ment company in College Station, TX. He is the principal investigator on numerous federal innovative research grants funded for the rapid detection of pathogens or biothreats. He and his wife Sophia live in College Station with their two daughters ... Charlie Beavers has joined Gold Shores Realty as a real estate professional. A past mortgage banker and developer of premier lake homes, he and his wife, Traci, have four daughters and live in Crosslake.
Gerald Loeb Award for Distinguished Busi- ness and Financial Journalism and several Minnesota Page one Awards from the Soci- ety of Professional Journalists.
1991 Father Glenn Frerichs has been assigned as pastor in Wabasha where he serves the parishes of St. Felix, St. Agnes, and Immaculate Conception. He previously served parishes in Janesville, Waldorf, and Rochester.
1993 Jana Studelska has been awarded the credentials of a Certified Professional Midwife and is now one of Minnesota’s 27 licensed out-of-hospital birth caregivers. She lives in Duluth ... Patrick Cullen and Shari Lynn Parker were married in March. He is the hockey coach at Shattuck-St. Mary’s School. The couple lives in Faribault.
1992 Bill Crew was recently employed by the city of Modesto, CA, as chief build- ing official. He previously was employed by Clark County in ohio as the deputy direc- tor of the Building Regulations Department. In January, he was elected treasurer of the Yosemite Chapter of the International Code Council. He and his wife Melissa have three young girls and live in Modesto ... Tom Rob- ertson of Bemidji earned first place in the 2007 Minnesota Associated Press Broadcast- ers’ award contest. A reporter and producer at the Bemidji bureau of Minnesota Public Radio, he and a colleague collaborated on the 14-part series “Fetal Alcohol Syndrome: the Invisible Disorder,” which provided an in-depth look at the effects of alcohol on unborn children. He previously received the
1990 Brett Wyman is working for the Social Security Administration in Bemi- dji. After graduating from BSU, he lived in Aspen, Co, and Fargo, ND, where he was employed by Blue Cross Blue Shield. He and his wife Sherry live in Cass Lake.
1988 Stephanie Baker headlined the fifth annual Celebrate Music and the Arts benefit concert supporting the Warren-Alvarado- oslo Public School Education Foundation. originally from Warren, Baker performed music ranging from light classical to popular selections during the concert. She and her husband Dan now live in Frazee with their two children ... Mike Kirchmeier is the new director of the Jackson County Historical Society Museum and will manage the daily operations of the facility. Prior to accept- ing this position, he was a science teacher at schools in Wisconsin and Minnesota as well as the solid waste administrator in Cot- tonwood County for 14 years … Melanie Benjamin won her third term as the chief executive of the Mille Lacs Band of ojibwe. Benjamin, who lives in onamia, also serves as vice chair of the Minnesota Chippewa
The class of 1958 celebrated their 50-year reunion during commencement week this spring at BSU. Many members of the class returned for the celebration, as well as several alumni from the wrap- around classes of 1957 and 1959.
Front Row: Buck Buchanan ‘58, Darlene (Nelmark) Holmberg ‘58, Pauline (Lindseth) Golden ‘58, Margaret (Bowers) Chase ‘58, Laila (Presttun) Johnson ‘58, Merlin Holm ‘58. Second Row: Stan Hendrickson ’58 & ‘62, Janice (Evenson) Henrikson ‘58, Lois (Moore) Servon ‘58, Lucille (Rydeen) Aasland ’57, ’63 & ‘82, Dave Kankel ‘58. Third Row: Harold Kosbau ‘58, Bob Fiskum ‘58, David Holman ’58 & ‘60, Don Campbell ‘58, Russ Swenson ‘59. Fourth Row: Kermit Anderson ‘59, Jim Bensen ‘59, Nancy (Berge) Bensen ’57 & ‘62, Ken Swenson ’57 & ‘60, Jacky Swenson ’57 & ‘64. Back Row: Larry Golden ‘59, Herbert Day ‘58, Vic Swenson ‘58, Cliff Sillerud ‘58, Bill Desrocher ’58 & ‘63.
Tribe … Phil Holt of Shoreview wrote, directed, and produced the film Living Room Fragile, which is currently screening on the web at Google Video. The drama was shot in Minnesota and awarded the Best origi- nal Teleplay at the 2007 National Home- town Video Awards presented by the Alli- ance for Community Media. He also wrote, directed, and produced a full-length CD of short sound plays entitled Isolated Incidents.
1987 Mike Hedlund has been named as chief of police of East Grand Forks. Prior to being named to that post, he was with the human resource bureau of the Grand Forks, ND, Police Department. Currently enrolled in a public safety executive lead- ership master’s program through St. Cloud State University, he and his wife, Paula (’86), live in East Grand Forks with their three daughters.
1986 Dennis Warner recently joined the professional consulting services firm Short Elliott Hendrickson Inc. in its Grand Rapids office. A registered land surveyor with 15 years experience, he will be part of the survey group responsible for platting, boundary surveys, section subdivisions, project cost eliminations, FEMA eleva- tion certifications, ALTA surveys, and legal descriptions. He lives in Warba.
1985 Jeanne Edevold Larson is the director of the newly formed Mississippi Headwaters Area Dental Health Center in Bemidji. The center will be a public access dental clinic for people in the region who are on subsidized health care programs. From Bemidji, she was previously employed at the BSU Center for Research and Innovation.
1984 Kim Dowell of Duluth was hired as a coordinator for SoAR Career Solu- tion’s Community offender Re-entry Pro- gram. She will work with local corrections facilities and organizations to coordinate employment opportunities, housing, mental health, chemical dependency services, and transportation for offenders who have com- pleted their sentences. Dowell has 24 years of experience working in corrections-based nonprofits, most recently as supervisor of an adult diversion program in Ramsey County.
1983 Ann Reed has traveled across Min- nesota performing as part of the Minnesota Public Radio Troubadour Tour and visiting with audiences for themes relative to a musi- cal composition she is writing to celebrate the Minnesota Sesquicentennial. Reed has produced 15 albums and played countless concerts around the world. She has received honors from Billboard magazine, the National Association of Independent Recording Dis-
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