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Minnesota State University Moorhead 2013 Alumni Foundation

Friday, September 27, 2013

2013 msum Alumni Foundation

Awards Celebration Friday, September 27, 2013 Courtyard by Marriot • Moorhead, Minnesota

Distinguished alumni & outstanding service celebration


Recognizing Our Extraordinary Alumni & Friends Each year Minnesota State University Moorhead is blessed with contributions from talented alumni, faculty, staff, students and friends. While many are deserving of recognition, a select few warrant special recognition for their achievements and service. The Distinguished Alumni and Service Awards Ceremony recognizes these individuals for their outstanding commitment to the university and to improving our world. Each recipient exemplifies the high standards we have come to expect from MSUM alumni and each has made significant contributions to the communities where they live and work. The Distinguished Alumni Award recipients are graduates who have achieved prominence in their chosen endeavors bringing honor to themselves and to their alma mater. The Eva Vraspir Award recognizes graduates who have achieved prominence and excellence in the Nursing field. The Distinguished Young Alumni Award recognizes graduates of the past decade who have distinguished themselves in their work or community. The Distinguished Service Award recognizes MSUM graduates or nongraduates who have voluntarily given significant contributions of time, talent or treasure to MSUM. Each individual has a unique personal story that reflects on the education they received. We are proud of their success, and in turn, proud of the role MSUM played in their lives. Thank you for joining us as we celebrate the achievements of our alumni. Nominate an outstanding MSUM alumnus or friend for future consideration at, call 218.477.2143 or email


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Awards Celebration Program Opening Remarks.............................................. Corey Elmer ’94 President, MSUM Alumni Foundation Greetings/emcee................................................................... Dana Mogck ’83

Presentation of Awards......................................Minnesota State University Moorhead Academic Deans Distinguished Alumni Awards

Bob Bowlsby ’75 Christina Broadwell ’00 Bob Mikkelson ’72 Gregory Smogard ’72

Eva Vraspir Excellence in Nursing Award Evelyn Quigley ’82

Outstanding Young Alumni Award Emily Beck ’06

Outstanding Service to the University* George Sanderson Marlane Sanderson ’77 ’81 *Recipients recognized for outstanding service and need not be alumni.

Closing Remarks........................................................ Edna Mora Szymanski President, Minnesota State University

Alma Mater.....................................................................Daniel A. Mahraun, Director of Choral Activities Join us in singing – from the music listed on page 11 of your program

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Awards Celebration

Bob Bowlsby ’75 Commissioner, Big 12

Bob Bowlsby ’75 (Health and Physical education) is the Commissioner of the Big 12. Prior to his role at the Big 12, he spent six years directing the Stanford University athletics department that sponsors 35 varsity sports and claimed an unprecedented 17 consecutive Learfield Sports Directors Cups, emblematic of the top overall athletics program in the country. Bowlsby arrived at Stanford after a 15-year stint as the chief administrator for the University of Iowa Department of Athletics, where he guided and supervised the merger of the Hawkeye men’s and women’s athletic departments. In 2002, President George W. Bush chose Bowlsby to be a member of the Commission on Opportunities in Athletics. He was appointed to the United States Olympic Committee Board of Directors in 2007 and will complete that term at the 2014 Winter Olympiad in Sochi, Russia. Bowlsby serves on the Alumni Foundation Board of Directors.

Christina Broadwell, MD, ‘00 Assistant Professor, UW-Madison

Christina Broadwell, MD, ‘00 (Biology) is an assistant professor in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility at the University of Wisconsin Madison. She is board certified in obstetrics, gynecology, reproductive endocrinology and infertility. Broadwell has received numerous awards and has been recognized for excellence in research and teaching at each of her training positions including, Medical School at the University of North Dakota, Residency at the University of Iowa, and her Fellowship at the University of Vermont.

Robert Mikkleson ’72 Owner, Winged Vision

Robert Mikkleson ’72 (Mass Communications) is the owner of Winged Vision, his Maryland based company, and the pioneering leader in aerial sports broadcasting since the early 1980’s. Mikkelson brought together military gyro-stabilized camera mounts and large broadcast telephoto lenses, enabling aerial play action coverage of sports for the first time. The state of the art coverage is now common throughout the world. He has won two primetime and four sports Emmys and was featured in the 2008 CBS Sports special “The Best Shot in Golf,” the story of the MetLife Blimp’s coverage of the PGA golf tour. Mikkelson’s current credits include PGA golf, Sunday Night NFL Football, Olympics, and major college sports. Mikkelson finds time to mentor and share his experiences and connections with MSUM faculty and students and is working to create partnerships with MSUM and the sports broadcast industry. Winged Vision covers about 150 events a year with Mikkelson traveling close to 150 days a year. He enjoys summers with his family at their lake home near Walker, Minn.


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Greg Smogard, Ph.D. ’72 Founder/CEO, 4catalysts Consulting

Greg Smogard, Ph.D., ’72 (History) is founder and CEO of 4catalysts consulting and author of the new book, A World of Opportunities for Aspiring Entrepreneurs—Creating Your Own Job in the “New Normal.” He specializes in helping companies and startups quickly and profitably improve their operations by enhancing customer relationships, improving processes, launching new businesses, and identifying new trends and opportunities. Smogard spent much of his career as an international business executive working with American Express, Blockbuster/Viacom and global brands in over 40 countries. Smogard is currently an advisor to a private equity firm, an investor, a speaker, mentor, trend watcher and entrepreneur. He is also a member of Omicron Delta Kappa, National Leadership Honor Society and various technology, business and entrepreneurial organizations. Smogard has lived and traveled extensively abroad and speaks Spanish. He and his family currently reside in the Dallas-Fort Worth area.

Eva Vraspir Excellence in Nursing Alumni Award

Evelyn Quigley ’82

Chief Nursing Officer Emeritus, Sanford Health

Evelyn Quigley ’82 (Nursing) was a senior executive with Sanford Health for 23 years and was named Chief Nursing Officer Emeritus. Quigley was the principal for a grant that brought one million dollars to Meritcare from Robert Wood Johnson to “Strengthen Hospital Nursing: Improve Patient Care.” She also served as a national nurse appraiser for the Magnet Recognition Program through the American Nurses Association, and was inducted into Xi-Kappa At-Large Chapter –International Nursing Honor Society established through MSUM Nursing. Quigley has been recognized as a Distinguished Alumni by MSUM for her leadership in establishing the Upper Division BSN Program and the Externals Degree Program. She served two terms on President Barden’s Advisory Board and two years on President Szymanski’s Visioning Task Force & Strategic Planning for MSUM. Quigley was a consultant to the Master’s Program in public, human services, and health administration. She most recently served on the MSUM Founder’s Scholarship Committee, Strategic Planning Committee and the Golden Dragon Retiree Group. Quigley has also served on the Alumni Foundation Board of Directors, and she is completing her past president term. Locally, Quigley serves on the United Way Board of Directors, Sanford Health Partners Organization, First Lutheran Church of Fargo Foundation Board of Directors, YWCA, Heart Association, Diabetes Association, and numerous nursing organizations. Quigley is in the North Dakota Nurses Association Hall of Fame.

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Awards Celebration Outstanding Young Alumni Award

Emily Beck ’06

Executive Director, Fargo Theatre Management Corp.

Emily Beck ’06 (Film Studies) is the executive director of the Fargo Theatre Management Corp. Beck has worked as the executive director for more than a year, but began working at the Fargo Theatre three years ago As a young professional in the F-M area, she has become a visible leader of the iconic Fargo landmark. Open every day of the year, Beck’s responsibilities include giving tours of the theatre, writing grants, marketing the membership program and booking films. Beck recently helped complete a capital campaign in order to buy digital equipment for the Fargo Theatre. Beck, the Board of Directors and volunteers raised $200,000 in less than a year. Beck is now the director and programmer of the Fargo Film Festival.

Outstanding Service to the University

George and Marlane ’77 & ’81 Sanderson MSUM Retired Professors Marlane Sanderson ’77 & ’81 (Accounting and Master’s in Business Administration) worked in public accounting for Eide Helmeke and taught two years at the University of Nebraska Lincoln before teaching and advising MSUM students for 24 years. She was involved in the National Association of Accountants, the North Dakota CPA Society as well as other professional organizations. After a 26-year teaching career, she retired in 2007. George Sanderson earned a degree in math and a master’s in accounting, both from UND. He completed his Ph.D. in business at the University of Nebraska in 1985. George dedicated more than four years on active duty with the Air Force and worked as a staff auditor at an accounting firm in Minneapolis before joining MSUM in 1976 to teach accounting. He served as the Accounting Department Chair for nine years. George was active in the North Dakota CPA Society and served a term as Chair of the Minnesota Council of Accounting Educators. After a 31-year teaching career, he retired in 2009. Teachers and mentors, George and Marlane have been student supporters in numerous capacities: MSUM faculty athletic representative, Lutheran Campus Ministry Board, assisting in financial reviews, MBA program coordinator, New Rivers Press financial advisor, accounting internship coordinator and much more. “Giving is one of the most rewarding things we do,” they said. “We support students because college education opened up opportunities for us.”


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Past Distinguished Alumni Award Recipients 1970



Robert F. Arnold Henry C. Mackall Ada Comstock Notestein Milla Corneliussen Rasmussen

Lois Selberg Paul Schultz Charles Warner

Steve Ehlers Thomas Forsythe Mary Maring Dr. Rodney Tweten


1982 Harlow Berquist Pauline Gough Shirley Peterson

Sigurd Hagen George C. Simson 1983 Fred Allen Martin Holoien Clara Undseth Kornberg James Garrity 1972 Donna Larson Tessie Buckley Murphy 1984 Charles Backstrom Laurel Erickson Soc Glasrud Dale Lestina Dave Torson Donald Moe Clyde Townsend


1973 Ruth E. Erickson Jules Herman Verne B. Lewis Ralph Smith

1974 Maynard Reynolds Alfred Richards Hugh Schoephoerster Vern Schranz

1975 Ray O. Bjork Julien M. Burkness Delmer M. Goode Ruth Schillerstrom Hoglund

1976 Dale Barnes Glenn Melvey Dan Preston Duane Scribner

1977 Robert Durrenberger Jerome Miksche Robert Tolbert

1978 Lenus Carlson Gladys Norden Phillips Blanche D. Schwartz R.E. Utke

1979 Freeman Fountain Marcus Gordon James Nagel Ruben Parson

1980 Ronald Olson Michael McGuire Stanley Murray Robert Walls

1998 Wallace Aas Barry Halm Ted Larson

1999 Dorothy Dodds Greg Staszko

2000 Deb Jenkins Helen Klassen Mark Voxland


Judy Anderson Mark A. Anderson Ben Anvary James Benedict 1986 Gary Ness Lawrence J. McCrank Larry Shellito Gordon L. Patzer 2002 Jude Poseley Vickie Boutiette 1987 Roger Erickson Alice Kinsella Frank Leidenfrost Olson Mildred Hegrenes Dwight Stenehjem Burlingame Rick Kasper John Haugo Ken Peeders John Schwanke Donald Anderson Roger Melvold Helen Wardeberg

1988 Colleen Hegranes Jean Stephenson

1989 Patrick McDonough Evelyn Quigley Doreen Rodriquez John West


Kevin Carlson Kristen Harris Jon Hovde Tammy Miller Janelle Schumacher

Arland Brusven Joan Justesen Lyle Thorstenson



Dr. Richard Lundeen

1993 Dr. Karen Nagle L. Maynard Oss Collin Peterson

Curt Gudmundson Tim Larsen Tamara Olsen Greg Staszko David Sweet

2008 Jerry Feder Wendy Harstad William Hultstrom Craig Johnson Jay Nibbe Dwayne Radel Vern Rasmussen

2009 John Richman Jason Nordmark Sal Haider

2010 Scott M. Green Lynne Kovash Donna Larson Jerry Martin

2011 Diana Divecha, Ph.D. Gregory L. Lof Mary Jo Richard Sharon M. Werner

2012 Deb Dawson Captain David Carlson Alice Richter Beth Haseltine George Vinson

2004 Mark A. Anderson Eric Blumer Kent Ellingson Leif Enger John Fiebiger Annelee Woodstrom



Tom Clark Rd Paseka George Soule Mike Stevens


David Bjornstad Greg Flack Eino Aho Hazel Houkom James Ellingson DeWayne Kurpius Dr. Kenneth Skjegstad Roger Olson Erma Vizenor Greg Ness Alvin Rudisill Tomi Sawyer


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Past Outstanding Volunteer Service Award 1999 Dr. Rolland Dille Betty Feder Dr. William Jones

2001 Gerhard Haukebo Keith Langseth T. Edison & Ruth Smith

2000 Yvonne Condell Erling Johnson

2002 Wayne Ingersoll

2009 Gary & Cindy Nolte 2011 Marjorie Aakre 2012 Shelda Warren

2005 Don Meidinger Mark Vanyo

Eva Vraspir excellence in Nursing Alumni Award 1992 Sherlyn Thune Dahl 1993 Linda Carver 1994 Mary Ellen Quincer 1995 Arlette Preston 1996 Julie Stola 1997 Loretta Heuer 1998 Charlotte Feldman

1999 Lu Vitalis 2001 Jonelle Burdick 2003 Sharon Dardis 2004 Caroline Schauer 2005 Kathy Burlingame 2006 Cheryl Anderson

2007 Deb Magnuson 2008 Mark Floding 2009 Larry Dahlen 2010 Patsy Stinchfield 2011 Lori Wightman 2012 Lori Wightman

Past Outstanding Young Alumni Award Recipients 1979 Jerry verDorn Susan Foss Johnk

1987 Kristen Harris Catherine Mauk

1980 Dale Barlage David E. Hartman

1988 Jane Lundberg Brian Arett

1981 David Strauss Nancy Hanson

1991 Beth Hazeltine William Lopez Samuel Wai

1982 Bruce Ferden Sandra Holien 1983 Maureen Zimmerman Timothy L. Solien Timothy Larsen 1984 Doug Hamilton Jean Quam Tomi Sawyer 1985 Deborah Fritz Mary Illies 1986 Judy Nygard Broekemeier Terry Gustafson


1992 Vicki Riedinger Desiree Mickelson 1993 Keri Pickett Thomas Proehl Stanley Wai 1996 Dana Mogck 1997 Tammy Miller Rosa and Jose Trevino 1998 Tenessa Gemelke Tammy Linn Kevin Wallevand

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1999 Patrick Atkinson Dr. Susan Everson Daryn Lecy 2003 Corey Elmer 2004 Joan Baltezore 2005 Monte Helm 2007 Brian Gramer Matt Von Pinnon 2008 Mike Redlinger 2009 Kerstin Kealy 2010 Tara R. Rheault 2011 Ryan Sylvester 2012 Kathleen Mitchell

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The MSUM Alumni Foundation is an independent 501 (c)(3) charitable organization dedicated to Minnesota State University Moorhead and its alumni and friends.

Alumni Awards Program 2013  
Alumni Awards Program 2013