Dog-gone good officer

Officer ‘Ben’ a  two-year-old yellow lab, and Officer Jose Solis make up UND police’s  first K-9 unit

University of North Dakota Police Department (UPD) has sniffed out a new ally, which happens to walk on four legs, is covered in fur and loves tennis balls.

This new addition to the UPD goes by the name of “Ben,” a two-year-old yellow Labrador retriever, trained to sense narcotics and track people.

K-9 unit

UND Officer Jose Solis works with Ben during a training exercise. Ben a two-year-old Yellow Lab has just been added to the UND Police force.

Officer Ben as he’s known– yes, he even gets a rank — and his handler, Officer Jose? Solis, make up the UPD’s first K9 Unit.

“(Having the K9 Unit) pushes us to the next point of providing greater services to the campus community,” said Sgt. Danny Weigel, sergeant of investigations and K9 Unit coordinator. “It offers services that a human physically can’t do.”

With narcotic searches, Ben and Solis will be able to help the UPD locate marijuana, cocaine, methamphetamine and heroin.  They will be available to perform narcotics searches in parking lots, residence halls and traffic stops, to name just a few places.

The K9 unit will be involved in the  tracking of criminals as well as in reuniting missing individuals with friends and loved ones. With his keen nose, Ben is able to track people.  For example, if  a child wanders away from home Ben, with his keen nose, and Solis would be able to track down the child and keep him or her from harm.

Ben will be cared for by Solis, who applied for the position and was chosen through a selection and interview process.

“I like to educate our community on narcotics and their effects” said Solis.  “And what better way to do that then to get a K9 and work as a handler?”

Prior to working as a handler, Solis was assigned to the night shift as well as daytime patrols. He has been with the UPD for three years and is originally from Kerkhoven, Minn.

Solis had to go through two weeks of training, of 8-10 hour days, in order to be qualified as Ben’s handler.  In addition, both Ben and Solis are required to train eight hours each month, but they hope to double that.  They will be receiving their national certification from United States Police Canine Association (USPCA) as well.

The UND Association of Residence Halls (ARH) provided the initial funding to kick-start the K9 Unit and will be holding a naming contest for the students to select Ben’s nickname.

With the aid of the K9 Unit, UPD hopes it can continue its success in making the UND campus community a safe place to live, learn and work.

“Overall, it’s a great program and we’re very excited to continue to  build relationships with our campus and community,” said Weigel.

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SUNRISE Summer undergraduate students to showcase their research accomplishments

Public is encouraged to attend session and to ask  participants questions about their projects

The public is invited to attend the 12th annual SUNRISE Summer Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) Program Poster Session from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., on Thursday, July 31st, on the second floor of Harrington Hall on the campus of the University of North Dakota. Light snacks and beverages will be served.

Through this National Science Foundation (NSF)-funded program, SUNRISE faculty in the UND Chemistry and Chemical Engineering Departments mentor undergraduate students from across the U.S. for 10 weeks in their laboratories each summer. The upcoming poster session is the culmination of their summer-long work and gives the students a chance to explain their work to the public in an informal setting. The public can help them out by attending the poster session so that they can explain what they have been doing and why it is important for North Dakota, the U.S. and the world.

This year, the program has 14 participants: seven in chemistry and seven in chemical engineering. The participants come from South Dakota State University, Wagner College, California State Polytechnic University at Pomona, Dickson State University and UND. In addition to their research, the students attended a series of activities designed to introduce them to graduate school, research methods, safety practices, and ethical conduct. The group also visited the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Human Nutrition Center and the UND Energy & Environmental Research Center.

The SUNRISE REU program is funded by the NSF with supplemental funding provided through the DakotaBioCon EPSCoR project, the EPSCoR Aura program, and the UND School of Graduate Studies. The principal investigators of this program are Evguenii Kozliak, UND professor of chemistry, and Wayne Seames, UND professor of chemical engineering.  The poster session coordinator is Yun Ji, UND assistant professor of chemical engineering.

SUNRISE stands for the Sustainable Energy Research and Supporting Education Initiative. Founded in 2004, SUNRISE is a student-centered, faculty-led research program at UND, North Dakota State, and other North Dakota universities and colleges. The mission of SUNRISE is to conduct research that contributes to solving complex energy-related problems, investigate the development of sustainable energy options and spur economic development and job-creation for North Dakota. The initiative also increases UND and NDSU research competitiveness in sustainable energy, and produces graduates to develop and promote sustainable energy in North Dakota, the region and the nation. All this is done within a unified, interdisciplinary program that translates fundamental research into commercial solutions.

Alena Kubatova, UND associate professor of chemistry, and Marisol Berti, NDSU associate professor of plant sciences, are the co-directors of SUNRISE.

For more information about the poster session, please contact:

Yun Ji, poster session coordinator
assistant professor of Chemical Engineering
701.777.4456 | yun.ji@UND.edu

For more information about ND SUNRISE, please contact:

Alena Kubatova, director
701.777.0348 | alena.kubatova@UND.edu

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David L. Dodds
Writer/Editor
Media Relations Coordinator
Public Relations Group
Division of University & Public Affairs
264 Centennial Drive Stop 7144
Grand Forks, ND 58202-7144
701.777.5529 | 701.777.4616 fax
david.dodds@UND.edu
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New UND faculty and administrator bus tour ready to roll

This year’s route goes through towns such as Hillsboro, Jamestown, Edgeley, Medora, Washburn, Cooperstown and Mayville

New University of North Dakota faculty and administrators will be ready to embark on the 24th annual bus tour Monday, August 18, giving them a chance to explore much of the southern portion of North Dakota.

“It gives newcomers to the state and campus a glimpse into the state,” said Fred Wittmann, the tour coordinator and director of Ceremonies and University Events.

The three-day tour, free for participants, was introduced as a way to raise awareness about the importance of higher education, as well as to acquaint the new faculty with their new state of employment.  It also allows new faculty to get a better understanding of where many of their students will come from.

“It’s one of the pieces of the ‘orientation puzzle’ for them,” said Wittmann.

Joining the new faculty and administrators on the tour will be President Robert Kelley and his wife, Marcia, Susan Balcom Walton, vice president for UND University and Public Affairs, as well as Melissa Gjellstad, assistant professor in the UND Department of Modern and Classical Languages and Literatures.

Walton will serve as the “On the Bus Expert” in North Dakota government relations.

Gjellstad, a North Dakota native from Velva, will provide additional commentary for the tour.

The tour also serves as a way to bring interdisciplinary faculty members together. These people may have never had the chance to meet otherwise.

“I’m always amazed with this activity and how it brings people together,” said Wittmann.

Each year, the tour alternates between northern and southern routes across the state.

This year, the tour will be making stops in communities such as Hillsboro, Jamestown, Edgeley, Bismarck, Medora, Washburn, Cooperstown and Mayville.

Throughout the tour, participants will get the chance to learn more about North Dakota agriculture, education, tourism, energy development, government and business from experts in the field.

A unique aspect of this tour will be a picnic hosted by the family of U.S. Sen. Heidi Heitkamp at their cabin on Lake Elsie southwest of Fargo near Hankinson.

Some other highlights of the tour will be visiting North Dakota’s newly expanded Heritage Center in Bismarck, Theodore Roosevelt National Park, Falkirk Coal Mine near Underwood, the Lewis and Clark Interpretive Center in Washburn, and the former “Oscar-Zero Missile Alert Facility”  near Cooperstown.

The following is a partial itinerary for the bus tour (subject to change):

Day 1     Monday, Aug. 18:

  • 7-7:20 a.m. — Meet at the Chester Fritz Auditorium Parking Lot.
  • 7:30 a.m. — Depart UND/Grand Forks.
  • 8:15 a.m. – Coffee Stop at Our Town Bakery/Café – Hillsboro.
  • 11 a.m. — Arrive at Heitkamp Cabin on Lake Elsie near Hankinson for lunch and conversation.
  • 2:15 p.m. — Break at Edgeley Coffee Shop and a wind energy briefing by Eric Costello, NextAir Energy Resources.
  • 5:30 p.m. — Arrive in Bismarck for a social and dinner at the North Dakota Heritage Center.

Day 2     Tuesday, Aug. 19:

  • 8:15 a.m. (MDT) — Arrive at Medora for driving tour of Theodore Roosevelt National Park.
  • 10:15 a.m. (MDT) — Free time in Medora.
  • 11 a.m. (MDT) — Lunch at the Bully Pulpit Golf Course near Medora.
  • 3:45 p.m. (CDT) — Arrive at Falkirk Coal Mine near Underwood for energy related briefing and tour of mines.
  • 6 p.m. — Social and dinner in Washburn with alumni and friends at the Lewis and Clark Interpretive Center.

Day 3     Wednesday, Aug. 20:

  • 8 a.m. — Tour of the State Capitol Building in Bismarck.
  • 9:45 a.m. — Tour and briefing of the United Tribes Technical College south of Bismarck.
  • 1 p.m. — Break and refreshments at Frontier Village in Jamestown.
  • 3:15 p.m. — Ronald Reagan Minuteman Missile Launch Site (former Oscar-Zero Alert Facility) tour near Cooperstown.
  • 5:45 p.m. — Community social and dinner with UND alumni, friends and community leaders in Mayville.
  • 8:30 p.m. — Arrive in Grand Forks/UND – Chester Fritz Auditorium Parking Lot.

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MEDIA CONTACT on Bus Tour:

Peter B. Johnson
Executive Associate Vice President
Media Relations Coordinator
Public Relations Group
Division of University & Public Affairs
701.777.4317 | 701.740.5398 (mobile)
peter.johnson@UND.edu

Or at UND:

David L. Dodds
Writer/Editor
Media Relations Coordinator
Public Relations Group
Division of University & Public Affairs
264 Centennial Drive Stop 7144
Grand Forks, ND 58202-7144
701.777.5529 | 701.777.4616 fax
david.dodds@UND.edu
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UND scholars present at international mass communication conference in India

Karin Becker and Richard Shafer, of the UND Communication Program, organized and recently presented a workshop on economical and efficient research methods for scholars from developing countries at the International Association of Mass Communication Scholars annual conference in Hyderabad, India in July.

The International Association for Media and Communication Research (IAMCR), which puts on the conference, is the pre-eminent worldwide professional organization in the field of media and communication research.

Its members promote global inclusiveness and excellence within the best traditions of critical scholarship in the field.

IAMCR aims to support and develop media and communication research throughout the world. It particularly encourages the participation of emerging scholars, women and those from economically disadvantaged regions.

Becker is a community researcher at the Center for Rural Health (CRH) at the University of North Dakota (UND) School of Medicine and Health Sciences (SMHS). Through her work, she connects with rural communities by conducting interviews, facilitating focus groups and presenting health data specific to a community. She also analyzes the information from individual communities as a whole, in order to identify trends and changes in health needs across North Dakota. Becker encourages community collaboration and resource sharing through the development of an interactive website on community health needs.

Prior to joining the CRH, Becker worked at Fort Lewis College in Durango, Colo., as a faculty member in the writing program. She also has experience as a journalist for the Durango Herald, and is currently working as an instructor in the communication program at UND, while pursuing her doctoral degree.

Shafer teaches graduate and undergraduate mass media and communication courses at UND. He is a veteran newspaper reporter and editor. In 1987, he completed his Ph.D. at the University of Missouri, focusing on the role of the press as an agent of social change and development. He has lectured and conducted journalism seminars and courses in more than 20 countries under sponsorship of the Soros Open Society Foundations, the International Center for Journalists (ICFJ), The U.S. State Department, the International Research and Exchange Board (IREX) and other agencies and foundations engaged in international press development of free press systems.

In additional to many other opportunities to teach abroad, Shafer has had six Fulbright-fellowship supported teaching missions overseas.

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Contact:
David L. Dodds
Writer/Editor
Media Relations Coordinator
Public Relations Group
Division of University and Public Affairs
264 Centennial Drive Stop 7144
Grand Forks, ND 58202-7144
701.777.5529 | 701.777.4616 fax
david.dodds@UND.edu
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UND summer commencement is Friday, Aug. 8

The University of North Dakota summer commencement ceremony will take place Friday,

Summer Commencement

Each year UND graduates more than 2,700 students in ceremonies in May, August and December.

Aug. 8, at 3 p.m. at the Chester Fritz Auditorium. The commencement will be broadcast live on Grand Forks Cable Channel 3, also at 3 p.m.

A rebroadcast is scheduled Aug. 12-15 at noon and 8 p.m., on Grand Forks Cable Channel 3.

UND President Robert Kelley will be presiding over his seventh summer commencement ceremony. About 530 students are eligible to graduate this summer. Each year UND graduates more than 2,700 students in ceremonies in May, August and December.

There are two honorary Doctor of Letters degrees that will be awarded during this year’s summer commencement. These degrees will be given to Karen Nyberg and Linda Pancratz.

Karen Nyberg

Nyberg, a Vining, Minn. native, graduated summa cum laude with a degree in mechanical engineering from UND in 1994, and has since become a flight engineer for NASA. She became the 50th woman in space on her first mission in 2008. Collectively she spent 180 days in space from 2008 to 2013. She even delivered UND’s 2013 summer commencement speech from the International Space Station.

Linda Pancratz

Pancratz, a Grand Forks, N.D. native, graduated from UND in 1976 with a bachelor’s degree in business administration. She is the chairman and chief executive officer of the investment company Mountain Capital LLC. Under her former leadership of Thomson Directories Limited, an international database company that organizes directories, the company was recognized as one of “Top 100 Companies in the U.K.,” and was dubbed the “Best Small Pension Scheme in the U.K.” Pancratz currently serves on the UND Foundational Board of Directors and UND Alumni Association.

DVDs available

Graduation is a time to salute academic excellence and personal achievement, as well as honoring traditions and embracing new opportunities.

The commencement ceremony is open to families and the general public, and honors each graduate individually for his/her achievements. Please join us to celebrate this exceptional University event.

DVDs of the ceremony will be available at the UND Bookstore. To purchase a copy, contact the bookstore at 701-777-4980.

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Margaret L. Williams named dean of UND College of Business and Public Administration

Margaret L. Williams

Margaret L. Williams

University of North Dakota Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs Thomas DiLorenzo has announced that Margaret L. Williams, interim dean and professor of management at the School of Business at Wayne State University in Detroit, has been named dean of UND’s College of Business and Public Administration.  Her first day on campus will be Aug. 7.  She succeeds Dennis Elbert, who will return to a faculty role within the College this fall.

Said DiLorenzo, “We are delighted that Dr. Williams will be joining the College of Business and Public Administration.  Her scholarship, research activity, practical experience and leadership capabilities make her well-qualified to lead the College in its continuing mission to educate the future business and public leaders of North Dakota and the nation.”

Said Williams, “I am excited to join the great faculty and staff in the College of Business and Public Administration and look forward to continuing the focus on student engagement and success.  I also look forward to becoming a part of the College’s outstanding research tradition.”

Williams will relocate to Grand Forks in the near future along with her husband, Larry Williams, who will hold a faculty position in UND’s Department of Psychology and will also work with UND’s Vice President for Research and Economic Development in the Center for the Advancement of Research Methods and Analysis (CARMA).

About Margaret L. Williams:

Margaret L. Williams currently serves as interim dean of the School of Business Administration at Wayne State University in Detroit.  She served as Chair of the Management and Information Systems Department at Wayne State University from January, 2010 until her appointment as Interim Dean in August, 2011. She came to Wayne State after 12 years on the faculty of the School of Business at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) where she served as director of the assurance of learning program critical for Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) accreditation.  She also served as director of the leadership development program for faculty and staff within the Grace E. Harris Leadership Institute at VCU.  After beginning her career in human services, she earned an M.S. in psychology from Purdue University and her MBA and Ph.D. from Indiana University.  Williams served on the faculty of Purdue University in the Psychology Department and then the School of Management where she taught in a top-ranked MBA program.

Her research on employee compensation, leadership, employee perceptions of fairness in the workplace, and work-life issues appears in many of the top management and psychology journals. She has served on several editorial review boards for academic and practitioner journals and held leadership positions in professional and community organizations including the Executive Committee of the Research Methods Division of the Academy of Management, president of the Southern Management Association, and treasurer of the Board of Goodwill Industries of Greater Detroit.

Williams’ teaching has spanned the undergraduate, MBA, and doctoral levels where she has taught organizational behavior, human resources, and research methods. She has consulted with a variety of public and private organizations. Prior to entering academia she held management and human resource positions in a human service agency serving developmentally disabled young people.

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Contact:
Peter B. Johnson
Executive Associate Vice President
Media Relations Coordinator/Community Relations Officer
Public Relations Group
Division of University and Public Affairs
264 Centennial Drive Stop 7144
Grand Forks, ND 58202-7144

701.777.4317 | 701.740.5398 cell |701.777.4616 fax
peter.johnson@UND.edu
UND.edu

David L. Dodds
Writer/Editor
Media Relations Coordinator
Public Relations Group
Division of University and Public Affairs
264 Centennial Drive Stop 7144
Grand Forks, ND 58202-7144
701.777.5529 | 701.777.4616 fax
david.dodds@UND.edu
UND.edu

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UND Center for Innovation receives Small Business Administration grant

Funds to help North Dakota businesses participate in federal innovation programs

The University of North Dakota Center for Innovation has been awarded a $90,000 Federal and State Technology Partnership (FAST) grant from the Small Business Administration, according to Tyler Okerlund, the Center’s SBIR/STTR director.

The aim of the FAST grant is to encourage more North Dakota businesses to participate in the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Program and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) Program.  The Center for Innovation has been working with several startup companies around the Fargo and Grand Forks areas conducting research and development with the Small Business Administration’s support of SBIR development.

The Center for Innovation has been the North Dakota administrator for the SBIR outreach and technical assistance program since 1987.

To date, about 30 North Dakota companies have been awarded more than $30 million in SBIR/STTR awards. The Center for Innovation’s SBIR assistance program offers technical assistance to small businesses as they prepare competitive SBIR/STTR Phase I & Phase II proposals.

“These SBIR grants support programs for innovative technology-driven small businesses,” Okerlund said. “The Center for Innovation will collaborate with key partners in the state and region to work with North Dakota technology companies with one-on-one counseling and proposal review,” said Okerlund.

“We also will help them with SBIR conferences led by nationally recognized presenters, such as Jim Greenwood, and we will provide some financial support to help them complete their first SBIR or STTR proposals,” he said.

The FAST Program is designed to stimulate economic development among small, high technology businesses through federally-funded innovation and research and development programs like the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR).  The project and budget periods are for a 12-month period.

“The FAST program is an important tool of the SBIR/STTR program.  The mission of the SBIR program is to support scientific excellence and technological innovation by investing federal research funds in small businesses. STTR focuses on partnerships between small businesses and America’s premier universities and nonprofit research institutions. It helps ensure that the world’s greatest academics and inventors have the resources they need to transform their ideas from the lab to the marketplace,” said SBA Administrator Maria Contreras-Sweet in a release about the recent slate of grants.

“SBIR and STTR are a win-win,” Contreras-Sweet said. “Federal agencies are able to meet their R&D needs. Small businesses get the support they need to turn innovative new ideas into job-creating new businesses and these programs strengthen America’s competitiveness and global economic leadership.”

Proposals were evaluated by a panel of SBIR program managers. The SBA, the Department of Defense and the National Science Foundation jointly reviewed the panel’s recommendations and made awards based on proposal merit. The grant required varying levels of matching funds from each participating state and territory.

Companies supported by the SBIR and STTR programs often generate some of the most important breakthroughs each year in the U.S. For example, about 25 percent of R&D  Magazine’s Top 100 Innovations come from SBIR-funded small businesses.

To learn more about how the Center for Innovation can assist you visit www.innovators.net or call  Okerlund at 701.777.6623 or email at tyler@innovators.net

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Contact:
Juan Miguel Pedraza, writer/editor
National Media Relations Coordinator
Division of University & Public Affairs
Instructor, Marketing Department
College of Business & Public Administration
University of North Dakota
701.740.1321 cell 701.777.6571 office
juan.pedraza@UND.edu

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Center for Innovation to host Jim Greenwood workshop about two key federal grant programs

President of Greenwood Consulting Group, Inc., to do one-day workshop on SBIR/STTR Aug. 13 for businesses across the state

The University of North Dakota Center for Innovation will host Greenwood Consulting, Inc., president Jim Greenwood for a one-day proposal workshop for Phase I of the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Program and its sibling, the Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) program.

The Center for Innovation has been working with several startup companies around the Fargo and Grand Forks areas conducting research and development with the Small Business Administration’s support of SBIR development.

These are both key programs for entrepreneurs and small-business start-ups — together these federal initiatives provide more than $2 billion in grants and contracts annually to small and start-up companies to develop new or enhanced products and services based on advanced technologies.

These highly competitive programs encourage domestic small businesses to engage in Federal Research/Research and Development (R/R&D) that has the potential for commercialization.

Through a competitive awards-based program, SBIR enables small businesses to explore their technological potential and provides the incentive to profit from its commercialization. By including qualified small businesses in the nation’s R&D arena, high-tech innovation is stimulated and the United States gains entrepreneurial spirit as it meets its specific research and development needs.

Greenwood SBIR/STTR workshop hosted by the UND Center for Innovation

When: Wednesday, Aug. 13, 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Where: UND Center for Innovation, 4200 James Ray Drive, Grand Forks

To register contact Tyler Okerlund, tyler@innovators.net 701.777.6623

Through this seminar, you can expect to learn the following:

? Which agencies participate in SBIR/STTR, which are the “big 5″ that make 95 percent of SBIR awards, and which single agency makes almost half of all SBIR awards
? What the agencies want to fund, versus what many applicants propose
? The important difference between contract and grant awarding agencies
? The important differences between SBIR and STTR, and why STTR is becoming a more attractive alternative
? The many recent changes to SBIR/STTR and how they are being implemented by the agencies and SBA

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Contacts:
Tyler Okerlund
UND Center for Innovation
701.777.3132 | tyler@innovators.net

Juan Miguel Pedraza, writer/editor
National Media Relations Coordinator
UND Division of University & Public Affairs
Office 701.777.6571 | Cell 701.740.1321
juan.pedraza@UND.edu

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Tom Erickson Named Interim Director of UND Energy & Environmental Research Center (EERC)

Tom Erickson, Associate Director for Business, Operations, and Intellectual Property, has been named Interim Director of the University of North Dakota’s Energy & Environmental Research Center (EERC).  Erickson has been serving as acting director of the EERC.  The announcement was made by UND Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs Dr. Thomas DiLorenzo.

“I am proud to be able to help serve the staff of the EERC, working alongside the leadership team in place,” Erickson said. “This group has been working together for the better part of two decades.  It is my honor to continue work with them to continue leading the EERC through this transition period.”

Erickson’s long career at the EERC began in 1988, when he was first hired as a Research Specialist for the UND Energy and Mineral Research Center. Over the years, he has held many different positions, including Research Engineer, Supervisor for Analytical Research, Research Manager, and Senior Research Manager. From 1999 to 2011, he served the EERC as an Associate Director for Research, where he focused on the development of advanced power and fuel systems from fossil and renewable energy sources.

Since 2011, Erickson has served as Associate Director for Business, Operations, and Intellectual Property, where he oversees activities related to safety, facilities, business functions, and protection and commercialization of intellectual property. The duties and responsibilities of this position are focused on providing facilities, engineering and construction support, accounting services, contracting services, business policies and practices, safe operations, and intellectual property protection and development to enable and enhance the cutting-edge research of the EERC.

“Tom has served in many capacities throughout his career and is highly qualified to lead as Interim Director,” said DiLorenzo. “Under his leadership, the EERC will continue to pursue collaborative opportunities that contribute to the continued success of clients, the EERC, and the University.”

Erickson and the team are committed to developing and enhancing strategic collaborative partnerships, protecting relevant intellectual property, and advancing EERC-developed technologies into the commercial marketplace.

In addition to Erickson, the EERC’s current leadership team consists of John Harju, Associate Director for Research; Deb Haley, Associate Director for Marketing, Outreach, and Administrative Resources; and Erin O’Leary, Interim Associate Director for Business and Operations; along with Deputy Associate Directors for Research Michael Holmes, Ed Steadman, and Chris Zygarlicke; and Deputy Associate Director for Marketing, Outreach, and Administrative Resources Anne Fiala.

“Our leadership team is more committed than ever to exceeding the expectations of our clients and building on the EERC’s nearly $200 million contract research portfolio,” Erickson said. “We will also be very focused on investing in our employees, giving them the necessary support and tools to pursue and grow future research programs.”

Erickson earned both his B.S. and M.S degrees in Chemical Engineering from UND.

The EERC is a high-tech, nonprofit research center at UND. It pursues an entrepreneurial, market-driven approach to research and development in order to successfully demonstrate and commercialize innovative technologies. The EERC currently employs 235 people.

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Peter B. Johnson
Executive Associate Vice President
Media Relations Coordinator/Community Relations Officer
Public Relations Group
Division of University and Public Affairs
264 Centennial Drive Stop 7144
Grand Forks, ND 58202-7144

701.777.4317 | 701.740.5398 cell | 701.777.4616 fax
peter.johnson@UND.edu
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UND releases Spring 2014 President’s Roll of Honor

The University of North Dakota today released its 2014 Spring Semester President’s Roll of Honor.

To qualify for the President’s Roll of Honor, a student must have an overall cumulative grade point average of 3.80 or higher. The student must also have earned a minimum of 30 semester hours and have completed a minimum of 12 hours at the close of the semester, eight of which must be fore traditional letter grades.

The list is organized alphabetically by hometown and students’ names:

NORTH DAKOTA:

Adams – William Bata, Michael Haukaas; Almont – Garret Larson; Arvilla – Jacob Petsinger, Amy Shirek; Beach – Mathew Gerving, Morgan Nunberg; Beulah – Kaitlyn Grad, Hunter Heringer, Lucas Schnaidt; Bismarck – Jordan Adolf, Annemarie Assel, Brandon Backman, Ian Ballantyne, Chelsea Boger, Hannah Brossart, Michelle Burns, Brooke Christensen, Nathan Curry, Cataldo Didonna, Danielle Dyke, Alexa Ely, Caleb Faul, Megan Fisketjon, Kristin Fornshell, Morgan Frerking, Erika Gallaway, Jeffrey Gendreau, Seth Glasser, Kelsey Glatt, Jenna Goecke, Jessica Hansen, Sarah Hansen, Alek Haugen, Erin Haugen, Lexi Hovland, Isaac Jensen, Paul Jensen, Mary Johanson, Lane Kashur, Matthew Keller, Jessica Keys, Christopher Klym, Alyssa Kopp, Carly Kraft, Sarah Laszewski, Maria Liebler Irwin, Zachary Magstadt, Courtney McDonald, Johnathan Metz, Brittany Mildenberger, Taylor Muggerud, Edward Murphy, Derek Nolz, Dakota Noot, Michael Oberlander, Morgan Olson, Cale Pagan, Dillon Parker, Sara Paulson, Tyler Przybylski, Katelyn Randazzo, Cullen Reiser, Kathryn Ritter, Elizabeth Schaff, Natalie Scherr, Zach Selzler, Adam Swigost, Andrea Taborsky, Emily Theurer, Lauren Theurer, Kelsey Torgeson, Alexie Traiser, Brian Tschosik, Apryl Walth, Cassandra Walth, Brandon Wetch; Bottineau – Kelsie Grenier; Bowman – Dayln Limesand; Carrington – Danielle Boehmer, Andrea Braaten, Audra Braaten, Nathan Collins, Casey Murphy; Casselton – Britten Croves, Skyler Moderow, Anna Morris, Michael Utt, Rachel Wieland, Nicholas Wilcox; Cavalier – Carmen Ermer; Center – Micheal Henke, Rebecca Hovey, Kaylee Lackman; Cooperstown – Aubrey Ellefson; Courtenay – Katelyn Fletcher;

Devils Lake – David Allard, Brock Davidson, Eric Henry, Sarah Johnson, Evan Moen, Keli Nadeau, Shelby Turck, Timothy Whitney; Dickinson – Paige Biederstedt, Justine Gab, Hunter Jerome, Kelsey Lafond, Erika Lang, Darcie Lujan, Shayna Monson, Madison Porter, Luke Van Ells, Rebecca Vogel, Christina Zach; Drake – Sandra Kruse; Drayton – Kelton Karboviak; Dunn Center – Luke Gaugler; Edgeley – Jennifer Erickson, Taylor Erickson, Jamison Jangula; Edinburg – Sadie Sondeland; Edmore – Katerina Hoime; Ellendale – Josie Stebner; Emerado – Calvin Bina, Erica Leake; Enderlin – Tara Boland; Fargo – Carly Bertsch, Christopher Beyer, Jason Bjorgaard, Haley Brenner, Taylor Bruer, Siri Burck, Paul Butler, Sydney Dauenhauer, Meghan Devries, Samuel Ficenec, Leigha Janssen, Adria Johnson, Brett Johnson, Chase Johnson, Kathryn Johnson, Kelsey Kanwischer, Grant Kraft, Alysa Lerud, Matthew Lorenz, Katelyn Mari, Anne Mayer, Kirsten McCullough, Landon Melchior, Erika Moderow, Leo O’Day, Melissa Olson, Aaron Podoll, Sadie Rivard, Bethany Sandy, Joseph Schaefbauer, Garrett Skonseng, Jared Steen, Jed Swenson, Jessica Triller, Nicole Westerlind, Ashlee Wiebe; Finley – Haylee Archer; Forest River – Taylor Schlenk, Benjamin Woods; Forman – Shirin Nour; Gackle – Andrew Owen; Glenburn – Steven Miller; Grafton – Stephanie Johnson, Sydney Johnson, Joan Kerian, Christopher Seeba;

Grand Forks – Caylor Adkins, Boma Afonya, Bassam Alqahtani, Jill Ames, Nicole Anderson, Schuyller Andrew, Valentin Arredondo, Megan Ault, Mary Austin, Joseph Aymond, Sarah Aymond, Scott Badger, Tyler Beattie, Tanner Bjerke, Jeremy Blodgett, Zachary Bohn, Ceceli Bonitto, Samantha Bonsness, Anna Breidenbach, Austin Brockling, McKenzie Brown, Beau Burkholder, Danielle Burthold-Thorpe, Xu Cao, Adam Carlson, Alida Carlson, Christina Conneran, Russel Crary, Aoyang Dai, Shelby DeGeldere, Evan Edwards, Traci Edwards, Melissa Ege, Ethan Ehlers, Tanja Eisenschmid, Andrew Ellingson, Kristin Emmons, James Evers, Daniel Ewens, Johanna Fallman, Rebecca Fee, Hannah Feland, Claire Fenske, Mikelle Fetsch, Kathryn Fink, Nicole Frye, Casey Fugleberg, Julian Shang-Zhi Gan, John Gangelhoff, Nickolas Gellerman, Allison Gernes, Shanna Gisvold, Sarah Hanson, Ejazul Haque, Jennifer Hayes, Katie Hewson, Alexander Heyd, Matthew Hillestad, Alison Holcomb, Taylor Holm, Atlanta Hondl, Zachary Huot, Michelle Iverson, Sara Johnson, Joseph Kalka, Allison Kennedy, Alexander Khan, Mckenna King, Mirna Kojic, Keith Korman, John Kotaska, Alexey Kovalev, Halli Krzyzaniak, Hokyi Lai, Changwoo Lee, Richard Lee, Wendy Lim, Daniella Lima, Marissa Lind, Avery Luft, Emily Lundby, Michael Marti, Abigail Mattson, Hannah Miller, John Mitzel, Lucas Moen, Alex Nagel, Joseph Nchifor, Muhammad Aadhil Niyas, Daniel Norris, Jeremy O’Keefe, Alan Oberg, Elisa Olson, Hannah Olson, Joseph Oncken, Cody Oss, Sanghyeon Park, Courtney Phelps, Lawrence Philbin, Amy Pinkerton, Tanner Piper, Judd Prasnicky, William Rerick, Michael Rood, Jocelyn Rozeveld, Nathan Ruff, Christian Sandtveit, April Sauve, Zoe Schreiner, Christi Schultz, Kathryn Sigurdson, Kelly Silletto, Malith Silva, Genevieve Spicer, Caitlin Staples, Lauren Sullivan, Wyatt Telken, Lynneah Thompson, Tyler Voegele, Elizabeth Warner, Adam Weretyk, Jenna Wyffels, Andrew Wynne, Madeleinne Zacher; Grand Forks Air Force Base: Elizabeth Kosofsky;

Gwinner – Lakyn Sandness; Hampden – Amber Logie, Cassie Logie; Hankinson – Angel Kordovsky; Hannaford – Joseph Hackman; Harvey – Nicolette Hertz; Hatton – Darian Hedland, Christina Phipps; Hazen – Kourtney Carr, Katelyn Johnson, Sydney Larson, Melissa Rothe, Jared Weinand; Hickson – Nicholas Biewer; Hillsboro – Brendan Ydstie; Hoople – Jared Estad, Kaci Phelps; Horace – Nathaniel Peterson, Alexis Wasem; Jamestown – Jace Erickson, Matthew Kopp, Jennifer Neva, Sarah Neva, Sondra Pergotski, Alec Redmann, Hope Wright; Killdeer – Brianna Jallo; Kindred – Dylan Torgerson; Kulm – Kari Kusler; Lakota – Erica Anderson, Adrian Grotte; Lamoure – Kristof Nelson, Samantha Peterson, Megan Quinlan; Langdon – Haley Amoth, Emily Fetsch, Brooke Kubat; Larimore – Shaun Swanson, Hannah Trosen; Leal – Trenton Egan; Linton – Sophia Lawler; Mandan – Jordan Barth, Dylan Diede, Samantha Hersch, Jonathan Preszler, Kiersten Sauber, Sierra Schafer; Manvel – Mark Bushaw, Ryan Bushaw, Jacy Thibert; Mayville – Jamie Knudsvig; Milnor – Nina Schwalk; Minot – Tyrone Berentson, Edward Burkardt, Philip Eaton, Courtney Funk, Jasmine Joy, Erik Kolb, Jay Mittlieder, Austin Olson, Matthew Schimke, Austin Soderstrom, Hope Tschaekofske, Lane Vendsel, Chelsey Weigler; Minot Air Force Base – Connor Bowley; Minto – Ramae Norton; Mohall – Jozey Ledoux; Mooreton – Caitlyn Wolf; Mott – Kayla Norton; Munich – Lexi Dick, Brenna Heppner, Keely Heppner; New England – Bryanna Rasch;

Niagara – Caleb Behm; Northwood – Carly Enger; Oakes – Kaitlyn Awender, Natalie Buck, Alexandra Ptacek; Page – Madison Koenig; Park River – Taylor Lehar; Plaza – Alaynee Moen; Portland – Connor Murphy, Rebecca Walden; Ray – Jonathan Olson; Reeder – Taylor Kelner, Caleb Larson; Reynolds – Brittany Borgen; Rocklake – Alex Jacobsen; Rolette – Kaylee Scott; Rolla – Roberta Lentz, Sarah Munro, Wyatt Turner; Rugby – Aubrey Hovland, Thomas Seaver, Hannah Steagall; Sarles – Luke Weston; Scranton – Chloe Krinke, Starkweather, Bobbie Bertsch; Steele – Nicole Biesterfeld, Jordan Mayer; Stirum – Jacob Greenmyer; Sykeston – Anna Richter; Tappen – Kelsey Dockter; Taylor – Lindsay Tyrrell; Thompson – Shelby Adams, Seth Arntz, Jason Hahn, James Kerzman, Katie Morgan, Vanessa Snyder, Shelby Varnson; Tioga – Shelby Carlson, Cameron Kerbaugh; Trenton – Blaine Durward; Valley City – Shelby Anderson, Haley Larson, Maria Prosby, Jasmine Stevens; Velva – Alexandra Podoll; Wahpeton – Liesl Carlson, Eric Christensen, Megan DeVillers, Shalyn Hample, Nicholas Holkup, Danielle Korth, Kelsey Richels, Jill Wieser; Wales – McKenzie Darling; Warwick – Kristin Wood; Watford City – Emily Ramage; West Fargo – Katelyn Aswege, Ethan Doll, Cameron Dutt, Adrienne Freije, Abby Hagle, Danielle Meyer, Kathryn Nekola, Rachel Sauter; Westhope – Calvin Henry; Wheatland – Kaylee Burgard; Williston – Ciara Bendixson, Angela Goebel, Seth Grundstad, Corey Langerud, Garred Olson, Brianna Salwey, Jacob Telehey, Karissa Wiens; Wishek – Emilee Rath; Wyndmere – Natasha Puetz;

MINNESOTA:

Ada – William Atwood, Austin Ganje, Samantha Kappes, Nicole Smart; Albany – Taylor Waletzko; Albertville – Rebecca Hackenmueller; Alexandria – Jared Bents, Emily Hoeper, Jenna Larson, Kristen Sjostrand; Andover – Eric Horton, Ryan McKeefry, John Mcewen, Kyle Simonson, Annandale – Emily Triplett; Anoka – Alison Tonsager; Apple Valley – Joseph Besong, Lindsey Wegner; Arden Hills – Marit Sundberg; Argyle – Landon Adolphson, Marissa Adolphson, Joanna Yutrzenka; Austin – Joshua Jacobs; Badger – Vanessa Burkel; Barnesville – Courtney Lentz; Barrett – Spencer Ilstrup; Baudette – Allyssa Poolman; Becker – Zachary Hamann, Matthew Sadlowsky; Bemidji – Grace Blomberg, Abigail Crisman, Rebecca Crisman, Stephanie Frey, Patrick Froehle, Taylor McLean, Tessa Richards, Hannah Sweep, Paige Walter; Blaine – Amy Hoffman; Bloomington – Dallas Dupey, Melissa Melby; Bluffton – Brittin Roberts; Brainerd – Molly Hoppe, Lexie Rardin, Jamie Whitehead; Breckenridge – Emmy Erbes; Brooklyn Park – Bailey Amstrup, Amanda Leone; Brooten – Michelle Sanders; Browns Valley – Cole Ward; Buffalo – Nicholas Allen, Bryan Johnson; Burnsville – Evan Marian; Cambridge – Elise Boyum; Carver – Leanne Forner; Cass Lake – Amber Teal; Centerville – Grant Backman, Erin Yankovec; Champlin – Katelyn Darnell, Amy Fitzsimmons; Chanhassen – Ashley Fedie, Rebecca Lynch, Nicholas Mattson, Leila Mohsenian; Circle Pines – Laura Sandberg; Clarkfield – Amy Tongen;

Coon Rapids – Danielle Kloek; Cottage Grove – Alexander Bezek, Brianne Halbur, Jonathan Halbur, Alexis Kleinschmidt, Dylan Reichstadt; Courtland – Kimberly Berg; Crookston – Nicole Plante; Darwin – Jordan Peterson; Dawson – Kelsey Lee; De Graff – Michael Ahrndt; Deerwood – Molly Nixon; Delano – Zachary Muckenhirn; Dent – Kelsey Kratzke; Detroit Lakes – Patrick Bakken, Wesley Bakken, Kayli Muckenhirn; Duluth – Christian Barnes, Jesse Howe, Benjamin Johnson, Kyle McCuskey, Samantha Ruberg; Dumont – Wolfgang Brink; Eagan – Ellen Paulson, Samantha Tako, Savannah Walker; East Grand Forks – Bethany Driscoll, Shyanne Driscoll, Brandon Hart, Ellen Larson, Christopher Laue, Samantha Reimer, Paige Vetter, Jennifer Vold; East Gull Lake – Nathan Rich; Eden Prairie – Christiana Chresand, Colin Dodd, Emily Hancock, Kimberly Ness, Carolyn Rothfusz, Jonathan Rylander, Derek Seedorf, Daryl Thom, Jessica Tufte, Erick Underwood, Chanise Willis – Elizabeth – Lauren Zimmerman; Elk River – Molly Vail; Ely – Janelle Hakala; Erskine – Mckenzie Bixby, Mariah Lunak; Esko – Spencer Sinnott; Excelsior – Malia Grosz, Kelsi Jenzer; Farmington – Bradley Jokinen, Allison Simon; Farwell – Eric Moe; Fergus Falls – Andrew Eerdmans, William Eerdmans; Fertile – Miranda Lehmann; Fosston – Karina Sollie; Foxhome – Brooke Friederichs; Garfield – Dana Reis; Gary – Hunter Sannes; Glyndon – Cole Sogge; Goodhue – Heather Gakev; Goodridge – Ashley Marquis; Grand Rapids – Candace Cottingham, Colin Cottingham, Jenna Gillson, Peter Kampa, Alexis Koerbitz, James Mullen, Matthew Olson, Megan Wiens; Greenbush – Ryan Bergeron; Grey Eagle – Hailey Brinkman; Hallock – Stephani Pastir;

Halstad – Abby Van Den Einde; Ham Lake – Christian Dahl; Hastings – Tyler Johnston; Hawley – Megan Albright, Kaitlyn Holleman; Hibbing – Rachel Miesbauer; Hugo – Mitchell Hunt; Hutchinson – Cameron Brown; International Falls – Taylar Nelson; Inver Grove Heights – Karl Bauer; Karlstad – Matthew Steien; Kasson – Benjamin Jager; Kensington – Taylor Score; Lake Bronson – Austin Braget, Mitchell Braget; Lake City – Emily Dudley; Lake Elmo – Benjamin Miller; Lakeville – Benjamin Alman, Preston Campbell, Ken Dejvongsa, Coty Helminski, Allison Moore, Michael Picken, Josie Sanderson, Amanda Thompson; Le Sueur – Kathryn Kjellesvig; Lino Lakes – John Cassidy; Little Canada – Tiffany Arcand; Loman – Katie Crane; Lowry – Jessica Erlandson; Mahtomedi – Sarah Kraning, Nicole Mahanna; Mankato – Samuel Daufenbach; Maple Grove – Megan Bixby, Christopher Bright, Michaela Heeren, Olivia Isaacson, Ryan Rasanen, Megan Somercik, Susanna Trombley; Marble – Samantha Pangrac; Marshall – Morgan Larsen; Menahga – Tiffany Huwe; Mentor – Amy Glass, Lauren Swanson; Middle River – Eiley Berg; Minneapolis – John Aubart, Kaitlin Bezdicek, Sibre Collard, Joseph Edwards, Marcos Lopez-Carlson, Kevin Margo; Minnetonka – Eric Hedstrom, Katie Roche; Monticello – Kaitlyn Ferguson, Nicole Hayda; Moorhead – Hayden Anderson, Benjamin Doda, Alyssa Halvorson, Katrina Kotta, Katie Laugtug, Michael Storandt, Kathryn Trygg; Morris – Timm Uhlmann; New London – Hannah Bateman; Newfolden – Andriana Hanson, Tyler Knutson; North Branch – Myranda Beckmann; North Mankato – Madalynn Davito; Oakdale -  Michael Buhl Jr.; Osseo – Kyle Kunkel;

Park Rapids – Alyssa Carlson, Nathan Carlson, Mary Kading, Lydia Lutz, Elizabeth Vaudrin; Pequot Lakes – Magen Clement; Perham – Ciarrin Covington, Alexis Richter, Michael Wiskow; Plymouth – Heather Mertens, Rachel Thorstenson, Ryan Walstad; Porter – Dana Kraus; Prior Lake – Brian Dickenson, Alexandra Liffrig, Michael Muenchow; Ramsey – Mohamed Abdille; Red Lake Falls – Joshua Sorvig; Rochester – Christopher Brauckman, Molly Kriesel, Mackenzie Lee, Kyle Matthees, Bethany Schultz, Zora Stoll, Nicole Streifel; Rogers – Nathan Haechrel; Roosevelt – Shelby Amsley-Benzie; Roseau – Shane Omdahl; Rosemount – William Hoffman, Jeremy Laurel; Roseville – Brittany Rew; Saint Cloud – Zachary Hoggarth; Michael Mullen; Saint Joseph – Aaron Goerger, Saint Louis Park – Hadley Simonett; Saint Michael – Kara Hendrickson, David Janney, Candice Yager; Saint Paul – Julia Amundson, Jordan Anderson, Laura Elsbernd, Averi Haugesag, Kendra Karel, Jacob Nerhus, Peter Ryden, Eleanor Swenson; Salol – Dayna Rothenbacher; Sartell – Brandon Yurczyk; Sauk Centre – Alexandra Miller, Jenna Tullis; Savage – Devon Schuster; Scandia – Hunter Huberty; Shafer – Christian Walburg; Shakopee – Jolyssa O’Fallon; Shoreview – Sean Celski; South Saint Paul – Trevor Mikacevich; Starbuck – Sarah Aaberg; Stillwater – Jennifer Allison, Jamie Lyn Terry; Thief River Falls – Ashley Boen, Hamilton Keefe, Haley Olson, Kirstyn Scholin; Vadnais Heights – Erin Moody; Victoria – Kelsey Bell; Virginia – Ashley Claviter-Tveit, Samantha Claviter-Tveit; Waconia – Kelsie Gunnufson; Wadena – Rachael Carlisle, Jessica Hamman; Warroad – Hannah Bahnmiller; Waubun – Joan Ellegaard; Wayzata – Ryan Amundson; Willmar – Bennett Leitch; Winona – Garrett Welle; Woodbury – Darby Baranick, Ian Humsey, Morgan Maxwell, Jocelyn Ryan, Leah Schiller, Brianna Schuler, David Sexter; Zimmerman – Suzanne Voce; Zumbrota – Hannah Rosenthal;

OTHER STATES:

ALASKA: Anchorage – Jaymie Jackson; North Pole – Lisa Koykar; ARIZONA: Phoenix – Robert Matthews; Tempe – Kelsey Cartwright; Tucson – Tyler Pekarske; CALIFORNIA: Burbank – Nicholas Meyer; Corona – Marika Diepenbroek; El Dorado Hills – Joshua Michael; Laguna Niguel – Analise Richtsmeier; Ridgecrest – Zachary Flaten; Rocklin – Jacob Lewis; San Mateo – Gene Cao; Santa Clara – Alec Krichbaum; Simi Valley – Jon Giuliani; Stevenson Ranch – Sarah Hartenstein; Torrance – Trevor Warren; COLORADO: Erie – Katelyn Kucera; Evans – Kyle Bernhardt; Fort Collins – John Storebo; Franktown – Sandy Dalrymple; Grand Junction – Katie Freeman; Highlands Ranch – Courtney Davidson; CONNECTICUT: Manchester – Samuel Worcester; Washington DC – Henock Kidane; DEALWARE: Magnolia – Stuart Simon; FLORIDA: Miami – Francisco Madera Costas; HAWAII: Waipahu – Matthew Ito; IOWA: Forest City – Christian Wolfe; Hiawatha – Kali Hildebrand; Shell Rock – Gabriel Vossberg; Sioux City – Rebecca Koch; Swisher – William Dirks; IDAHO: Coeur D Alene – Justin Smith; Moscow – Joseph Price-Krumm; ILLINOIS: Batavia – Kevin Gray; Libertyville – Luke Mathewson; Lisle – Jacob Tarasewicz; Naperville – Lauren Clarke; Oak Forest – Justin Bird; West Dundee – Christopher Jorgenson; INDIANA: Carmel – Monica Venturella; Fort Wayne – Nicholas Pelletier; Gary – Madeline Biscocho; Valparaiso – Oliver Henderson; KENTUCKY: Lexington – Hilarie Bratset; MAINE: North Andover – Nikita Nemchuk; MICHIGAN: Chelsea – Bourke Lodewyk; Sand Lake – Natasha Azure; MISSOURI: Chesterfield – Jared Michel; Wildwood – Sarah Greenlee; MONTANA: Billings – Sarah Lewis, Megan Nauman, Miranda Raschkow; Colstrip – Megan Kautzman; Geraldine – Roberta Reid; Great Falls – Brea Wike; Plentywood – Austin DeShaw; Sidney – Amy Rassier; Wibaux – Lisa Morgan; Worden – Samantha Albrecht; NORTH CAROLINA: Beaufort – Bryan Kibler; NEW HAMPSHIRE: Allenstown – Ryan Cumings; NEW JERSEY: Columbia – Alison Harrison; NEW YORK: Garnerville – Christopher Cadiz; Niskayuna – Andrew Sellner; OHIO: Perrysburg – Kimberly Granata; OREGON: Banks – Kaylin VanDomelen; Grants Pass – Cami Bennett; Willamina – Chelsea Moser; PENNSYLVANIA: Hopewell – Lacy McFadden; SOUTH DAKOTA: Aberdeen – Amber Moran; Armour – Alexander Benson; Britton – Isaiah Frohling; Brookings – Amy Dalager; Elk Point – Caitlin Thorpe; Pierre – Molly Burke, Taylor Siverson, Ashley Zimmerman; Rapid City – Erin Cheever, Landon Kudrna; Sioux Falls – Morgan Herz, Mitchell Karbo, Abigail Neff, Narysse Nicolet, Kit Thompson; Spearfish – Kara Mader; Yankton – Cody Silvernail; TENNESSEE: Gallatin – Amber Daly; TEXAS: Amarillo – Paul Reynolds; Harlingen – Megan Wetegrove; Houston – Patrick Mills; Waco – Jon Christianson; VIRGINIA: Ashburn – Elisa Head; Virginia Beach – Joseph Kresse; WASHINGTON: Blaine – Caitlin Christianson; Edmonds – Brendan Farmer; Olympia – Macy Allaire; Port Orchard – Takahito Sano; Renton – Jessika Lackie; Spokane – Ashley Bee; Spokane Valley – Tyler Herbst; WISCONSIN: Ashland – Ashley Naas; Chippewa Falls – Jonathan Wollman; De Forest – Mitchell Rufer; Green Bay – Jaffer Deane; Juda – Ellen Kiser; La Crosse – Rebecca Baxter; Luxemburg – Adam Paider; Menomonee Falls – James Keppeler; Mukwonago – Cara Gonring; Neenah – Alec Herb; Norwalk – Ian Arendt; Oregon – Alexander Sachs; Osceola – Arianna Boettcher; Port Edwards – Casey McCarville; Tomah – Eden Rowan;

CANADA:

MANATOBA: Beausejour – Emily Gershman; Killarney – Lisa Turner; Manitou – Olivia Thorleifson; Rosser – Paxton Oliver-Bingham; The Pas – Deborah Brauer; Winnipeg – Lindsay Bacala, Meghan Macaulay, Nikki Omoniyi, Christine Ryczak, Tegan Somerville, Steven Wishanski;

OTHER COUNTRIES:

HUNGARY: Budapest – Zsofia Barandi; JAPAN: Tokyo – Kou Omori; REPUBLIC OF KOREA: Dongducheon City – Kwang Jea Lim; Seoul – Seong Heun Woo; MACAU SAR – Zhi-Feng Lee; NORWAY: Bryne – Mads Gjesdal; SWITZERLAND: Zurich – Yannick Staenz

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