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College of Human Development and Education Newsletter


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.






Apparel and textiles grad takes leap from the farm to the fashion world


Heather Reiger was flipping through the pages of Vogue before she knew half the words in it. In sixth grade her mother purchased her first subscription and she's been reading it ever since. Perhaps it was a small sign of what was to come. Today Reiger, who graduated from NDSU with an apparel and textiles degree in 2001, is a national account executive for Phillips Van Heusen, a wholesale manufacturing company with 15 brands including Calvin Klein, IZOD, Kenneth Cole and Chaps. Reiger works with the Sean Jean and Joe Joseph Abboud dress shirt labels. She deals with buyers across the country, manages business profits, sales and trends and oversees account sales, brand imaging and marketing. "The good part of my job is that I love to travel. I've seen a lot of different cities. The bad part is that I have to pay rent for a place that I'm never in," she said with a laugh. Reiger joined the company three years ago in February and has quickly climbed the company ladder. "I started as an executive assistant to the president of sales. Then I was a junior account executive and now I'm a national account executive." Undoubtedly, her North Dakota work ethic had something to do with her fast promotion. Far from the glamour of the fashion industry, Reiger grew up on a farm near Rugby, N.D., where she learned to help with calving and put up hay.


Meet HD&E grads at every stage of their careers.



Dietetics grad becomes distinguished alum.


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Alberta Dobry keeps busy after retirement. Alum teaches students in Albania.

She doesn't intend to return to the Midwest anytime soon. Ever since she got her first taste of the Big Apple during a field trip, the fashion industry and big city life have taken a firm hold. When she graduated, she knew where she was headed. But that's not to say it was an easy transition. After bartending for a summer in Fargo to save money, Reiger headed to New York City in January. Her goal was to be a photo stylist. Her unpaid, no-benefits apprenticeship quickly eroded her enthusiasm. By the next summer she was ready for something new. She started considering different options in corporate fashion. She got a job at a Calvin Klein store through a friend. "I started working at the store

doing everything I could." Three months later she was offered a position at Phillips Van Heusen. Reiger admits making it in the city is a challenge. "It requires determination. You have to change your whole mindset; nothing is easy," Reiger said. "Just renting an apartment is that much harder." She should know. She's lived in six different places in her four years in New York. But she wouldn't want it any other way. "Any night there are great restaurants to go to and you never know who could be sitting beside you. The city is definitely alive," she said. She encourages current students to dream big and go for it. "Everyone should live in New York City once."

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Heather Reiger (right) showing the new spring 2008 JOE Joseph Abboud dress-shirt line to a specialty store account executive in the JOE Joseph Abboud showroom.





The first five of 19 stores opened that month. "Being able to help launch a business during my first years out of college is pretty exciting," Mathiowetz said. She helped support brand objectives, analyze competitive information and identify business risks and opportunities. Then in September 2006 Mathiowetz was promoted to assistant production manager to oversee the entire product development cycle. "I get to see design sketches come to life," she said. And when they do, she makes sure they are high quality. "It is my job to produce a great, cost-effective product. It has to be the right product, right time and for the right customer," Mathiowetz said. Her primary responsibility is to execute sweater and cold-weather accessory product development in line with the sourcing strategy, cost targets and calendar. Unfortunately, Gap Inc. has announced the closing of Forth & Towne in recent months to focus on other sister brands like Old Navy and Banana Republic. In June they began fading out 19 stores. Mathiowetz is saddened by the decision, but thankful for the experience. "Being here, seeing the stores from beginning to end is kind of bittersweet," she said.

Alum gets great experience working for Gap's sister brand


It's tough to top the work experience that Kris Mathiowetz has gained in the last three years. After graduating in 2004 with an apparel and textiles degree, Mathiowetz took a leap of faith and moved to New York City. She had a place to live, but not a job. So to make ends meet she started freelancing. For the first eight months she freelanced at Kenneth Cole Productions and J Crew. Later she worked for Forth & Towne, a new Gap brand that targets women 35 and older. During that time she gained invaluable merchandising experience. She worked with assorted lines, analyzed sales and trends, and assisted with product development. In May 2005 Mathiowetz got her first full-time position at Forth & Towne. And instead of the usual, slow "break-in" period void of any hands-on experience, Mathiowetz was immediately immersed in the launch of the fledgling Gap brand.


Kris Mathiowetz (right) gained invaluable merchandising experience while working at Forth & Towne, a Gap brand that targets women 35 and older.

But she remains calm and openminded about her next position. "I've been fortunate to work with great people and take on responsibility fast," she said. "When the right opportunity comes along, I think I'll know. Right now, I have a lot of contacts in the city. Timing is essential."

Big Apple makes big impression on Times sales rep

It was the summer before her senior year and NDSU fashion student, Erica Keenaghan, was looking for an adventure. The ad in the Spectrum read: `Wanted: Summer Nanny in Greenwich, Connecticut.' And it was just the ticket. Keenaghan and two other students decided to apply. Soon after, their bags were packed and they were flying to the East Coast. She loved being a nanny and loved Connecticut. So much so that after she returned to NDSU to finish her degree in apparel and textiles in May 2001, she was right back on the plane headed east. After two years of living in Connecticut, Keenaghan decided to move to New York City and get a place of her own. At first the Northwood, N.D., native had doubts. "I didn't think I could ever live in New York City." She started a job at Tiffany & Co. as a seasonal sales representative. And while there, met someone who had connections with Marie Claire Magazine. She soon became an advertising sales assistant at the magazine. "I never thought of advertising as a career," Keenaghan said. But it has proven to be a good fit. She stayed in the assistant position for two years. "It was an amazing job with fun perks; parties, movie premieres, and HD&E fashion shows. The fashion world is so much fun." Despite the glamorous appeal of the fashion industry, Keenaghan wanted more hardcore sales experience. She applied for a sales position at the New York Times and has now been there over one year. "I'm actually selling the advertising space in the newspaper and online instead of assisting. I'm focused on meeting sales revenues and goals." She admits this is more of a steppingstone than a final destination. "I would like to be an outside sales representative for a major fashion magazine. Now that I have the 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

Wayne Borsheim never planned to use his bachelor's degree in interior design after graduating from NDSU in 1994. He was going through the Marriott management training program and was headed in that direction professionally. A professor and life mentor encouraged Borsheim to first consider a job at Designtex, a commercial textile company. "When I first took the job, I thought it would be like working at the Gap, except selling fabric," he said. But he soon fell in love with the woven products and enjoyed the people he met. "I didn't know anything other than that I




was having a really great time," he said. Designtex led him from Minneapolis to Seattle and then on to Chicago where he now lives. He left the company for a short time only to return due to his love of textiles. He enjoys setting his own hours, influencing design decisions, and working with designers to create textiles. His love for the product is clear. "Designtex is the largest innovator in the commercial textile industry," Borsheim said. "I have a phenomenal product that I love selling. I spend my day showing pretty things to pretty people all day long." Borsheim plans to return to school to pursue a master's degree in fiber. Down the road, he hopes to work at a textile mill to create new fibers for the 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 government after graduating from NDSU in home economics education, Connie Sprynczynatyk points out the similarities. "With the education degree you have to learn how to work with people," the 1972 graduate said. "Many of the same principles apply. It's a well-rounded program, and there's a great deal of management focus and skill development."

"With the education degree you have to learn to work with people. Many of the same principles apply (in government)."

­ Connie Sprynczynatyk

After graduation, Sprynczynatyk commuted 45 minutes from Bismarck to Steele, N.D., every day for three years to teach. She didn't mind the drive and only missed one day because of weather. However, a random suggestion from a friend to run for the Bismarck Park Board in 1978 began a tectonic shift in her career toward politics. She had three obstacles in the race among five other candidates for two open positions ­ she was the youngest, the only woman and had an unusual last name. "I campaigned door-to-door and got elected, to my surprise," she said. Politics wasn't completely out of her realm of experience. Sprynczynatyk's father was in the state Senate for 28 years, and her sister has just been elected to the state House. As a youth, Sprynczynatyk ran for 4-H office. She also toyed with the idea of a political science major at NDSU. At the encouragement of Bismarck's retiring mayor in 1990, she ran for city commission and became the first female elected to the position. She's still on the commission, and her final term will end in 2010. As if that weren't enough, she also became the executive director of the North Dakota League of Cities in 1996. She manages the activities of the NDLC staff, which represents all 357 incorporated cities in the state. She lobbies the state Legislature on behalf of municipalities and follows between 200 and 300 bills every legislative session ­ all in the goal of helping cities provide a good place to live, work and play.

"I basically live HD&E cities ­ morning, noon, nights and holidays," she said. "Keeping our communities healthy and thriving is a daily challenge. It is our organization's job to bring everybody together around common issues." Another source of life lessons was her decision to run marathons with her husband, Dave, BS '72, civil engineering. Since 1995, they have run 15 marathons. The training taught her perseverance above all else, a trait she recommends for all graduates beyond finding a job you love. "I'm one of those lucky people who gets up every morning and thinks, `I get to go to work today,' " she said.




Portscheller has long, varied career in education


When Peg Portscheller decided to get her advanced degree in educational leadership at NDSU, she didn't know what she would do with it. All she knew was she wanted to learn more about the education system she had been part of for 10 years. "I wanted to better understand, as a teacher association leader, what educational system leadership entailed," she said. Portscheller graduated from NDSU in 1981 with a master's in education administration, but her road into education began earlier. She earned a bachelor's in 1969 from Dickinson (N.D.) State University and was planning to go on to law school. Then her former high school superintendent encouraged her to try teaching for a year by offering her a job. "I fell in love with teaching, with students and with being a part of a team to support kids," she said. Today, after 35 years in teaching and administration from pre-kindergarten to higher education, she is the chief learning officer for the Leadership and Learning Center in Aurora, Colo. She oversees 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.

Retired vice president led one-company career

Cathi Christopherson, BS '66, apparel and textiles, is one of an increasingly rare breed of people to spend a career with one company. Shortly after graduating, her sister told her about an opening at Montana-Dakota Utilities Co. She advanced in the company to eventually become vice president of corporate communications at its parent company ­ MDU Resources Group, Inc., a company traded on the New York Stock Exchange. MDU is comprised of businesses in the energy and construction materials industries. Christopherson led a team that provided communication products and services for the corporation and its subsidiaries. Christopherson said she was never the type of person to go after a specific career, but as job opportunities opened within the company, she applied for them. She changed jobs in the company many times and moved to various locations during her career. Her wide experience in the company helped her gain the background needed for the CEO to offer her the vice president role. Earning an MBA from the University of South Dakota through the Rapid



"And then there's the work ethic and pride. Whether leading a teachers' association or leading a school system or leading an organization that serves educators ... it is all about service and stewardship." That drive has served her well in education, which she calls the foundation of our pluralistic and democratic society. She sees that drive in others, who handle the growing responsibility of educating a more diverse population by simply going to work every day to face hard work, few resources, long odds, little time and many agendas. They do it for love of what they do, a type of love Portscheller advises anyone to follow. "I would only suggest that people follow their passions and be true to their authentic selves," she said. "I love NDSU and truly believe that graduates leave the university well prepared to do whatever sings to their souls."


City Air Force branch in 1980 didn't hurt either. She advises a similar gung-ho attitude for others. "Keep learning and look at every job or project as a challenge and do the best job in it," she said. "Have a positive, can-do attitude ­ of all the people I know who succeeded, they are the ones who did." Christopherson retired in August HD&E 2005 and lives in Bismarck.






University of Nebraska. "I really knew I wanted to be in business," she says. But her business aspirations had to wait. Her first job out of grad school was as an assistant professor at West Virginia University in Morgantown. She didn't have much money, so she rode the Greyhound bus to West Virginia with a Singer Featherweight sewing machine perched on her lap. "You didn't dare ship anything then," Sowinski recalls, chuckling. "I still have that machine." After a few years at WVU, she learned the executives of the Kroger grocery chain were looking for a director of home economics. And before she knew it, she was heading to Kroger's home office in Cincinnati to head the home economics department.

Head home economist held her own in a `man's world'


Jeanne Paris Sowinski worked in the heyday of the business home economist, when all the major food companies had test kitchens bustling with staffs of white-coated home economists. And Sowinski was in the midst of it all, first as head of the Home Economics Department of the Kroger supermarket chain and later as director of consumer services at Swift & Co. "You were in a man's world," says the 1940 NDSU graduate in home economics education. "Home economists were lucky because we really didn't have any competition from the males. At the time, there weren't any men home economists. On the other hand, it was hard to ever achieve breaking the glass to upper management." Even so, Sowinski accomplished great things. When she started at Swift in the 1950s, she was one of only two women classified as executives. NDSU alumna Arlene (Christianson) Pickard says Sowinski was practically a legend to the young women who walked in her venerable footsteps. Sowinski's niece, Jodeen Paris LaFrenz, BS '60, regaled Pickard with anecdotes of an aunt so chic and important she wore a hat to work. "Jeanne was a role model for those of us who went off and did something different," says Pickard, who went on to do public relations at major food companies. Years later, when Sowinski and Pickard worked in the same industry, their paths crossed many times. "Often when I was at the end of my rope, I'd think, `Jeanne Paris would know how to do this,'" Pickard says. Indeed, Sowinski seemed to be blessed with a level-headed intelligence and confidence that prepared her well for any challenge, whether she was teaching students who were just a few years her junior or tackling high-ranking jobs in a male-dominated industry. "I wasn't scared of anything," she says.



Meet `Jean Allen'

At Kroger, her duties ranged from developing "how to shop" programs for high school students to traveling around the country to give presentations to housewives. She also wrote copy for consumer pamphlets, produced food columns for newspapers, tested recipes and products, and managed a staff of four home economists. She did it all as "Jean Allen," the pseudonym of Kroger's top home economist. Back then, food companies routinely adopted fictitious names for their head home economists ­ in the spirit of Betty Crocker ­ to give their labels and printed material continuity and a dependable "image." The job required extensive traveling ­ typically by train or little DC-3 propeller planes. The DC-3's bucked mightily amid storms and turbulence. "I was sometimes scared but was proud that I never had to use an air sickness bag," she says. Although Sowinski enjoyed her time at Kroger, bigger opportunities awaited. She heard the director of home economics at Swift & Co., was retiring. A friend recommended Sowinski for the job and she got it. She started at Swift as an assistant director under her predecessor, who had worked at the company for 23 years. "I was told if you could survive with her, you could do anything," Sowinski says. "She was a very hard woman to get along with. You didn't disagree with her. So I made up my mind to keep my mouth shut." Her instincts were wise. She was soon in charge of the department, where she remained for the next 25 years. Only now she had 16 home economists under her wing and even more responsibilities. Her duties included product control, testing the consumer information printed on labels, and recipe development and testing. One of the exciting things about Sowinski's job was its versatility. One day she might be scrambling to find 50 tested recipes at a meat merchandiser's request. The next, she might oversee a photo shoot, or show newspaper food editors from around the country what new Swift products were on the horizon.

[top]: Paris Sowinski (center) and Porter Jarvis, president of Swift, routinely hosted food editors from around the country to show them new product development. [bottom left]: Jeanne Paris in her days as Kroger's home economist, "Jean Allen." [bottom right]: Sowinski before her retirement.

everything from new products to nutrition to food additives ­ "something people don't worry about as much as they used to." At about this time, Sowinski found another NDSU alumna on the AMI board, Pickard, who was working at Armour. The two became friends. Sowinski still remembers getting a call from Pickard, who lived in the same Chicago neighborhood, before one of the AMI meetings. "She told me, `I know no company secrets can be exchanged, but could you tell me what I'm supposed to do and what I'm supposed to wear?' So we had a nice mother-daughter conversation," Sowinski says. By the time she retired in 1980, the food industry was changing dramatically. Women were less likely to be the primary food shoppers, as more were working outside of the home. Companies were acquired, merged and sold again. Some of them got rid of their in-house staffs of home economists and began contracting with specialists in areas like recipe-testing, food styling or nutrition analysis on labels. Even the term "home economist" fell out of fashion. The group for home economists in business was once a powerful one, but demand for it dwindled with time. But even as the industry changed, Sowinski kept moving forward. After retirement she tackled a major project: researching and writing a meat-safety book, the "AMI Yellow Pages." It was one of several books Sowinski wrote or co-wrote in her career. She also began studying art, and sold her silk-screen prints at local art fairs for years. She now lives in Homewood, Ill., with her husband of 33 years, John Sowinski. And, every once in a while, she thinks of her time as a successful business woman. She wonders if some of today's young women know what it was like "in the old days," when she was once denied a seat on a plane to New York because it was an "executive flight." "I assured the ticket agent that I was an executive," she says. "It was for men executives only and I waited for the next flight." Still, Sowinski has always appreciated what she accomplished ­ despite society's limitations. "I was never a vice president," she says. "The home economist with Oscar Meyer became a vice president, and she could never understand why the rest of us didn't push to become one. I said, `I don't really need that. I'm perfectly happy with what I'm doing.' "

Active at the `AC'

A native of Bismarck, N.D., Jeanne Paris enrolled at North Dakota Agricultural College in the days before admission requirements or SAT scores. "I just wrote to them a week in advance and told them I was coming," she says. Like all home economics majors, Sowinski was required to take classes in every conceivable home-management art. "Elvira Smith (the experimental foods instructor) ­ she was marvelous," Sowinski says. "I also took a tailoring course. I could line a coat and do all those things. I was still sewing and doing a lot of dressmaking until 10 years ago." After college, she taught in Rugby, N.D., for two years and Lisbon, N.D., for one year. By then she'd realized teaching wasn't for her. And so she traveled to Chicago and took a job in the government's meatmarketing service during World War II. "The Russians were buying, and I had to make a list of the amounts and grades of meat every single day. I really had to tie into it to get it all done each day." That job didn't offer much of a future, so she relocated to Lincoln to pursue a master's in family economics from the

Retirement ... and changes

Her job also meant working closely with industry groups like the American Meat Institute. One of the AMI's publicrelations events was a one-day meeting in New York City for magazine food editors. At this meeting, the head home economist from each major meat-packing company gave a presentation on



Christianson Pickard's career took her around the U.S.

Arlene Christianson Pickard HD&E was only 21, but her future already seemed mapped out for her. Deep down, she felt she had only one option after graduating from college: She would teach in a rural community for a couple of years, then marry the county agent or the hardware store owner. And there she would remain for the rest of her life. That's the way things were in 1960 when Pickard graduated from NDSU with a degree in home economics education. Most women of the time had few career choices beyond nursing, secretarial work or teaching. Pickard saw nothing wrong with others who followed the traditional path of the time. She had friends who were perfectly happy to work outside of the home for a few years and then stay home to raise their families. But that wasn't for her. Pickard had been bitten by the journalism bug. She had read "Not So Wild a Dream," the autobiography by Eric Sevareid, a Velva, N.D., native who became a famous television journalist. She was feature editor at the student newspaper, the Spectrum. And she had landed a part-time job with NDSU's university relations department, working for communication experts Robert Crom, MS '57, education administration, and Beth Rochefort. Crom and Rochefort sensed their young protégée's determination to do something different with her life. Together, they helped her find graduate school funding via a student assistantship at the University of Iowa, Iowa City. And so began a long and varied career path that took Pickard to live in four Midwestern and five Western states. She has headed the consumer service department at Armour, developed communications and marketing programs, created news and feature stories, planned and edited publications and written about everything from recipes to obituaries and grant applications. "I did some jobs that were a combination of food and communication, and I did a lot of media relations," says Pickard, now retired. "But some of my jobs were all journalism." After earning her graduate degree, the fashion-minded Pickard dreamed about working at the Women's Wear Daily. Instead she found herself writing internal publications at Archer Daniels Midland, then in Minneapolis. "It was a good start-out job," she says. Pickard was hired by Armour (now part of ConAgra Foods) in 1965. She moved to Chicago to do internal and external public relations, and was eventually promoted to head Armour's test kitchen and consumer service division. "It's one of those things that really caught me by surprise," she says. "At the time, there were very, very, very few of those types of jobs available." During this period she met another NDSU alumna, Jeanne Paris Sowinski, then director of consumer services at Swift Co. (See story on Sowinski in this issue.) "The top home-economics positions often went to people who attended the really well-known schools, and here we were from a smaller school," Pickard says. "It was a marvelous thing. We remained friends." After leaving Armour in 1976, Pickard did everything from write about food for an Oregon newspaper to manage a senior nutrition program in Portland.



A diverse career

Back in the early '60s, Pickard was working to get a master's in mass communication ­ with a then-rare specialty in public relations ­ from the University of Iowa. One of the required courses was advanced reporting in radio. That meant she had to read news reports on the air. "My classmates told me, `You must stop saying tooooast,' " says Pickard, imitating the full, fat vowels of the Upper Midwesterner, " `or we can never put you on the air.' Anyway, it helped me get rid of my Scandinavian accent."

Still in touch with NDSU

Most recently, Pickard was communication director for the Episcopal Diocese of Oregon in Portland. In that capacity, she also edited the Oregon Episcopal Church News, a publication that won numerous awards under her leadership. In 2004, she retired. Pickard now lives in Vancouver, Wash., with her husband Stanley, another former Armour employee. She keeps busy singing (she's a member of the Scandia Chorus and a former Sweet Adeline), taking adult education courses, traveling and reading books as well as one or two newspapers a day. She's retained ties with Fargo and her alma mater. Her sister lives in Moorhead, so she visits when she can. And when her mother passed away, she donated her clothes to the Emily P. Reynolds Historic Costume Collection at NDSU. "There's just part of disassembling your life and your parents' lives that's pretty tough going," Pickard says. "Ann Braaten (collection curator) and Joanne Cook (administrative secretary) were so incredibly kind." Although Pickard never did teach in a home economics classroom, she did find her NDSU education came in handy. Her classes in design, for instance, helped her immensely while laying out a variety of publications. "I had lots of classes in marketing and behavioral science. But having the fundamentals of nutrition and meal planning and art ­ oh my goodness, what the related art classes did for me ­ those were big chunks of my preparation," she says. One NDSU class she regrets passing up was in beef conformation. "Believe me, when all those meat industry guys would get together and talk about the brisket and all those sections of the carcass, I would think, `Why didn't I go back in the barns and take one of those classes?' " Pickard says with a laugh.

This shot of Arlene Pickard was taken on a recent trip to Fort Totten, N.D. Pickard, shown here "on the job" in the 1960s.



These are exciting, record-breaking times for North Dakota State University and the College of Human Development and Education. Students have a choice in furthering their education, and a growing number of them are choosing NDSU. Our official fall '06 enrollment was 12,258 students in undergraduate and graduate programs, a record number for the seventh year in a row. Other all-time highs include 1,662 graduate students and 675 international students. NDSU also had the largest freshman class in North Dakota. The College of Human Development and Education also witnessed another exceptional year. Enrollment increased for undergraduate and graduate students, and increased scholarship monies are helping our students succeed. NDSU's continued growth in student enrollment, particularly in our graduate programs, is significant and exciting. We are growing as an institution because our programs meet the needs and wants of North Dakota, the region and the nation. NDSU has never wavered in its strong commitment to exceptional teaching. Our quality educational programs, the outstanding research conducted here and the superior outreach to the public truly make the university a leader among its peers. Joseph A. Chapman


"NDSU has never wavered in its strong commitment to exceptional teaching."




One day last winter a faculty member asked me if I realized that in two more years I would have been dean of the 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 newly formed college, I did not have plans to stay for 14 years. Now I cannot imagine being on any other campus. I can say the job that brought me here has truly been an adventure, with no two days the same. In the College of Human Development and Education we have an amazing group of faculty and staff. Our continued growth and positive change are due to their hard work, commitment and success. As I reflect on the past year, there are many successes to share with you ... We have continued to grow · Total enrollment has continued to climb, with a 6 percent increase from last year. · Twenty-six percent of all graduate students are enrolled in our college. · The enrollment increase in the college is 80 percent of the NDSU increase in enrollment. · Funding through grants and contracts has grown to more than $5 million. · Endowed funding to support research and professional development is now more than $1 million.

We've continued to increase student support · Seven new scholarships were added during the year. · Our scholarship endowment is now more than $2 million. We continue to diversify our teaching · We now offer five Web-based master's programs as part of a consortium of colleges across the Midwest. · The number of courses that provide online options for students continues to increase. · The number of students participating in study-abroad experiences continues to grow. · The School of Education implemented week-long immersive experiences for all undergraduate majors, where each student spends a week in a school that provides experiences with diverse groups of students and teachers. · The first hospitality and tourism management classes were taught in the teaching wing of the Candlewood Suites Hotel. We have increased our national recognition · Interior design, athletic training and exercise science had their accreditations continued after successful reviews and site visits.

· The first graduate of our doctoral program in education was chosen by Columbia University for a postdoctoral position. · Our graduates continue to score higher than national averages on national registration/certification exams. · We have a new Web site ( ... and these are only a few of our accomplishments during the year. In addition, faculty, staff and students identified a phrase that sums up what our college is all about ­ "Programs that focus on people." More in-depth news about the college, as well as feature stories about our graduates, can be found in this issue of HD&E Headlines. I think you will be as excited as I am about the successes of our faculty, staff, students and alumni. It is fun to be a part of the College of Human Development and Education and to be able to see the results of our success firsthand. We invite you to stop in and visit anytime you are on campus. Also, don't hesitate to let us know if you have questions about the college or our programs. Thanks so much to each of you who have helped us, in any way, during the past year. Virginia Clark Johnson

"Of all the civil rights for which the world has struggled and fought for 5,000 years, the right to learn is undoubtedly the most fundamental." ­ W.E.B. DuBois



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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 photographs of the scholarship recipients, you can see your generosity at work. A special focus for me this year will be our graduate students. Some car manufacturers brag their vehicles can go from "0 to 60" in five seconds. In the college we have gone from "0 to 85+" in five years. Our first doctoral program started in 2002, and in five short years we have experienced an incredible growth of more than 85 students. Many of you want to acknowledge the positive impact North Dakota State University has had on your life and your success. Let us help you create memories for others and a legacy for yourself. If you are able, consider becoming a scholarship donor for our doctoral students. Now is the time for our friends and alumni to take an active role in supporting our graduate students. Their need is great but their potential is even greater. When my children were younger and borrowed my car, they would hear me say, "bring it back fuller (gas) than when you left." This really is a lesson in life that is reflected in your gifts to the college. You are leaving the college "fuller than when you left." Through your actions you teach others important life lessons of personal and financial generosity. Whether this is the year to start a scholarship or add to an existing fund, all of your gifts are appreciated. Thank you for leaving the college "fuller than when you left." Nancy Gress Director of Student Services and Advancement


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Distinguished alum's career success stems from kitchen

By Linsey Hegvik Mary (Busch) Gregoire has always loved to cook. Ever since she was little, growing up on a farm near Portal, N.D., she has enjoyed trying new recipes with her mother. Now several years later, Gregoire is responsible for the service of food to a population more than 20 times that of her hometown. Indeed the small-town girl has grown into a woman with an enormously successful career. As director of food and nutrition services at Rush University Medical Center in downtown Chicago, Gregoire oversees foodservice to more than 1,400 students, 600 patients, 8,000 staff and the daily operations of three kitchens. She manages a $14 million budget and leads a staff of 50 professionals and more than 200 employees. She is involved in everything from menu planning to emergency preparedness to accreditation. In addition to all of her administrative duties, she also teaches for Rush University's graduate program. "Having both the operational and educational aspects makes it a very exciting type of position," Gregoire said. But also one that she never imagined she would have. "If you would have asked me at graduation what I'd be doing, I'd probably reply, working at a hospital in a town in North Dakota. I never would have thought I would live in such different places and hold so many different positions. It's a real tribute to the quality of education I received." As a tribute to Gregoire's own achievements, HD&E administrators invited her to be the college's first distinguished alum. The distinguished alum program was formerly known as the master's program. She shared her wisdom with students and faculty April 23 on campus. Gregoire credits her father for "gently nudging" her to NDSU. When it came time to select a college, there was no other choice. "My father was key in the decision. As a farmer he was very involved with NDSU's Extension services." Selecting a major was just as obvious: It had to do with food. She started in home economics but changed to dietetics in her first year to focus on nutrition and foodservice. She got her first taste of food operations working in the dietary department at St. Luke's Hospital (now MeritCare) while completing her degree. When Gregoire graduated with her bachelor's degree in 1974, she decided to stick around a bit longer. In part to obtain her master's degree in institutional management and in part to be with pharmacy student, Wayne Gregoire. They met on a blind date. He was a fraternity boy who needed a date to a term party. And she was a sorority girl who knew his match-making cousin. Fueled by similar interests, including food and cooking, their romance blossomed. The following year the couple moved to Munster, Ind., where Wayne interned at Super X Drugs. Mary, now a registered dietitian, became the director of dietetics at Jasper County Hospital, a small facility with 60 beds in Rensselaer, Ind. After two years, Mary began working as assistant foodservice director at Lake County Convalescent Home, a multi-level care facility with 800 beds in Crown Point, Ind. In the early '80s the Gregoires moved to Manhattan, Kan., where Mary earned her doctorate in foodservice/hospitality management from Kansas State University. They stayed in Kansas for 11 years, during which time Mary was a faculty member and graduate program director at K-State. She later worked for National Food Service Management Institute, Hattiesburg, Miss., and was a professor and associate director of food and nutrition service at Rush University Medical Center before becoming professor and chair of apparel, educational studies, and hospitality management at Iowa State University, Ames. In August 2006, Mary returned to Rush University Medical Center. "They called and recruited me. The current foodservice director wanted to retire." Gregoire attributes much of her career success to the support provided by her husband. "He's always been willing to move," Gregoire said. "I wouldn't be where I am today without his support, his willingness to assume responsibilities at home and his enthusiasm to try something new." The Gregoires have two children. Their daughter, Theresa, lives in Chicago and is starting her doctorate in clinical psychology, and their son, Jonathan, is a sophomore majoring in organ performance at St. John's University in Collegeville, Minn. For her phenomenal leadership, Gregoire has received numerous honors, awards and recognition. Two of the honors she is most proud of are being named a Fellow by the American Dietetics Association and being the second person out of 120 department heads at Iowa State to receive the Department Leadership Award. But more than plaques and certificates, Gregoire measures her success by the success of her students and co-workers. "Each time I see a student graduate, particularly a graduate student, it is really rewarding knowing that I had some role in helping her/him get there," Gregoire said. "It's the same thing in my operational positions." Gregoire's advice to students: "Always be flexible and creative in looking for opportunities. Always support those you work with because your success is usually very closely linked to their success; if those you work with don't achieve success, you often won't either. My success has come because I have worked with and been able to support the work of many great people."

Mary Gregoire's resume -- at a glance

Education B.S. '74, Dietetics, NDSU M.S. '75, Institution Management, NDSU Ph.D. '85, Foodservice/Hospitality Management, Kansas State University, Manhattan Career highlights · In 1981 she became instructor for the Department of Hotel, Restaurant, Institution Management and Dietetics, KSU. For the next 11 years she was an assistant professor, graduate program director, state agricultural experiment station leadership development intern and associate professor. · In 1992 she worked for the National Food Service Management Institute/ University of Southern Mississippi, Hattiesburg, first as a research scientist and research associate professor and then as associate director of applied research. · In 1994 she became associate director of food and nutrition services, Rush University Medical Center, Chicago. · In 1998 she became a professor and chair at Iowa State University, Ames. · In 2006 she became director of food and nutrition services, Rush University Medical Center. Achievements: · Iowa State University Student Affairs Faculty Recognition Award · Iowa State University Foundation Award for Outstanding Achievement in Department Leadership · Best Paper - International Journal of Hospitality Management · Outstanding Scholarship Award, Department of Health Systems Management, Rush University · CenStates Travel and Tourism Research Association Research Award, first place for paper · Charter Fellow, American Dietetic Association · Outstanding Management Staff Award, Rush University Medical Center Internship · American Dietetic Association Outstanding Service Award · State Agricultural Experiment Station Leadership Development program


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What a Deal:

By Tammy Swift Joan Deal's devotion to NDSU may just be encoded in her DNA. Many of her family members ­ most recently, her step-daughters, Emily, BS '06, business administration, and Elsie Deal-Opp, BS '07 ­ have NDSU degrees. And she's been going to Bison football games with her family since she was 5. "I think I've probably only missed about two home football games," she says. So it's not too surprising that Deal opted to graduate from NDSU. Or that she's stayed active with the university ever since ­ even becoming the first female president of Team Makers. Or that her contributions of time and talent to NDSU have earned her the 2007 Heritage Award. Deal was nominated for the award by Sherri Schmidt, associate executive director of the Alumni Association. In a letter of support, Schmidt praised Deal for her "constant smile," "warm and outgoing spirit," and willingness to tackle new challenges for her alma mater. Deal credits that allegiance to her family; her dad and grandmother are both NDSU alums. Bob Lauf earned an ag-education degree in 1953 and is a Bison Athletic Hall of Famer. He always taught Deal and her brother Rob, BU '86, university studies, to get involved. "It's one of those things where you didn't know any different," says the eternally upbeat Deal, speaking from a sunlit conference room at Flint Communications' Media Productions, where she works in new business development. "People will say, `Why did you do this?' and we'd say, `Aren't you supposed to?' My Dad set a great example and he was involved with Team Makers and the Harvest Bowl and different things, and we were always taught to give back."

Alum receives Heritage Award for service to NDSU

an outgoing joiner, she "fell in love with college and social life." She joined a whirlwind of activities, served in Student Government and befriended everyone from the dining-service ladies to her professors. Upon graduating from NDSU in 1981 with a degree in physical education, Deal aspired to someday open her own fitness center. Instead she wound up in sales. It was a perfect fit for someone who loved people, was a quick study and possessed boundless enthusiasm. She worked in banking, the ag industry and the medical field before landing at Flint. Along the way, she took an intensive, 10-day training course from famed motivational speaker/ Heritage Award winner Joan Deal has always felt a special allegiance to NDSU. Her father business expert Zig Ziglar. She became Bob Lauf, BS '53, and grandmother Gladys Buckwald were outstanding Bison athletes. licensed to present Ziglar's programs, which formed the basis for Business Architects, a company she launched with husband Greg.

"Along with the sense of women belonging, she also created great excitement among women for NDSU sport."

­ Sherri Schmidt, Associate Executive Director of the Alumni Association

Deal created Team Maker activities such as the Women's Athletic Advisory Group, which sponsored such events as a women's golf tourney, women's bridge event, women's athletic dinner and "The Celebration of Women Athletic Event," showcasing Robin Roberts from "Good Morning America." "Along with the sense of women belonging, she also created great excitement among women for NDSU sport," Schmidt wrote. Lynn Dorn, women's athletic director, seconds that notion: "She was just what was needed in her leadership role: a person who loves life, loves NDSU and loves athletics to lead the way for women." Deal laughs when talking about the Oct. 5 honors dinner in which she'll receive her award. It will take some time away from the Oct. 6 Bidders

A tireless volunteer

As if those pursuits weren't enough, Deal volunteered. She gave time to service groups like Zonta, El Zagal Shrine and, of course, to her beloved alma mater. For many years, Deal helped with the Bison Bidders Bowl, an important fundraiser for NDSU, also serving as co-chair for two years. She served on the exploratory committee for NDSU to seek Division I status, and the hiring committees for both President Joseph A. Chapman and Athletic Director Gene Taylor. "Those are two feathers in my cap," Deal says. "They're remarkable men." In 2003, she made NDSU history by becoming the first female president of Team Makers, a group she'd been active in for years. Drawing on her innate diplomacy and people skills, she was highly effective as a leader. "During her presidency, she quietly yet persuasively changed the `chemistry' of Team Makers membership by including and engaging more women," Schmidt wrote.

A home away from home

As a junior at Fargo North High School, Deal occasionally thought of attending a far-away college, just as many of her friends had planned. But both of her parents were ill ­ she lost her mother to cancer at age 50 and her dad to a heart attack at 62 ­ so she opted to stay close to home. So close to home, in fact, that her first college class was closer to the Lauf home then it was to her West High Rise dorm room. Even so, Deal's parents joked they would have seen her more frequently if she'd gone to school far away. Always

Bowl, which she will again co-chair this fall. Someone asked her if she's ever been able to sit down and enjoy a Bison Bidders Bowl dinner. "I said I've been able to attend a couple of times," she says with a chuckle. "I'm always in the next room setting up. We've got money to raise."


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his behalf. Eventually her efforts paid off. After a summer at an intensive speech therapy school, Bartlette was able to speak for himself. The core of Bartlette's message is that one person can change another person's life. For Bartlette, that person was Barta. By the time Bartlette graduated from high school he was valedictorian. With Barta's help he went on to earn a degree in social work from the University of North Dakota. However, his ultimate goal was to teach. But his adviser at UND didn't believe he should teach because of his speech impediment. He then decided to attend NDSU to pursue his master's degree in counseling education. His academic adviser, Richard Mease, had a tremendous impact on him. "He helped me become what I've always wanted to become and that is an educator," Bartlette said. "He was really an encouraging role model for me. He helped me get through the program while I was working full time at the Children's Village (now the Village Family Service Center in Fargo-Moorhead)." In 1981 he took his education a step further by earning his doctorate in education from Columbia Pacific University, Novato, Calif. However, neither time nor education could erase the pain Bartlette endured during his childhood. He turned to alcohol and amazingly found himself treating his own wife and children the same way his father treated him. Five years into his marriage and two children later, Barlette had a breaking point. His daughter looked into his eyes and said, "I don't know why you hurt. But I hate you and I hope you die." Her words resonated as he flashed back to his own childhood. From that point on, Bartlette was determined to change his life. That's when he discovered faith. Now he and his wife have been married 38 years. They have eight children and 12 grandchildren. He has a mile-long list of honors and awards. He was the first social worker to be accepted into the American Academy on Mental Retardation (now the American Association on Intellectual and Development Disabilities). He is listed in England's "International Men of Achievement," and "Who's Who in the World." His life story has been portrayed in a stage production and in a song, both titled "Macaroni at Midnight." He has been a guest lecturer with the Institute for the Development of Educational Administrators, the Jennings Lecture Series for Outstanding Educators in Ohio, National Education Services and numerous schools and universities. But his grandest achievement is being a father, husband and man of God. "It's the most important accomplishment I could have ever hoped for as a child." And today through sharing his triumphant story with millions of people, he is undoubtedly one person who has made a difference in the lives of many. Beulah would be proud.

Alum's past becomes positive lesson for others

By Linsey Hegvik When most parents look into their newborn's eyes they see a future doctor, lawyer or even the next president. When Don Bartlette was born in Walhalla, N.D., in 1939, his father had the opposite reaction. He couldn't see anything except his son's facial abnormalities. Because of a cleft palate, an unfamiliar physical disability at the time, Don was quickly labeled as a child who would never attend school, never learn and never speak. If only they could see him now. For the past 35 years Bartlette has been a full-time motivational speaker and Native American activist. He has spoken to more than 8,000 groups worldwide and developed 29 professional and personal growth presentations. His most in-demand presentation is "Macaroni at Midnight," an autobiographical profile of his social, psychological and educational experiences as a child of Chippewa heritage. It recounts his personal journey to overcome physical disabilities, poverty, racism, abuse and alcoholism. Bartlette grew up poor. He lived in a one-room log cabin without running water and electricity. He endured periods of extreme hunger and even went to the city dump to scrounge for food. When he entered school, he was ridiculed by other children and called names like "smelly Indian" or "Donald Duck." Worse yet, the teachers turned their backs. Some even refused to have him in class. Sadly, home wasn't a safe


haven either as his alcoholic father verbally and physically abused him. He fell far behind developmentally. At age 12 he didn't know how to read, write or speak. No one expected him to learn, except for one white woman, Beulah Barta. She was a prominent woman who heard about Bartlette from her daughter. Outraged by the school's neglect, she decided to intervene by offering Bartlette's grandma a cleaning position in her home with the stipulation that Bartlette come along too. They began with one lesson: washing the car. That was followed by another: how to eat properly. She knew he could learn. She became his advocate, his voice. She wrote letters, attended meetings and even made trips to the state Capitol on


Dobry still takes on big projects in retirement

Alberta Dobry is someone who gets things done. She's organized, detailoriented and skilled at negotiating. And once she's successfully launched a new project, she's ready to tackle the next big challenge. That's one reason the former chair of home economics education was chosen to oversee many complex assignments in her 27 years at NDSU. And why today, even though she's officially retired, Dobry is still the go-to person for any major project. Dobry first came to NDSU in 1974 as an associate professor/chair of home economics education. "The College of Home Economics was one of the 10th largest in the country," Dobry says. "It was one of the premium colleges under Dean Katherine Burgum. You could just wander your way through the departments and if you were from that field, you would recognize these faculty members as nationally known names." She was promoted to full professor in 1980. Over the next 12 years, the Department of Home Economics Education underwent several major changes. First, it was moved to the School of Education. Then the department returned to the College of Home Economics, along with the entire School of Education and the Department of Health, Physical Education and Recreation. By 1992, the expanded unit was renamed the College of Human Development and Education. Dobry's job title also changed. She became program coordinator for the teacher education program in 1990, and director of Continuing Education a year later. But even as her duties shifted, Dobry maintained her academic appointment with HD&E. She served as an adviser for several student groups, including the home economics student group and the Phi Upsilon Omicron Honor Society. "I always missed the students and the classroom," she says. "But every job has a new focus and a new challenge. If it's something new, something to create, something to move toward, that's fun for me." At Continuing Education, that "something new" meant working with NDSU's Extension Service to launch the North Dakota Interactive Video Network (IVN). Once IVN was established, Dobry was called on to helm another big project. As director of student academic affairs and university registrar, she helped the Office of Registration and Records convert to an online registration system, better known as ALFI. "It wasn't that I was so techno-savvy," she says. "But I was good at writing and compromise and negotiating and organizing and managing. My role was to push them into the next century." When Dobry took an early retirement in 2001, she did so with few qualms. "I didn't worry about anything. I filled my role and I knew the folks there were very competent and they'd be fine without me." Upon retirement, Dobry knew she'd remain in Fargo ­ on one condition. She had to stay involved so she'd have plenty to do in the wintertime. In her first year, she agreed to write a history for Delta Kappa Gamma, an international honor society for women in education and a group with which she was very involved. "I thought this will take a month or two," she says. "It took me a year. I was either at my computer or plowing through records or in my car on my way to another set of dusty files." She's also very active with the Red River Valley League of Women Voters, where she serves as secretary. "The thing you have to learn is to say no," she says, laughing. "I'm not a very quick learner." In addition, she volunteers for her church, socializes with colleagues through Fargo's retired teachers'


organization, and travels often to visit friends and relatives in the United States and Canada. (She was born in Alberta, which explains her name.) Other hobbies include reading mysteries and taking classes through Moorhead Community Education. Most recently, she's concentrated on quilting courses. "There's no way I'm going to do a whole, big quilt," she says. "But at least now when I go to coffee klatches, I know what they're talking about."

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Peace Corps sends Slattengren to Albania

By Joel Hagen After graduating with a bachelor's degree in social science education in 2003, Joshua Slattengren didn't yet feel he had enough to offer his future students. Instead, he did what many do during the time between college and career, when life's obligations are minimal. He joined the Peace Corps. Since March 2005, he has taught English to students in Peshkopi, a small city in the mountainous, northeast region of Albania. "I wanted to learn about a world and culture that is hidden or even recondite for the average person," he said. "I wanted to, and still want to, challenge myself and expand my horizons. My knowledge outside of classroom lectures and textbooks was insufficient, in my opinion, to be the teacher that I wanted to become." Slattengren had imagined his duties would entail digging latrines in some distant African village. However, he ended up in Albania, a country with an interesting mixture of new vehicles, cell phones and Internet cafés placed alongside horse-drawn carts, timescheduled electricity and open-air markets where animals are slaughtered on dirty wood stumps. The weight of history is palpable. The social and economic aftereffects of Enver Hoxha's iron-fisted dictatorship are still felt today. Despite the conditions, Slattengren discovered students are much the same anywhere. Some stand out while others disappoint, but most fall somewhere in the middle. Schools lack items such as projectors, nice chalkboards, decent libraries, computer rooms and even pencil sharpeners. The buildings themselves are basically concrete blocks with a few lights dangling in each room. "It is amazing what we consider to be necessary at schools back home that cannot be found in many Albanian schools," Slattengren said, adding that despite the lack of facilities, parental and teacher support are more important to student progress. Along with the challenge of communication, Slattengren deals with negative perceptions. Some see him as rich beyond measure, and some youths sling fourletter words, the only English they know, when he walks by. However, he sees these as opportunities to engage with others to clear misconceptions. Day-to-day living is also a challenge for Slattengren. Although many people have washing machines, he washes his clothes by hand. He also has no central heating and must deal with the occasional frozen water pipe. "Despite the challenges and unwanted attention, I have enjoyed my experience in Peshkopi," he said. "The people are, generally speaking, very generous and hospitable. I have made many friends and have felt accepted by the community at large." Part of that acceptance may come from Slattengren's efforts to build up the library collection at his school by raising $5,700 through Internet donations. He undertook the project after discovering the school actually had a library, but the crooked shelves were stocked with dusty books filled with the propaganda of a fallen regime. After ending his 27 months of duty in June, Slattengren hopes to explore the Appalachian Trail before attending the international affairs graduate program at Marquette University in Milwaukee. His time in Albania will serve him well. "Life is the greatest teacher," he said. "I think the more experiences that you have to supplement your formal education the better. There are many programs and organizations ­ Peace Corps being one of many ­ that offer some special chances for work, travel and learning. I would suggest taking advantage of such programs."

Joshua Slattengren spent more than two years teaching English in Albania through the Peace Corps. Here he is near Mt. Korabi, the highest mountain in the country. The school library was rundown and full of outdated books before Slattengren helped lead an effort to restock and renovate through Internet donations.

Sinclair goes from graduate to business owner in 11/2 years

By Linsey Hegvik Seamstress by age 12 and business owner by 25, Jenny Sinclair has always been ahead of the curve. The young entrepreneur and her mother, Diane, opened "Sisters Ugly," a contemporary clothing store in Northfield, Minn., in February 2007, just 1½ years after she graduated from NDSU with a degree in apparel and textiles. Of course, the most obvious question is one they hear all the time: Where did you get the name? Actually, it was her mother's idea. "Her brother calls his four sister-inlaws `the sisters ugly,' " she says, laughing. "It brings people in the door, even if they don't know what we are selling." Visitors are pleasantly surprised to find a wide array of casual to dressy apparel and accessories in fun brands such as Kenzie Girl, Miss Me, Beau Bois, For Love and Liberty, Hazel, Dex, Scrapbook, Minnetonka Moccasins, 1921, Anoname, Goorin Brothers and Mattie M. And each time customers walk through the door they are bound to find something different. "We only order six of each style and do not reorder again. We a have a lot of customers who come in each week to see what is new," she said. But before the pair could focus on clothes and customers, they had to find a space to bring them together. In October 2006 they began renting a 120-year old building in the heart of downtown, which needed some TLC. Characteristically, the dynamic duo pulled up their sleeves and completed much of the renovation themselves. For three months they enhanced the historic, 900-square-foot space by exposing brick walls, adding a tin ceiling and refinishing the hardwood floors. "It pretty much ended up the way we pictured it when we started. It's kind of eerie in a way ­ we didn't hit any major roadblocks," Sinclair said. In addition to being the construction crew, she and Diane also make up the entire sales team and custodial staff. But they still manage to keep the doors open seven days a week. (Hours are from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturdays and noon to 4 p.m. on Sundays.) "We do everything: customer service, buying and vacuuming," Sinclair said. "It's a lot of fun, not stuck doing the same thing every day. It's my dream job." A dream job even she can't believe she has so early in her career. "I always wanted to own a shop. My sister and I joked about it. We thought we'd have to work in the corporate world. I thought it would be 20 years before I'd have the chance to do it," she said. "My mom and I talked about it for about a month before we said, `let's just go for it.' It's pretty crazy how fast it came together."

Visitors to the store are equally amazed at Sinclair's accomplishments. "Some people come in and think I'm just a cashier. They are surprised to find out that I own it." And, of course, Sinclair feels blessed to have the perfect business partner. "We have a lot of fun. We get along really well. We're both laid back. But if we do get on each other's nerves, I'll say, `Mom, go to the coffee shop for half an hour, you're bugging me.' And she'll do the same thing to me." Sisters Ugly ( is located at 13 Bridge Square in Northfield.

Diane and Jenny Sinclair in their Northfield, Minn., store, Sisters Ugly.



2007-2008 scholarships and awards

bbN and mh graduate Scholarship Anna Vannelli and Barbara North

board of Visitors Undergraduate Scholarship Ruby Kolpack and Stephanie Shaw

bancroft Dining Services Scholarship Jessica Flannigan and Jack Donahue

Katherine burgum outstanding Student Scholarship Julie Burgum and Justine Martins

North Dakota Nutrition Council Scholarship Kristen Eggers and Sandra Rather

etS' fitness Scholarship Christopher Schmaltz and Donna Terbizan

roger and Nancy gress family Scholarship Miriam Miller, Roger Gress and Nancy Gress

f-m Area home economists Scholarship Katie Olson and Joyce Vasey

llyal and roAnn hanson family Scholarship Rachel Schram and Steve Hanson

Doris mae holzman Wischow Scholarship Russell Wischow and Jennifer Johnson

Virginia l. hassoun memorial Scholarship Linda Hassoun, Chantalle Okondo and Ghazi Hassoun

Shirley (nee: Waldron-Anderson) hassebrock memorial Scholarship Jean Anderson, Stephanie Shaw and Ruth Ann Anderson



human Development and education outstanding Student Award Dean Virginia Clark Johnson and Lindsay Nelson

buck (francis) and honey (Dorothy) isrow family Scholarship Gerry Isrow, Tessa Martin and Denis "Izzy" Isrow

m. laurel larson memorial Scholarship April Berndt and Arvy Larson (Karie Morrill, not pictured)

leon and Nettie mason family Scholarship Robert Mason, Jean Guy, Alexis Quammen and former Gov. Bill Guy

midwest Dairy Council Scholarship Char Heer and Shera Dutoit

North Dakota interior Designers Scholarship Leah Martin and Alaina Brown

John t. Schneider peace memorial Scholarship Zachary Ista and Lois Schneider

garda Kyllo Siversen memorial Scholarship Rachel Perschbacher and Annette Siversen

John J., Charles b. and Anne l. Stegner Scholarship Erica Ziegler, Brittany Wendler and Lindsey Oswald

ruth lavon Nye Williams memorial Scholarship Elizabeth Horner and Katherine Wolsky

mavis Nymon food and Nutrition graduate Study Scholarshsip Jennifer Theis

harry and lillie Seidel Scholarship Alisha O'Hara

margo paulson Chapter Ah p.e.o. memorial Scholarship Linda Hassoun, Joanie Holdvogt and Phyllis Anderson



University receives $250,000 endowment in memory of alum

By Steve Bergeson Russell P. Wischow established a scholarship endowment of $250,000 in memory of his wife, Doris Mae Holzman Wischow, BS '50, home economics, who died Aug. 17, 2006, at Marin General Hospital in Greenbrae, Calif. Russell, who earned his bachelor's and master's in chemistry at NDSU in 1951 and 1952, returned to campus for the first time in 55 years to set up the endowment and present the first award of $1,850 to sophomore Jennifer Johnson. The scholarships will go to College of Human Development and Education students in the apparel and textiles program. "It's a tremendous gift," said Virginia Clark Johnson, dean of the College of HD&E. "I don't think there's any adequate way to say thank you for a gift like that." Doris grew up in the country near Scranton, N.D., and met Russell (a native of Sentinel Butte, N.D.) at a picnic between the Phi Mu sorority and the Alpha Gamma Rho fraternity. She was a year ahead of Russell and was identified as one of NDSU's "People Who Make Things Go" in 1950. She also was named Queen of the Little International and Homecoming Princess. "Doris was popular, dynamic and gave each activity her best efforts," Russell said. After earning her degree in home economics, Doris spent a year teaching in Bowman, N.D., while Russell finished school. They got married that fall. The couple's life together took a series of steps around the country as Russell worked at Oak Ridge National Laboratory in Tennessee, earned his doctorate in chemistry from Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tenn., performed basic research for a rocket fuel company and worked for the Atomic Energy Commission. "Our life involved many moves for professional advancement, and Doris was pulling for me with no complaint that a move could be disruptive and difficult," said Russell. "With such a helpful partner, my professional life was easier." Doris instilled her positive philosophy of life and people in their two boys, who now have four children between the two of them. They settled down in California in 1976 and decided to stay while Russell was manager of the Geothermal Program and worked later at a subsidiary of Pacific Gas and Electric (PG&E), serving as president and chief executive officer of the PG&E Operating

Russell Wischow established the scholarship endowment in memory of his wife, Doris Mae Holzman Wischow.

Services Company from 1987 until retiring in 1991. The couple used their retirement time together to travel around the globe ­ including Europe, Egypt, Japan, New Zealand and Australia. Over the years, they have kept in touch with friends they made while at NDSU, but have had little contact with the university itself. After Doris died, Russell wanted to do something to honor her, and thought of NDSU. He was impressed by the changes upon his return to campus this spring. "It was just fantastic," he said. "The buildings, the things they are doing, the staff they have, it's sort of like seeing a new world. The research that's being done ­ for an old-timer like me it's not only stupendous, it's unbelievable." The endowment isn't the only way Doris will be remembered. "Her winning smile will always be with me and will make my continuing life easier," Russell said.

College adds four new scholarships this year

By Joel Hagen Shirley (nee Waldron-Anderson) Hassebrock Memorial Scholarship was established by her husband, Alan, and children, Jill and Karen. Shirley earned a bachelor's in food and nutrition in 1968 and worked as a dietitian for most of her career at Pike's Peak Dialysis Center. Most recently she worked at Cedar Springs Behavioral Health System. Both care providers are in Colorado Springs, Colo. In addition to working part time and raising her two children, Shirley was involved in Bible study groups, women's groups, sewing and quilting. Shirley was also the granddaughter of LR Waldron, the renowned NDSU plant breeder. Alan graduated in 1968 with a bachelor's in chemistry. The couple met at the NDSU Lutheran Student Center. Alan spent 26 years in the Air Force, including two assignments in Colorado Springs. The couple loved the area and decided to live there permanently. Alan now works as a business development consultant. The scholarships will be awarded to students pursuing a degree in dietetics. The first $1,000 scholarship was awarded to Stephanie Shaw of Duluth, Minn. Roger and Nancy Gress Family Scholarship was established out of a simple love for NDSU and empathy for today's students. Both Roger and Nancy graduated from NDSU, and each of their three children (Joe, Andy and Sarah) has NDSU degrees. "It was really nice when they would receive a scholarship," Nancy said. Roger Gress earned his bachelor's in 1978 in architectural studies and another bachelor's in architecture in 1979. He is now the executive director of the Fargo Park District. Nancy Gress earned her bachelor's in 1972 in home economics education and her master's in 1976 in food and nutrition. She began teaching food and nutrition at NDSU in 1974 and has been with the university ever since. Now the director of student services and advancement for the College of Human Development and Education, she also works on the scholarship committee. Last year, 1,200 HD&E scholarship applications were received for 125 scholarships. Nancy saw where students got their money, and said the amount of loans were "unimaginable." "Many of the students have worked. Many have families. In all of these situations, the common thread is that while NDSU may be less expensive than another school, the students still are in need of additional resources," she said. Guidelines of the Gress scholarship state the recipients receive the award during their sophomore or junior year. They also must participate in an NDSU student organization and/or a community event and have a 3.0 minimum grade point average. Preference is given to students in the dual degree program of Elementary Education/Child Development and Family Science or Dietetics. The first $500 recipient was Miriam Miller of Lawton, N.D. Buck (Frances) and Honey (Dorothy) Isrow Family Scholarship was established by Denis "Izzy" Isrow, a professor emeritus of heath, physical education and recreation. He retired in 2002 after 39 years of teaching, but remains on campus as an academic athletic adviser. Isrow wanted to do something nice for the students who have made his 34 years at NDSU "easy and fun." "I've been wanting to do this for a long time," Isrow said. The scholarship is named after his parents who had limited educations but worked to ensure that their son went to college. "My father went to fifth grade and my mother went to eighth grade," Isrow said. "My mother believed strongly in education and she always enjoyed it when I would take her around the NDSU campus. This scholarship is my way of saying thank you. If they hadn't sacrificed, I wouldn't be where I am now. I was the only Isrow boy to go as far with my education as I did." Isrow earned his doctorate in 1979 from the University of Utah in Salt Lake City. "Buck," who died in 1987, grew up in Athol, Mass., and "Honey," who died in 1987, was a Detroit native. The scholarships will be awarded to students in the athletic training program ­ curriculum phase. Students in the physical education teaching program also may be considered. The first $500 recipient was Tessa Martin of Surrey, N.D. Doris Mae Holzman Wischow Scholarship (see article above) in the amount of $1,850 was awarded this year to Jennifer Johnson of Bemidji, Minn.



2007 Scholarships and awards

Undergraduate Scholarships

Outstanding Student Award in Human Development and Education Lindsay Nelson, senior, Watford City, N.D. Hach Scientific Foundation Chemistry Teacher Scholarship Timothy Lies, Senior, Moorhead, Minn. Agnes M. Hansen Memorial Scholarship Samantha Brodal, junior, Columbus, N.D. Trisha Wolf, junior, Bismarck, N.D. Shirley (nee Waldron-Anderson) Hassebrock Memorial Scholarship Stephanie Shaw, junior, Duluth, Minn. Virginia L. Hassoun Memorial Scholarship Chantalle Okondo, sophomore, Nairobi, Kenya Beth E. and Rodney C. Hastings Scholarship Erin Thornton, sophomore, Fargo, N.D. James and Sherry Heyer Family Scholarship Catie Rohrich, senior, Maple Grove, Minn. Vernon E. Howell and Orlee R. Howell Educational Trust Fund Ashley Vangsness, senior, Leonard, N.D. Buck (Francis) and Honey (Dorothy) Isrow Family Scholarship Tessa Martin, senior, Surrey, N.D. Janecek Scholarship Fund Alaina Brown, senior, Sioux Falls, S.D. Ida B. and Verlin K. Johnson Family Endowment Kamaya Schnabel, junior, Steele, N.D. Virginia Clark Johnson and Rick Johnson Scholarship Annalicia Johnson, senior, Cokato, Minn. Viola Larson Jordheim Memorial Scholarship Brittney Ammon, junior, Milbank, S.D. E. E. Kaiser Student Excellence Award Leigh McNichols, senior, Grand Rapids, Minn. Arlene Kalk Memorial Scholarship Amanda Williamson, senior, Fargo, N.D. Christine Kiloran Memorial Scholarship Kimberly Stangl, sophomore, Pierz, Minn. M. Laurel Larson Memorial Scholarship April Berndt, junior, Baldwin, N.D. Katie Morrill, sophomore, Long Prairie, Minn. Dr. Evelyn Morrow Lebedeff Memorial Scholarship Lindsey Abel, junior, Fargo, N.D. Michelle Carlson, freshman, Fargo, N.D. Ashley Duden, sophomore, Fargo, N.D. Nathan Kolle, sophomore, Moorhead, Minn. Kelly Martin, senior, Moorhead, Minn. Rachel Ohlheiser, senior, Fargo, N.D. Desi Runck, sophomore, Mapleton, N.D. Erin Thornton, sophomore, Fargo, N.D. Majore Lovering Memorial Scholarship/ North Dakota Association of Family and Consumer Sciences Nathan Kolle, sophomore, Moorhead, Minn. Elizabeth Horner, senior, Devils Lake, N.D. Helen Arneson Lunde and Virginia Arneson Pryne Endowed Memorial Scholarship Shelby Sayre, freshman, Fargo, N.D. Mel and Sharyl Maier Scholarship Ashley Vangsness, senior, Leonard, N.D. Vernon Markey Memorial Scholarship Fund Shauna Franchuk, junior, Fargo, N.D. Elsie Stark Martin Scholarship Kari Bitz, senior, Bismarck, N.D. Nolan Higdem, senior, Larimore, N.D. Aarika Michel, junior, Forman, N.D. Catherine Sturn, senior, Bismarck, N.D. Alison Uscensky, senior, Minot, N.D. Carrie Walker, junior, Oelwein, Iowa Leon and Nettie Mason Family Scholarship Alexis Quammen, junior, Battle Lake, Minn. Ella Hansen McCoy Endowed Scholarship Matthew Salzer, senior, Bismarck, N.D. Midwest Dairy Council Scholarship Shera Dutoit, junior, Fargo, N.D. North Dakota Interior Designers Alaina Brown, senior, Sioux Falls, S.D. North Dakota Nutrition Council Scholarship Kristen Eggers, senior, Brookings, S.D. NDSU Outstanding Senior Dietetic Student Award Jamie Dahl, senior, Park River, N.D. Letitia Olson Memorial Scholarship Shannon Medenwald, sophomore, Hawley, Minn. Chantalle Okondo, sophomore, Nairobi, Kenya Margo Paulsen Chapter AH P.E.O. Memorial Scholarship Joanie Holdvogt, junior, Freeport, Minn. Jean and Lisa Pederson Memorial Award Brittany Scheen, junior, Bordulac, N.D. Jeannine Knote Peterson Scholarship Amanda Williamson, senior, Fargo, N.D. Roger and Elsie Pitsenbarger Scholarship Kristin Johnson, junior, Arden Hills, Minn. Kristina Kraemer, sophomore, Dassel, Minn. Lindsey Oswald, sophomore, Frazee, Minn. Monica Reis, junior, New Rockford, N.D. Kirsten Zaudtke, junior, Devils Lake, N.D. Kimberly Zubke, freshman, Dickinson, N.D. Emily P. Reynolds Memorial Scholarship Melissa Vettel, freshman, Hillsboro, N.D. John T. Schneider Peace Memorial Scholarship Zachary Ista, senior, West Fargo, N.D. Harry and Lillie Seidel Human Development and Education Scholarship Alisha O'Hara, senior, Cavalier, N.D. Donna Mae Evanson Shanks Memorial Scholarship Brittany Scheen, junior, Bordulac, N.D. Sandy Shelton Memorial Scholarship Katherine Wolsky, senior, Cando, N.D. Garda Kyllo Siversen Memorial Scholarship Rachel Perschbacher, sophomore, Brooklyn Park, Minn. Keith Smette Memorial Scholarship Annalicia Johnson, senior, Cokato, Minn. John J., Charles B., and Anne L. Stegner Scholarship Lindsey Oswald, sophomore, Frazee, Minn. Brittany Wendler, freshman, Valley City, N.D. Erica Ziegler, freshman, Lindstrom, Minn. Frances Swenson Memorial Scholarship Lori Crawford, senior, Garrison, N.D. Rachel Ohlheiser, senior, Fargo, N.D. Sarah Tobkin, senior, Perham, Minn. Trisha Wolf, junior, Bismarck, N.D. Tharaldson Enterprises Hospitality Scholarship Nikki Harris, senior, Elko, Minn. Anna J. Thorfinnson Memorial Scholarship Erika Schaefer, freshman, Minot, N.D. Ernie and Jo Erickson Wheeler Scholarship Christopher Heydt, senior, Bismarck, N.D. Mabell Whelan Memorial Scholarships Nicole Miles, freshman, Meadow, S.D. Lauren Nahurski, junior, St. Paul, Minn. Ruth Lavon Nye Williams Scholarship Elizabeth Horner, senior, Devils Lake, Minn. Katherine Wolsky, senior, Cando, N.D. Doris Mae Holzman Wischow Scholarship Jennifer Johnson, freshman, Bemidji, Minn. BBN and MH Scholarship Anna Vannelli, graduate, Raymond, S.D. Ruth Hanson Memorial Scholarship Jennifer DeJong, graduate, West Fargo, N.D. Dr. Evelyn Morrow Lebedeff and James Lebedeff Never Stop Learning Scholarship Charles Fountaine, graduate, Fargo, N.D. Mavis Nymon Food and Nutrition Graduate Study Scholarship Jennifer Theis, graduate, Oakes, N.D. John Teigland Scholarship Rachel Daigle, graduate, Fargo, N.D. 2006-2007 Graduate Research Award Agnes Lyonga, graduate, Cameroon 2006-2007 Graduate Teaching Award Kari Robideau, graduate, Chanhassen, Minn. D.B. and Edith Allen Scholarship Diane McArthur, senior, Ogema, Minn. Katie Morrill, sophomore, Long Prairie, Minn. American Society of Interior Designers Student Chapter Elizabeth Taylor, junior, Owatonna, Minn. Carrie Walker, junior, Oelwein, Iowa Alvin L. and Irene B. Arneson and Barbara Arneson Bielfeldt Memorial Scholarship Aarika Michel, junior, Forman, N.D. Alba Bales Scholarship Leigh McNichols, senior, Grand Rapids, Minn. Bancroft Dining Services Scholarship Jessica Flannigan, sophomore, Isanti, Minn. Grace E. Bayliss Gold Memorial Scholarships Ashley Hansen, freshman, Lindstrom, Minn. Adrienne Weigel, sophomore, Bath, S.D. Lindsay Nelson, junior, Watford City, N.D. Dean Charlotte Bennett Memorial Scholarship Sara Daede, sophomore, Bismarck, N.D. Marion C. Benson Memorial Scholarship Kari Bitz, senior, Bismarck, N.D. Board of Visitor's Scholarship Stephanie Shaw, junior, Duluth, Minn. Jessamine S. Burgum Memorial Scholarships Emily Enderson, sophomore, Fergus Falls, Minn. Adrienne Weigel, sophomore, Bath, S.D. Katherine Burgum Outstanding Student Scholarship Justine Martinson, junior, Milnor, N.D. Burkholder Dedicated Student Award Jamie Dahl, senior, Park River, N.D. Cora Corwin and Charles and Betty Corwin Scholarship Megan Bloms, senior, Minot, N.D. Susan J. Crockett Scholarship Trisha Wolf, junior, Bismarck, N.D. Ruth Dawson Memorial Scholarship Sarah Tobkin, senior, Perham, Minn. Ernest L. DeAlton Memorial Scholarship Ashley Vangsness, senior, Leonard, N.D. Lenora M. DeAlton Memorial Scholarship Kenan Layden, freshman, Scranton, N.D. Dietetics Alumni Scholarship Kimberly Stangl, sophomore, Pierz, Minn. ETs' Fitness Scholarship Christopher Schmaltz, junior, Towner, N.D. Lois Evans Outstanding Student Scholarship Elizabeth Taylor, junior, Owatonna, Minn. Fargo-Moorhead Area Home Economists Award Katie Olson, freshman, Fargo, N.D. Fargo Moorhead Convention & Visitor's Bureau Scholarship for HTR Students Tyne Olson, senior, Fargo, N.D. Fashion Apparel and Business Organization Awards Jennifer Johnson, freshman, Bemidji, Minn. Christine Finlayson Memorial Undergraduate Scholarship Kari Bitz, senior, Bismarck, N.D. Alison Uscensky, senior, Minot, N.D. Food and Nutrition Dietetics Scholarship Tamara Smith, senior, Lakeside, Calif. Roger and Nancy Gress Family Scholarship Miriam Miller, sophomore, Lawton, N.D.

Incoming Freshman Awards

Grace E. Bayliss Gold Memorial Scholarship Emily Ufkin, Minneota, Minn.

Grace E. Bayliss Silver Memorial Scholarship Kendria Orvik, Bismarck, N.D. Jamie Feil, Ashley, N.D. Fargo Moorhead Convention and Visitor's Bureau Scholarship Elisa Victa, Laguna Hills, Calif. Llyal and RoAnn Hanson and Family Scholarship Katie Myrold, Moorhead, Minn. Alice Flaten Olsen and Ethel C. Flaten Memorial Scholarship Catelyn Engelstad, Fertile, Minn. Denise Ching, Dempster, S.D. Natalie Ching, Dempster, S.D. Janna Deyle, Fargo, N.D. Allison Cyr, Grafton, N.D. Roger and Elsie Pitsenbarger Scholarship Megan Haney, Herman, Minn. Jessica Bornemann, Pick City, N.D. AnnaLee Hulm, Linton, N.D. Lindsey Brooks, Sisseton, S.D. LaVonne Langbell Severson Memorial Scholarship Joan Nagle, Bismarck, N.D. Beverly Kurtz Slotten Scholarship Katie Luick, Kindred, N.D. Tharaldson Enterprises Hospitality Scholarship Brittany Kenyon, St. Louis Park, Minn.

Graduate Scholarships

Jennifer Bates Memorial Scholarship Erika Gilbertson, graduate, Devils Lake, N.D. Rachel Daigle, graduate, Fargo, N.D. Grace E. Bayliss Gold Memorial Scholarship Anna Vannelli, graduate, Raymond, S.D.



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 if she would help sew something. Nelson ended up making a dress for the winter formal dance and establishing a friendship with Jokela. Nelson would visit her after school and was soon making dresses for prom and costumes for school plays. It didn't take her long to decide to go to NDSU for a degree in apparel and textiles. This year, the junior was named the College of Human Development and Education's Outstanding Student. "I felt honored," she said. "There's many outstanding students in the college, so it meant a lot that I got picked." Nelson, who also is working toward a minor in business, is drawn to the creative element of design, but values its practical nature as well. "I like working with numbers, being organized and getting things done," she said. "With apparel and textiles you get to do both." Nelson's drive extends beyond the classroom. Next year she will serve as

"The big thing is that I'm here for an education, not just a degree. Part of your education is outside the classroom, just learning leadership and people skills."

­ Lindsay Nelson


president of both the Fashion Apparel & Business Organization and the HD&E Leadership Council. She served as one of the HD&E senators on Student Government this year. "There are times when it gets stressful," she admitted, but said she considers many of the groups her social outlets as well. "I enjoy the people I work with in those organizations." When she began at NDSU, she didn't want to get too busy and wasn't sure what she wanted out of school. She even considered switching majors until she took a textiles class from assistant professor Robyne Williams, who re-ignited Nelson's interest. "The big thing is that I'm here for an education, not just a degree," she said. "Part of your education is outside the classroom, just learning leadership and people skills. You need to be wellrounded, both in the classroom and in other activities." Down the road, she hopes to start her own business. The type of business will depend on where she and her husband, plant science graduate student Mike Ostlie, decide to live. Until then, she'll be busy with her last year at NDSU.

Higdem and Lyons both receive McNair scholarships

On the surface, Nolan Higdem and Andrea Lyons don't have much in common. Higdem, from Larimore, N.D., hopes to someday work for a university in the student affairs division. And Lyons, from Grand Junction, Colo., aspires to work with top athletes as a sports psychologist. What they do have in common is that they've both received McNair Scholarships, a program created to help promising students prepare for higher education. Minorities, students from lower-income families or first-generation college students are all eligible to apply. Higdem first heard of the program last summer through a mailing. He almost didn't apply. "I thought there was no way I would get it," he said. But with the encouragement of his parents and adviser Mike Robinson, he decided to give it a shot. He is thrilled that he did. In May 2008 Higdem will be the first one in his immediate family to earn a college diploma. He will not only graduate with one degree, but two ­ hospitality and tourism management, and sports and recreation studies. After that he plans to earn his master's in counseling education. "I don't think I would have even considered graduate school if not for the McNair Program," he said. The program provides advantages such as early class registration, access to tutoring, graduate-level library privileges, conference travel stipends and a tuition stipend of up to $2,800 per calendar year. These privileges are granted to students in exchange for research, participation in seminars, library meetings, written projects and an oral presentation of research work. Higdem's research project, "Investigating Alcohol Consumption and Stress Levels Among College Students," aims to reveal how different levels of stress can affect coping methods such as drinking. "We are trying to see if we can track correlations between programs and alcohol use and abuse. Perhaps there are ways to change curriculum to reduce unwarranted stress," Higdem said. Lyons heard about the program last summer while using C Campus, a child-care service offered to students. Babette Patton, assistant director of TRIO, encouraged her to apply. She began the program in October. Lyons will graduate in May 2008 with an exercise science degree. A very fitting choice, considering Lyons competes in four to five fitness competitions a year. For her research, Lyons is analyzing the effects of concurrent training (aerobic and resistance training combined) on lipid levels. The desired outcome is that the level of LDL (bad lipids) will decrease and the level of HDL (good lipids) will increase. Lyons is now in the process of evaluating graduate schools. Both Lyons and Higdem are extremely grateful for the McNair program. "It's been very beneficial for me, very challenging, but I've learned so much from it. I'm a completely different person and student than I was a year ago," Lyons said. "The McNair Program has helped me realize that graduate school is possible. It has opened so many doors. You get to work with faculty really closely," Higdem said. "I'm really thankful for the opportunity."

"The McNair program has helped me realize that graduate school is possible."

­ Nolan Higdem

"It's been very beneficial for me, very challenging, but I've learned so much from it."

­ Andrea Lyons

Lyons Higdem

Class nOTEs '60s

Dave Lee, MS '68, education counseling 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 education and training from the University of South Dakota, Vermillion, in 2002. Mohling and her husband, Keith, live on a ranch south of Wessington Springs, S.D.


Becky (Lofstrand) Ratchenski,

BS '82, home economics education, is the new assistant librarian in charge of staff and youth services at the Cavalier (N.D.) Public Library.

Nancy Dockter, ME '98, education

administration, is the new elementary principal at the Velva (N.D.) Public School. She has taught for 20 years. Last summer, Dockter adopted a little boy, Logan, from Guatemala.

Elizabeth Freden, BS '05, child development and family science, is the new aquatic director with the Governors' Inn in Casselton, N.D. She was a lifeguard and swimming instructor in her hometown of Wahpeton, N.D. John Frank, BS '05, physical education, is the new physical education and health teacher at the Hancock (Minn.) School. He also coaches junior-high football and assists with the varsity football program. He and wife Ann (Stern), BS '05, mass communication, have two children.

Becky (Nordquist) Biersbach,

BS '99, child development and family science, was promoted to school-age director for the Fargo-Moorhead Family YMCA. She previously was the schoolage outreach director for the Y. She and husband John, BS '94, mechanical engineering, live in Fargo.

Karen (Nugent) Bye, BS '75, home

economics education, has joined Keller Williams Realty in the Las Vegas area as a real estate consultant.


Richard Smestad, BS '92, athletic

training, is an Army Reserve lieutenant colonel. He was deployed overseas at a forward-operating location in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. He is a deputy chief of operations with 21 years of military service.

Marilou (Borchgrevink) Green,

BS '75, home economics, ME '92, guidance/counseling, is the counselor at the Grafton (N.D.) High School. She and husband Kent, ME '86, guidance/ counseling, live in Grafton.


Andrea "Annie" (Dougherty) Friesema, BS '02, family and consumer

science education, has taught family and consumer sciences at Sand Creek High School in Colorado Springs, Colo., for five years. She is also an assistant cross-country running and track coach. She is pursuing a master's in educational leadership through the University of Colorado, Colorado Springs. Friesema ran the Boston Marathon in April 2006 in 3:25.25. She and husband John live in Colorado Springs.

Mike Malard, BS '05, agriculture education, is the vocational-agriculture teacher at Divide County High School in Crosby, N.D. Karley Balgaard, BS '06, apparel and

textiles, has been promoted to assistant buyer for non-denim bottoms and loungewear at Vanity Shops, Fargo.

Glenda (Sletto) Lindseth, BS '75,

food and nutrition, has been appointed associate dean of research in the College of Nursing at the University of North Dakota. Lindseth earned her doctorate from St. Louis (Mo.) University and a postdoctorate from Wayne State University, Detroit, Mich. Her husband, Paul, BS '74, agriculture education, is associate dean of academics in UND's aviation department.

Erin (Elsperger) Klingenberg,

ME '94, counseling and guidance, earned a doctorate in human development, completing her dissertation, "Friendsickness: Concept and Reality Meet," in April 2006. She is the director of counseling and human resources at Valley City (N.D.) State University and teaches graduate studies in the School of Education. She and her husband, Mel, live in Valley City. They have five children.

Andrew Gilbertson, BS '06, history education, is the social studies teacher at Oakes (N.D.) Public Schools. He also coaches seventh-grade football. Tess Olofson, BS '06, interior design,

has joined Christianson's Business Furniture, Fargo, as a designer.

Elaine Larson, BS '76, home

economics education, MS '77, textiles and clothing, earned a doctorate in education from the University of North Dakota's educational leadership program in August 2006. Her dissertation was titled, "Perception of the Future Need for Family and Consumer Science Teachers in North Dakota's Public Schools." Larson is director of teacher advisement and field placement in the College of Education and Health Sciences at Minot (N.D.) State University.

Jim Krieger, BS '94, corporate and

community fitness, has opened Home Towne Acupuncture and Herbal Medicine in Fargo. Krieger graduated from the Minnesota College of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine in Bloomington.

Jeremy Carkuff, BS '04, agriculture

education, is the vocational-education instructor at Tioga (N.D.) High School. He also is an assistant junior varsity/high school line coach for the football team.

Anna Schaan, BS '06, has been

promoted to assistant buyer for knits at Vanity Shops, Fargo. She previously interned in the production and sourcing department. She also completed an internship with American Eagle in New York City.

Steve Larson, MS '96, education

administration, is the new superintendent/principal at Litchville-Marion (N.D.) High School. He was a teacher, principal and coach in Kathryn, N.D., for 12 years. He and wife Ruth have three children.

Katherine Schiele, BS '04, apparel

and textiles, has been promoted to buyer for non-denim bottoms and loungewear at Vanity Shops, Fargo.

Becky Bruse, BS '05, apparel and

textiles, has been promoted to sourcing and production assistant at Vanity Shops, Fargo.

Jessica (Dimmer) Theurer,

BS '06, child development and family science, teaches kindergarten and coaches volleyball at Dakota Prairie Schools in Nelson County, North Dakota. She and husband Dustin, BS '05, agribusiness, live in Cooperstown, N.D.

Janet (Becker) Edlund, BS '78,

home economics education, is the new superintendent of Dakota Prairie High School in Nelson County, North Dakota. She earned her master's in educational administration from the University of North Dakota in 1990, and has 28 years of experience in education. She and husband Keith live near McHenry, N.D. They have three daughters.

Tammie Nelson, BS '96, elementary

education, is the new high school special education teacher at Lancaster, Minn. She was employed in the Head Start program and taught in Roseau and Warroad, Minn., for two years. She and husband Aaron have two children.

Adam Dahlstrom, BS '05, physical

education, began his internship in summer 2006 at his family's business, Dahlstrom's Funeral Home, in Oakes, N.D. He then will take the test to be licensed as a funeral director in North Dakota. Dahlstrom graduated from the University of Central Oklahoma, Edmond, in the funeral service program. He and wife Katie live in Oakes.

Stacy Turchin, BS '06, apparel and

textiles, has been promoted to assistant denim buyer at Vanity Shops, Fargo.



A big step for NDSU child-care:

Center now provides year-round care, education

It's naptime at the Center for Child Development. From a darkened observation room, parents and NDSU students can watch children sleeping on scattered cots around the classroom. Since the child care and education program is open year-round as of July 1, many parents will be able to rest easier as well. Staff and faculty who need childcare services throughout the year no longer have to find accommodations for the summer. The center previously worked according to the student academic schedule ­ opening on the first day of classes in the fall and ending on the last day of finals in the spring. The move to year-round services was made under the direction of NDSU President Joseph A. Chapman, who also requested increased positions for more children. Eight additional slots have been opened for infants and toddlers six-weeks to 3 years old, and a new room has been renovated to accommodate them. "We have had very positive feedback from staff and faculty," said center director, Deb Habedank, about the change. Regular staff members, all of whom have four-year degrees or master's degrees in child development and family science, will provide the year-long care and education. Field-experience and workstudy students also learn about developmentally appropriate practices while working in the center, which is accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children. The center's goals remain the same: · To serve as an education and research facility for the Department of Child Development and Family Science; · To educate and care for children using a developmentally appropriate curriculum; · To provide support and strengthen the quality of life for young children and their families. For further information, go to:

College honors faculty, staff

The following awards were presented to HD&E faculty and staff during a celebration of excellence awards breakfast on May 7. Hendrickson Faculty Development Award Linda Manikowske, associate professor, and Ann Braaten, assistant professor, Apparel, Design, Facility and Hospitality Management Gary Liguori, assistant professor, Health, Nutrition and Exercise Sciences Tom Stone Carlson, associate professor, Child Development and Family Science Brenda Hall, associate professor, School of Education James Lebedeff Endowed Professorship Justin Wageman, associate professor, School of Education Kara Wolfe, assistant professor, Apparel, Design, Facility and Hospitality Management The following awards are provided through the Mable Wenzel Debing Memorial Fund endowment established to recognize and reward faculty and staff who contribute to the teaching, research and service of the college: Exceptional Contributions to Research Joel Hektner, associate professor, Child Development and Family Science Exceptional Contributions as an Emerging Researcher Gary Liguori, assistant professor, Health, Nutrition and Exercise Sciences and Brent Young, assistant professor, School of Education Exceptional Contributions to Professional Development Brandy Randall, assistant professor, Child Development and Family Science Exceptional Contributions through Creative Approaches to Teaching Ann Ragan, lecturer, and Aditi Hirani, assistant professor, Apparel, Design, Facility and Hospitality Management Exceptional Contributions to Service/ Outreach Emili Carlson, assistant professor, Apparel, Design, Facility and Hospitality Management and Mari Borr, assistant professor, School of Education Exceptional Support for Instructional/ Research/Service Activity Vickie Grossnickle, account technician, Health, Nutrition and Exercise Sciences and Alice Amundson, administrative secretary, Extension 4-H Exceptional Contributions Toward a Positive Work Environment Theresa Anderson, administrative secretary, Child Development and Family Science


















New faculty

Brenda S. Hall is an associate professor of counseling. Her areas of expertise are community/school partnerships, collaborative group processes, competency-based brief counseling approaches, grief, long-term suspension and school dropout, and sexual assault/abuse counseling. She previously was an associate professor of counseling at North Carolina A&T State University in Greensboro, where she received the School of Education's Outstanding Teacher of the Year Award for 2005-06. She served as assistant dean for academic support services and assistant professor of psychology from 1990 to 1998 at Ferrum (Va.) College. Hall also has worked as a sexual assault/harassment counselor, a community agency group counselor and a college counselor. Hall earned her educational doctorate in counseling and student personnel services from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, in 1993 and her master's of education in counseling from Shippensburg (Pa.) University in 1981. Thomas E. Hall is an assistant professor of educational leadership. His other areas of expertise include community education, supervisory and administrative theory, adult learning theory and instructional strategies, intergenerational leadership and volunteer development, and school community relations. Hall earned his doctorate in educational administration/adult and higher education from the University of South Dakota, Vermillion, in 2005. He earned his master's in educational administration/community education from the University of St. Thomas, St. Paul, Minn., in 1977. He previously was an instructor for the School of Education's graduate program. Hall also has worked as a managing director of investments for US Bancorps/Piper Jaffray in Sioux Falls, S.D.; a registered representative for IDS/American Express in Sioux Falls; and a director of community education in Worthington, Minn. Dipra Jha is an assistant professor of apparel, design, facility and hospitality management. His area of expertise is hospitality/tourism management. Jha previously worked as a residence hall director at the University of Wisconsin-Stout, Menomonie; a regional manager in eastern India for Musicworld

Entertainment Ltd.; and a manager of business development for Eurest-RKHS Limited in Calcutta, India. He also has been a manager of marketing and sales for Peerless Hotels Limited and an executive manager of Chhuti Resorts, both in Calcutta. Jha earned an education specialist degree in career and technical education and a master's in training and development from the University of Wisconsin-Stout in 2006. He earned a master's in hospitality and tourism from the University of Wisconsin-Stout in 2004.

Gerald Ketterling is an assistant professor of education. His areas of expertise include science education, developing and implementing problem-based learning strategies in the science classroom, and implementation and design of alternative certification curriculum. Ketterling previously was an associate professor of science education at Benedictine University in Lisle, Ill. He also worked as manager of youth education at The Morton Arboretum in Lisle; coordinator for professional development and research at the Center for Problem-Based Learning, Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy, Aurora; and senior training/technical assistance associate for the Strengthening Science Partnerships Project in Austin, Texas. Ketterling was an assistant professor of science education at Texas Christian University in Fort Worth and a high school and junior high science instructor. He earned his doctorate in biology/botany from the University of Iowa, Iowa City, in 1992 and his bachelor's in biological science education from NDSU in 1975. Denise K. Lajimodiere

is an assistant professor of educational leadership. Her areas of expertise are policy and educational finance, instructional models, personal communication and ethics, and elementary curriculum. Lajimodiere previously worked as a graduate teaching assistant at the Center for Teaching and Learning, University of North Dakota, Grand Forks. She also has been a consultant for Turtle Mountain Community College, Belcourt, N.D.; a long-time teacher and administrator for Turtle Mountain schools in Belcourt; and a grade school teacher in New Town, N.D. She earned her college degrees from UND, where she was named Native Student of the Year. Lajimodiere earned her educational doctorate in 2006, her master's of education in 1996, and her bachelor's degree in 1978. Lajimodiere is an associate poet laureate of North Dakota and is knowledgeable in the Chippewa and Cree languages.

Ann Marie Ragan is a lecturer in apparel, design, facility and hospitality management. Her area of expertise is interior design. Ragan previously worked as executive assistant to the director of human resources at Tharaldson Enterprises, Fargo. She also was owner and principal designer at Indigo 5 Design Studio in Fargo, and was a designer for Brown & Saenger in Fargo. While working as a lecturer at NDSU in 2003-04, she was a nominee for the college's Outstanding Teacher and Exceptional Contributions to Teaching awards. Ragan earned her bachelor's in interior design from NDSU in 2000. R. Brent Young is assistant professor of education. His areas of expertise are agricultural and extension education. Young previously was a graduate research assistant in agriculture education, communications and 4-H youth development at Oklahoma State University, Stillwater. He has been an area agent of 4-H/youth development and ag marketing at Colorado State University Cooperative Extension/ Tri-River Area. Young also has been an agriculture instructor at colleges, vo-tech centers, junior colleges and high schools in Colorado. While teaching agriscience at Fruita Monument High School in Fruita, Colo., Young was named Colorado Agriscience Teacher of the Year in both 1993 and 1994. Young earned a doctorate in agricultural education from Oklahoma State in 2006 and a master's of education from Colorado State University, Fort Collins, in 1986.

Seventy of 94 HD&E faculty/staff members participate in fundraiser

NDSU conducted the Become Gold! facultystaff campaign this spring. Since faculty and staff are involved with the campus daily, they know the needs of the university better than anyone. Gifts from faculty and staff are an endorsement of the university, announcing to alumni, friends, corporations and foundations that this is truly an institution worthy of support and those people who are closest to it support it. This was an opportunity for faculty, staff and retirees to show pride in NDSU. Keep in mind no matter the size, the gift mattered. Faculty and staff from the College of Human Development and Education stepped up to the plate and hit a grand slam homerun. All units on campus competed for the best participation rate. HD&E had an impressive 74 percent participation rate this year. We extend a special thank you to the following faculty and staff for their campus commitment. Contributors Dean Aakre Jay Albrecht Alice Amundson Judith Ary Holly Bastow-Shoop Mari Borr Ann Braaten Wendy Breitbach Sean Brotherson Ardith Brunt Bryan Christensen Virginia Clark Johnson Bradley Cogdill Joanne Cook Peggy Cossette James Deal Michael Deutsch Stacy Duffield Mary Duggan Hope Eppler Susan Finneseth Margaret Fitzgerald Julie Garden-Robinson Nancy Gress Heather Guttormson Deb Habedank Brenda Hall Thomas Hall J. W. Hannon Linda Hauge Holly Halvorson Joel Hektner Jeanne Hochhalter Jeanette HoffmanJohnson Carol Hoheisel Barbara Holes-Dickson Hyunjoo Hwang Dipra Jha Nancy Kaler Gerald Ketterling Hyung-Chan Kim Gary Liguori Linda Manikowske William Martin Christine McGeorge Carol Nelson Jill Nelson Robert Nielsen Kimberly Overton Debra Pankow Ann Ragan Brandy Randall Susan Ray-Degges Yeong Rhee Lea Roberts Gregory Sanders Tera Sandvik Mark Schmidt Ronald Stammen Sherri Stastny Bradford Strand Sara Sunderlin Donna Terbizan Rachelle Vettern Richard Warner Linda Wiedmann Lynette Winters Kara Wolfe Brent Young Michele Zwack


donors · June 1, 2006 ­ May 31, 2007

Dennis and Marlys Anderson Dorothy A. Anderson Elvin and Mary Anderson Mick and Sharon Anderson Rodney and Karen Armstrong David and Janet Bailly Timothy and Joan Beaton Carlyss M. Beier Kenneth Berglund and Doris Graf Zaundra D. Bina John and Sharleen Birkimer Isabelle C. Bork Gerald and Marlyss Borud Ardith Braaten Mark and Pamela Breuer Lorraine Brevik Johnson Kevin and Karen Bucholz Ethel M. Buehl Donald and Linda Burgeson Wilma Burley Melissa R. Campillo Roy and Nita Cantrell Jeffrey and Jeanne Carlson Don and Jane Chase William and Claudia Coles Ronald and Peggy Cossette Paul and Katie Cragg Bob and Lucy Crom Lyle Crowston and Mary McIntyre New Lyle and Wanda Dahl Robert and Janice Dahl Robert and Virginia Dambach Lisa Daniels Michael Day and Tama Duffy Day Jim and Julie Deal Ronald Degges and Susan Ray-Degges Guy and Chryl DeSautel Brian Downs and Camille Kulka Lawrence and Margaret Doyle Perley Draffehn Stacy K. Duffield James and Constance Dunkelberger Dale and Ladonna Elhardt Joan and Thomas Enderle Robert and Dorothy Enge Scott and Alta Engstrom Bruce and Susan Fagerholt Monte and Janet Faul Richard and Dorothy Fedelem FM Home Economists Paula J. Foss Mantel Douglas and Veda Frederick June and Robert Fredericksen Lynn and Ellen Fredrikson Katharine and Gabriel Fusco Elsie and Leland Gilbertson Avis Gjervold Jerome and Sharon Gorden Duane and Leslie Gronneberg Lowell and Borgie Gunderson Neland and Joyce Haavig Robert and Dona Hadland Bruce and Connie Hammond Ghazi and Linda Hassoun Ruth Haugan Alice Helland Cecil and Beverly Hendricks Nancy A. Hendrickson Robert and Linda Hendrickson Stephen and Laura Hiebert Shane and Stephanie Hodenfield Craig and Sue Hofstrand Rick and Sandra Holbrook Roger and Kathleen Ivesdal Dipra Jha Scott and Susan Johnson Jeffrey C. Kapusta Kelley R. Kessler Gerald Ketterling James and Mary Kieley Robert and Linda King William Knaak and Jean Hanson Knaak Robert and Joyce Knodell James Kormierand Carol Disrud Kevin and June Krebsbach Clinton and Patricia Kurtz Christopher and Tara LaRowe Kenneth and Ruth Larson Howdy J. Lawlar David and Donna Lee Charles and Sandra Lenthe Richard and Barbara Leshovsky Gary Liguori Arthur "Bill" and Diana Lillevig Wayne and Vicki Lingen Ann Ludwig and Tom Dezelsky Burt and Gretchen Mason Ruth and Charles Mathwig Kenneth and Judith Maxson Sandra A. McCalla Medtronic Foundation Anneus and Marjorie Meester Joyce M. Merkel Helen L. Merkle Richard and Carolyn Meyer Kelly and Jolene Miller Keith and Charlotte Mohling Patricia A. Montgomery Doug and Joan Mork Mercedes Morris Lucille M. Mosher Maureen T. Mulroy North Dakota Nutrition Council Joan Nelson Gary and Vicki Neuharth Robert and Twyla Nielsen NDSU American Society of Interior Designers Student Chapter Barbara North Mavis Nymon Charles O'Brien Thomas and Laurel Oberg Steven and Cheri Olerud Debra Pankow Tim M. Peterson Paul and Vicki Peterson Pfizer Foundation Jane C. Rabe Ann M. Ragan Mark and Patricia Reid Russell and Lori Riehl Lewis and Rebecca Robinson John and Mary Roche Craig and Janet Roseland Randall and Mary Rustad Gregory Sanders and Cindy Belohlavek Arlene J. Sax John and Carol Sayres Pam Schiwal Mark Schmidt Shawn and Heather Schmidt Loretta J. Schutten Lois and Ronald Shern Donald Shoop and Holly Bastow-Shoop Annette Siversen Madeleine K. Skogen Renee W. Skogstad Clinton and Bernadine Sparks Michael Sorenson and Melinda Goodman Sorenson Carrie Stark John and Sherri Stern Bradford and Roxanne Strand Henrietta Strandjord Marti and Sara Sunderlin Bruce Swanson and Julie Satrom Swanson SYSCO Corporation Vaughn and Mildred Thorfinnson Arnold and Louise Thorson Rick and Kim Timmers Darrell and Carol Tuntland Melissa A. Tureson Glenna Uglem Hugh Veit and Margaret Fitzgerald Rachelle Vettern Juliane and John Viskup John and Karen Vivian Patrick and Nancy Walsh Margaret A. Watson Mark and Connie Weed William and Janet Well Greg Wentz and Christie Iverson Gene and Carol Westphal Shelda R. Wilkens Robert and Charlotte Williams Kara Wolfe Jeannette M. Zilverberg David and Veronica Zink John and Mary Dasovick Leola Daul Benjamin and Bonita Davis Eric J. Dawson Francis and Erlene DeCock Joe and Brandi Deutsch Kit and Ellen Dickman Laurel K. Dietz Arla M. Dockter Miles and Leah Dockter Bryan and Cara Domenick Dennis and Lovera Dosch Darcy A. Dove Thomas and Priscilla Drayton Jon and Sonya Drechsel Brian Driscoll and Sherri Stastny Amy Dudgeon and Thomas Bollinger Timothy and Donna Duffey Alan and Christl Durand Bill and Donna Durkop Bob and Lauri Durow Jean L. Dybing Nelson Jared W. Eagle Paul and Roxanne Ebnet Richard and Linda Edgar Wayne and Maren Ehley Duane and Karen Ehrens Wayne and Heather Eklund Susan A. Ekren Michael and Lavonne Elsbernd Jerald and Linda Engelman Jeffrey and Vicki Enger Wade and Karen Enget Hope Eppler Chad and Jennifer Erickson Cheryl G. Fedje Jimmie and Diane Felt James and Laurie Ferge Catherine Ferguson James Fieser and Ann Slavick Allen and Rita Finger John and Susan Finneseth John and Jo Ann Flaa Neil and Carol Fletcher Douglas and Susan Foerster Loren and Carol Ford Rodney and Kay Ford Joel and Laura Foss Melissa K. Fosseen Keith and Linda Freeding Ariane M. Fricke Marc and Barbara Fridley Sara E. Fritel Karen A. Fuglie Glen and Diana Fuhrman Mary A. Fuxa Ross and Beth Gailfus Kevin and Lisa Gapp James and Karen Garrity Edward and Frances Garten Stacy A. Gaugler Gregory and Debra Gebeke General Electric Company Stephen and Linda Gertz Harold and Ione Gibson Allen and Pat Giese Terry and Jane Glick Daniel and Diane Glumich Justin and Allison Golde Lori Graff Mark and Nancy Granberg Elgene Graves Lowell and El Vira Greuel Thomas and Jane Grimsrud Pixie Grindeland David Gunderson and Jessica Town-Gunderson Sheila R. Gunness James and Ruth Gurley Creighton Gustafson Jason and Jill Gustofson Heather E. Guttormson Richard and Gayle Haabak Edward and Debra Habedank Mark and Reuchele Hadrava Sally A. Hager Herbert and Bonita Hahn Brenda S. Hall Dean and Joan Hall LaVerne Halverson Holly Halvorson John and Kaye Hambleton Dennis and Janice Hammerstrom Willis and Gail Hanna J. Wade Hannon Richard and Mary Hanson Rudy and Sheryl Hanson Tom and Leola Hanson Catherine Hardland James and Hollie Harrington Thomas and Dawn Hartl Linda K. Hauge Shannon M. Hauge Joel and Debra Haugen Glenn and Joann Hauger Joy and Brian Hayes Kent Heck Kevyn and Nancy Heck Florence and Carter Hedeen Stephanie M. Heier Margaret Heimbigner Joel Hektner Barbara Helt Lawrence and Katie Henry Debra J. Hill Amy J. Hillman Ernest and Hilda Hinderer Mona J. Hintzman Stephen and Marlene Hippe James and Jeanne Hochhalter Irene L. Hogan Todette Holt Lynn Holzer Linda M. Houglum Matt and Kristen Hoyt William J. Hrouda Jessie Hughs Joyce Hwang IBM Corporation ING Foundation Brad and Renee Irwin Virgil and Jocelyn Iszler Dalen and Sherry Jackson Robert and Joyce Jacobson Alfred and Dale Jaeger Stan and Linda James Darrell and Mary Jennings Carmen Jerlow Mark and Brandyn Johnson Corrine and Al Johnson Florence K. Johnson Dennis and Julie Johnson Kurt Johnson and Jeanette Hoffman Johnson Scot and Kara Johnson John and Beth Jones David and Amy Kain Margaret Kaler Kip and Nancy Kaler Patrick Kalpin Eindride and Donna Karlsgodt Larry and Loraine Kaul Kent and Patricia Keidel Kevin and Deborah Kelly Danielle A. Kenneweg Victor Kenter and Kathleen Gussman Charles and Carol Keogh Wayne Kern Jean Ketcham Patrick and Elizabeth Ketz Donald and Paula Kiefer Hyung-Chan Kim Bradley and Lisa Kittelson Thomas and Sharlene Klegstad Melvin and Erin Klingenberg Steve and Cindy Kloeckner Kim and Sandra Klose Rick and Barbara Kompelien Jennifer Konen Janine Kowack Ruby E. Krause Harvey and Dawn Kruckenberg Darlene and Steven Kruger Marilynn and Stanley Kruger Luther and Kathryn Kuhlman Calvin and Kimberly Kuhn Shannon M. Lang Darcey and Philip Larsen Craig and Catherine Larson Jeffrey and Nancy Larson Joan M. Larson Judy L. Larson

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 [email protected] Organization and Industry

The Boeing Company Cargill FM Home Economists General Electric Company General Mills Greater Fargo Moorhead Convention and Visitors Bureau Hach Scientific Foundation IBM Corporation ING Foundation Medtronic Foundation Midwest Dairy Association North Dakota Nutrition Council NDSU American Society of Interior Designers Student Chapter PEO Chapter AH Pfizer Foundation Procter & Gamble Company St. Paul Travelers State Farm Insurance Companies SYSCO Corporation Texas Instruments Foundation Tharaldson Enterprises Wells Fargo

Up to $99

Patrick and Sara Adair Mike and Mary Ann Adams Shane and Laura Alderman Virgil and Linda Alfson Douglas Alger Ron and Stacey Allard Robert and Kathryn Aller Marc and Ana Almklov Rachel A. Ambers Alice Amundson Bruce and Mary Anderson Jennifer Anderson Patrice and Brian Anderson Theresa Anderson Dennis and Sharon Anundson Kent and Grace Arneson Andrew and Renae Arntson David and Linda Arveson Judy M. Ary Jerome and Jeanne Arzdorf Earl and Patsy Athman Paul and Nancy Baardseth Jerome and Anita Bachand Lucy M. Backman Darwin and Nancy Baerwald Jacqueline M. Baglivio Inez Baker Scott and Kathleen Balke Mark and Amy Balluff Kevin and Cynthia Bannon Shawn Baranczyk and Lynne Wodrich Thomas C. Barnhart Joe Barnhill Lee and Janice Beattie Raymond and Rosemary Beck Gaylynn and Linda Becker Michael and Jennifer Bell Bonnie A. Benson Kevin and Candice Benz Alaine I. Berg Paul and Rebecca Berg Gale and Linda Bergee Jim and Susan Berglie Roger and Georgia Blestrud John and Karen Boe Mary Bonemeyer Dennis and Maryl Borgen Merlin and Lois Borke Harry and Phyllis Bowen Janice M. Boyce Ann W. Braaten Harvey and Linda Braaten Ronald and Carol Braaten Ernest and Patricia Brager Matthew and Terri Brasel Larry and Valeria Braun Mark and Wendy Breitbach John and Carol Brodin Katharine A. Broten Sean Brotherson Ardith Brunt Gerald and Karen Burkhart Keith and Vel Rae Burkholder Dave Byrne Jeffrey and Janet Cammerrer Tom and Nancy Capouch Dale and Connie Carpentier Dale and Pamela Carrier Bryan Christensen Keith and Bonnie Christensen Bernice Christianson Sheldon and Marget Christison Edwin and Deberah Clapp Carol M. Cobb Bradley and Lois Cogdill Colleen R. Conley Joanne Cook George and Nancy Couvillon Douglas and Barbara Coyle David and Anne Cremons Thordis K. Danielson

More than $275,000

Russell and Doris* M. Wischow

$5,000 to $49,999

Hach Scientific Foundation Jane Emison Carol Gagnon Alan W. Hassebrock Robert and Patty Hendrickson Elsie Pitsenbarger Robert Shanks

$1,000 to $4,999

Barbara Bentson and Ken Hiller The Boeing Company Cargill Frances S. Clark Patricia S. Crary Dick and Suzie Crockett Mary Edwards Marvin and Lois Evans General Mills David Gordon and Jane Kaiser Gordon Greater Fargo Moorhead Convention and Visitors Bureau Wayne and Mary Gregoire Roger and Nancy Gress Mary Hadley Keith and Mary Herbold Denis "Izzy" and Gerry Isrow Rick Johnson and Virginia Clark Johnson Percy and Carolyn Jolstad Nancy Kaiser Dawson Shirley E. McAllister Midwest Dairy Association Esther Myers Wanda I. Overland John Sowinski and Jeanne Paris Sowinski John Q. Paulsen Les and Bernice Pavek PEO Chapter AH Earl B. Peterson Arlene and Stanley Pickard Procter & Gamble Company Harris and Kathryn Seidel Thomas and Michelene Sheehy Sandra M. Strand Donna Terbizan Tharaldson Enterprises Kristin Thelander Matthew and Elisa Titus Rachel Tompt Jill J. Wilkey

$100 to $999

Dean and Pamela Aakre Ronald and Lisa Abel Alan and Janice Adair


Mary Ann V. Larson Naomi Larson John and Almae Larson Verona and Gerald Lechler Larry and Margie Lee Brian Leet James and Julie Legare James and Gail Lein Ellen A. Leinius George and Janet LeNoue Craig and Donna Lewis Dorothy A. Lindemann Craig and Sharon Lindemann Rosemary LindermanWorlein Peter and Deborah Lingen Harvey and Gale Link Murl and Elaine Linke Stacie L. Loegering Larry Lovseth and Mary Askim-Lovseth Robert and Mary Lucius Gary and Janet Lund Peter and Jeanne Luzaich Brian and Renee Lynch Herschal and Marnie Lysaker Roseanne L. Mahoney Paul Malmquist and Andrea Moon-Malmquist Paul and Carole Maltrud Marc and Linda Manikowske Richard and JoAnn Manlove Krista M. Manning Jeff and Kimberly Manuel Joan L. Marotzke John and Susan Martodam Duane and Roberta Maus Larae R. McDonald Christine R. McGeorge Robert and Jacqueline McGregor Irene J. McKenney Shirley E. McMaster James and Carla McMillion Laurie B. McPhee Russell and Janet Melby John and Mary Mercer William and Cynthia Mickelson Robert and Janice Mickelson

John and Pamela Midthune Charles Miller Bruce Miller and Jeannette Wolff Miller Faye M. Miller Heather R. Miller Michael Miller Wayne and Stella Miller Jerry and Beverly Mollberg Kenneth Monilaws Fredrika Monson Lorne Monson Andy and Grace Mork Charles and Eloise Moss Margaret Mundstock Brian and Lori Murchie Charles Myers and Donna Holcomb Myers Jack and Judith Neidlinger Carol Nelson David and Phyllis Nelson Douglas and Cheri Nelson Jill Nelson Duane and Kay Nelson Marlow and Joyce Nelson Tony and Jayne Nieman Jane E. Nissen Dolores P. Normandin Frank and Judi Northrop Norma A. Nosek Glenn and Karen Odberg Nathan and Jodi Ohman Margaret B. Olson Steven and Patricia Olson Roland and Susan Olson Kevin and Brenda Oster David and Kim Ouren Kimberly A. Overton Todd and Carrie Oye Ed and Nancy Packer Michelle L. Page Bradley and Pamela Palmer Clayton and Linda Parrill Michael and Janet Parta James R. Paulsen Gene and Jean Peterson Lowell and Mary Peterson John and Wanda Peterson Rocky and Judy Pletan Chet and Rebecca Polk Delores A. Polman

Dave Pomeroy and Cheryl Weber Sharon M. Pope James and Janice Poppe James and Shelley Porter Wallace and Wanda Pottenger David and Teri Preisler Scott Pryor Douglas and Lorraine Ptacek Lenore A. Quamme Mike and Marion Radigan Brandy A. Randall Doyle and Kimberly Ranstrom Mark and Rebecca Ratchenski Douglas and Kathy Rath Richard R. Rathbun Irene Reamer Lois G. Reller Rod and Lorri Reuer Richard and Debra Rham Shane and Jenna Richardson Karla and Rob Rippchen Thomas and Julie Risovi Mark and Julie Ritter David and Connie Robbins Leah C. Roberts Walter and Jayne Robinson William Robinson and Julie Garden-Robinson John and Maxine Rognlien June Rohr Rodney and Julie Romuld Troy and Jill Ronning Dolores D. Rosin Sharon and Myron Rostad Patrick Rothwell Sonja F. Rue Jean A. Ruland Chad and Jennifer Rushin John and Cheryl Rutten Robert Salisury and Kristi Salisbury Robert and Janice Samuelson Tera L. Sandvik David Sardelli and Katherine Sebastian Sardelli Dayne and Donna Sather Wayne and Sheryl Saverud Rodney and Susan Schaffer

Randy and Carolyn Schatz David and Kimberly Scheer Donald Schilke Laurie B. Schlenker Duane and Karen Schmidt Randy L. Schmidt Cory and Jennifer Schornack Jeff and Melissa Schreiner Kurt Schroeder and Mary Hedin Schroeder Wanda Schroeder Jim and Arletta Schuh John and Karen Schwartz Rodney and Roberta Scilley Steven and Paula Sebelius Bill and Carol Sedgeman James and Jeanne Selby Alex and Lavine Shapiro Stephen and Denise Sharp Timothy and Kyle Shern Kenneth and Carolyn Shroyer Fred and Carol Shubeck Charles and Mary Lou Shuckhart Jagdish and Usha Singh Ron and Diane Sitzer Gary and Brenda Slaamod John and Bethina Sletten Steve and Lorri Slocum Douglas and Mary Smart Arthur and Kathryn Smith Carole J. Smolnikar LuAnn Soliah Paul and Barbara Sorensen Nick J. Soulis Richard and Karen Spall John and Carol Splonskowski Harley and Terri Sprenger David and Constance Sprynczynatyk St. Paul Travelers James and Gloria Stables Tomas and Linda Stafford Ronald and Shirley Stammen Jeff and Tammy Stanislawski Sherri Stastny State Farm Insurance Companies Daniel and Candace Stave

Dorothy A. Stemm Floyd and Bertha Stevens Jean F. Stienstra Nancy L. Stigaard William and Val Strasser Timothy D. Struckman Todd and Laurie Supplee James and Norma Swanson Dennis and Mary Swanson Thomas and Kathlyn Swantko Jeff and Kay Swenson Thomas and Mary Swenson James and Wendy Swiontek Joseph and Noreen Tamerius David and Sandra Tanberg Texas Instruments Foundation Dan and Kathleen Thorstad Spencer and Norma Tiffany Tim Tigges Frances Timian Steve Tobin and Lana Johnson-Tobin Gale and Carol Tollin Philip and Debra Topham Tom and Margaret Trieglaff Georgine F. Troska Duane and Cheri Trudell Kim A. Vance James and Sheri Vandal Tony and Barbara Vik Steven Vogt and Carla Myhre-Vogt George and Margaret Vollmuth Jenna L. Vosseteig Dawn and Brad Wampole Duncan and Myrle Warren Clarice M. Weber Douglas and Jennifer Wede James Weight and Candice Dempsey Wayne and Gail Weishaar Henry and Charlotte Weismann Renee G. Well Wells Fargo Terence and Roxanne West David and Jeanne Wetherby Gerald and Joan Wettlaufer Gary and Judith Whiteman

Jean Whittenton Linda Wiedmann Mary Wiegand Raymond Wikenheiser* Robyne C. Williams Richard and Donna Wilson Mark and Andrea Winter David and Ronda Wisthoff Douglas and Gloria Wolf Cathy Wolfe Wayne and Kathie Worner Mark and Theresa Wright David and Joan Wrolstad Rick Wutzke Trina E. Yates Dennis and Susan Yell Jack and Sandra Zaleski Gary and Roberta Zick Leslie and Rita Zuehlsdorff Michele Zwack *Deceased

Dean's Circle

The Dean's Circle, the College of Human Development and Education's honor club, allows alumni and friends to support the college and be recognized for their contributions, which help strengthen faculty, teaching and research, with spending priorities determined by the dean. Dean's Circle contributors can pledge annual support at one of two levels. General members are those individuals, families and organizations who commit to giving a minimum of $250 annually. Sustaining members are those who give a total of $1,000 or more annually. This year's annual membership was between July 1, 2006, and June 30, 2007. Dean's Circle donors also receive membership in one of the NDSU Development Foundation's donor clubs. Dean's Circle members receive a distinctive recognition plaque, renewal inserts for the plaque for subsequent years of membership and annual recognition in the college newsletter. Contributions can be made directly to the NDSU Development Foundation at P.O. Box 5144, Fargo, ND 58105. Checks should be payable to the NDSU Development Foundation. For more information, contact Nancy Gress, director of student services and advancement, at (701) 231-8216 or [email protected]

$1,000 or more Anonymous The Boeing Company Cargill Frances S. Clark Patricia S. Crary Dick and Suzie Crockett Mary Edwards Jane Emison Marvin and Lois Evans Carol Gagnon General Mills David Gordon and Jane Kaiser Gordon Greater Fargo Moorhead Convention and Visitor's Bureau Wayne and Mary Gregoire Roger and Nancy Gress Hach Scientific Foundation Mary Hadley Alan W. Hassebrock Bob and Patty Hendrickson Keith and Mary Herbold Ken Hiller and Barbara Bentson Denis "Izzy" and Gerry Isrow Rick Johnson and Virginia Clark Johnson Percy and Carolyn Jolstad Nancy Kaiser Dawson Shirley E. McAllister Midwest Dairy Association Esther Myers Wanda I. Overland John Sowinski and Jeanne Paris Sowinski John Q. Paulsen

Les and Bernice Pavek PEO Chapter AH Earl B. Peterson Arlene and Stanley Pickard Elsie Pitsenbarger Procter & Gamble Company Harris and Kathryn Seidel Bob Shanks Thomas Sheehy, II and Michelene Sheehy Sandra M. Strand Donna Terbizan Tharaldson Enterprises Kristin Thelander Matthew and Elisa Titus Rachel Tompt Jill J. Wilkey Russell P. and Doris* M. Wischow *Deceased Annual members ($250 to $999) Dean and Pamela Aakre Zaundra D. Bina Isabelle C. Bork Ardith Braaten Kevin and Karen Bucholz Ethel M. Buehl Ronald and Peggy Cossette Bob and Lucy Crom Michael Day and Tama Duffy Day Tom Dezelsky and Ann Ludwig Douglas and Veda Frederick Robert and June Fredericksen Bruce and Connie Hammond

William Knaak and Jean Hanson Knaak Ghazi and Linda Hassoun Greg Wentz and Christie Iverson Roger and Kathleen Ivesdal James and Mary Kieley Robert and Joyce Knodell Arthur "Bill" and Diana Lillevig Burt and Gretchen Mason Sandra A. McCalla Helen L. Merkle Keith and Charlotte Mohling Doug and Joan Mork Maureen T. Mulroy North Dakota Nutrition Council Barbara North Tim M. Peterson Pfizer Foundation Gregory Sanders and Cindy Belohlavek Arlene J. Sax Mark Schmidt Lois and Ronald Shern Madeleine K. Skogen John and Sherri Stern Michael Sorenson and Melinda Goodman Sorenson Henrietta Strandjord Bruce Swanson and Julie Satrom Swanson Darrell and Carol Tuntland Hugh Veit and Margaret Fitzgerald Mark and Connie Weed Kara Wolfe Jeannette M. Zilverberg



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:

College board welcomes seven new members

Jocelyn (Rudolph) Iszler,

BS '74, home economics education, MS '79, food and nutrition, MA '03, mass communication, is director of the Midwest Ag Energy Network and ag energy policy specialist for the Minnesota Project. The Minnesota Project is a non-profit group with the mission of connecting people with policy to build strong local economies, vibrant communities and a healthy environment. Iszler, who grew up on a small-grains and cattle farm near Streeter, N.D., was the executive director of the North Dakota Corn Council and Growers Association from 2000-07. She served on the ethanol board and is past chair of the North Dakota Renewable Energy Partnership. She also was part of the National Corn Growers Association Research and Business Development Action Team. Prior to her work in agriculture, Iszler ran a nutrition communications company. She and her husband, Virgil, operate a small grains and soybeans farm and have two daughters. Her hobbies include music, reading and travel.

Darla T. O'Donnell, BS '78,

nutrition, is vice president of strategic business initiatives for UnitedHealth Group's government and social sector. She also is vice president of acquisition and retention in UnitedHealth's Partner Solutions division. In those positions, she has been involved in developing strategic new business ventures and partnerships. She has helped to coordinate projects across all UnitedHealth divisions and to provide product development, market research and consumer strategies for her team. She's also been responsible for member acquisition and retention for AARP Insurance business. From 1996 to 2003, O'Donnell was senior vice president at Co-Brand Products. She also has worked as a marketing manager for The Pillsbury Co., a product manager for SciMed Life Systems, Inc., and a business manager in the Food Service Products division at The Clorox Co. O'Donnell earned a master's in business administration, specializing in marketing/finance from the University of Minnesota's Carlson School of Management in 1986.

protection worker, also has trained other child-care licensors in the area of child abuse/neglect. In 1991, Kolpack began the student intern program in child-care licensing at Cass County Social Services. Kolpack previously was a preschool teacher at the MeritCare Child Development Center in Fargo, and as a dance instructor who taught ballet, tap and jazz. She has served on several community boards, including the United Way Board for Cass/Clay Counties, the YWCA Board of Directors and the YMCA Board of Directors, for which she is chair of the child-care committee. "I would not be able to be in this position if I did not have a CDFS degree," Kolpack says. "I feel, with my education and experience, I was able to help form some of the regulations at the state and local levels that are intact today."

NeW memberS (left to right): Jocie Iszler, Cheri Olerud, Ruby Kolpack, Heidi Wilcox, Darla O'Donnell, LuAnn Soliah and Julie Martini

Heidi (Mavis) Wilcox,

BS '88, hotel/restaurant management, is assistant director of operations for Dakota Hospitality in Fargo. Her job is to oversee and support operations and marketing efforts in eight hotels in North Dakota, Minnesota, Kansas and Texas. Wilcox previously was director of recruitment, training and systems with Tharaldson Enterprises in Fargo. Her personal career highlights include opening and supporting 15 properties in the Midwest under four different brands; launching Tharaldson's Learning Center to train management, corporate personnel and hourly staff; directing human resources in five travel customer support call centers while leading a start-up to the next level; and facilitating several courses for the hotel/restaurant management degree at NDSU. At Tharaldson, Wilcox was named "General Manager of the Year" in 1989. She also reduced turnover by 50 percent by implementing consistent learning strategies at the general manager level, then reduced turnover by another 25 percent by implementing a customized recruitment selection process. Wilcox facilitated an Employee Ownership Committee to establish strategies and procedures to improve turnover and Employee Stock Ownership Plan profitability. She earned a master's in business administration from the University of Mary in Bismarck, N.D.

Julie (Salmonson) Martini,

BS '94, child development and family science, is metro development manager for Mankato (Minn.) Rehabilitation Center Incorporated. She oversees two programs that employ adults with disabilities and provide various work options for them. Martini previously worked at a residence for adults with disabilities before beginning at MRCI, where she was promoted repeatedly through the years. She is now in charge of a multi-million-dollar budget and is overseeing the construction of a $2.4-million-dollar facility to combine three programs. She has obtained many grants and participated in several county committees. Martini says her NDSU education has helped her advance to her present position. "I would not have been able to continue past my entry-level position without my education," she says. "Since I work for an organization that is a county-mandated service, almost all staff must have a four-year degree to meet licensing requirements." Her hobbies include photography, scrapbooking and being with her children and family.

LuAnn Soliah, BS '78, dietetics, is professor and director of the Nutrition Sciences Program at Baylor University, Waco, Texas. She has held that position since 1988. Soliah previously was an assistant professor and nutrition specialist at Oklahoma State University in Stillwater for three years. She also was a consultant dietitian for Medicalodges, Inc., in Coffeyville, Kan., for four years. Soliah earned her master's in food and nutrition from Kansas State University, Manhattan, in 1980. In 1985, she earned her Ph.D. in human nutrition from Oklahoma State. She recently has received grants for two projects: "Eating Behaviors and Exercise Habits of Young Professional Women," and "Dieting Practices and Eating Patterns of Middle-School and Junior High Students." She belongs to the American Dietetic Association and the American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences. Her professional activities include serving as chair of education and research for the Texas Dietetic Association, as a menu consultant for the Salvation Army, and as a Head Start nutrition consultant.

Cheri (Wolf) Olerud, BS '77, home economics education, BS '80, food and nutrition, has been with General Mills for 25 years. In that time, she spent seven years as a cookbook editor for "The Betty Crocker Cookbook" and now edits the Pillsbury cookbooks. She's also spent 15 years as product home economist in the Betty Crocker Kitchens, where she's worked on Yoplait Yogurt, 8th Continent Soy Milk and Big G cereals. She has 1½ years experience as a sensory scientist and 1½ years as a product development spokesperson for the Betty Crocker healthy cookbooks, a position which requires radio and TV appearances. Olerud has been a member of Home Economists in Business, the International Association of Culinary Professionals and Minnesota Nutrition Council. She is married and has three children. Ruby (Rillo) Kolpack, BS '86, child development and family science, has been a childcare licensing specialist for Cass County Social Services since 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



Board of Visitors 2006-2007 members

Jocie Iszler

Director, Midwest Ag Energy Network Ag Energy Policy Specialist, MN Project Fargo, N.D.

Darla Tufto O'Donnell

Vice President, Public and Senior Sector United Health Group Minnetonka, Minn.

Virginia Clark Johnson

Dean, Human Development and Education North Dakota State University Fargo

Emeritus members


Norma Opgrand



Carolyn Jolstad

Community Volunteer Colorado Springs, Colo.

Cheri Olerud

Senior Cookbook Editor General Mills, Inc. Maple Grove, Minn.

Nancy Gress

Board Liaison Director of Student Services and Advancement North Dakota State University Fargo * President for 2007-08 ** President-elect for 2007-08

Karen Fridlund Kim Dennis Timmers Bonnie Lonbaken


Jean Hanson Knaak Helen Merkle Peg Portscheller



Ruby Kolpack

Childcare Licensing Specialist Cass County Social Services Fargo, N.D.

Wanda Overland

Vice President for Student Life and Development St. Cloud State University St. Cloud, Minn.

Nancy Jordheim Charisse Oland Kathy Sebastian Sardelli Delores Tvenge


Aimee Bagley Susan Bohanan Sue Hofstrand Vern Markey Jill Wilkey


Janis Armendariz Joan Beaton Tama Duffy Day Elizabeth Larson Phyllis Nelson


Barbara Bentson Kim Barber Foss Barbara Kenner Jill Hanson Roe


Ann Ludwig

Professor Emerita, Arizona State University Artistic Director and Choreographer A Ludwig Dance Theater Tempe, Ariz.

Jane Rabe*

Marketing Manager, Everyday Products Lenox Group Inc., Dept. 56 Minneapolis

Alta Engstrom Roger Grooters Sylvan Melroe Ericka Westgard Reilly

Donna Duffey Lois Shern Arne Sorenson Julie Swanson Connie Weed

Jane Emison, president Barbara Fix Melinda Goodman Elisa J. Titus

LuAnn Soliah

Professor/Director of Nutrition Sciences Program Baylor University Waco, Texas

Julie Martini

Metro Development Manager MRCI-Rosemount Rosemount, Minn.

Joan Mork

Investigator N.D. Attorney General's Office Bismarck, N.D.

Sandra Strand

Director of Interior Design Gensler Shanghai, China

Charlotte Mohling**

Instructor/CTE Coordinator/Advisor DIAL Virtual School Wessington Springs, S.D.

Carol Tuntland

Associate Professor/ Department of Art, Fashion and Textiles California State University Los Angeles

Esther F. Myers

Director of Scientific Affairs and Research The American Dietetic Association Chicago

Heidi Wilcox

Assistant Director of Operations Dakota Hospitality Fargo, N.D.

the fUll boArD of ViSitorS for 200708 Are [SeAteD left to right]: Jocie Iszler, Julie Martini, Heidi Wilcox and Cheri Olerud; [StANDiNg]: Charlotte Mohling, Joan Mork, Darla O'Donnell, Ann Ludwig, Wanda Overland, Ruby Kolpack, Sandy Strand, Jane Rabe, LuAnn Soliah, Carol Tuntland, Carolyn Jolstad and Esther Myers

(left to right): Barbara Fix Leshovsky, Jane Emison and Elisa Titus (not pictured: Melinda Goodman)

BOV member's grant challenge met and exceeded

Jane Emison is a firm believer of philanthropy. "If you believe in something, put some money up," she said. And she did. Each year, the Board of Visitors for the College of Human Development and Education awards a $1,000 student scholarship. The funds are gained through contributions from current and past board members. Each year, the money came in and went right back out to scholarship recipients, Emison said. This prompted her to put forth an anonymous challenge grant of $10,000 to be donated once Board of Visitors members contributed funds beyond their ordinary levels of giving. The current and emeritus members met that challenge and more ­ raising $11,760 though 25 separate gifts for the endowment, which put the total funding above the amount needed to be self-sustaining. Now the yearly scholarship will be funded through interest gained from the endowment rather than membership contributions. "By doing this challenge, it was my hope that the Board of Visitors would then have the opportunity to look at initiatives and other fundraising opportunities in addition to the one scholarship," Emison said. "The success of the challenge has given the board lots of new ideas. Some great things are going to happen because now the board 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 together and sharing them has been a rewarding experience." Emison earned her bachelor's degree in design from NDSU in 1968. Her father, Stanley Bale, also graduated from NDSU. "My dad believed in education and scholarships," she said. "He set a good example for me to follow and his legacy was part of my desire to help. I was brought up to be philanthropic." Emison lives in Deephaven, Minn., where she has her interior design consulting business, Jane Larson Emison Design. She's also on the Board of Trustees for the Minneapolis Institute of Arts and is a national trustee for the Boys and Girls Clubs of America. The Board of Visitors is comprised of outstanding alumni who serve as advocates for students, faculty and staff.

Jane Emison earned her bachelor's in design from NDSU in 1968. She now runs Jane Larson Emison Design.

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[top] At the HD&E Hooding Ceremony on May 11, these students earned Master of Education degrees in counseling: Front row (l to r): Gail Nelson, Kinsey Essler, Patty Dwyer and Julie Hersch; Back row: Jennifer Bartsch, Amy Meier, Erica Skoglund, Amy Simmons and Carlyss Neufeld.

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[miDDle] 2007 graduates in interior design are: Row 1 (l to r): Tammi Eldridge, Marisa Weinstein, Lindsey Moulton, Amy Helgeson, Amanda Anderson and Elizabeth Linneman; Row 2: Jaimee Schaff, Amanda Mathiason, Sara Ronning and Tressa Lillehoff; Row 3: Sasha Haugen, Susan Gaddie, Sarah Svihl and Angelene Hoffert; Row 4: Christine Pfingsten, Jennifer Bontjes, Jessi Larson and Sarah Ham; Row 5: Nancy Hillestad, Michelle Richter, Jayme Sorenson and Laura Sagness; Row 6: Laura Tungseth, Megan Carpenter, Kyle Murie, Casey Beaton, Kara Kopp and Kirsten Jabs

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[bottom] 2007 graduates in hospitality and tourism management are: Front row (l to r): Danielle Johnson, Tara Sheeley, Julia Falck and Chelsea Bachmeier; Back row: Billy Jordan, Miku Takizawa, Dustin Stredwick, Kuma Amuro, Jesse Romanyshyn, Kara Breyer, Sara Stroh and Shannon Miller. Not pictured: Lyndsay Bennett, Jill Hartje, Kirsten Heid, Anna Maus, Brian Pedersen, Alyssa Reller, Ryan Rustad, Barry Watkins and Chris Winter.



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