Success at every stage of their careers
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
competitive fashion industry. The men and women featured here have worked in diverse
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
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
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
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
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.”
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.
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,
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
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
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
design after short time only to return due to his love
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.
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
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
“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.
educational educators … it is all about service Shortly after graduating, her
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
schools and educators across the country.
Her work in education has earned her
the honor of Colorado Superintendent
of the Year, making her the first female
awarded the prize.
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.
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
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
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
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
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.”
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.
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.
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,
MS ’57, education administration, and
Although Pickard never did teach in a
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
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
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
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
• 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.
• 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
– W.E.B. DuBois
SCHOLARSHIPS fALL 2006 ENROLLMENT
Number of Scholarships
140 Increase: HD&E is the second largest
18% college on campus.
2005 2007 4,000
Annual Scholarship Dollars HD&E TOTAL NDSU TOTAL
$100,000 Increase: ENROLLMENT ENROLLMENT
$40,000 HD&E has 26% of graduate
$20,000 student enrollment.
2005 2007 1,800
Scholarship Endowment 900
$2,000,000 $2,030,753 600
$0 graduate graduate
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.”
Director of Student Services and Advancement
8 alUMni nEWs
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
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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
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
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
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.
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-
“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
Class nOTEs 17
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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
Grossnickle Amundson Anderson
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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
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
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
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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
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
Ericka Westgard Reilly
A Ludwig Dance Theater
Tempe, Ariz. LuAnn Soliah
Julie Martini of Nutrition Sciences
Metro Development Program
Manager Baylor University
MRCI-Rosemount Waco, Texas
Joan Mork Director of Interior
N.D. Attorney General’s Gensler
Office Shanghai, China
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
The American Dietetic Dakota Hospitality
Association Fargo, N.D.
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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