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                                                                                                                    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
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                          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
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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 nancy.gress@ndsu.edu.                                                        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.”
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