gets Education and Recreation. By “It wasn’t that I was so techno-savvy,” things done. She’s organized, detail- 1992, the expanded unit was she says. “But I was good at writing and oriented and skilled at negotiating. renamed the College of Human compromise and negotiating and And once she’s successfully launched a Development and Education. organizing and managing. My role was new project, she’s ready to tackle the Dobry’s job title also changed. She to push them into the next century.” next big challenge. became program coordinator for the When Dobry took an early retire- That’s one reason the former chair of teacher education program in 1990, ment in 2001, she did so with few home economics education was chosen and director of Continuing Education qualms. “I didn’t worry about any- to oversee many complex assignments a year later. thing. I filled my role and I knew the in her 27 years at NDSU. And why But even as her duties shifted, folks there were very competent and today, even though she’s officially Dobry maintained her academic they’d be fine without me.” retired, Dobry is still the go-to person appointment with HD&E. She Upon retirement, Dobry knew she’d Dobry for any major project. served as an adviser for several remain in Fargo – on one condition. Dobry first came to NDSU in 1974 student groups, including the home She had to stay involved so she’d have organization, and travels often to visit as an associate professor/chair of home economics student group and the Phi plenty to do in the wintertime. In her friends and relatives in the United economics education. “The College of Upsilon Omicron Honor Society. first year, she agreed to write a history States and Canada. (She was born in Home Economics was one of the 10th “I always missed the students and for Delta Kappa Gamma, an interna- Alberta, which explains her name.) largest in the country,” Dobry says. “It the classroom,” she says. “But every job tional honor society for women in Other hobbies include reading was one of the premium colleges under has a new focus and a new challenge. If education and a group with which she mysteries and taking classes through Dean Katherine Burgum. You could it’s something new, something to was very involved. “I thought this will Moorhead Community Education. just wander your way through the create, something to move toward, take a month or two,” she says. “It Most recently, she’s concentrated on departments and if you were from that that’s fun for me.” took me a year. I was either at my quilting courses. “There’s no way I’m field, you would recognize these faculty At Continuing Education, that computer or plowing through records going to do a whole, big quilt,” she members as nationally known names.” “something new” meant working with or in my car on my way to another set says. “But at least now when I go to She was promoted to full professor NDSU’s Extension Service to launch of dusty files.” coffee klatches, I know what they’re in 1980. Over the next 12 years, the the North Dakota Interactive Video She’s also very active with the Red talking about.” Department of Home Economics Network (IVN). River Valley League of Women Voters, Education underwent several major Once IVN was established, Dobry where she serves as secretary. “The changes. First, it was moved to the was called on to helm another big thing you have to learn is to say no,” School of Education. Then the project. As director of student academic she says, laughing. “I’m not a very department returned to the College affairs and university registrar, she quick learner.” of Home Economics, along with the helped the Office of Registration and In addition, she volunteers for her entire School of Education and the Records convert to an online registration church, socializes with colleagues Department of Health, Physical system, better known as ALFI. through Fargo’s retired teachers’ alUMni nEWs 11 Peace Corps sends Slattengren to Albania By Joel Hagen Slattengren had imagined his duties with a few lights dangling in each room. “Despite the challenges and unwanted would entail digging latrines in some “It is amazing what we consider to be attention, I have enjoyed my experience After graduating with a bachelor’s distant African village. However, he necessary at schools back home that in Peshkopi,” he said. “The people are, degree in social science education in 2003, ended up in Albania, a country with cannot be found in many Albanian generally speaking, very generous and Joshua Slattengren didn’t yet feel he had an interesting mixture of new vehicles, schools,” Slattengren said, adding that hospitable. I have made many friends enough to offer his future students. cell phones and Internet cafés placed despite the lack of facilities, parental and and have felt accepted by the community Instead, he did what many do during the alongside horse-drawn carts, time- teacher support are more important to at large.” time between college and career, when scheduled electricity and open-air student progress. Part of that acceptance may come from life’s obligations are minimal. He joined markets where animals are slaughtered on Along with the challenge of communi- Slattengren’s efforts to build up the the Peace Corps. Since March 2005, he dirty wood stumps. The weight of history cation, Slattengren deals with negative library collection at his school by raising has taught English to students in is palpable. The social and economic perceptions. Some see him as rich beyond $5,700 through Internet donations. He Peshkopi, a small city in the mountain- aftereffects of Enver Hoxha’s iron-fisted measure, and some youths sling four- undertook the project after discovering ous, northeast region of Albania. dictatorship are still felt today. letter words, the only English they know, the school actually had a library, but the “I wanted to learn about a world and Despite the conditions, Slattengren when he walks by. However, he sees these crooked shelves were stocked with dusty culture that is hidden or even recondite discovered students are much the same as opportunities to engage with others to books filled with the propaganda of a for the average person,” he said. “I anywhere. Some stand out while others clear misconceptions. fallen regime. wanted to, and still want to, challenge disappoint, but most fall somewhere in Day-to-day living is also a challenge for After ending his 27 months of duty in myself and expand my horizons. My the middle. Schools lack items such as Slattengren. Although many people have June, Slattengren hopes to explore the knowledge outside of classroom lectures projectors, nice chalkboards, decent washing machines, he washes his clothes Appalachian Trail before attending the and textbooks was insufficient, in my libraries, computer rooms and even by hand. He also has no central heating international affairs graduate program opinion, to be the teacher that I wanted pencil sharpeners. The buildings and must deal with the occasional frozen at Marquette University in Milwaukee. to become.” themselves are basically concrete blocks water pipe. His time in Albania will serve him well. “Life is the greatest teacher,” he said. Joshua Slattengren spent “I think the more experiences that you more than two years teaching have to supplement your formal English in Albania through education the better. There are many the Peace Corps. Here he is programs and organizations – Peace near Mt. Korabi, the highest Corps being one of many – that offer mountain in the country. some special chances for work, travel and learning. I would suggest taking advantage of such programs.” The school library was rundown and full of outdated books before Slattengren helped lead an effort to restock and renovate through Internet donations. Sinclair goes from graduate to business owner in 11⁄2 years By Linsey Hegvik Characteristically, the dynamic duo pulled up Seamstress by age 12 and business their sleeves and completed owner by 25, Jenny Sinclair has always much of the renovation been ahead of the curve. The young themselves. For three entrepreneur and her mother, Diane, months they enhanced the opened “Sisters Ugly,” a contemporary historic, 900-square-foot clothing store in Northfield, Minn., in space by exposing brick February 2007, just 1½ years after she walls, adding a tin ceiling graduated from NDSU with a degree in and refinishing the apparel and textiles. hardwood floors. “It pretty Of course, the most obvious question is much ended up the way one they hear all the time: Where did you we pictured it when we get the name? Actually, it was her mother’s started. It’s kind of eerie in Visitors to the store idea. “Her brother calls his four sister-in- a way – we didn’t hit any major road- are equally amazed at laws ‘the sisters ugly,’ ” she says, laughing. blocks,” Sinclair said. Sinclair’s accomplish- “It brings people in the door, even if they In addition to being the construction ments. “Some people don’t know what we are selling.” crew, she and Diane also make up the come in and think I’m Visitors are pleasantly surprised to find entire sales team and custodial staff. But just a cashier. They are a wide array of casual to dressy apparel they still manage to keep the doors open surprised to find out that and accessories in fun brands such as seven days a week. (Hours are from 10 I own it.” Kenzie Girl, Miss Me, Beau Bois, For a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday, And, of course, Sinclair Love and Liberty, Hazel, Dex, Scrapbook, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturdays and noon feels blessed to have the Minnetonka Moccasins, 1921, Anoname, to 4 p.m. on Sundays.) perfect business partner. Goorin Brothers and Mattie M. “We do everything: customer service, “We have a lot of fun. We And each time customers walk through buying and vacuuming,” Sinclair said. get along really well. the door they are bound to find some- “It’s a lot of fun, not stuck doing the We’re both laid back. But if we do get on Diane and Jenny Sinclair in thing different. “We only order six of same thing every day. It’s my dream job.” each other’s nerves, I’ll say, ‘Mom, go to their Northfield, Minn., store, each style and do not reorder again. We a A dream job even she can’t believe she the coffee shop for half an hour, you’re Sisters Ugly. have a lot of customers who come in each has so early in her career. bugging me.’ And she’ll do the same week to see what is new,” she said. “I always wanted to own a shop. My thing to me.” But before the pair could focus on sister and I joked about it. We thought Sisters Ugly (www.sistersugly.com) is clothes and customers, they had to find a we’d have to work in the corporate world. located at 13 Bridge Square in Northfield. space to bring them together. In October I thought it would be 20 years before I’d 2006 they began renting a 120-year old have the chance to do it,” she said. “My building in the heart of downtown, mom and I talked about it for about a which needed some TLC. month before we said, ‘let’s just go for it.’ It’s pretty crazy how fast it came together.” 12 COMMiTMEnT TO FUTURE 2007-2008 scholarships and awards bbN and mh graduate Scholarship board of Visitors Undergraduate Scholarship bancroft Dining Services Scholarship Anna Vannelli and Barbara North Ruby Kolpack and Stephanie Shaw Jessica Flannigan and Jack Donahue Katherine burgum North Dakota Nutrition Council Scholarship etS’ fitness Scholarship outstanding Student Scholarship Kristen Eggers and Sandra Rather Christopher Schmaltz and Donna Terbizan Julie Burgum and Justine Martins roger and Nancy gress family Scholarship f-m Area home economists Scholarship llyal and roAnn hanson family Scholarship Miriam Miller, Roger Gress and Nancy Gress Katie Olson and Joyce Vasey Rachel Schram and Steve Hanson Doris mae holzman Wischow Scholarship Virginia l. hassoun memorial Scholarship Shirley (nee: Waldron-Anderson) Russell Wischow and Jennifer Johnson Linda Hassoun, Chantalle Okondo hassebrock memorial Scholarship and Ghazi Hassoun Jean Anderson, Stephanie Shaw and Ruth Ann Anderson COMMiTMEnT TO FUTURE 13 human Development and education buck (francis) and honey (Dorothy) m. laurel larson memorial Scholarship outstanding Student Award isrow family Scholarship April Berndt and Arvy Larson Dean Virginia Clark Johnson and Lindsay Nelson Gerry Isrow, Tessa Martin and Denis “Izzy” Isrow (Karie Morrill, not pictured) leon and Nettie mason family Scholarship midwest Dairy Council Scholarship North Dakota interior Designers Scholarship Robert Mason, Jean Guy, Alexis Quammen Char Heer and Shera Dutoit Leah Martin and Alaina Brown and former Gov. Bill Guy John t. Schneider peace memorial Scholarship garda Kyllo Siversen memorial Scholarship John J., Charles b. and Zachary Ista and Lois Schneider Rachel Perschbacher and Annette Siversen Anne l. Stegner Scholarship Erica Ziegler, Brittany Wendler and Lindsey Oswald ruth lavon Nye Williams memorial Scholarship mavis Nymon harry and lillie margo paulson Chapter Ah p.e.o. Elizabeth Horner and Katherine Wolsky food and Nutrition Seidel Scholarship memorial Scholarship graduate Study Alisha O’Hara Linda Hassoun, Joanie Holdvogt Scholarshsip and Phyllis Anderson Jennifer Theis 14 COMMiTMEnT TO FUTURE University receives $250,000 endowment in memory of alum By Steve Bergeson “Doris was popular, dynamic and gave each activity her best efforts,” Russell P. Wischow established a Russell said. scholarship endowment of $250,000 in After earning her degree in home memory of his wife, Doris Mae Holz- economics, Doris spent a year teaching in man Wischow, BS ’50, home econom- Bowman, N.D., while Russell finished ics, who died Aug. 17, 2006, at Marin school. They got married that fall. General Hospital in Greenbrae, Calif. The couple’s life together took a Russell, who earned his bachelor’s and series of steps around the country as master’s in chemistry at NDSU in 1951 Russell worked at Oak Ridge National and 1952, returned to campus for the Laboratory in Tennessee, earned his first time in 55 years to set up the doctorate in chemistry from Vanderbilt endowment and present the first award University in Nashville, Tenn., per- of $1,850 to sophomore Jennifer formed basic research for a rocket fuel Johnson. company and worked for the Atomic The scholarships will go to Energy Commission. College of Human Development “Our life involved many moves for and Education students in the apparel professional advancement, and Doris and textiles program. was pulling for me with no complaint “It’s a tremendous gift,” said Virginia that a move could be disruptive and Russell Wischow established the scholarship endowment in memory of Clark Johnson, dean of the College of difficult,” said Russell. “With such a his wife, Doris Mae Holzman Wischow. HD&E. “I don’t think there’s any helpful partner, my professional life adequate way to say thank you for a was easier.” Services Company from 1987 until was impressed by the changes upon his gift like that.” Doris instilled her positive philosophy retiring in 1991. return to campus this spring. Doris grew up in the country near of life and people in their two boys, who The couple used their retirement “It was just fantastic,” he said. “The Scranton, N.D., and met Russell (a native now have four children between the two time together to travel around the buildings, the things they are doing, the of Sentinel Butte, N.D.) at a picnic of them. globe – including Europe, Egypt, staff they have, it’s sort of like seeing a between the Phi Mu sorority and the They settled down in California in Japan, New Zealand and Australia. new world. The research that’s being Alpha Gamma Rho fraternity. She was a 1976 and decided to stay while Russell Over the years, they have kept in done – for an old-timer like me it’s not year ahead of Russell and was identified was manager of the Geothermal touch with friends they made while at only stupendous, it’s unbelievable.” as one of NDSU’s “People Who Make Program and worked later at a subsidiary NDSU, but have had little contact with The endowment isn’t the only way Things Go” in 1950. She also was named of Pacific Gas and Electric (PG&E), the university itself. After Doris died, Doris will be remembered. Queen of the Little International and serving as president and chief executive Russell wanted to do something to “Her winning smile will always be Homecoming Princess. officer of the PG&E Operating honor her, and thought of NDSU. He with me and will make my continuing life easier,” Russell said. College adds four new scholarships this year By Joel Hagen Roger and Nancy Gress Family Guidelines of the Gress scholarship of saying thank you. If they hadn’t Scholarship was established out of a state the recipients receive the award sacrificed, I wouldn’t be where I am Shirley (nee Waldron-Anderson) simple love for NDSU and empathy for during their sophomore or junior year. now. I was the only Isrow boy to go Hassebrock Memorial Scholarship was today’s students. Both Roger and Nancy They also must participate in an NDSU as far with my education as I did.” established by her husband, Alan, and graduated from NDSU, and each of their student organization and/or a commu- Isrow earned his doctorate in 1979 from children, Jill and Karen. three children (Joe, Andy and Sarah) has nity event and have a 3.0 minimum the University of Utah in Salt Lake City. Shirley earned a bachelor’s in food NDSU degrees. grade point average. Preference is given to “Buck,” who died in 1987, grew up in and nutrition in 1968 and worked as a “It was really nice when they would students in the dual degree program of Athol, Mass., and “Honey,” who died in dietitian for most of her career at Pike’s receive a scholarship,” Nancy said. Elementary Education/Child Develop- 1987, was a Detroit native. Peak Dialysis Center. Most recently she Roger Gress earned his bachelor’s in ment and Family Science or Dietetics. The scholarships will be awarded worked at Cedar Springs Behavioral 1978 in architectural studies and another The first $500 recipient was Miriam to students in the athletic training Health System. Both care providers are bachelor’s in architecture in 1979. He is Miller of Lawton, N.D. program – curriculum phase. Students in Colorado Springs, Colo. In addition now the executive director of the Fargo in the physical education teaching to working part time and raising her two Park District. Buck (Frances) and Honey (Dorothy) program also may be considered. The children, Shirley was involved in Bible Nancy Gress earned her bachelor’s in Isrow Family Scholarship was estab- first $500 recipient was Tessa Martin study groups, women’s groups, sewing 1972 in home economics education and lished by Denis “Izzy” Isrow, a professor of Surrey, N.D. and quilting. Shirley was also the her master’s in 1976 in food and emeritus of heath, physical education and granddaughter of LR Waldron, the nutrition. She began teaching food and recreation. He retired in 2002 after 39 Doris Mae Holzman Wischow renowned NDSU plant breeder. nutrition at NDSU in 1974 and has been years of teaching, but remains on campus Scholarship (see article above) in the Alan graduated in 1968 with a with the university ever since. Now the as an academic athletic adviser. Isrow amount of $1,850 was awarded this year bachelor’s in chemistry. The couple director of student services and advance- wanted to do something nice for the to Jennifer Johnson of Bemidji, Minn. met at the NDSU Lutheran Student ment for the College of Human Develop- students who have made his 34 years at Center. Alan spent 26 years in the Air ment and Education, she also works on NDSU “easy and fun.” Force, including two assignments in the scholarship committee. “I’ve been wanting to do this for a Colorado Springs. The couple loved Last year, 1,200 HD&E scholarship long time,” Isrow said. the area and decided to live there applications were received for 125 The scholarship is named after his permanently. Alan now works as a scholarships. Nancy saw where students parents who had limited educations business development consultant. got their money, and said the amount of but worked to ensure that their son The scholarships will be awarded to loans were “unimaginable.” went to college. students pursuing a degree in dietetics. “Many of the students have worked. “My father went to fifth grade and my The first $1,000 scholarship was awarded Many have families. In all of these mother went to eighth grade,” Isrow said. to Stephanie Shaw of Duluth, Minn. situations, the common thread is that “My mother believed strongly in while NDSU may be less expensive than education and she always enjoyed it when another school, the students still are in I would take her around the NDSU need of additional resources,” she said. campus. This scholarship is my way COMMiTMEnT TO FUTURE 15 2007 Scholarships and awards Undergraduate Scholarships Hach Scientific Foundation Chemistry Teacher Scholarship North Dakota Interior Designers Alaina Brown, senior, Sioux Falls, S.D. BBN and MH Scholarship Anna Vannelli, graduate, Raymond, S.D. Outstanding Student Award in Human Development and Education Timothy Lies, Senior, Moorhead, Minn. Lindsay Nelson, senior, Watford City, N.D. North Dakota Nutrition Council Scholarship Ruth Hanson Memorial Scholarship Agnes M. Hansen Memorial Scholarship Kristen Eggers, senior, Brookings, S.D. Jennifer DeJong, graduate, West Fargo, N.D. D.B. and Edith Allen Scholarship Samantha Brodal, junior, Columbus, N.D. Diane McArthur, senior, Ogema, Minn. Trisha Wolf, junior, Bismarck, N.D. NDSU Outstanding Senior Dietetic Dr. Evelyn Morrow Lebedeff and James Katie Morrill, sophomore, Long Prairie, Minn. Student Award Lebedeff Never Stop Learning Scholarship Shirley (nee Waldron-Anderson) Jamie Dahl, senior, Park River, N.D. Charles Fountaine, graduate, Fargo, N.D. American Society of Interior Designers Hassebrock Memorial Scholarship Student Chapter Stephanie Shaw, junior, Duluth, Minn. Letitia Olson Memorial Scholarship Mavis Nymon Food and Nutrition Elizabeth Taylor, junior, Owatonna, Minn. Shannon Medenwald, sophomore, Graduate Study Scholarship Carrie Walker, junior, Oelwein, Iowa Virginia L. Hassoun Memorial Scholarship Hawley, Minn. Jennifer Theis, graduate, Oakes, N.D. Chantalle Okondo, sophomore, Nairobi, Kenya Chantalle Okondo, sophomore, Alvin L. and Irene B. Arneson and Barbara Nairobi, Kenya John Teigland Scholarship Arneson Bielfeldt Memorial Scholarship Beth E. and Rodney C. Rachel Daigle, graduate, Fargo, N.D. Aarika Michel, junior, Forman, N.D. Hastings Scholarship Margo Paulsen Chapter AH P.E.O. Erin Thornton, sophomore, Fargo, N.D. Memorial Scholarship 2006-2007 Graduate Research Award Alba Bales Scholarship Joanie Holdvogt, junior, Freeport, Minn. Agnes Lyonga, graduate, Cameroon Leigh McNichols, senior, Grand Rapids, Minn. James and Sherry Heyer Family Scholarship Jean and Lisa Pederson Memorial Award 2006-2007 Graduate Teaching Award Bancroft Dining Services Scholarship Catie Rohrich, senior, Maple Grove, Minn. Brittany Scheen, junior, Bordulac, N.D. Kari Robideau, graduate, Chanhassen, Minn. Jessica Flannigan, sophomore, Isanti, Minn. Vernon E. Howell and Orlee R. Howell Jeannine Knote Peterson Scholarship Educational Trust Fund Amanda Williamson, senior, Fargo, N.D. Incoming Freshman Awards Grace E. Bayliss Gold Memorial Grace E. Bayliss Gold Scholarships Ashley Vangsness, senior, Leonard, N.D. Roger and Elsie Pitsenbarger Scholarship Memorial Scholarship Ashley Hansen, freshman, Lindstrom, Minn. Emily Ufkin, Minneota, Minn. Adrienne Weigel, sophomore, Bath, S.D. Buck (Francis) and Honey (Dorothy) Isrow Kristin Johnson, junior, Arden Hills, Minn. Lindsay Nelson, junior, Watford City, N.D. Family Scholarship Kristina Kraemer, sophomore, Dassel, Minn. Tessa Martin, senior, Surrey, N.D. Lindsey Oswald, sophomore, Frazee, Minn. Grace E. Bayliss Silver Monica Reis, junior, New Rockford, N.D. Memorial Scholarship Dean Charlotte Bennett Kendria Orvik, Bismarck, N.D. Memorial Scholarship Janecek Scholarship Fund Kirsten Zaudtke, junior, Devils Lake, N.D. Alaina Brown, senior, Sioux Falls, S.D. Kimberly Zubke, freshman, Dickinson, N.D. Jamie Feil, Ashley, N.D. Sara Daede, sophomore, Bismarck, N.D. Ida B. and Verlin K. Johnson Emily P. Reynolds Memorial Scholarship Fargo Moorhead Convention and Marion C. Benson Memorial Scholarship Visitor’s Bureau Scholarship Kari Bitz, senior, Bismarck, N.D. Family Endowment Melissa Vettel, freshman, Hillsboro, N.D. Kamaya Schnabel, junior, Steele, N.D. Elisa Victa, Laguna Hills, Calif. Board of Visitor’s Scholarship John T. Schneider Peace Virginia Clark Johnson and Memorial Scholarship Llyal and RoAnn Hanson and Stephanie Shaw, junior, Duluth, Minn. Family Scholarship Rick Johnson Scholarship Zachary Ista, senior, West Fargo, N.D. Annalicia Johnson, senior, Cokato, Minn. Katie Myrold, Moorhead, Minn. Jessamine S. Burgum Memorial Scholarships Harry and Lillie Seidel Human Development Viola Larson Jordheim and Education Scholarship Alice Flaten Olsen and Ethel C. Flaten Emily Enderson, sophomore, Memorial Scholarship Fergus Falls, Minn. Memorial Scholarship Alisha O’Hara, senior, Cavalier, N.D. Brittney Ammon, junior, Milbank, S.D. Catelyn Engelstad, Fertile, Minn. Adrienne Weigel, sophomore, Bath, S.D. Denise Ching, Dempster, S.D. Donna Mae Evanson Shanks E. E. Kaiser Student Excellence Award Memorial Scholarship Natalie Ching, Dempster, S.D. Katherine Burgum Outstanding Janna Deyle, Fargo, N.D. Student Scholarship Leigh McNichols, senior, Grand Rapids, Minn. Brittany Scheen, junior, Bordulac, N.D. Allison Cyr, Grafton, N.D. Justine Martinson, junior, Milnor, N.D. Arlene Kalk Memorial Scholarship Sandy Shelton Memorial Scholarship Amanda Williamson, senior, Fargo, N.D. Katherine Wolsky, senior, Cando, N.D. Roger and Elsie Pitsenbarger Scholarship Burkholder Dedicated Student Award Megan Haney, Herman, Minn. Jamie Dahl, senior, Park River, N.D. Jessica Bornemann, Pick City, N.D. Christine Kiloran Memorial Scholarship Garda Kyllo Siversen Kimberly Stangl, sophomore, Pierz, Minn. Memorial Scholarship AnnaLee Hulm, Linton, N.D. Cora Corwin and Charles and Lindsey Brooks, Sisseton, S.D. Betty Corwin Scholarship Rachel Perschbacher, sophomore, Megan Bloms, senior, Minot, N.D. M. Laurel Larson Memorial Scholarship Brooklyn Park, Minn. April Berndt, junior, Baldwin, N.D. LaVonne Langbell Severson Katie Morrill, sophomore, Long Prairie, Minn. Keith Smette Memorial Scholarship Memorial Scholarship Susan J. Crockett Scholarship Joan Nagle, Bismarck, N.D. Trisha Wolf, junior, Bismarck, N.D. Annalicia Johnson, senior, Cokato, Minn. Dr. Evelyn Morrow Lebedeff Memorial Scholarship John J., Charles B., and Beverly Kurtz Slotten Scholarship Ruth Dawson Memorial Scholarship Katie Luick, Kindred, N.D. Sarah Tobkin, senior, Perham, Minn. Lindsey Abel, junior, Fargo, N.D. Anne L. Stegner Scholarship Michelle Carlson, freshman, Fargo, N.D. Lindsey Oswald, sophomore, Frazee, Minn. Ashley Duden, sophomore, Fargo, N.D. Brittany Wendler, freshman, Valley City, N.D. Tharaldson Enterprises Ernest L. DeAlton Memorial Scholarship Hospitality Scholarship Ashley Vangsness, senior, Leonard, N.D. Nathan Kolle, sophomore, Moorhead, Minn. Erica Ziegler, freshman, Lindstrom, Minn. Kelly Martin, senior, Moorhead, Minn. Brittany Kenyon, St. Louis Park, Minn. Lenora M. DeAlton Memorial Scholarship Rachel Ohlheiser, senior, Fargo, N.D. Frances Swenson Memorial Scholarship Kenan Layden, freshman, Scranton, N.D. Desi Runck, sophomore, Mapleton, N.D. Lori Crawford, senior, Garrison, N.D. Erin Thornton, sophomore, Fargo, N.D. Rachel Ohlheiser, senior, Fargo, N.D. Dietetics Alumni Scholarship Sarah Tobkin, senior, Perham, Minn. Kimberly Stangl, sophomore, Pierz, Minn. Majore Lovering Memorial Scholarship/ Trisha Wolf, junior, Bismarck, N.D. North Dakota Association of Family and ETs’ Fitness Scholarship Consumer Sciences Tharaldson Enterprises Christopher Schmaltz, junior, Towner, N.D. Nathan Kolle, sophomore, Moorhead, Minn. Hospitality Scholarship Elizabeth Horner, senior, Devils Lake, N.D. Nikki Harris, senior, Elko, Minn. Lois Evans Outstanding Student Scholarship Helen Arneson Lunde and Anna J. Thorfinnson Memorial Scholarship Elizabeth Taylor, junior, Owatonna, Minn. Virginia Arneson Pryne Endowed Erika Schaefer, freshman, Minot, N.D. Memorial Scholarship Fargo-Moorhead Area Shelby Sayre, freshman, Fargo, N.D. Ernie and Jo Erickson Wheeler Scholarship Home Economists Award Christopher Heydt, senior, Bismarck, N.D. Katie Olson, freshman, Fargo, N.D. Mel and Sharyl Maier Scholarship Ashley Vangsness, senior, Leonard, N.D. Mabell Whelan Memorial Scholarships Fargo Moorhead Convention & Visitor’s Nicole Miles, freshman, Meadow, S.D. Bureau Scholarship for HTR Students Vernon Markey Memorial Scholarship Fund Lauren Nahurski, junior, St. Paul, Minn. Tyne Olson, senior, Fargo, N.D. Shauna Franchuk, junior, Fargo, N.D. Ruth Lavon Nye Williams Scholarship Fashion Apparel and Business Elsie Stark Martin Scholarship Elizabeth Horner, senior, Devils Lake, Minn. Organization Awards Kari Bitz, senior, Bismarck, N.D. Katherine Wolsky, senior, Cando, N.D. Jennifer Johnson, freshman, Bemidji, Minn. Nolan Higdem, senior, Larimore, N.D. Aarika Michel, junior, Forman, N.D. Doris Mae Holzman Wischow Scholarship Christine Finlayson Memorial Catherine Sturn, senior, Bismarck, N.D. Jennifer Johnson, freshman, Bemidji, Minn. Undergraduate Scholarship Alison Uscensky, senior, Minot, N.D. Carrie Walker, junior, Oelwein, Iowa Kari Bitz, senior, Bismarck, N.D. Graduate Scholarships Alison Uscensky, senior, Minot, N.D. Jennifer Bates Memorial Scholarship Leon and Nettie Mason Family Scholarship Alexis Quammen, junior, Battle Lake, Minn. Erika Gilbertson, graduate, Devils Lake, N.D. Food and Nutrition Dietetics Scholarship Rachel Daigle, graduate, Fargo, N.D. Tamara Smith, senior, Lakeside, Calif. Ella Hansen McCoy Endowed Scholarship Matthew Salzer, senior, Bismarck, N.D. Grace E. Bayliss Gold Roger and Nancy Gress Family Scholarship Memorial Scholarship Miriam Miller, sophomore, Lawton, N.D. Anna Vannelli, graduate, Raymond, S.D. Midwest Dairy Council Scholarship Shera Dutoit, junior, Fargo, N.D. 16 sTUDEnT liFE Passing interest becomes passion Lindsay Nelson was in high school in Watford City, N.D., when she first showed an interest in designing her own clothes. Her mother took her to see a local seamstress, Jamie Jokela, and asked “The big thing is that I’m here for an if she would help sew something. Nelson ended up making a dress for education, not just a degree. Part of your the winter formal dance and establishing a friendship with Jokela. Nelson would visit her after school and was soon education is outside the classroom, just making dresses for prom and costumes for school plays. It didn’t take her long to learning leadership and people skills.” decide to go to NDSU for a degree in apparel and textiles. This year, the junior – Lindsay Nelson was named the College of Human Development and Education’s Outstand- ing Student. “I felt honored,” she said. “There’s many outstanding students in the college, Nelson so it meant a lot that I got picked.” Nelson, who also is working toward a president of both the Fashion Apparel & When she began at NDSU, she didn’t classroom, just learning leadership and minor in business, is drawn to the Business Organization and the HD&E want to get too busy and wasn’t sure what people skills. You need to be well- creative element of design, but values its Leadership Council. She served as one of she wanted out of school. She even rounded, both in the classroom and in practical nature as well. the HD&E senators on Student Govern- considered switching majors until she other activities.” “I like working with numbers, being ment this year. took a textiles class from assistant Down the road, she hopes to start her organized and getting things done,” she “There are times when it gets stressful,” professor Robyne Williams, who own business. The type of business will said. “With apparel and textiles you get she admitted, but said she considers re-ignited Nelson’s interest. depend on where she and her husband, to do both.” many of the groups her social outlets as “The big thing is that I’m here for an plant science graduate student Mike Nelson’s drive extends beyond the well. “I enjoy the people I work with in education, not just a degree,” she said. Ostlie, decide to live. Until then, she’ll be classroom. Next year she will serve as those organizations.” “Part of your education is outside the busy with her last year at NDSU. Higdem and Lyons both receive McNair scholarships On the surface, Nolan Higdem In May 2008 Higdem will be the first Higdem’s research project, “Investigat- and resistance training combined) on and Andrea Lyons don’t have much one in his immediate family to earn a ing Alcohol Consumption and Stress lipid levels. The desired outcome is that in common. Higdem, from Larimore, college diploma. He will not only Levels Among College Students,” aims to the level of LDL (bad lipids) will decrease N.D., hopes to someday work for a graduate with one degree, but two reveal how different levels of stress can and the level of HDL (good lipids) will university in the student affairs division. – hospitality and tourism management, affect coping methods such as drinking. increase. Lyons is now in the process of And Lyons, from Grand Junction, Colo., and sports and recreation studies. After “We are trying to see if we can track evaluating graduate schools. aspires to work with top athletes as a that he plans to earn his master’s in correlations between programs and Both Lyons and Higdem are extremely sports psychologist. counseling education. “I don’t think I alcohol use and abuse. Perhaps there are grateful for the McNair program. “It’s been What they do have in common is that would have even considered graduate ways to change curriculum to reduce very beneficial for me, very challenging, they’ve both received McNair Scholarships, school if not for the McNair Program,” unwarranted stress,” Higdem said. but I’ve learned so much from it. I’m a a program created to help promising he said. Lyons heard about the program last completely different person and student students prepare for higher education. The program provides advantages summer while using C Campus, a than I was a year ago,” Lyons said. Minorities, students from lower-income such as early class registration, access child-care service offered to students. “The McNair Program has helped me families or first-generation college to tutoring, graduate-level library Babette Patton, assistant director of realize that graduate school is possible. students are all eligible to apply. privileges, conference travel stipends TRIO, encouraged her to apply. She It has opened so many doors. You get Higdem first heard of the program last and a tuition stipend of up to $2,800 began the program in October. to work with faculty really closely,” summer through a mailing. He almost per calendar year. These privileges are Lyons will graduate in May 2008 with Higdem said. “I’m really thankful for didn’t apply. “I thought there was no way granted to students in exchange for an exercise science degree. A very fitting the opportunity.” I would get it,” he said. But with the research, participation in seminars, choice, considering Lyons competes in encouragement of his parents and adviser library meetings, written projects and four to five fitness competitions a year. Mike Robinson, he decided to give it a an oral presentation of research work. For her research, Lyons is analyzing the shot. He is thrilled that he did. effects of concurrent training (aerobic “The McNair program has helped me realize that graduate school is possible.” – Nolan Higdem “It’s been very beneficial for me, very challenging, but I’ve learned so much from it.” – Andrea Lyons Lyons Higdem Class nOTEs 17 ’60s Dave Lee, MS ’68, education counsel- ing and guidance, came out of retirement to become the new superintendent of schools in Halliday, N.D. He has 40 years of teaching and administrative experience in school systems across Montana, Minnesota and North Dakota. ’70s Kathy (O’Keeffe) Melaas, BS ’71, home economics education, MS ’74, food and nutrition, is a science teacher at the Cavalier (N.D.) High School. Melaas has taught in numerous districts around North Dakota. She also was on the NDSU faculty for two years. She has three children and three grandchildren. Charlotte (Weber) Mohling, BS ’73, home economics education, was named South Dakota Teacher of the Year. She teaches family and consumer science and also offers a wide variety of technology independent study classes. Mohling earned her master’s in technology for ’80s Nancy Dockter, ME ’98, education administration, is the new elementary principal at the Velva (N.D.) Public Elizabeth Freden, BS ’05, child development and family science, is the new aquatic director with the Governors’ education and training from the Univer- sity of South Dakota, Vermillion, in Becky (Lofstrand) Ratchenski, School. She has taught for 20 years. Last Inn in Casselton, N.D. She was a BS ’82, home economics education, is summer, Dockter adopted a little boy, lifeguard and swimming instructor in 2002. Mohling and her husband, Keith, the new assistant librarian in charge of Logan, from Guatemala. her hometown of Wahpeton, N.D. live on a ranch south of Wessington Springs, S.D. staff and youth services at the Cavalier (N.D.) Public Library. Becky (Nordquist) Biersbach, John Frank, BS ’05, physical educa- BS ’99, child development and family tion, is the new physical education and Karen (Nugent) Bye, BS ’75, home science, was promoted to school-age health teacher at the Hancock (Minn.) economics education, has joined Keller Williams Realty in the Las Vegas area as a real estate consultant. ’90s director for the Fargo-Moorhead Family YMCA. She previously was the school- age outreach director for the Y. She and School. He also coaches junior-high football and assists with the varsity football program. He and wife Ann Marilou (Borchgrevink) Green, Richard Smestad, BS ’92, athletic husband John, BS ’94, mechanical (Stern), BS ’05, mass communication, training, is an Army Reserve lieutenant engineering, live in Fargo. have two children. BS ’75, home economics, ME ’92, guidance/counseling, is the counselor at colonel. He was deployed overseas at a forward-operating location in support of Mike Malard, BS ’05, agriculture ’00s the Grafton (N.D.) High School. She Operation Iraqi Freedom. He is a deputy education, is the vocational-agriculture and husband Kent, ME ’86, guidance/ chief of operations with 21 years of teacher at Divide County High School counseling, live in Grafton. military service. in Crosby, N.D. Glenda (Sletto) Lindseth, BS ’75, Andrea “Annie” (Dougherty) food and nutrition, has been appointed Erin (Elsperger) Klingenberg, Friesema, BS ’02, family and consumer Karley Balgaard, BS ’06, apparel and ME ’94, counseling and guidance, earned science education, has taught family and textiles, has been promoted to assistant associate dean of research in the College a doctorate in human development, consumer sciences at Sand Creek High buyer for non-denim bottoms and of Nursing at the University of North completing her dissertation, “Friendsick- School in Colorado Springs, Colo., for five loungewear at Vanity Shops, Fargo. Dakota. Lindseth earned her doctorate ness: Concept and Reality Meet,” in April years. She is also an assistant cross-country from St. Louis (Mo.) University and a postdoctorate from Wayne State 2006. She is the director of counseling and running and track coach. She is pursuing a Andrew Gilbertson, BS ’06, history human resources at Valley City (N.D.) master’s in educational leadership through education, is the social studies teacher at University, Detroit, Mich. Her husband, State University and teaches graduate the University of Colorado, Colorado Oakes (N.D.) Public Schools. He also Paul, BS ’74, agriculture education, is studies in the School of Education. She Springs. Friesema ran the Boston Mara- coaches seventh-grade football. associate dean of academics in UND’s and her husband, Mel, live in Valley City. thon in April 2006 in 3:25.25. She and aviation department. They have five children. husband John live in Colorado Springs. Tess Olofson, BS ’06, interior design, has joined Christianson’s Business Elaine Larson, BS ’76, home economics education, MS ’77, textiles Jim Krieger, BS ’94, corporate and Jeremy Carkuff, BS ’04, agriculture Furniture, Fargo, as a designer. community fitness, has opened Home education, is the vocational-education and clothing, earned a doctorate in education from the University of North Towne Acupuncture and Herbal Medi- instructor at Tioga (N.D.) High School. Anna Schaan, BS ’06, has been cine in Fargo. Krieger graduated from the He also is an assistant junior varsity/high promoted to assistant buyer for knits at Dakota’s educational leadership program Minnesota College of Acupuncture and school line coach for the football team. Vanity Shops, Fargo. She previously in August 2006. Her dissertation was Oriental Medicine in Bloomington. interned in the production and sourcing titled, “Perception of the Future Need for Family and Consumer Science Teachers Katherine Schiele, BS ’04, apparel department. She also completed an in North Dakota’s Public Schools.” Steve Larson, MS ’96, education and textiles, has been promoted to buyer internship with American Eagle in administration, is the new superinten- for non-denim bottoms and loungewear New York City. Larson is director of teacher advisement dent/principal at Litchville-Marion at Vanity Shops, Fargo. and field placement in the College of Education and Health Sciences at Minot (N.D.) High School. He was a teacher, Jessica (Dimmer) Theurer, (N.D.) State University. principal and coach in Kathryn, N.D., Becky Bruse, BS ’05, apparel and BS ’06, child development and family for 12 years. He and wife Ruth have textiles, has been promoted to sourcing and science, teaches kindergarten and coaches production assistant at Vanity Shops, Fargo. volleyball at Dakota Prairie Schools in Janet (Becker) Edlund, BS ’78, three children. Nelson County, North Dakota. She and home economics education, is the new superintendent of Dakota Prairie High Tammie Nelson, BS ’96, elementary Adam Dahlstrom, BS ’05, physical husband Dustin, BS ’05, agribusiness, education, is the new high school special education, began his internship in live in Cooperstown, N.D. School in Nelson County, North Dakota. education teacher at Lancaster, Minn. summer 2006 at his family’s business, She earned her master’s in educational administration from the University of She was employed in the Head Start Dahlstrom’s Funeral Home, in Oakes, Stacy Turchin, BS ’06, apparel and program and taught in Roseau and N.D. He then will take the test to be textiles, has been promoted to assistant North Dakota in 1990, and has 28 years Warroad, Minn., for two years. She and licensed as a funeral director in North denim buyer at Vanity Shops, Fargo. of experience in education. She and husband Aaron have two children. Dakota. Dahlstrom graduated from the husband Keith live near McHenry, N.D. University of Central Oklahoma, They have three daughters. Edmond, in the funeral service program. He and wife Katie live in Oakes. 18 COllEGE liFE A big step for NDSU child-care: Center now provides year-round care, education It’s naptime at the Center for Child Regular staff members, all of whom Development. From a darkened observa- have four-year degrees or master’s degrees tion room, parents and NDSU students in child development and family science, can watch children sleeping on scattered will provide the year-long care and cots around the classroom. education. Field-experience and work- Since the child care and education study students also learn about develop- program is open year-round as of July 1, mentally appropriate practices while many parents will be able to rest easier as working in the center, which is accredited well. Staff and faculty who need child- by the National Association for the care services throughout the year no Education of Young Children. longer have to find accommodations for The center’s goals remain the same: the summer. • To serve as an education and research The center previously worked according facility for the Department of Child to the student academic schedule – opening Development and Family Science; on the first day of classes in the fall and • To educate and care for children ending on the last day of finals in the using a developmentally appropriate spring. The move to year-round services curriculum; was made under the direction of NDSU • To provide support and strengthen President Joseph A. Chapman, who also the quality of life for young children and requested increased positions for more their families. children. Eight additional slots have been opened for infants and toddlers six-weeks For further information, go to: to 3 years old, and a new room has been www.ndsu.edu/cdfs/center_childdev.htm. renovated to accommodate them. “We have had very positive feedback from staff and faculty,” said center director, Deb Habedank, about the change. College honors faculty, staff The following awards were presented Exceptional Contributions as an to HD&E faculty and staff during a Emerging Researcher celebration of excellence awards breakfast Gary Liguori, assistant professor, on May 7. Health, Nutrition and Exercise Sciences and Hendrickson Faculty Development Brent Young, assistant professor, Award School of Education Linda Manikowske, associate professor, and Ann Braaten, assistant Exceptional Contributions to Professional professor, Apparel, Design, Facility and Development Manikowske Liguori Carlson Hall Hospitality Management Brandy Randall, assistant professor, Gary Liguori, assistant professor, Child Development and Family Science Health, Nutrition and Exercise Sciences Tom Stone Carlson, associate Exceptional Contributions through professor, Child Development and Creative Approaches to Teaching Family Science Ann Ragan, lecturer, and Aditi Hirani, Brenda Hall, associate professor, assistant professor, Apparel, Design, School of Education Facility and Hospitality Management James Lebedeff Endowed Professorship Exceptional Contributions to Service/ Justin Wageman, associate professor, Outreach School of Education Emili Carlson, assistant professor, Wageman Wolfe Hektner Young Kara Wolfe, assistant professor, Apparel, Design, Facility and Apparel, Design, Facility and Hospitality Hospitality Management Management and Mari Borr, assistant professor, School The following awards are provided of Education through the Mable Wenzel Debing Memorial Fund endowment established Exceptional Support for Instructional/ to recognize and reward faculty and staff Research/Service Activity who contribute to the teaching, research Vickie Grossnickle, account and service of the college: technician, Health, Nutrition and Exercise Sciences Randall Ragan Carlson Borr Exceptional Contributions to Research and Joel Hektner, associate professor, Alice Amundson, administrative Child Development and Family Science secretary, Extension 4-H Exceptional Contributions Toward a Positive Work Environment Theresa Anderson, administrative secretary, Child Development and Family Science Grossnickle Amundson Anderson COllEGE liFE 19 New faculty Brenda S. Hall is an Entertainment Ltd.; and a manager of business develop- Ann Marie Ragan is a associate professor of counseling. ment for Eurest-RKHS Limited in Calcutta, India. He lecturer in apparel, design, facility Her areas of expertise are also has been a manager of marketing and sales for and hospitality management. community/school partnerships, Peerless Hotels Limited and an executive manager of Her area of expertise is collaborative group processes, Chhuti Resorts, both in Calcutta. interior design. competency-based brief counseling Jha earned an education specialist degree in career and Ragan previously worked as approaches, grief, long-term technical education and a master’s in training and executive assistant to the director suspension and school dropout, and development from the University of Wisconsin-Stout in of human resources at Tharaldson sexual assault/abuse counseling. 2006. He earned a master’s in hospitality and tourism Enterprises, Fargo. She also was She previously was an associate from the University of Wisconsin-Stout in 2004. owner and principal designer at professor of counseling at North Carolina A&T State Indigo 5 Design Studio in Fargo, and was a designer for University in Greensboro, where she received the School Gerald Ketterling is an Brown & Saenger in Fargo. While working as a lecturer of Education’s Outstanding Teacher of the Year Award assistant professor of education. at NDSU in 2003-04, she was a nominee for the college’s for 2005-06. She served as assistant dean for academic His areas of expertise include Outstanding Teacher and Exceptional Contributions to support services and assistant professor of psychology science education, developing and Teaching awards. from 1990 to 1998 at Ferrum (Va.) College. implementing problem-based Ragan earned her bachelor’s in interior design from Hall also has worked as a sexual assault/harassment learning strategies in the science NDSU in 2000. counselor, a community agency group counselor and a classroom, and implementation and college counselor. design of alternative certification R. Brent Young is Hall earned her educational doctorate in counseling curriculum. assistant professor of education. and student personnel services from Virginia Polytechnic Ketterling previously was an His areas of expertise Institute and State University, Blacksburg, in 1993 associate professor of science education at Benedictine are agricultural and and her master’s of education in counseling from University in Lisle, Ill. He also worked as manager of extension education. Shippensburg (Pa.) University in 1981. youth education at The Morton Arboretum in Lisle; Young previously was a graduate coordinator for professional development and research research assistant in agriculture Thomas E. Hall is an assistant at the Center for Problem-Based Learning, Illinois education, communications and professor of educational leadership. Mathematics and Science Academy, Aurora; and senior 4-H youth development at His other areas of expertise training/technical assistance associate for the Strengthen- Oklahoma State University, Stillwater. He has been an include community education, ing Science Partnerships Project in Austin, Texas. area agent of 4-H/youth development and ag marketing supervisory and administrative Ketterling was an assistant professor of science at Colorado State University Cooperative Extension/ theory, adult learning theory and education at Texas Christian University in Fort Worth Tri-River Area. Young also has been an agriculture instructional strategies, intergenera- and a high school and junior high science instructor. instructor at colleges, vo-tech centers, junior colleges and tional leadership and volunteer He earned his doctorate in biology/botany from the high schools in Colorado. development, and school commu- University of Iowa, Iowa City, in 1992 and his bachelor’s While teaching agriscience at Fruita Monument High nity relations. in biological science education from NDSU in 1975. School in Fruita, Colo., Young was named Colorado Hall earned his doctorate in educational administra- Agriscience Teacher of the Year in both 1993 and 1994. tion/adult and higher education from the University of Denise K. Lajimodiere Young earned a doctorate in agricultural education South Dakota, Vermillion, in 2005. He earned his is an assistant professor of from Oklahoma State in 2006 and a master’s of master’s in educational administration/community educational leadership. education from Colorado State University, Fort Collins, education from the University of St. Thomas, St. Paul, Her areas of expertise are policy in 1986. Minn., in 1977. and educational finance, instructional He previously was an instructor for the School of models, personal communication and Education’s graduate program. Hall also has worked as a ethics, and elementary curriculum. managing director of investments for US Bancorps/Piper Lajimodiere previously worked as Jaffray in Sioux Falls, S.D.; a registered representative for a graduate teaching assistant at the IDS/American Express in Sioux Falls; and a director of Center for Teaching and Learning, community education in Worthington, Minn. University of North Dakota, Grand Forks. She also has been a consultant for Turtle Mountain Community Dipra Jha is an assistant College, Belcourt, N.D.; a long-time teacher and professor of apparel, design, facility administrator for Turtle Mountain schools in Belcourt; and hospitality management. and a grade school teacher in New Town, N.D. His area of expertise is hospital- She earned her college degrees from UND, where she ity/tourism management. was named Native Student of the Year. Lajimodiere Jha previously worked as a earned her educational doctorate in 2006, her master’s of residence hall director at the education in 1996, and her bachelor’s degree in 1978. University of Wisconsin-Stout, Lajimodiere is an associate poet laureate of North Dakota Menomonie; a regional manager in and is knowledgeable in the Chippewa and Cree languages. eastern India for Musicworld Seventy of 94 HD&E faculty/staff members participate in fundraiser NDSU conducted the Become Gold! faculty- Contributors Stacy Duffield Carol Hoheisel Susan Ray-Degges staff campaign this spring. Since faculty and staff Dean Aakre Mary Duggan Barbara Holes-Dickson Yeong Rhee are involved with the campus daily, they know the Jay Albrecht Hope Eppler Hyunjoo Hwang Lea Roberts needs of the university better than anyone. Gifts Alice Amundson Susan Finneseth Dipra Jha Gregory Sanders from faculty and staff are an endorsement of the Judith Ary Margaret Fitzgerald Nancy Kaler Tera Sandvik university, announcing to alumni, friends, corpora- Holly Bastow-Shoop Julie Garden-Robinson Gerald Ketterling Mark Schmidt tions and foundations that this is truly an institu- Mari Borr Nancy Gress Hyung-Chan Kim Ronald Stammen tion worthy of support and those people who are Ann Braaten Heather Guttormson Gary Liguori Sherri Stastny closest to it support it. This was an opportunity for Wendy Breitbach Deb Habedank Linda Manikowske Bradford Strand faculty, staff and retirees to show pride in NDSU. Sean Brotherson Brenda Hall William Martin Sara Sunderlin Keep in mind no matter the size, the gift mattered. Ardith Brunt Thomas Hall Christine McGeorge Donna Terbizan Faculty and staff from the College of Human Bryan Christensen J. W. Hannon Carol Nelson Rachelle Vettern Development and Education stepped up to the plate Virginia Clark Johnson Linda Hauge Jill Nelson Richard Warner and hit a grand slam homerun. All units on campus Bradley Cogdill Holly Halvorson Robert Nielsen Linda Wiedmann competed for the best participation rate. HD&E had Joanne Cook Joel Hektner Kimberly Overton Lynette Winters an impressive 74 percent participation rate this year. Peggy Cossette Jeanne Hochhalter Debra Pankow Kara Wolfe We extend a special thank you to the following James Deal Jeanette Hoffman- Ann Ragan Brent Young faculty and staff for their campus commitment. Michael Deutsch Johnson Brandy Randall Michele Zwack 20 donors • June 1, 2006 – May 31, 2007 This honor roll lists all contributors to the college, whose gifts were received from June 1, 2006, through May 31, 2007. Every effort has been made to ensure accuracy, but errors or omissions may have occurred. Please bring any such errors to our attention. For more information about gifts that directly benefit the college, contact Nancy Gress, Director of Student Services and Advancement, by phone at 701.231.8216 or by e-mail at Nancy.Gress@ndsu.edu. Organization Dennis and Marlys Anderson Clinton and Patricia Kurtz William and Janet Well John and Mary Dasovick Dennis and Janice and Industry Dorothy A. Anderson Christopher and Tara LaRowe Greg Wentz and Christie Leola Daul Hammerstrom The Boeing Company Elvin and Mary Anderson Kenneth and Ruth Larson Iverson Benjamin and Bonita Davis Willis and Gail Hanna Cargill Mick and Sharon Anderson Howdy J. Lawlar Gene and Carol Westphal Eric J. Dawson J. Wade Hannon FM Home Economists Rodney and Karen Armstrong David and Donna Lee Shelda R. Wilkens Francis and Erlene DeCock Richard and Mary Hanson General Electric Company David and Janet Bailly Charles and Sandra Lenthe Robert and Charlotte Joe and Brandi Deutsch Rudy and Sheryl Hanson General Mills Timothy and Joan Beaton Richard and Barbara Williams Kit and Ellen Dickman Tom and Leola Hanson Greater Fargo Moorhead Carlyss M. Beier Leshovsky Kara Wolfe Laurel K. Dietz Catherine Hardland Convention and Visitors Kenneth Berglund and Doris Gary Liguori Jeannette M. Zilverberg Arla M. Dockter James and Hollie Harrington Bureau Graf Arthur “Bill” and Diana David and Veronica Zink Miles and Leah Dockter Thomas and Dawn Hartl Hach Scientific Foundation Zaundra D. Bina Lillevig Bryan and Cara Domenick Linda K. Hauge IBM Corporation Up to $99 John and Sharleen Birkimer Wayne and Vicki Lingen Dennis and Lovera Dosch Shannon M. Hauge Patrick and Sara Adair ING Foundation Isabelle C. Bork Ann Ludwig and Tom Darcy A. Dove Joel and Debra Haugen Dezelsky Mike and Mary Ann Adams Medtronic Foundation Gerald and Marlyss Borud Thomas and Priscilla Drayton Glenn and Joann Hauger Burt and Gretchen Mason Shane and Laura Alderman Midwest Dairy Association Ardith Braaten Jon and Sonya Drechsel Joy and Brian Hayes Ruth and Charles Mathwig Virgil and Linda Alfson North Dakota Nutrition Mark and Pamela Breuer Brian Driscoll and Sherri Kent Heck Council Kenneth and Judith Maxson Douglas Alger Lorraine Brevik Johnson Ron and Stacey Allard Stastny Kevyn and Nancy Heck NDSU American Society of Kevin and Karen Bucholz Sandra A. McCalla Amy Dudgeon and Thomas Florence and Carter Hedeen Interior Designers Student Medtronic Foundation Robert and Kathryn Aller Ethel M. Buehl Bollinger Stephanie M. Heier Chapter Anneus and Marjorie Meester Marc and Ana Almklov Donald and Linda Burgeson Timothy and Donna Duffey Margaret Heimbigner PEO Chapter AH Joyce M. Merkel Rachel A. Ambers Wilma Burley Alan and Christl Durand Joel Hektner Pfizer Foundation Helen L. Merkle Alice Amundson Melissa R. Campillo Bill and Donna Durkop Barbara Helt Procter & Gamble Company Richard and Carolyn Meyer Bruce and Mary Anderson Roy and Nita Cantrell Bob and Lauri Durow Lawrence and Katie Henry St. Paul Travelers Kelly and Jolene Miller Jennifer Anderson Jeffrey and Jeanne Carlson Jean L. Dybing Nelson Debra J. Hill State Farm Insurance Keith and Charlotte Mohling Patrice and Brian Anderson Don and Jane Chase Jared W. Eagle Amy J. Hillman Companies Theresa Anderson William and Claudia Coles Patricia A. Montgomery Paul and Roxanne Ebnet Ernest and Hilda Hinderer SYSCO Corporation Dennis and Sharon Anundson Ronald and Peggy Cossette Doug and Joan Mork Richard and Linda Edgar Mona J. Hintzman Texas Instruments Foundation Kent and Grace Arneson Paul and Katie Cragg Mercedes Morris Wayne and Maren Ehley Stephen and Marlene Hippe Tharaldson Enterprises Andrew and Renae Arntson Bob and Lucy Crom Lucille M. Mosher Duane and Karen Ehrens James and Jeanne Hochhalter Wells Fargo David and Linda Arveson Lyle Crowston and Mary Maureen T. Mulroy Wayne and Heather Eklund Irene L. Hogan Judy M. Ary More than $275,000 McIntyre New North Dakota Nutrition Susan A. Ekren Todette Holt Council Jerome and Jeanne Arzdorf Russell and Doris* M. Lyle and Wanda Dahl Michael and Lavonne Lynn Holzer Wischow Joan Nelson Earl and Patsy Athman Elsbernd Robert and Janice Dahl Linda M. Houglum Gary and Vicki Neuharth Paul and Nancy Baardseth Jerald and Linda Engelman $5,000 to $49,999 Robert and Virginia Dambach Matt and Kristen Hoyt Robert and Twyla Nielsen Jerome and Anita Bachand Jeffrey and Vicki Enger Hach Scientific Foundation Lisa Daniels William J. Hrouda NDSU American Society of Lucy M. Backman Wade and Karen Enget Jane Emison Michael Day and Tama Duffy Jessie Hughs Day Interior Designers Student Darwin and Nancy Baerwald Hope Eppler Carol Gagnon Chapter Jacqueline M. Baglivio Joyce Hwang Jim and Julie Deal Chad and Jennifer Erickson IBM Corporation Alan W. Hassebrock Barbara North Inez Baker Ronald Degges and Susan Cheryl G. Fedje ING Foundation Robert and Patty Ray-Degges Mavis Nymon Scott and Kathleen Balke Hendrickson Jimmie and Diane Felt Brad and Renee Irwin Guy and Chryl DeSautel Charles O’Brien Mark and Amy Balluff James and Laurie Ferge Elsie Pitsenbarger Thomas and Laurel Oberg Kevin and Cynthia Bannon Virgil and Jocelyn Iszler Brian Downs and Camille Catherine Ferguson Robert Shanks Steven and Cheri Olerud Shawn Baranczyk and Lynne Dalen and Sherry Jackson Kulka James Fieser and Ann Slavick Debra Pankow Wodrich Robert and Joyce Jacobson $1,000 to $4,999 Lawrence and Margaret Doyle Allen and Rita Finger Alfred and Dale Jaeger Barbara Bentson and Ken Perley Draffehn Tim M. Peterson Thomas C. Barnhart John and Susan Finneseth Stan and Linda James Hiller Stacy K. Duffield Paul and Vicki Peterson Joe Barnhill John and Jo Ann Flaa Darrell and Mary Jennings The Boeing Company James and Constance Pfizer Foundation Lee and Janice Beattie Neil and Carol Fletcher Carmen Jerlow Cargill Dunkelberger Jane C. Rabe Raymond and Rosemary Beck Douglas and Susan Foerster Mark and Brandyn Johnson Frances S. Clark Dale and Ladonna Elhardt Ann M. Ragan Gaylynn and Linda Becker Loren and Carol Ford Corrine and Al Johnson Patricia S. Crary Joan and Thomas Enderle Mark and Patricia Reid Michael and Jennifer Bell Rodney and Kay Ford Florence K. Johnson Dick and Suzie Crockett Robert and Dorothy Enge Russell and Lori Riehl Bonnie A. Benson Joel and Laura Foss Dennis and Julie Johnson Mary Edwards Scott and Alta Engstrom Lewis and Rebecca Robinson Kevin and Candice Benz Melissa K. Fosseen Kurt Johnson and Jeanette Marvin and Lois Evans Bruce and Susan Fagerholt John and Mary Roche Alaine I. Berg Keith and Linda Freeding Hoffman Johnson General Mills Monte and Janet Faul Craig and Janet Roseland Paul and Rebecca Berg Ariane M. Fricke Scot and Kara Johnson David Gordon and Jane Richard and Dorothy Fedelem Randall and Mary Rustad Gale and Linda Bergee Marc and Barbara Fridley John and Beth Jones Kaiser Gordon FM Home Economists Gregory Sanders and Cindy Jim and Susan Berglie Sara E. Fritel David and Amy Kain Greater Fargo Moorhead Paula J. Foss Mantel Belohlavek Roger and Georgia Blestrud Karen A. Fuglie Margaret Kaler Convention and Visitors Douglas and Veda Frederick Arlene J. Sax John and Karen Boe Bureau Glen and Diana Fuhrman Kip and Nancy Kaler June and Robert Fredericksen John and Carol Sayres Mary Bonemeyer Wayne and Mary Gregoire Mary A. Fuxa Patrick Kalpin Lynn and Ellen Fredrikson Pam Schiwal Dennis and Maryl Borgen Roger and Nancy Gress Ross and Beth Gailfus Eindride and Donna Katharine and Gabriel Fusco Mark Schmidt Merlin and Lois Borke Mary Hadley Kevin and Lisa Gapp Karlsgodt Elsie and Leland Gilbertson Shawn and Heather Schmidt Harry and Phyllis Bowen Keith and Mary Herbold James and Karen Garrity Larry and Loraine Kaul Avis Gjervold Loretta J. Schutten Janice M. Boyce Denis “Izzy” and Gerry Isrow Edward and Frances Garten Kent and Patricia Keidel Jerome and Sharon Gorden Lois and Ronald Shern Ann W. Braaten Rick Johnson and Virginia Stacy A. Gaugler Kevin and Deborah Kelly Duane and Leslie Gronneberg Donald Shoop and Holly Harvey and Linda Braaten Clark Johnson Bastow-Shoop Gregory and Debra Gebeke Danielle A. Kenneweg Lowell and Borgie Gunderson Ronald and Carol Braaten Percy and Carolyn Jolstad Annette Siversen General Electric Company Victor Kenter and Kathleen Neland and Joyce Haavig Ernest and Patricia Brager Gussman Nancy Kaiser Dawson Madeleine K. Skogen Stephen and Linda Gertz Robert and Dona Hadland Matthew and Terri Brasel Charles and Carol Keogh Shirley E. McAllister Renee W. Skogstad Harold and Ione Gibson Bruce and Connie Hammond Larry and Valeria Braun Wayne Kern Midwest Dairy Association Clinton and Bernadine Sparks Allen and Pat Giese Ghazi and Linda Hassoun Mark and Wendy Breitbach Jean Ketcham Esther Myers Michael Sorenson and Terry and Jane Glick Ruth Haugan John and Carol Brodin Patrick and Elizabeth Ketz Wanda I. Overland Melinda Goodman Daniel and Diane Glumich Alice Helland Katharine A. Broten Donald and Paula Kiefer John Sowinski and Jeanne Sorenson Justin and Allison Golde Cecil and Beverly Hendricks Sean Brotherson Hyung-Chan Kim Paris Sowinski Carrie Stark Lori Graff Nancy A. Hendrickson Ardith Brunt Bradley and Lisa Kittelson John Q. Paulsen John and Sherri Stern Mark and Nancy Granberg Robert and Linda Gerald and Karen Burkhart Thomas and Sharlene Les and Bernice Pavek Bradford and Roxanne Strand Elgene Graves Hendrickson Keith and Vel Rae Burkholder Klegstad PEO Chapter AH Henrietta Strandjord Lowell and El Vira Greuel Stephen and Laura Hiebert Dave Byrne Melvin and Erin Klingenberg Earl B. Peterson Marti and Sara Sunderlin Thomas and Jane Grimsrud Shane and Stephanie Jeffrey and Janet Cammerrer Steve and Cindy Kloeckner Arlene and Stanley Pickard Hodenfield Bruce Swanson and Julie Pixie Grindeland Tom and Nancy Capouch Kim and Sandra Klose Procter & Gamble Company Craig and Sue Hofstrand Satrom Swanson David Gunderson and Jessica Dale and Connie Carpentier Town-Gunderson Rick and Barbara Kompelien Harris and Kathryn Seidel Rick and Sandra Holbrook SYSCO Corporation Dale and Pamela Carrier Sheila R. Gunness Jennifer Konen Thomas and Michelene Roger and Kathleen Ivesdal Vaughn and Mildred Thorfinnson Bryan Christensen James and Ruth Gurley Janine Kowack Sheehy Dipra Jha Arnold and Louise Thorson Keith and Bonnie Christensen Creighton Gustafson Ruby E. Krause Sandra M. Strand Scott and Susan Johnson Rick and Kim Timmers Bernice Christianson Jason and Jill Gustofson Harvey and Dawn Donna Terbizan Jeffrey C. Kapusta Darrell and Carol Tuntland Sheldon and Marget Heather E. Guttormson Kruckenberg Tharaldson Enterprises Kelley R. Kessler Christison Darlene and Steven Kruger Kristin Thelander Melissa A. Tureson Richard and Gayle Haabak Gerald Ketterling Edwin and Deberah Clapp Marilynn and Stanley Kruger Matthew and Elisa Titus Glenna Uglem Edward and Debra Habedank James and Mary Kieley Carol M. Cobb Luther and Kathryn Kuhlman Rachel Tompt Hugh Veit and Margaret Mark and Reuchele Hadrava Robert and Linda King Fitzgerald Bradley and Lois Cogdill Calvin and Kimberly Kuhn Jill J. Wilkey Sally A. Hager William Knaak and Jean Rachelle Vettern Colleen R. Conley Shannon M. Lang Hanson Knaak Herbert and Bonita Hahn $100 to $999 Juliane and John Viskup Joanne Cook Brenda S. Hall Darcey and Philip Larsen Dean and Pamela Aakre Robert and Joyce Knodell George and Nancy Couvillon John and Karen Vivian Dean and Joan Hall Craig and Catherine Larson Ronald and Lisa Abel James Kormierand Carol Douglas and Barbara Coyle Patrick and Nancy Walsh LaVerne Halverson Jeffrey and Nancy Larson Alan and Janice Adair Disrud David and Anne Cremons Margaret A. Watson Holly Halvorson Joan M. Larson Kevin and June Krebsbach Thordis K. Danielson Mark and Connie Weed John and Kaye Hambleton Judy L. Larson 21 Mary Ann V. Larson John and Pamela Midthune Dave Pomeroy and Cheryl Randy and Carolyn Schatz Dorothy A. Stemm Jean Whittenton Naomi Larson Charles Miller Weber David and Kimberly Scheer Floyd and Bertha Stevens Linda Wiedmann John and Almae Larson Bruce Miller and Jeannette Sharon M. Pope Donald Schilke Jean F. Stienstra Mary Wiegand Verona and Gerald Lechler Wolff Miller James and Janice Poppe Laurie B. Schlenker Nancy L. Stigaard Raymond Wikenheiser* Larry and Margie Lee Faye M. Miller James and Shelley Porter Duane and Karen Schmidt William and Val Strasser Robyne C. Williams Brian Leet Heather R. Miller Wallace and Wanda Randy L. Schmidt Timothy D. Struckman Richard and Donna Wilson James and Julie Legare Michael Miller Pottenger Cory and Jennifer Schornack Todd and Laurie Supplee Mark and Andrea Winter James and Gail Lein Wayne and Stella Miller David and Teri Preisler Jeff and Melissa Schreiner James and Norma Swanson David and Ronda Wisthoff Ellen A. Leinius Jerry and Beverly Mollberg Scott Pryor Kurt Schroeder and Mary Dennis and Mary Swanson Douglas and Gloria Wolf George and Janet LeNoue Kenneth Monilaws Douglas and Lorraine Ptacek Hedin Schroeder Thomas and Kathlyn Cathy Wolfe Craig and Donna Lewis Fredrika Monson Lenore A. Quamme Wanda Schroeder Swantko Wayne and Kathie Worner Dorothy A. Lindemann Lorne Monson Mike and Marion Radigan Jim and Arletta Schuh Jeff and Kay Swenson Mark and Theresa Wright Craig and Sharon Andy and Grace Mork Brandy A. Randall John and Karen Schwartz Thomas and Mary Swenson David and Joan Wrolstad Lindemann Charles and Eloise Moss Doyle and Kimberly Rodney and Roberta Scilley James and Wendy Swiontek Rick Wutzke Rosemary Linderman- Margaret Mundstock Ranstrom Steven and Paula Sebelius Joseph and Noreen Tamerius Trina E. Yates Worlein Brian and Lori Murchie Mark and Rebecca Bill and Carol Sedgeman David and Sandra Tanberg Dennis and Susan Yell Peter and Deborah Lingen Charles Myers and Donna Ratchenski James and Jeanne Selby Texas Instruments Jack and Sandra Zaleski Harvey and Gale Link Holcomb Myers Douglas and Kathy Rath Foundation Alex and Lavine Shapiro Gary and Roberta Zick Murl and Elaine Linke Jack and Judith Neidlinger Richard R. Rathbun Dan and Kathleen Thorstad Stephen and Denise Sharp Leslie and Rita Zuehlsdorff Stacie L. Loegering Carol Nelson Irene Reamer Spencer and Norma Tiffany Timothy and Kyle Shern Michele Zwack Larry Lovseth and Mary David and Phyllis Nelson Lois G. Reller Tim Tigges Kenneth and Carolyn Askim-Lovseth Douglas and Cheri Nelson Rod and Lorri Reuer Shroyer Frances Timian *Deceased Robert and Mary Lucius Jill Nelson Richard and Debra Rham Fred and Carol Shubeck Steve Tobin and Lana Gary and Janet Lund Duane and Kay Nelson Shane and Jenna Richardson Charles and Mary Lou Johnson-Tobin Peter and Jeanne Luzaich Marlow and Joyce Nelson Karla and Rob Rippchen Shuckhart Gale and Carol Tollin Brian and Renee Lynch Tony and Jayne Nieman Thomas and Julie Risovi Jagdish and Usha Singh Philip and Debra Topham Herschal and Marnie Lysaker Jane E. Nissen Mark and Julie Ritter Ron and Diane Sitzer Tom and Margaret Trieglaff Roseanne L. Mahoney Dolores P. Normandin David and Connie Robbins Gary and Brenda Slaamod Georgine F. Troska Paul Malmquist and Andrea Frank and Judi Northrop Leah C. Roberts John and Bethina Sletten Duane and Cheri Trudell Moon-Malmquist Norma A. Nosek Walter and Jayne Robinson Steve and Lorri Slocum Kim A. Vance Paul and Carole Maltrud Glenn and Karen Odberg William Robinson and Julie Douglas and Mary Smart James and Sheri Vandal Marc and Linda Nathan and Jodi Ohman Garden-Robinson Arthur and Kathryn Smith Tony and Barbara Vik Manikowske John and Maxine Rognlien Carole J. Smolnikar Steven Vogt and Carla Margaret B. Olson Richard and JoAnn Manlove June Rohr LuAnn Soliah Myhre-Vogt Steven and Patricia Olson Krista M. Manning Rodney and Julie Romuld Paul and Barbara Sorensen George and Margaret Roland and Susan Olson Jeff and Kimberly Manuel Troy and Jill Ronning Nick J. Soulis Vollmuth Kevin and Brenda Oster Joan L. Marotzke Dolores D. Rosin Richard and Karen Spall Jenna L. Vosseteig David and Kim Ouren John and Susan Martodam Sharon and Myron Rostad John and Carol Dawn and Brad Wampole Kimberly A. Overton Duane and Roberta Maus Patrick Rothwell Splonskowski Duncan and Myrle Warren Todd and Carrie Oye Larae R. McDonald Sonja F. Rue Harley and Terri Sprenger Clarice M. Weber Ed and Nancy Packer Christine R. McGeorge Jean A. Ruland David and Constance Douglas and Jennifer Wede Michelle L. Page Robert and Jacqueline Chad and Jennifer Rushin Sprynczynatyk James Weight and Candice Bradley and Pamela Palmer McGregor John and Cheryl Rutten St. Paul Travelers Dempsey Clayton and Linda Parrill Irene J. McKenney Robert Salisury and Kristi James and Gloria Stables Wayne and Gail Weishaar Michael and Janet Parta Shirley E. McMaster Salisbury Tomas and Linda Stafford Henry and Charlotte James R. Paulsen Weismann James and Carla McMillion Robert and Janice Samuelson Ronald and Shirley Stammen Gene and Jean Peterson Renee G. Well Laurie B. McPhee Tera L. Sandvik Jeff and Tammy Stanislawski Lowell and Mary Peterson Wells Fargo Russell and Janet Melby David Sardelli and Katherine Sherri Stastny John and Wanda Peterson Sebastian Sardelli Terence and Roxanne West John and Mary Mercer State Farm Insurance Rocky and Judy Pletan Dayne and Donna Sather David and Jeanne Wetherby William and Cynthia Companies Mickelson Chet and Rebecca Polk Wayne and Sheryl Saverud Gerald and Joan Wettlaufer Daniel and Candace Stave Robert and Janice Mickelson Delores A. Polman Rodney and Susan Schaffer Gary and Judith Whiteman Dean’s Circle $1,000 or more Anonymous Les and Bernice Pavek PEO Chapter AH William Knaak and Jean Hanson Knaak The Boeing Company Earl B. Peterson Ghazi and Linda Hassoun The Dean’s Circle, the College of Human Cargill Arlene and Stanley Pickard Greg Wentz and Christie Iverson Development and Education’s honor club, allows Frances S. Clark Elsie Pitsenbarger Roger and Kathleen Ivesdal alumni and friends to support the college and be Patricia S. Crary Procter & Gamble Company James and Mary Kieley recognized for their contributions, which help Dick and Suzie Crockett Harris and Kathryn Seidel Robert and Joyce Knodell strengthen faculty, teaching and research, with Mary Edwards Bob Shanks Arthur “Bill” and Diana Lillevig spending priorities determined by the dean. Jane Emison Thomas Sheehy, II and Burt and Gretchen Mason Dean’s Circle contributors can pledge annual Marvin and Lois Evans Michelene Sheehy Sandra A. McCalla support at one of two levels. General members are Carol Gagnon Sandra M. Strand Helen L. Merkle those individuals, families and organizations who General Mills Donna Terbizan Keith and Charlotte Mohling commit to giving a minimum of $250 annually. David Gordon and Jane Kaiser Gordon Tharaldson Enterprises Doug and Joan Mork Sustaining members are those who give a total Greater Fargo Moorhead Convention Kristin Thelander Maureen T. Mulroy and Visitor’s Bureau Matthew and Elisa Titus North Dakota Nutrition Council of $1,000 or more annually. This year’s annual Wayne and Mary Gregoire Rachel Tompt Barbara North membership was between July 1, 2006, and Roger and Nancy Gress Jill J. Wilkey Tim M. Peterson June 30, 2007. Hach Scientific Foundation Russell P. and Doris* M. Wischow Pfizer Foundation Dean’s Circle donors also receive membership Mary Hadley Gregory Sanders and in one of the NDSU Development Foundation’s Alan W. Hassebrock Cindy Belohlavek *Deceased donor clubs. Bob and Patty Hendrickson Arlene J. Sax Dean’s Circle members receive a distinctive Keith and Mary Herbold Annual members ($250 to $999) Mark Schmidt recognition plaque, renewal inserts for the plaque Ken Hiller and Barbara Bentson Dean and Pamela Aakre Lois and Ronald Shern for subsequent years of membership and annual Denis “Izzy” and Gerry Isrow Zaundra D. Bina Madeleine K. Skogen recognition in the college newsletter. Rick Johnson and Isabelle C. Bork John and Sherri Stern Contributions can be made directly to the NDSU Virginia Clark Johnson Ardith Braaten Michael Sorenson and Melinda Development Foundation at P.O. Box 5144, Fargo, Percy and Carolyn Jolstad Kevin and Karen Bucholz Goodman Sorenson ND 58105. Checks should be payable to the Nancy Kaiser Dawson Ethel M. Buehl Henrietta Strandjord NDSU Development Foundation. Shirley E. McAllister Ronald and Peggy Cossette Bruce Swanson and For more information, contact Nancy Gress, Midwest Dairy Association Julie Satrom Swanson Bob and Lucy Crom Esther Myers Darrell and Carol Tuntland director of student services and advancement, at Michael Day and Tama Duffy Day Wanda I. Overland Hugh Veit and Margaret Fitzgerald (701) 231-8216 or email@example.com. Tom Dezelsky and Ann Ludwig John Sowinski and Mark and Connie Weed Douglas and Veda Frederick Jeanne Paris Sowinski Kara Wolfe Robert and June Fredericksen John Q. Paulsen Jeannette M. Zilverberg Bruce and Connie Hammond 22 COMMiTMEnT TO FUTURE College board welcomes seven new members The Board of Visitors are extremely important to the College of Human Development and Education. The board is comprised of outstanding alumni who serve as advocates for students, faculty and staff. Seven new alums were named to the board for 2007-2008: Jocelyn (Rudolph) Iszler, Darla T. O’Donnell, BS ’78, protection worker, also has trained BS ’74, home economics education, nutrition, is vice president of strategic other child-care licensors in the area of MS ’79, food and nutrition, MA ’03, business initiatives for UnitedHealth child abuse/neglect. In 1991, Kolpack mass communication, is director of the Group’s government and social sector. began the student intern program in Midwest Ag Energy Network and ag She also is vice president of acquisition child-care licensing at Cass County energy policy specialist for the Min- and retention in UnitedHealth’s Social Services. nesota Project. The Minnesota Project Partner Solutions division. Kolpack previously was a preschool is a non-profit group with the mission In those positions, she has been teacher at the MeritCare Child of connecting people with policy to involved in developing strategic new Development Center in Fargo, and build strong local economies, vibrant business ventures and partnerships. as a dance instructor who taught NeW memberS (left to communities and a healthy environ- She has helped to coordinate projects ballet, tap and jazz. right): Jocie Iszler, Cheri Olerud, ment. Iszler, who grew up on a across all UnitedHealth divisions and She has served on several community Ruby Kolpack, Heidi Wilcox, Darla small-grains and cattle farm near to provide product development, boards, including the United Way Board for Cass/Clay Counties, the YWCA O’Donnell, LuAnn Soliah and Julie Streeter, N.D., was the executive market research and consumer strategies director of the North Dakota Corn for her team. She’s also been responsible Board of Directors and the YMCA Martini Council and Growers Association from for member acquisition and retention Board of Directors, for which she is 2000-07. She served on the ethanol for AARP Insurance business. chair of the child-care committee. Heidi (Mavis) Wilcox, board and is past chair of the North From 1996 to 2003, O’Donnell was “I would not be able to be in this BS ’88, hotel/restaurant management, Dakota Renewable Energy Partnership. senior vice president at Co-Brand position if I did not have a CDFS is assistant director of operations for She also was part of the National Corn Products. She also has worked as a degree,” Kolpack says. “I feel, with my Dakota Hospitality in Fargo. Her job Growers Association Research and marketing manager for The Pillsbury education and experience, I was able to is to oversee and support operations Business Development Action Team. Co., a product manager for SciMed help form some of the regulations at and marketing efforts in eight hotels in Prior to her work in agriculture, Iszler Life Systems, Inc., and a business the state and local levels that are intact North Dakota, Minnesota, Kansas ran a nutrition communications manager in the Food Service Products today.” and Texas. company. She and her husband, Virgil, division at The Clorox Co. Wilcox previously was director of operate a small grains and soybeans farm O’Donnell earned a master’s in Julie (Salmonson) Martini, recruitment, training and systems with and have two daughters. Her hobbies business administration, specializing in BS ’94, child development and family Tharaldson Enterprises in Fargo. include music, reading and travel. marketing/finance from the University science, is metro development manager Her personal career highlights of Minnesota’s Carlson School of for Mankato (Minn.) Rehabilitation include opening and supporting 15 LuAnn Soliah, BS ’78, dietetics, Management in 1986. Center Incorporated. She oversees two properties in the Midwest under four is professor and director of the programs that employ adults with different brands; launching Tharaldson’s Nutrition Sciences Program at Baylor Cheri (Wolf) Olerud, BS ’77, disabilities and provide various work Learning Center to train management, University, Waco, Texas. She has held home economics education, BS ’80, options for them. corporate personnel and hourly staff; that position since 1988. food and nutrition, has been with Martini previously worked at a directing human resources in five travel Soliah previously was an assistant General Mills for 25 years. In that residence for adults with disabilities customer support call centers while professor and nutrition specialist at time, she spent seven years as a before beginning at MRCI, where she leading a start-up to the next level; Oklahoma State University in Stillwater cookbook editor for “The Betty was promoted repeatedly through the and facilitating several courses for the for three years. She also was a consul- Crocker Cookbook” and now edits the years. She is now in charge of a hotel/restaurant management degree tant dietitian for Medicalodges, Inc., Pillsbury cookbooks. She’s also spent multi-million-dollar budget and is at NDSU. in Coffeyville, Kan., for four years. 15 years as product home economist in overseeing the construction of a At Tharaldson, Wilcox was named Soliah earned her master’s in food the Betty Crocker Kitchens, where $2.4-million-dollar facility to combine “General Manager of the Year” in 1989. and nutrition from Kansas State she’s worked on Yoplait Yogurt, 8th three programs. She has obtained many She also reduced turnover by 50 percent University, Manhattan, in 1980. In Continent Soy Milk and Big G cereals. grants and participated in several by implementing consistent learning 1985, she earned her Ph.D. in human She has 1½ years experience as a county committees. strategies at the general manager level, nutrition from Oklahoma State. sensory scientist and 1½ years as a Martini says her NDSU education then reduced turnover by another 25 She recently has received grants for product development spokesperson for has helped her advance to her present percent by implementing a customized two projects: “Eating Behaviors and the Betty Crocker healthy cookbooks, position. “I would not have been able recruitment selection process. Exercise Habits of Young Professional a position which requires radio and TV to continue past my entry-level position Wilcox facilitated an Employee Women,” and “Dieting Practices and appearances. Olerud has been a without my education,” she says. “Since Ownership Committee to establish Eating Patterns of Middle-School and member of Home Economists in I work for an organization that is a strategies and procedures to improve Junior High Students.” Business, the International Association county-mandated service, almost all turnover and Employee Stock Owner- She belongs to the American of Culinary Professionals and Min- staff must have a four-year degree to ship Plan profitability. Dietetic Association and the American nesota Nutrition Council. She is meet licensing requirements.” She earned a master’s in business Association of Family and Consumer married and has three children. Her hobbies include photography, administration from the University Sciences. Her professional activities scrapbooking and being with her of Mary in Bismarck, N.D. include serving as chair of education Ruby (Rillo) Kolpack, BS ’86, children and family. and research for the Texas Dietetic child development and family science, Association, as a menu consultant for has been a childcare licensing specialist the Salvation Army, and as a Head for Cass County Social Services since Start nutrition consultant. 1989. She has sat on the State Daycare Licensing Task Force to help form rules and regulations that are in effect today. She, in conjunction with a child COMMiTMEnT TO FUTURE 23 Board of Visitors 2006-2007 members Jocie Iszler Darla Tufto O’Donnell Virginia Clark Johnson Director, Midwest Ag Vice President, Public and Dean, Human Emeritus members Energy Network Senior Sector Development and 1998 2002 2005 Ag Energy Policy United Health Group Education Specialist, MN Project Minnetonka, Minn. North Dakota State Norma Opgrand Jean Hanson Knaak Janis Armendariz Fargo, N.D. University Helen Merkle Joan Beaton Cheri Olerud Fargo 1999 Peg Portscheller Tama Duffy Day Carolyn Jolstad Senior Cookbook Editor Karen Fridlund Elizabeth Larson Community Volunteer General Mills, Inc. Nancy Gress Kim Dennis Timmers 2003 Phyllis Nelson Colorado Springs, Colo. Maple Grove, Minn. Board Liaison Bonnie Lonbaken Aimee Bagley Director of Student Susan Bohanan 2006 Ruby Kolpack Wanda Overland Services and 2000 Sue Hofstrand Barbara Bentson Childcare Licensing Vice President for Student Advancement Nancy Jordheim Vern Markey Kim Barber Foss Specialist Life and Development North Dakota State Charisse Oland Jill Wilkey Barbara Kenner Cass County Social St. Cloud State University University Kathy Sebastian Jill Hanson Roe Services St. Cloud, Minn. Fargo Sardelli 2004 Fargo, N.D. Delores Tvenge Donna Duffey 2007 Jane Rabe* * President for 2007-08 Lois Shern Jane Emison, Ann Ludwig Marketing Manager, ** President-elect for 2001 Arne Sorenson president Professor Emerita, Arizona Everyday Products 2007-08 Alta Engstrom Julie Swanson Barbara Fix State University Lenox Group Inc., Roger Grooters Connie Weed Melinda Goodman Artistic Director and Dept. 56 Sylvan Melroe Elisa J. Titus Choreographer Minneapolis Ericka Westgard Reilly A Ludwig Dance Theater Tempe, Ariz. LuAnn Soliah Professor/Director Julie Martini of Nutrition Sciences Metro Development Program Manager Baylor University MRCI-Rosemount Waco, Texas Rosemount, Minn. Sandra Strand Joan Mork Director of Interior Investigator Design N.D. Attorney General’s Gensler Office Shanghai, China Bismarck, N.D. Carol Tuntland Charlotte Mohling** Associate Professor/ the fUll boArD of ViSitorS for 2007- (left to right): Barbara Fix Leshovsky, Instructor/CTE Department of Art, 08 Are [SeAteD left to right]: Jocie Iszler, Jane Emison and Elisa Titus Coordinator/Advisor Fashion and Textiles Julie Martini, Heidi Wilcox and Cheri Olerud; (not pictured: Melinda Goodman) DIAL Virtual School California State University Wessington Springs, S.D. Los Angeles [StANDiNg]: Charlotte Mohling, Joan Mork, Darla O’Donnell, Ann Ludwig, Wanda Overland, Esther F. Myers Heidi Wilcox Ruby Kolpack, Sandy Strand, Jane Rabe, LuAnn Director of Scientific Assistant Director Soliah, Carol Tuntland, Carolyn Jolstad and Affairs and Research of Operations Esther Myers The American Dietetic Dakota Hospitality Association Fargo, N.D. Chicago BOV member’s grant challenge met and exceeded Jane Emison is a firm believer scholarship. The funds are gained members contributed funds beyond Emison earned her bachelor’s degree of philanthropy. through contributions from current and their ordinary levels of giving. The in design from NDSU in 1968. Her “If you believe in something, put past board members. Each year, the current and emeritus members met that father, Stanley Bale, also graduated some money up,” she said. money came in and went right back out challenge and more – raising $11,760 from NDSU. And she did. to scholarship recipients, Emison said. though 25 separate gifts for the endow- “My dad believed in education and Each year, the Board of Visitors for This prompted her to put forth an ment, which put the total funding above scholarships,” she said. “He set a good the College of Human Development anonymous challenge grant of $10,000 the amount needed to be self-sustaining. example for me to follow and his legacy and Education awards a $1,000 student to be donated once Board of Visitors Now the yearly scholarship will be was part of my desire to help. I was funded through interest gained from the brought up to be philanthropic.” endowment rather than membership Emison lives in Deephaven, Minn., contributions. where she has her interior design “By doing this challenge, it was my consulting business, Jane Larson hope that the Board of Visitors would Emison Design. She’s also on the then have the opportunity to look at Board of Trustees for the Minneapolis initiatives and other fundraising Institute of Arts and is a national opportunities in addition to the one trustee for the Boys and Girls Clubs scholarship,” Emison said. “The success of America. of the challenge has given the board lots The Board of Visitors is comprised of new ideas. Some great things are of outstanding alumni who serve as going to happen because now the board advocates for students, faculty and staff. has success in raising funds.” Emison just finished her three-year term on the board, including a year as chair. She enjoyed meeting a wide range of people in various industries she wouldn’t have met otherwise. “We all have our own areas of expertise,” she said. “Coming Jane Emison earned her bachelor’s in design from NDSU in 1968. together and sharing them has She now runs Jane Larson Emison Design. been a rewarding experience.” Non Profit Org. U.S. Postage HD&E Paid Fargo, ND Permit No. 818 HEaDlinEs 2007 North Dakota State University College of Human Development and Education Newsletter published by the College of human Development and education, North Dakota State University, fargo, N. D. Dean Virginia Clark Johnson Contributing editor Nancy Gress editor Tammy Swift photographer Dan Koeck Designer Beth Hagemeister proofreader Kathy Laid NDSU is an equal opportunity university. this publication will be made available in other formats upon request. Call 701-231-8211. We’d like to hear from you [top] At the HD&E Hooding Ceremony New job? Recent move? A new on May 11, these students earned Master business? Tell us all about it. We love to of Education degrees in counseling: hear about the many opportunities our Front row (l to r): Gail Nelson, Kinsey alumni have pursued since graduating Essler, Patty Dwyer and Julie Hersch; from NDSU. 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