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To have your information included in horizons, contact the Alumni Association Office (email: alumni@bemidjistate.edu; toll free: 1-877-BSU-ALUM).


owns are located in Minnesota unless otherwise noted.

2006 Andrew Cashin has been hired as a policeman serving Duluth, where he lives ... Lucas Jurek of St. Cloud and Christine Thorman (’04) of Lonsdale were married this summer ... Dean Holm of Detroit Lakes has been named the park ranger at Hayes Lake State Park near Wannaska ... Cole St. Peter of owatonna married Laura Peschges earlier this summer … Jennifer Bruchhof and Mark Hinsz (’05) were married in Brain- erd. The couple lives in Welcome, and both are employed at Fagen, Inc.

2005 Chris Kelsey of Grand Forks, ND, has been awarded a certificate of recogni- tion from the U.S. Environmental Protec- tion Agency. The information technology director at the University of North Dakota’s College of Nursing, Kelsey was recognized for his commitment to reducing greenhouse gas emissions as a participant in the Low Carbon IT Campaign.

2004 Michele Vedbraaten of Fosston has been accepted into the Doctor of Veterinary Medicine Program at the University of Min- nesota ... Wayne Boerner of Mankato has been named the new manager of Minneapa State Park near Mankato. He previously was the manager of Lac Qui Parle State Park.

2003 Aaron Winkelman and Amy Cery- ance were married in January. The couple resides in Bemidji, where he is employed as a financial service officer at the Affinity Plus Federal Credit Union, and she is an adver- tising consultant with the Bemidji Pioneer ... Matt Nohner has been hired as a math teacher at Delano High School. He previ- ously taught for five years at Montevideo High School.

2002 Todd Knott of Des Moines, IA, has been appointed head coach and gen- eral manager of the Sioux City Musketeers, a member of the United States Hockey League (USHL). The premier junior hockey league for men 17-20 years old, the USHL is considered a major source of talent for NCAA Division I hockey teams ... Kathy Macomber has joined the University of Missouri extension faculty as a business development specialist. Within an eight- county area, she delivers business education and counseling. Macomber also serves on the board of examiners for the 2008 Mis- souri Quality Award. She and her husband Jeffrey live in Lamar, Mo.

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2001 Rita Albrecht has joined the Bemidji city staff as its community devel- opment director. In her new position, she is responsible for the city’s community and economic development programs. She lives in Bemidji, where she had been working at the Headwaters Regional Development Commission ... Jennifer (Shaner) Graber and her husband Chris announce the birth of a son in February. She is employed as an early childhood special education teacher for the Spring Lake Park School District. The couple lives in Dayton ... Kristopher Price is an application engineer at Doug- las Machine, where he has worked for 27 years. He lives in Alexandria.






Sandau (’98) were married last fall in Brain- erd. They reside in Prior Lake, where he is employed at Sandau Construction, and she works at the Prior Lake-Savage School District ... Crystal (Rouleau) Scuffy and her husband Regan announce the birth of a daughter in April. She is teaching elemen- tary special education at Franklin Elemen-

tary School resides.






1999 Brook Mallak is opening the Brook Mallak Law office in Brainerd, where she and her husband Gary Handeland live with their two young children. Mallak will spe- cializes in criminal defense law ... Holland Walters has been promoted to senior proj- ect manager for RoEL Construction, a San Diego, CA, based company with five offices in three states. Walters was recognized as one of the top 300 construction managers in Las Vegas, NV, where he lives, and was named Speaker of the Year for three years by the Young Entrepreneurs Society. He is a single father raising two sons and a daugh- ter ... Eric Luedtke has moved to Walnut Creek, CA, where he will be serving a pas- toral internship at Hope Lutheran Church and Saint Matthew Lutheran Church. He and his wife Stephanie announce the birth of their first child, a girl, born in May.

1998 Jared Diem will be the new head coach of the Brainerd High School vol- leyball program. Diem previously served as a junior varsity coach, a volunteer assis- tant coach at Central Lakes College, and a coach with the Heartland North 18-U Junior olympic Team. He taught last year at Harrison Elementary in Brainerd but will teach fourth grade at Baxter Elementary School this fall. He resides in Crosslake ... Jeff Ostrom, a math and pre-engineering teacher at Clearbrook-Gonvick School, has been selected to the GTT Master Teacher Team for Project Lead the Way, a national organization that develops and promotes

pre-engineering for middle level and high school students. As a master teacher, he will instruct other teachers in summer training programs. He lives in Clearbrook with his wife Darla ... Andrew Brouwer has been appointed as the head football coach at Bagley High School, where he had been an assistant coach for two years. He previously coached at schools in Marshall, Remer, and Houston, TX. Brouwer and his wife Pam reside in Bagley with their two sons.

1997 Brenda Omang recently joined the Farm Services Agency office in McIntosh. As a program technician, she will assist Polk County farmers in applying for the livestock and disaster programs. She and her husband DJ have two young children and reside in Gully ... Sarah McNeil was recently hired as a senior principal at the Minneapolis public relations firm Carmichael Lynch Spong, where she will chair the business-to-business and technology practice groups. An osseo resident, she previously served as a senior vice president at Fleishman-Hillard and an account executive at Kathleen Davies & Associates.

1995 Howie Leathers has been named the regional development director of the Northland Chapter of the American Red Cross. He will be responsible for fund rais- ing in northern Minnesota and northwestern Wisconsin. He lives in Duluth and brings a background in communications, sales, and banking to his new position ... Greg Prom has earned a Hazardous Materials Manag- ers Certification. A resident of Duluth, he is an environmental scientist at American Engineering Testing and conducts phase I and II environmental site assessments, reme- dial investigations for leaking underground storage tank sites, pre-demolition asbestos and hazardous materials surveys, and indoor mold and air quality surveys.

1994 Charisse Salo and her husband Tim Aho welcomed twin girls into their family last fall. They live in Embarrass and now have three young girls ... Jon Buller has been promoted to director of finance of the Duluth News ribune newspaper. He previously was controller of the River Town Newspaper Group in Red Wing. He, his wife Carrie, and three stepchildren live in Duluth ... Kelly Raymond will be the new boys’ basketball coach at St. Peter High School. He brings 20 years of college and high school basketball coaching experience to the position, includ- ing two years as an assistant at BSU. He and his wife, Cyndi, who was named as the head coach of the girls’ basketball program at the same school, have two children and live in St. Peter ... Season (Sze-Shun) Wong was recently promoted to senior research scien- tist at Lynntech, Inc., a technology develop-

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