Forum staff reports , Published October 04 2013
Honors and officers - 10/05/13NDSCS announces homecoming honorees
The North Dakota State College of Science in Wahpeton has recognized a group of alumni and friends with various alumni awards. Honorees include:
- Terry Goerger, Alumnus of the Year;
- Max Reinke, Tradition Award;
- Dale Grosz, Wildcat of the Year;
- General Equipment and Don Shilling, Friends of the College;
- Ed and Cathy Uhlich, parade grand marshals; and
- Sherri Metcalf and Lyle Walen, Commitment to Excellence awards.
Goerger graduated from NDSCS in 1974 and is president and general manager of Goerger Seed Supply Co.
Reinke has been in charge of the NDSCS Athletic Camps for over 37 years. The camps educate athletes and also raise money for NDSCS athletic scholarships.
Grosz graduated in 1977 from NDSCS and later joined the NDSCS coaching staff and worked in the school’s diesel department. He has served as an admissions counselor since 1997.
Shilling is president of General Equipment, which has for many years donated equipment and funds to NDSCS diesel department programs.
The Uhlichs have been longtime members and supporters of various organizations at NDSCS.
Metcalf and Walen both work in the print services department at the college. Metcalf graduated from NDSCS in 1982 and has worked at the college since 2005. Walen graduated from NDSCS in 1980 and worked for 10 years at Knight Printing and 10 years as a press operator at The Forum. He has been with NDSCS for 12 years.
Altenburg named advancement director
Mark Altenburg has joined the staff of Minnesota State Community and Technical College as director of advancement for the college’s Moorhead Community and Technical College Foundation.
He succeeds Chuck Chadwick, who retired after serving for seven years as the MCTC Foundation’s director of advancement.
A Fargo native, Altenburg most recently was an adjunct instructor in English, humanities, philosophy and religion at several Fargo-Moorhead area colleges including Minnesota State University Moorhead and MSCTC. He is also a second ward representative on the Moorhead City Council.
Altenburg earned a bachelor’s degree in English and humanities from North Dakota State University before attending graduate school at Pacific Lutheran Theological Seminary and Luther Seminary. He finished his graduate degree at Hamline University with a master’s in liberal studies.
Catholic Charities ND names board members
Brian Herding, Grafton, has been elected chairman of the board of directors of Catholic Charities ND.
Other officers elected include: Jerry Clark, Minot, vice chairman; the Rev. William Gerlach, Oakes, secretary; and Jim Laske, Fargo, treasurer.
The board is comprised of 22 members from across the state.
New members on the board are: Dianne Allmaras, New Rockford; Steven Lies, Wahpeton; and John Walsh, Bismarck.
Park Co. Realtor named specialist of year
Vicky Matson has been named the Dakota CRS Chapter’s Certified Residential Specialist of the Year for 2013.
Matson, a Realtor with Park Co. Realtors, Fargo, was recognized for her dedication and service to the community, Fargo Moorhead Area Association of Realtors and the Dakota CRS Chapter, as well as her top producing real estate sales performance.
Professor recognized for exchange program
Jonathan Clark, associate professor of German in the World Language and Cultures Department at Concordia College, was honored in Stuttgart, Germany, this summer by the Federation of German-American Clubs for his “outstanding commitment to youth and student exchange.”
The award is in recognition of Clark’s service and dedication in furthering understanding and fostering cooperation and friendship between Germans and Americans and his personal interest toward improving German-American relations.
Clark has been with Concordia since 1994 and has overseen the placement of more than 27 Concordia students through the federation.
ND hospital group to hold annual convention
The North Dakota Hospital Association annual convention and trade show will be Tuesday through Thursday at the Ramada Hotel, Bismarck.
In addition to the convention program, NDHA will hold its annual business meeting and an awards presentation. Those receiving awards include:
- American Hospital Association 2013 Grassroots Champion Keith Heuser, Mercy Hospital, Valley City;
- AHA member 75 years: Jamestown Regional Medical Center; Mercy Medical Center, Williston; and St. Joseph’s Hospital, Dickinson; and
- AHA member 50 years: Tioga Medical Center; Lisbon Area Health Center; Pembina County Memorial Hospital, Cavalier.