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Forum staff reports, Published October 12 2012

Concordia honors four alumni with awards

MOORHEAD – Concordia College presented alumni achievement awards to Dr. Thomas Berquist (1967), Ronald Gadberry (1958), Patricia Kubow (1989) and Allan Stokke (1962) during this year’s homecoming week.

The awards are given to alumni who exemplify the ideals of Concordia through outstanding service and leadership in their profession, community and church.

Berquist was one of the founding doctors of the Mayo Clinic Jacksonville, Minn., site, where he established its first radiology program. A radiologist, he has authored 36 books and more than 200 articles in medical journals.

As an educator and coach, Gadberry was elected to the state coaching hall of fame in Minnesota and North Dakota. He coached eight individual champions in his 45 years as a high school wrestling coach.

Kubow is a professor at Bowling Green (Ohio) State University, where she teaches comparative and international education. She was awarded the Outstanding Citizen Achievement Award by the U.S. Agency for International Development. She has authored a textbook on comparative education and more than 60 articles in publications.

Known for his integrity and work ethic, Stokke has worked as a lawyer for 46 years and is a member of the U.S. Supreme Court Bar. He has acted as a temporary judge for the Supreme Court on multiple occasions and has authored two college textbooks.