NDSCS Alumni Review - Fall 2014

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An official publication of the North Dakota State College of Science Alumni/Foundation


NEW! NDSCS Leadership Fund Established ............... Page 5NDSCS Wildcat Homecoming 2014 ....Page 16-17NEW EVENT! Alumni and Friends Travel Tours .... Page 12-13NORTH DAKOTA STATE COLLEGE OF SC IENCEFALL 2014, VOL. 16ALUMN I REV I EWIn my role as Executive Director of the Alumni/Foundation, I have the opportunity to meet many past graduates of NDSCS at events across the state of North Dakota and the nation. At just about every one of the events, I hear a story or two about how the College helped the alum build their leadership skills. So it is with great pleasure that Im able to announce to all of our alumni and friends receiving this years Alumni Review that we have created an NDSCS Leadership Fund with the net proceeds from this years DREAMS Auction, see page 5. We were also able to access a special North Dakota Challenge Grant matching fund to receive $1 for every $2 donated. To learn more about this Challenge Grant opportunity for your donations, please check out the article on page 10 of this issue or visit our website at www.ndscsalumni.com. This fund will create leadership training and educational opportunities for many on campus, but especially for a group of students that we are calling the NDSCS Ambassadors! This group of young men and women will be selected annually from nominations from faculty and staff, and will participate in leadership training events as well as demonstrate their leadership ability at many events during the school year as Ambassadors for the College. It is our goal to continue to receive donations to the NDSCS Leadership Fund and to expand the opportunities for leadership development to many more students in the future, so if you have questions or would like to contribute, just give me a call or send me an email. You will find many stories of our Alumni Awards winners as well as spotlights on other alums in this issue. Check out the 2014 Homecoming Schedule on page 16-17 and plan a trip back to NDSCS for the weekend! Be sure to check out our website for upcoming events and activities, and update us about any address or email address changes. Enjoy the rest of the summer!The Alumni Review is an official publication of the North Dakota State College of Science Alumni/Foundation, 800 Sixth Street North, Wahpeton, ND 58076. It is mailed to college alumni and friends, business and industry partners, government agencies, schools and state education and legislative leaders. The editor retains the right to edit all submissions for style and length considerations.NDSCS President: Dr. John RichmanAlumni/Foundation Director: Brad BarthFoundation President: Paul DimmerFoundation Vice President: Annette LokenFoundation Treasurer: DeAnn LollDonor Development Manager: Tim NeumannDonor Development Rep: Barb UhlichMajor Gift Officer: Kim NelsonEvent/Website Coordinator: Kim HansenEditor: Brad BarthMarketing Editor: Barbara Spaeth-BaumPublication Design: Rebecca TruesdellCopy Editor: Janess Sveet2014-15 ALUMNI/FOUNDATION BOARD MEMBERSBrad Barth*Rochelle ConzemiusPaul DimmerStu EngenChad FredericksenRobert GetteTerry GoergerRoger HabermanKen HartyJeff HilgemannLinda HopkinsKelly HubrigMike JacklitchChris JohnsonHarvey Link*Annette LokenDeAnn Loll*Justin NepplMike NepplTim Neumann*Roger RichelsDr. John Richman*Margaret Wall*Kurt WikstromMike Worner *Ex OfficioSend article submissions/change of address to: NDSCS Alumni/Foundation Office800 Sixth Street NorthWahpeton, ND 58076Phone: 701-671-2247Email: ndscs.alumni@ndscs.eduIN THIS ISSUEBrad BarthBrad Barth Class of 78Alumni/Foundation Directorbrad.barth@ndscs.edu701-671-2131www.ndscs.alumni.com2014 Award Winners ................................................3-5Leadership Fund Established ................................. 5Alumni/Foundation Board .......................................6Presidents Report ..........................................................7Alumni Spotlight - Samantha Lemmerman ... 8NDSCS Grads Give Back ............................................ 8Science Connection ..................................................9Jeremy Heen - Owner Indian Hill Electric ........9What are the Chances? ..............................................9North Dakota Challenge Grant ............................ 10It makes Cents! ........................................................... 10Giving Opportunities .................................................... 11NDSCS Alumni and Friends Travel Tours ...........................................................12-13Letterwinners Hall of Fame ...............................14-15Attention Former Wildcat Athletes ....................15NDSCS Homecoming 2014 ...............................16-17Platinum Sponsors .......................................................18Alumni/Foundation Sponsors ...............................19Events Calendar ...........................................................20Cover Images: Completed Bisek Hall expansion and ribbon cutting ceremony Dr. John Richman - NDSCS President, Governor Jack Dalrymple, Kirsten Diederich - N.D. State Board of Higher Education Board Chair.NDSCS AMBASSADORS BACK ON CAMPUS2 N D S C S A l u m n i R e v i e wCongratulations to Madeline Miller and the late Daryl Miller family for being honored with the 2014 Family Tradition Award! The Miller family has a long history with NDSCS, going back to the Colleges beginnings when Daryl Millers grandmother attended what was then Red River College and eventually became a teacher. Many of Madelines family members have attended NDSCS through the years, including her brother, two of her children, her daughter-in-law, brother-in-law, sister-in-law, many cousins and many nieces and nephews.Madeline enjoyed her time at NDSCS during the 1940s, at which time the College had an enrollment of approximately 700 students. Madeline had the opportunity to work for Wally Nordgaard, who was the Registrar at the time. She says she learned much from Mr. Nordgaard but definitely learned respect for the individual in the way he treated all people the same. Madeline also tells the story of her late daughter, Gayle, who attended NDSCS before transferring to a chiropractic college. One of the instructors was impressed by Gayles knowledge of chemistry and asked her where she earned her chemistry degree. Gayle replied that she did not have a degree and had only taken one year of chemistry at NDSSS. The instructor replied, That must have been some college and some instructor!Madeline says she has seen many young people over the years attend prestigious colleges far from Wahpeton and graduate with large student loans then have a hard time finding a job. She said that doesnt seem to be a problem at NDSCS, where students often find jobs before they graduate. Madeline said, I even had a job offer one month before I graduated from Science! On graduation day, the ceremony was in the morning and I ate lunch and went to work after lunch. The NDSCS Foundation is pleased to honor the Madeline Miller and late Daryl Miller family with the Family Tradition Award.Alumnus of the Year TIM PURDONA native of Ashby, Minn., Tim Purdon attended NDSCS and graduated with an associate degree in liberal arts in 1989. Tim was the recipient of a Presidents Scholarship and was on the Presidents Honor Roll the entire two years he was at NDSCS. While at NDSCS, Tim was a fixture at the Clair T. Blikre Activities Center. Working for Athletic Director Don Engen, Tim spent many nights supervising student use of the facility. He also served as the Voice of the Wildcats, as the public address announcer for the womens basketball and volleyball games. Tim also worked at Wildcat mens basketball games and wrestling matches and many high school basketball tournaments as the scoreboard and clock operator. With the help of legendary NDSCS mens track and field coach Owen O.J. Jensen, Tim became a certified USA Track & Field official during his time in Wahpeton and worked many high school and college track meets at NDSCS as the official starter. Tim ran track (steeplechase) for the Wildcats during his freshman year and participated in all intramural sports. Tim went on to attend Minnesota State University Moorhead and received his Bachelor of Arts in English, graduating summa cum laude in 1991. He graduated cum laude from the Hamline University School of Law in 1994. Following law school, Tim clerked for the Hon. Bruce M. Van Sickle, United States District Court, District of North Dakota in Bismarck.On February 4, 2010 Tim was nominated by President Barack Obama to serve as United States Attorney for the District of North Dakota. Tims nomination was unanimously confirmed by the United States Senate on August 5, 2010. He is North Dakotas 18th U.S. Attorney. As U.S. Attorney, Tim has placed special emphasis on increasing public safety on the American Indian reservations in North Dakota, ensuring national security and law enforcement cooperation along North Dakotas international border with Canada and working with federal, state, local and tribal law enforcement partners to counter the new threat from organized criminal enterprises that have targeted western North Dakotas Bakken oil boom region.Prior to becoming U.S. Attorney, Tim practiced law at the Vogel Law Firm in Bismarck, N.D. Prior to joining the Vogel Law Firm in 2005, Tim practiced for nine years at the Bismarck firm of Dickson & Purdon. Attending NDSCS has been a family affair for Tims family as his sister, Barb, graduated from NDSCS in 1991 and also worked for the Wildcat athletic department during her time in Wahpeton. Tims parents are Larry and Nancy Purdon of Ashby, Minn. Tim is married to Bismarck attorney Carmen Miller, who works for Ducks Unlimited. Tim and Carmen have a daughter, Claudia. Tim PurdonNDSCS Tradition Award MILLER FAMILYThe Miller Family in 20003nd s c s a l umn i . c om2 0 1 4 AWA R D W I N N E R SJim Johnson joined NDSCS in the fall of 2003. As an Enrollment Services Representative, Jim serves the College regionally, living and working in the Twin Cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul, Minn. Jim is well respected by the stakeholders with whom he works. He is extremely passionate about seeing students succeed, he is enthusiastic and always has his customers best interest in mind. As he says, I get to work for NDSCS and what an honor it is. Its an absolute joy to tell the magnificent story of an institution that has been actively involved in truly changing lives for over 110 years! Clearly, Jims efforts in telling the NDSCS story are working! Each year, the College is seeing more students from the Twin Cities area who enroll at NDSCS and then go on to successful careers in business and industry. Jim is enthusiastic about finding additional ways to tell the story and recruit students, whether it is bringing motor coaches of prospective students to campus, creating opportunities to bring high school counselors and career center professionals to campus or engaging alumni as active participants in the recruiting process. Jim loves being part of the Enrollment Services team, which he says is truly collaborative. Jim has been married to his wife, Judy, for 28 years. The Johnsons have a college-aged son, Jake, who is currently a Physics/Engineering major.Commitment to Excellence JIM JOHNSONDoug and Judy Peterson have been incredible fans and advocates of NDSCS for the past five decades.Judy graduated from the dental hygiene program at NDSCS then became an instructor in the program for the next 25 years. Judy, along with Dr. Rod Casad, has organized two reunions for dental hygiene program alumni. The reunions have coincided with Homecoming. Doug is very active in his support of the College and its athletic department. You will see both of these enthusiastic boosters at every Catbacker Luncheon. I just love getting to know the athletes that the coaches bring to those luncheons, Doug said. The Petersons have two sons, Tim and Michael. Both graduated from NDSCS. Mike is a science instructor at Omaha South High School and earned a masters degree from NDSU. Tim is keeping the highways safe in Minnesota as a highway patrolman. Congratulations to very deserving Wildcat of the Year inductees, Doug and Judy Peterson.It is only appropriate that this years NDSCS Parade Grand Marshal, Shirley Fox Trydahl, be honored by leading the parade she had orchestrated for nearly 14 years. Shirley started her career with NDSCS in 1977, working in the Business Office. She also spent 18 years as Dental Clinic Coordinator and her last 14 years as Student Center Director before retiring in January of 2013. Shirley also served as the advisor for the Student Senate and Campus Activities Board. Her favorite day on campus each year was move-in day. She would have sleepless nights before move-in day because of the excitement of new students coming to campus. Her favorite week of the year was Homecoming week, as she worked with students to build lasting memories on the campus of NDSCS. Shirley commented, My saddest day was always Graduation day, as I said farewell to so many wonderful students I had gotten to know so well.Shirley commented, Honestly, I can say that after 35 years as an NDSCS employee, I still loved coming to work every day. Her time now is spent with her husband, Dennis Trydahl, her children, Stephanie (Philip Brown), Michael, Timothy, Scott, Stacy (Keith Wendorf ) and Nathan Trydahl, and her five grandchildren, Anna, Jeremiah, Isaac, Olivia and Alexander.Wildcats of the YearDOUG and JUDY PETERSON Jim JohnsonJudy and Doug PetersonParade Grand MarshalSHIRLEY FOX TRYDAHLShirley Fox Trydahl4 N D S C S A l u m n i R e v i e w2 0 1 4 AWA R D W I N N E R SIndustrial Builders, Inc. (IBI) was founded in 1953 by Warren and Irene Diederich. Warren served as a bomber pilot over Europe during WWII and received numerous military honors, including the Distinguished Flying Cross and Presidential Citation. He returned to Fargo and utilized the GI Bill to attend what was then NDAC. Because of this experience and where it led IBI, Warren never took education for granted.IBI continues to be a family business with Paul and Donn Diederich at the helm. The foundation of the family business is integrity, hard work and a concern for people. IBI has a long history of success in the major project construction scene. Some of their more notable jobs in the Fargo area include the Fargodome, the Veterans Memorial Main Avenue Bridge and the Veterans Boulevard Bridge. Paul Diederich has been active in the Associated General Contractors (AGC) of America and the AGC of North Dakota. He has served on the education committee for 29 years and has helped award hundreds of scholarships to deserving students pursuing an education in construction. IBI has had incredible success with NDSCS graduates, not only in management; which has three vice presidents and threesuperintendents but also across their entire team. The entire NDSCS family sends a huge thank you to Industrial Builders, Inc., for their generosity and vision. Friend of the College INDUSTRIAL BUILDERS, INC.Through the years, NDSCS has had different organized leadership groups. Some have lasted for many years and others have been short lived. Alumni who served as Student Senate members, Campus Activities Board representatives or in other campus leadership roles during their time at NDSCS know what extra time and hard work helping to lead students on campus can take. With a $25,000 lead gift from Bell State Bank & Trust, the NDSCS Foundation has established the NDSCS Leadership Fund. The Foundation also used the net proceeds of more than $100,000 from the 2014 DREAMS Auction and more than $65,000 in Challenge Grant match dollars to provide the start-up funds needed to create the Leadership Fund. The goal is to build an endowment of more than $500,000 to provide the necessary annual earnings to run the Leadership Fund for many years to come. This fund will create leadership training and educational opportunities for many on campus, but especially for a group of students called the NDSCS Ambassadors! This group of young men and women will be selected yearly from nominations from faculty and staff, and will participate in leadership training events as well as demonstrate their leadership ability at many internal and external events during the school year as ambassadors for the College. It is the Foundations goal to continue building this fund and to use the proceeds to expand the opportunities for leadership development to additional NDSCS students in the years to come. If you would like to learn more about the NDSCS Leadership Fund or would like to contribute, learn more online at www.ndscsalumni.com or send an email to ndscs.alumni@ndscs.edu or call 701-671-2131. LEADERSHIP FUND ESTABLISHEDL to R: Donn Diederich, Executive Vice President; Kent Sand, Vice President Engineering (NDSCS Associate degree in Electrial Technology 82); Roger Haberman, Vice President Construction (NDSCS Civil Engineering Technology 82); Arnie Lefor (NDSCS Auto Body Tech degree); Bob Meier (NDSCS Associate degree in Civil Engineering Technology); Chad Pederson (NDSCS Associate degree in Civil Technology); Paul Diederich, President. Not Pictured: Brandon Kranzler2014/2015 Inaugural NDSCS AmbassadorsAustin Alberts HVAC/R Mooreton, N.D.Caleigh Differding Nursing Wahpeton, N.D.Marissa Ebben Agriculture Wilmot, S.D.Heidi Eberhardt OTA Wahpeton, N.D.Annakay Ferguson Liberal Arts Wahpeton, N.D.Sara Holcomb Business Management Wahpeton, N.D.Jessica Hovelson Dental Hygiene Cormorant, Minn.Darcy Jilek Pre-Pharmacy Wahpeton, N.D.Lane Merchant OTA Champlin, Minn.Jenny Olejar LA - Engineering Otsego, Minn.Hunter Onchuck LA - Engineering Wahpeton, N.D.TreVon Ware Liberal Arts Minneapolis, Minn.Alexis (Lexi) Zieske Liberal Arts Arthur, N.D.Kijia Homes, Ambassador Coordinator NDSCS Student Success and Career Services5nd s c s a l umn i . c omThe NDSCS Alumni/Foundation Board is comprised of approximately 20 volunteer members who meet four times each year to provide guidance to the foundation director and staff. The mission of the foundation is: To support and assist those activities that develop and strengthen the North Dakota State College of Science. The NDSCS Alumni/Foundation Board is pleased to welcome the following new members:Kurt Wickstrom was born and raised on a small grains farm in southern Saskatchewan, Canada. He has spent his entire life and career in agriculture. After graduating from college, Kurt worked for one of the largest Canadian farmer-owned cooperatives, Saskatchewan Wheat Pool. He then spent 14 years with Monsanto in various sales, product management, strategic account management and marketing management roles in Saskatchewan, Winnipeg and Manitoba, Canada and in St. Louis, Mo. During this time, Kurt also started his own farming operation 450 miles northeast of his parents farm, eventually expanding the operation to 4000 acres. Kurt joined Betaseed in December 2007, and assumed the role of president in July 2009. Kurt joined Minn-Dak Farmers Cooperative in July 2013 and assumed the role of president & CEO. Kurt has a Master of Business Administration degree from Athabasca University. He is happily married to Cora, and they have two daughters, Eve and Elizabeth.Roger Richels was born and raised in Wahpeton. He graduated from Wahpeton High School and NDSCS before moving on to Minnesota State University Moorhead. Roger and his wife, Nancy, have two children, Kelsey and Jacob. Roger has served on numerous boards, including the Wahpeton Chamber/Ambassadors, Fraternal Order of Eagles, BW Blades, Head of the Red, United Way, Red River Human Services, Wahpeton Golf and Wahpeton Economic Development. Roger has been with Bremer Bank for 16 years and is currently the Branch Manager/Commercial Banker for the Wahpeton location. Linda Hopkins has been with US Bank for 20 years and is currently the Wahpeton Branch Manager. Linda and her husband, Taviao, have two children who attend Breckenridge High School, Cecelia, a senior, and Sam, a freshman. The family enjoys different sports but spends a good deal of time following the kids basketball careers. Linda has been the treasurer for the Wahpeton Rotary for the past six years, and is a member of the LYO Board for the Breckenridge Lutheran Church. Jeff Hilgemann graduated from Aberdeen (S.D.) High School, then graduated with an architectural drafting and estimating degree from NDSCS in 1976. Jeff was a very successful football player for the Wildcats and is a member of the NDSCS Athletic Hall of Fame both as an individual player and as a member of the 1971 championship team. Jeff taught and coached at NDSCS for eight years. He was the offensive coordinator for head coaches Al Grage and Larry McDaniel. Jeff and Cheryl, his wife of 39 years, then moved to the Twin Cities where she began her career with 3M and he earned his Bachelor of Science in Construction Management from the University of Wisconsin Stout. He used that degree for the next 20 years, focusing his talents on managing the design portion of the business. The Alumni/Foundation would like to thank board members Ed Uhlich, Joel Sirek and Don Stevenson for their years of service to the NDSCS Alumni/Foundation Board and to NDSCS. Alumni Foundation BoardALUMNI / FOUNDATIONL to R: Ed Uhlich, Joel Sirek. Not pictured: Don Stevenson6 N D S C S A l u m n i R e v i e wAs we continue to evolve as a college, aligned with our desire to remain as a national leader, we have pursued business and industry partnerships that will enhance our programs sustainability.As we listen to business and industry leaders, they have shared the various competencies and skills they want their entry-level technicians to be equipped with their first day on the job. They include: specific content subject knowledge communication skills both written and verbal problem solving abilities critical thinking capabilities system/network thinking ability to work in a team environment, and leadership skills In an effort to provide additional leadership opportunities for our students the NDSCS Foundation has initiated a Student Leadership Academy. Students who are selected to participate in the Academy will be offered leadership training opportunities and will have a number of various occasions to practice and demonstrate leadership skills throughout college.The NDSCS Alumni Foundation has established a Leadership Endowment Fund to financially support the Academy.If your passion is student development I encourage you to consider making a contribution that will support the Academy.For additional information or questions regarding this excellent student leadership opportunity please contact Brad Barth.John Richman, Ph.D. PresidentDr. John RichmanAcademyLeadershipStudentThrough the efforts of a few motivated Alums and the current NDSCS Agriculture Program Staff, an Agricultural Program Reunion for all former Ag students and faculty has been set for December 19th and 20th of 2014. There will be an early evening social on the 19th with tours of the Diesel and Ag program facilities on the 20th followed by a short program on Campus. A Banquet preceded by a one hour social hour held at the Eagles Club in Wahpeton will close out the reunion. Please check out www.ndscsalumni.com for all of the details and to register. Space will be limited and registration will be a first come basis.All Years AGRICULTURAL PROGRAMS REUNION7nd s c s a l umn i . c omP R E S I D E N T S R E P O R TThis past October, three 1977 NDSCS football alums enjoyed a two-day pheasant hunting trip in southwest North Dakota, courtesy of Harold and Linda Narum and Dry Creek Ranch, owned by Jim Sabe (Class of 83).It all started when the Narums contributed a two-day hunt on their land near Amidon, N.D. to the 2010 DREAMS Auction. A group of former NDSCS football alumni consisting of Dennis Broderick (Class of 78), Tom Shorma (Class of 78), Brad Barth (Class of 78) and Mike Neppl (Class of 71 and defensive back coach in 1978) were the winning bidders. The teammates were joined by Del Carver and his two dogs, Toby and Finn. Due to some early winter weather at the Narums and the resulting pheasant loss, NDSCS football alum of Jim Sabe (Class of 83), owner of Dry Creek Ranch, stepped up to offer some great habitat and many opportunities for birds. As part of their donation, Harold and Linda were gracious hosts and provided wonderful, scrumptious home-cooked breakfasts, lunches and dinners that were enjoyed by all. The group stayed in the Amidon Cabins, located in the Amidon campground, which is owned and operated by Anna & Travis Allard. Special thanks also to Mike Teske (Class of 84) and the Teske family of the Scranton area for also allowing the group to hunt on some of their land.The DREAMS Auction is the NDSCS Foundations largest annual fundraising event. Through donations like the Narums and Sabes, successful events like this help to gather alumni together and rekindle their passion for NDSCS. If you would like to help sponsor a hunting or fishing trip of this type, please call the Alumni/ Foundation office. When Samantha Lemmerman (Class of 12) is asked what brought her to NDSCS, she credits former Enrollment Services Representative Tonya Stokka (who currently serves as the NDSCS Pathway Program Coordinator) with bringing her to the College. When she visited the high school I attended, I had no idea where I was going or what I want to study, said Samantha. I was the only senior that had signed up to visit with her and by the end of the time, she had convinced me that I had to go to NDSCS. Two years after graduation, I know I made the right choice.NDSCS has meant the world to me, and the people there as well, stated Samantha. It was the first college she attended, the first place where she had friends that hadnt seen her go through the awkward teenage years and where she met her best friend. NDSCS is where I reached the decision that I would go into English, said Samantha. Taking Deb Dusek and Karen Chobots combined teaching Alternative Literature course helped me in the decision to pursue a creative writing degree. To say that NDSCS gave me those first pushes toward where I am today is a complete understatement, continued Samantha. I cant even begin to recall all the wonderful times I had at NDSCS: choir concerts, playing video games in Walton Hall, trying to cross the big parking lot to get to speech classes with Professor Foley, walking to Dairy Delight in the middle of a blizzard to get ice cream the list just goes on forever!If I could say anything to future students of NDSCS, it would have to be to listen to that list of six tips that Dr. Richman said at orientation - and I assume he still says - about succeeding. When you first start college, its intimidating, but when you look back, as I have, those tips are really true and really good advice, said Samantha. Also, dont be afraid to start a professional relationship with your administration. I knew if I bumped into Dr. Richman in the hall or in The Oval, that I would be able to start a conversation with him, about whatever.Samantha concludes by reminding everyone that there are many ways to support the College, the students and the faculty. Its totally true Once a Wildcat, Always a Wildcat!NDSCS Grads Give BackYoung Alumni SpotlightSamantha LemmermanTop left: Dennis Broderick, Mike Neppl, Tom Shorma and Del Carver with Toby and Finn.Samantha Lemmerman, Class of 20128 N D S C S A l u m n i R e v i e wNorth Dakota Boys State Director Neil Litton has an interesting connection to NDSCS, where the annual Boys State week is held. Thirty-eight years ago, he met his future wife, Bonnie (Amundson), at NDSCS! Like many of the NDSCS couples during that time, they met at Vagts Barn, a local private weekly dance. They dated and went to places like The Blazer and The Wilkin, two local establishments that catered to NDSCS students. (The legal age for alcohol in 1976 was 18.) They became engaged while at NDSCS and were married after their two years as Wildcats.While at NDSCS, they participated in the DECA club and attended the national DECA conference in Anaheim, Calif. and Washington, DC. Neil has been a DECA advisor for the past 32 years, and for the past 31 years, he has taken students from Central Cass High School in Casselton to the national DECA conference. Neil and Bonnie served in the Agawasie Club and were members of the 75th year staff, where Bonnie served as editor. They were also members of the Phi Beta Lambda club and attended the national conference in San Francisco, Calif. together. Bonnie was the president of the Sacajawea Club and was a Homecoming Queen candidate. Neil was part of the Drama Club and Delta Psi Omega honorary fraternity. Neil has served as the North Dakota Boys State Director since 1998. Thanks for the many years of service to the State of North Dakota, Neil, and thanks for representing the best of NDSCS. Jeremy Heen graduated from NDSCS with an Electrical Technology degree in 1996 and hasnt allowed any grass to grow under his feet ever since. Living near Alexander, N.D., Jeremy finds himself, his wife, Krista, and his four kids right in the middle of the oil patch boom. Jeremy started Indian Hill Electric in 2006 and has grown it into a very successful enterprise. One special factor is that he hires NDSCS graduates almost exclusively. He has 10 employees and nine are NDSCS graduates. Asked why he focuses his recruiting efforts on NDSCS graduates, he states Science does a good job preparing the guys in some of the difficult areas like electrical theory. They are also PLS and transmitter prepared. Basically, they come out ready to get to work. Jeremy utilizes local high school students that have been referred to him, then directs them to Wahpeton for training and allows them to come to work for him in the summer during their break. This has been a winning combination so far for Hess Corporation, who utilizes Indian Hill Electric exclusively for their oil patch electrical maintenance needs. Jeremy stays busy by staying involved in his kids wrestling, baseball and football practices and games. He is also the vice president for the Alexander school board, chairman of the Williston Rural Fire District Board of Directors and a supervisor of tri township. North Dakota Boys StateScience ConnectionNDSCS Graduate Grows Successful BusinessNeil and Bonnie in 1977 Homecoming parade. The 75th Anniversary of NDSCS representing the AGAWASIE Yearbook staff.The Jeremy Heen familyWhat are the Chances?After moving into his dorm room this past fall, Chase Shypkowski had a discussion with his grandmother, Kathleen Schultz Braun of Rosholt, S.D., and found out he was staying in the same room she did in 1964! Kathleen was in the Office Administration program and after she completed her coursework at NDSCS, she worked for Herman Liberda, Dean of Administration/Financial Aid. Chase Shypkowski with his grandmother, Kathleen Schultz Braun, outside of Riley 207.9nd s c s a l umn i . c omKeith Huschka is a successful, hard-working, common sense kind of guy. He graduated from Sidney (Mont.) High School in 1973. He wanted to learn how to make and fix parts for machines. NDSCS made sense, so he came to Wahpeton and graduated with an Associates degree in precision machining in 1975, then went to work in Dickinson N.D., doing job shop work. Just five years later, he bought a building and started a company called Precision Machine of Dickinson. He worked hard to gain inroads with those in the coal producing industry and has developed dozens of relationships over the years with those who need his companys talents. From 1985 to 2010, 90 percent of the work done in his shop was for the coal industry. In 2010 the Bakken oil boom hit. Keith saw a need in the oil industry for specially threaded pipe so it made sense to purchase the best American-made pipe threading machines made by Haas Industries. He began a threading business with product that was being shipped up to 800 miles away for completion and is now doing all of the threading in-house. Keith is a very successful land developer as well as a visionary in his industry. Keith decided to give back to NDSCS in a big way this past year. Working with his financial advisor, Nathan Sorenson of Brady, Martz & Associates in Dickinson, Keith utilized the North Dakota Endowment Tax Credit, which allows a 40% tax credit for any gift to a non-profit qualified endowment. Keith made his very generous gift, received a 40% tax credit, took his federal deduction and found the gift was less than 25% out-of-pocket from the original amount gifted. The College was able to utilize the North Dakota Challenge Grant and receive a 50% match on the money so The Precision Machine of Dickinson Endowed Scholarship is paying out $3000 this fall to a lucky student. It makes cents!The 2013 North Dakota State Legislature created the North Dakota Challenge Grant for higher education institutions in the state. What it means to NDSCS is that for every $2 of private donations to qualified projects, the state will provide a $1 match. The qualified projects have to be at least $25,000 in size, but individual donations can be any amount and can be pooled together with other donations to meet the $25,000 minimum amount. As of the end of June 2014, this Challenge Grant has resulted in $1,100,000 of private donations to NDSCS and a Challenge Grant match of $550,000. NDSCS has a total of $1,000,000 in match money available through the Challenge Grant, so please consider a donation to one of the Colleges qualified projects today to help NDSCS achieve its goal of receiving all of the available match dollars. For more information, contact the Alumni/Foundation office at ndscs.alumni@ndscs.edu or call 701-671-2131. It makes CENTS!North Dakota Challenge GrantGive NDSCS $2 and the state of North Dakota will provide a $1 match!Keith Huschka relaxing with his dog, Toby.GOAL $2,000,000by 12/31/14$1,100,000as of 6/30/14Help us achieve our goal of $1,000,000 in North Dakota Challenge Grant matching dollars when we reach $2,000,000 in private donations.10 N D S C S A l u m n i R e v i e wThere are several ways to make a gift to the North Dakota State College of Science. You have tremendous flexibility in determining how the funds will be used, as well as many options for making your gift. Please view our website for more details or contact one of the following NDSCS Foundation Development Officers to learn more about NDSCS giving opportunities: Tim Neumann 701-671-2164 Kim Nelson 701-671-2187 Brad Barth 701-671-2131To learn more visitwww.ndscsalumni.comANNUAL, CLUB, MEMORIALS, SPONSORSHIPNDSCS annual giving is a way for alumni, parents, friends and businesses to make contributions that benefit the College and students. Annual giving dollars through the annual appeal, club appeal, memorials and sponsorships enhance the level of quality throughout NDSCS from computer technology to campus facilities, to new and amazing program facilities, to critically important scholarships.PLANNED GIVINGLearn how to make a gift that provides tax benefits and even life income. Explore the many benefits of charitable gift planning; learn more about becoming a Blikre Society Member by visiting with a member of the NDSCS Alumni/Foundation.CATBACKER/LETTERWINNER CLUBThe Catbacker/Letterwinner Club supports NDSCS athletics by providing scholarships and operating expenses to student athletes.Gift Amount $5,000 $25,000 $50,000State Match $2,500 $12,500 $25,000Total Gift to NDSCS $7,500 $37,500 $75,000Gift Amount $5,000 $25,000 $50,000Federal Tax Deduction 28% -$1,400 -$7,000 -$14,000ND State Income Tax Credit -$2,000 -$10,000 -$20,000Net Cost to You $1,600 $8,000 $16,000Did you know you can save moneyby giving?ND CHALLENGE GRANTIn 2013, North Dakota legislators created the North Dakota Challenge Fund Matching Grant Program. NDSCS has been allocated up to $1,000,000 in matching dollars if we raise $2,000,000 in private dollars by the end of 2014. The guidelines for the program are as follows: projects must be at least $25,000 in size and be exclusively dedicated to the advancement of enhanced academics, including investments in research, scholarships, technology, endowed chairs and investments in educational infrastructure, including new capital construction projects that conform to the university system campus master plan and space utilization study. You do not have to be a North Dakota resident to take advantage of this opportunity. An example is shown below.ND ENDOWMENT TAX CREDITNorth Dakota legislators continue to move the state to the cutting edge of state charitable income tax credits with legislation providing tax credits for gifts made to qualified North Dakota endowments. This tax credit makes it possible for individuals, businesses and financial institutions in North Dakota to give more, and through their contributions, have a greater impact on the states quality of life. An example is shown below.GIVING OPPORTUNITIES11nd s c s a l umn i . c omSAN ANTONIO AT CHRISTMASFeaturing the River Walk at ChristmasNOVEMBER 30 - DECEMBER 5, 2014$1725 p/p *Based on Double OccupancyJoin fellow NDSCS Alumni on this 5 day/4 night journey to San Antonio Texas. This package includes your hotel accommodations that overlook the River Walk, three incredible dinners and one fantastic lunch. Airfare from Fargo, N.D. is also included. There are limited seats on this tour so dont wait too long to sign up!For more information contact: ndscs.alumni@ndscs.edu or call 701-671-2131 or visit www.ndscsalumni.com ITINERARYSunday, November 30: Flight to San Antonio from Fargo (If you would prefer to depart from a different airport, please contact us and we can help you book airline tickets from a different location) Monday, December 1: Your day begins with a fascinating tour of San Antonio. Tuesday, December 2: This morning travel to Stonewall to enjoy a visit to the LBJ Ranch, birthplace of the 36th President of the United States, Lyndon B. Johnson. Later, journey to the heart of Hill Country to the German settlement of Fredericksburg where you will have time to independently explore the quaint shops. Continue to the Cowboy Capital of the World, Bandera, for a traditional Texas cowboy BBQ and entertainment at an authentic dude ranch. Wednesday, December 3: This morning, we take a cruise along the Paseo del Rio, also known as the River Walk, one of Texass most prized attractions. Learn more about the architecture and culture of the city on this relaxing narrated boat ride. Your afternoon is at leisure to discover San Antonio on your own. This evening, visit the picturesque Sandy Oaks Olive Orchard. Enjoy a tour of the orchard and learn about its history before indulging in a spectacular farewell dinner. Savor the Texas-inspired tasting menu artfully paired with locally produced wines. Thursday, December 4: Today we board our plane and fly back to Fargo. Join us on anNDSCS Alumni and Friends Travel TourDAY 1DAY 2DAY 3DAY 4DAY 5NEW! www.wctours.net320-334-131012 N D S C S A l u m n i R e v i e wALASKA CRUISE AUGUST 7 - 19, 2015Starting at $3,475Based on Double Occupancy, includes Round trip airfare to/from Fargo.Featuring Alaska Railroad, Denali National Park and Mt. Mckinley National Park Join us on this 12 day/11 night Alaskan Adventure. Filled with icy fjords that tower over the Pacific Ocean while snowy peaks stretch towards the horizon, Alaska feels boundless, yet incredibly intimate as you watch eagles nesting along coastal forests.NDSCS and World Class Tours invite you to join us on this amazing adventure aboard the Alaska Railroad and the Coral Princess. We will see some of the most incredible scenery Alaska has to offer. All while enjoying one of the best cruise lines serving Alaska.Dont wait too long to sign up as there are only 15 cabins reserved and the trip is first come first serve. We look forward to traveling with you on this incredible journey! For more information contact: 701-671-2131, ndscs.alumni@ndscs.edu or www.ndscsalumni.com.ITINERARYAnchorage: Arrive in Anchorage and get settled in your hotel for an overnight stay.Anchorage/Mt. McKinley: Board a motor coach for your journey along the dazzling George Parks Highway to Mt. McKinley Princess Wilderness Lodge.McKinley/Denali: This morning is free to relax or opt for an excursion. Witness the majestic scenery of the Denali Princess Wilderness Lodge.Denali/Whittier: You have a full day to get out into one of Americas best national parks.Whittier: Alaska Railroad from Denali to Whittier to board Ship. Enjoy the scenic rail journey through some of the best wilderness in the Great Land.Hubbard Glacier: Get up close and personal with the gigantic Hubbard Glacier, 1350 square miles of blue ice and one of the most active in Alaska.Glacier Bay National Park: Just west of Juneau, this breathtaking national park and preserve boasts some of the worlds most spectacular tidewater glaciers.Skagway: Experience yesteryear along Skagways charming boardwalk lined with buildings that replicate those Gold Rush days.Juneau: Called Alaskas peak experience, due to unparalleled glacier viewing. Go kayaking, flightseeing, tour historic downtown or try panning for gold.Ketchikan: Its Tlingit Indian name, Kach Khanna, means spread wings of the eagle, chances are youll see one of these magnificent birds atop a Sitka tree.At Sea: Watch for sightings of Humpback Whales and Killer Whales as they move north to their summer grounds.Vancouver: All good things must come to an end, so we disembark our ship this morning and head to the Vancouver AirportJoin us on anNDSCS Alumni and Friends Travel TourDAY 1DAY 2DAY 3DAY 4DAY 5DAY 6DAY 7DAY 8DAY 9DAY 10DAY 11DAY 12www.wctours.net320-334-131013nd s c s a l umn i . c om2014 LETTERWINNER INDUCTEESJoe Murphy, a standout on the 1986 and 1987 NDSCS football teams, graduated from Glyndon-Felton (Minn.) High School. He was a high school all-conference selection in 1984 and 1985, and had the distinction of playing on the 1984 state football second place team and the 1985 Minnesota state football championship team. While at NDSCS, Joe was received an All-NDAC Honorable Mention in 1986 and was an All-Region XIII 1st team and All-NDAC 1st team selection in 1987. He was also voted by his teammates as Outstanding Offensive Back and the teams Most Valuable Player. At one time, Joe was the NDSCS all-time leading receiver in four categories: single season receptions, single season yards, career receptions and career yards. Joe is in his 15th year of teaching special education and is currently teaching in West Fargo, N.D., where he lives with his wife, Ginny, and daughter, Abbey. Steve Calvin, a member of the 1991 and 1992 NDSCS football teams, graduated from Milwaukee Tech High School in Milwauke, Wisc., where he was team captain and an All-Conference selection. While at NDSCS, Steve was a team captain and a starting left offensive tackle known for his pancake blocks. Steve was a member of the 1992 7-4 RC Cola Bowl Championship team. Steve credits his years and coaches at NDSCS for giving him strength, guidance and confidence for his future career. Steve resides in Milwaukee, Wisc., and has a son, Jaxon. Greta Holmes, was a member of NDSCS volleyball teams that earned the following titles: 2001 NJCAA Division II Runner-Up, 2001 NJCAA Division II District G Champions, 2001 NJCAA Division II Region XIII Champions, 2000 and 2001 Conference Champions and 2000 NJCAA Division II Region XIII Volleyball Runner-Up. The 2001 NDSCS volleyball team had a record of 40-8 and was inducted into the NDSCS Athletic Hall of Fame in 2011. Individually, Greta was a 2001 NJCAA Division II Volleyball All American 1st Team member, 2001 NJCAA Division II Volleyball All Tournament Team member, 2001 NJCAA Division II Region XIII All Region Team member and a 2001 Academic All-America. She was the 2001 team co-captain and is a record holder in the following categories: 2nd all-time in set assists with 2,295 and 1st all-time in serving aces with 170. Greta continued her record-setting career at the University of West Georgia and graduated with a Bachelors degree in Accounting. Greta lives in Bloomington, Minn. and works as a Senior Property Accountant for Piedmont Office Realty Trust. She is the Assistant Varsity Volleyball Coach at Edina High School in Edina, Minn. where she has been named MNVBCA Section 6AAA Assistant Coach of the Year in 2012 & 2013. She also coaches for Northern Lights Volleyball Club in Burnsville, Minn. in June 2014 her 15-2 team won the 41st AAU National Championship in the 15 Premier Division. Tommy Reynolds, a 1994 and 1995 NDSCS football team member, held records for touchdowns in a game, touchdowns in a single season, rushing yards per game, rushing yards per season and yards per carry. Tommy was an All-Conference pick both years he played and was a 2nd Team All-American in 1994. He was voted by his teammates Best Running Back in 1994 and 1995. Tommy credits his time at NDSCS with teaching him how to work with people of different cultures and giving him the discipline to be successful in life. Tommy went on to Eastern Illinois University and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in African American Studies. He currently is a teacher in Texas and has a 10-year-old son Jon-Bernard Reynolds and 4-year-old daughter Olivia Reynolds and is in a relationship with Tabatha Parish. John Grogan, honorary member of the 2014 NDSCS Athletic Hall of Fame, served as the NDSCS athletic trainer and strength and conditioning coach from 1991 to 1997, working under coach John Richman. John Grogan was an instrumental member of the 1992 RC Cola Bowl Championship team. In 1998, he moved on to NDSU as a strength and conditioning coach until 2003. John earned his Bachelors degree from the University of Minnesota-Duluth, and his Masters degree from St. Cloud State University. John has two children, Kelley Grogan of Fargo, N.D., and Kate Grogan of Boise, Idaho and currently is working in the transportation industry. Joe MurphySteve CalvinGreta HolmesTommy ReynoldsJohn Grogan14 N D S C S A l u m n i R e v i e wL E T T E RW I N N E R S H A L L O F FA M E2014 LETTERWINNER INDUCTEESShow your support for Wildcat Athletics either as an individual or as part of a team. Sponsor a locker in the Clair T. Blikre Activities Center or the Earl Skip Bute Stadium through the Locker Sponsorship and Naming Rights Fundraising Campaign.Attention FormerWILDCAT ATHLETES!Become a part of the Wildcat Tradition and consider being one of the special few past athletes to sponsor a locker. By sponsoring a locker, your name and year will be included on a special plaque and displayed on the locker signifying your support and commitment to NDSCS Wildcat Athletics for years to come. For more information go to www.ndscswildcats.com or call 701-671-2131. If youre a past letterwinner or supporter of NDSCS athletics, you know the feeling of respect and pride that comes with being a Wildcat. By sponsoring a locker, you will be helping current and future Wildcat athletes continue a tradition of excellence. The goal of our campaign is to have up to four former athletes sponsor a locker at $750 each in each of the sports listed below:Football Locker Room: 90 Lockers x 4 = 360 sponsorships availableMens Basketball Locker Room: 18 Lockers x 4 = 72 sponsorships availableWomens Basketball Locker Room: 18 Lockers x 4 = 72 sponsorships availableVolleyball Locker Room: 18 Lockers x 4 = 72 sponsorships availableSoftball Locker Room: 18 Lockers x 4 = 72 sponsorships availableLarry Hamilton, mens basketball player from 1981-1983, was a member of the 1983 Mens NJCAA National Tournament team coached by Don Rockstad. Larry was a two-time All Conference Award winner, All State 2nd Team member in 1982, All State 1st Team member and All Region XIII Team member in 1983. He was voted co-captain of the 1982-1983 team and Most Valuable Player for both years he played at NDSCS. Larry attended Montana State University from 1983 to 1985. He is married to his wife, Teresa, and has three daughters, Shalonda, Keyana and Dominique, and two sons, Larry, Jr. and Anthony. Larry works for Chrysler Corporation and lives in Kokomo, Ind. 24Locker sponsored by:John Richman 1972Brad Barth 1977Chad Fredericksen 1987Dwayne Waltower 1992Actual lockers may be different than one shown.The 1963-1964 NDSCS Mens Basketball Team, coached by NDSCS Hall of Fame member Ed Werre and assistant coach and Hall of Fame member Jerry Rettig, finished the season with a 16-13 record and a Region XIII Championship and an NJCAA Championship berth in Hutchinson, Kan. The team was led by Hall of Fame inductees Henry Holte and Gary Ness. Other members of the team were Woody Caspers, Jim Lee, Glenn Fredrickson, Don Yost, Thoreson Bussinger, Mike Rosenkranz, Glenn Stoltz, Lynn Anderson, Clarence Musland, Mike Sethney, Paul Gall and Phil Koppelman. The student manager was Bill Hohenstern.Larry Hamilton15nd s c s a l umn i . c omHIGHLIGHTSPep Rally The Pep Rally will capture the true spirit of a Wildcat Homecoming with musical entertainment, introductions of coaches and teams, student activities and a Catbacker gatheringAlumni and Friends Social Gather your classmates and bring alumni and friends back to campus for a social time complete with hors doeuvres and fun. ($10 per person at the door. RSVP at www.ndscsalumni.com.)Alumni/Foundation NDSCS Homecoming Honoree Program The Honoree Program will present awards to the following individuals, who are also featured in this publication: Tim Purdon, Shirley Fox-Trydahl, Madeline Miller and Family, Jim Johnson, Doug and Judy Peterson and Industrial Builders, Inc. Homecoming Parade The annual parade will feature more than 125 entries and will begin at Wells Memorial Park in Breckenridge and proceed down Dakota Avenue in Wahpeton.Homecoming Football Game The NDSCS Wildcats will take on the M-State - Fergus Falls Spartans at 1 p.m.Letterwinners Hall of Fame Banquet The banquet will honor the newest additions to the NDSCS Wildcat Hall of Fame: Steve Calvin, John Grogan, Larry Hamilton, Greta Holmes, Joe Murphy, Tommy Reynolds and the 1963-64 Mens Basketball Team. ($15 per person at the door. RSVP at www.ndscsalumni.com.)Help make this years NDSCS Homecoming a fun and memorable event. If you are an alumnus, a retiree, a family member or a friend of NDSCS, join us in the traditional celebration of past and present successes as we build a foundation for future Wildcats. For more information and to register for any of the following events, visit www.ndscsalumni.com.September 29 - October 4HomecomingNDSCSCelebrate Homecoming 2014 with the NDSCS Alumni/Foundation, students, departments, faculty, staff and the Wahpeton and Breckenridge communities!NEW FIGHT, SAME BITE16 N D S C S A l u m n i R e v i e w2 0 1 4 N D S C S H O M E CO M I N GHomecoming MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 29Downtown Storefront Contest Begins Judging will take place during Homecoming week. Vote for your favorite storefront online on the Wahpeton Daily News web site www.wahpetondailynews.comWEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 1 8 p.m. Homecoming Coronation Bremer Bank Theatre in the Harry Stern and Ella Stern Cultural CenterTHURSDAY, OCTOBER 2 5-7 p.m. Classy and Classic Carshow Downtown Wahpeton, Dakota Avenue To register or for more information, visit www.wahpeton.com 5-7 p.m. Wildcat Tracks 5K Run/Walk Chahinkapa Zoo To register or for more information, visit www.chahinkapazoo.orgFRIDAY, OCTOBER 3 11 11:45 a.m. Catbacker/Letterwinners Club Luncheon Red River Valley Room, Student Center 11 a.m. 1 p.m. Lunch available for purchase Campus Connection and Flickertail Dining Room, Student Center 1 - 3 p.m. Community and Campus Tours Register at www.ndscsalumni.com 5 - 7 p.m. Alumni and Friends Open House Social The Alley, Student Center 7 p.m. Alumni Awards Recognition The Alley, Student Center 7 p.m. Department Reunions 8:30 10:30 p.m. Post-ceremony Alumni and Friends Social The Alley, Student CenterSATURDAY, OCTOBER 4 8 a.m. Alumni and Hall of Fame Honorees Breakfast Red River Valley Room, Student Center 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. Tailgate Party Clair T. Blikre Activities Center, South Entrance 5 p.m. Athletic Hall of Fame Social The Alley, Student Center 6 p.m. Athletic Hall of Fame Banquet Flickertail Dining Room, Student Center 9 p.m. Athletic Hall of Fame Social The Alley, Student CenterHomecoming Pep Rally 12 a.m. - 12:45 p.m. Bremer Bank Theatre in the Harry Stern and Ella Stern Cultural CenterEveryone Welcome!Homecoming Parade 10 a.m.Downtown WahpetonNDSCS Wildcat Football vs. M State-Fergus Falls Spartans1 p.m. Earl Skip Bute Alumni Stadium17n d s c s a l u m n i . c o mHOMECOMING 2014 REGISTRATIONPlease register online at www.ndscsalumni.com17n d s c s a l u m n i . c o mPlatinum Sponsor Econo Foods and WineEcono Wine & Spirits has had a busy and exciting year! We are proud to have been a platinum level sponsor for the NDSCS Foundation for the fourth consecutive year. It seems hard to believe four years have passed since EconoFoods purchased Poets Warehouse Liquors and added it to our current location and changed the name to Econo Wine & Spirits. Our hope in making that acquisition was to better serve our customers and provide a one-stop-shop. The employee owners of EconoFoods and Econo Wine & Spirits are pleased to announce that we are taking that idea one step further this year! EconoFoods is in the process of adding gas pumps and a convenience store to the south side of the building. The C store will provide grab-and-go sandwiches, fountain pop, a coffee bar and live bait, along with all the other standard items. Barry Bowar, EconoFoods Store Director, said: With the addition of Econo Express to EconoFoods and Econo Wine & Spirits, we truly are your one-stop-shop!Platinum Sponsor Bell State Bank & TrustBell State Bank & Trust has had a great working relationship with NDSCS, its athletic department and the Alumni Foundation since 2008. Bank president Rick Steckler and his wife, Millie, are longtime local residents who have made a personal commitment to support and improve the College, and the entire Wahpeton/Breckenridge community.A year ago, Bell State Bank & Trust opened a new branch in Breckenridge, and another branch in Wahpeton. The banks incredible staff friendly people whose experience helps take care of the customers entire financial relationship are, justifiably proud of the solid foothold Bell has in the Twin Towns and their presence in our thriving communities.Bell State Bank & Trusts employees also give back to the communities they serve, notably through the companys unique Pay It Forward program. Each employee receives funds to support an individual, family or organization of their choice and helps a customer, vendor or community member to do the same.The Foundation sincerely thanks Bell State Bank & Trust for their continued sponsorship and active partnership with NDSCS.Breckenridge branch of Bell State Bank & TrustWahpeton branch of Bell State Bank & TrustBarry Bowar, Store Director and Kip Christensen, Econo Wine & Spirits ManagerYOUR BUSINESS HERE.As a NDSCS Alumni/Foundation Platinum sponsor you are entitled to a short article, advertisement about your company like those shown above. This annual mailing of the Alumni Review goes out to over 35,000 alumni across the nation. Please contact Tim Neumann to learn more about becoming a Platinum Sponsor 701-671-2164.18 N D S C S A l u m n i R e v i e wA L U M N I / F O U N DAT I O N S P O N S O R S Thank you Alumni/Foundation SponsorsThe following sponsors have played a key role in supporting the operations of the Alumni/Foundation. Becoming a sponsor helps support the activities and programs that benefit NDSCS and also promotes your business. Sponsorships will be recognized at Alumni/Foundation events as well as in this Alumni Review mailing that goes out to over 35,000 alumni and friends. For more information on being a sponsor contact the Alumni/Foundation office at 701-671-2247.PLATINUMGOLDBRONZE www.smithmotors.com19nd s c s a l umn i . c omA L U M N I / F O U N DAT I O N S P O N S O R SAugust 201474 Auto Mechanics ReunionAlumni/Foundation Board MeetingOrientation Business ExpoFall Semester BeginsVolleyball Home Opener Football Home OpenerSeptember 2014Catbacker LuncheonFootball Home GameOctober 2014Homecoming CoronationClassy and Classic Car ShowWildcat Tracks 5k Run/WalkHomecoming Catbacker LuncheonHomecoming Pep RallyAlumni and Friends Social / Homecoming AwardsHomecoming ParadeHomecoming Tailgating and Football GameAthletic Hall of Fame BanquetVolleyball: Cats for a Cure - Wear Pink!Football Home GameVolleyball: Hawaiian NightAlumni/Foundation Board MeetingFall Music Concert 8/28/228/258/258/258/289/59/2010/110/210/210/310/310/310/410/410/410/810/1810/1510/1710/21November 2014Mens and Womens Basketball OpenerCatbacker LuncheonFall PlayDecember 2014Holiday Music ConcertCatbacker LuncheonAgriculture Department ReunionJanuary 2015Minneapolis/St.Paul Area Alumni Meet & GreetSpring Semester BeginsCatbacker LuncheonAlumni/Foundation Board MeetingFebruary 2015Basketball: Red Shirt DayCatbacker LuncheonBasketball: Catbacker AppreciationBasketball: Car RaffleMass Choir ConcertMarch 2015Mass Band ConcertCatbacker LuncheonSpring PlayApril 2015Spring PlaySoftball Home OpenerCatbacker LuncheonDREAMS AuctionSoftball Home GameSpring ConcertSoftball Home GamesSoftball Home GameStage Band and Wildcat Singers Final ConcertAlumni Sports WeekendFinal Music ConcertMay 2015Agawasie DayAlumni/Foundation Board MeetingGraduation DayJune 2015Summer Semester BeginsNDSCS Wildcat Golf Open Bismarck Area Reunion July 2015Otter Tail Lakes, Minn. Area ReunionVisit www.ndscsalumni.com for details and revisions.4/14/84/104/104/154/164/18-194/224/274/24-254/285/75/145/156/26/116/187/1111/111/1411/18-2012/1112/1212/19-201/31/121/161/232/52/132/192/252/233/23/133/312014-15 ALUMNI/FOUNDATION EVENTS CALENDARMark your calendars and come back to experience The Science of Success.Nonprofit Org.U.S. PostagePAIDNDSCSALUMNI / FOUNDATIONELECTRONIC SERVICE REQUESTED800 Sixth Street North Wahpeton, ND 58076