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Published April 12 2014

Honors and promotions (April 12)

NorthFace ScoreBoard award goes to DMS

DMS Health Technologies, Fargo, has received the NorthFace ScoreBoard Award from Omega Management Group Corp. in recognition of achieving excellence in customer service and support in 2013.

This is the sixth consecutive year DMS has received the award.


Grindeland receives NBNA’s highest honor

Martin Grindeland, a professor in Minnesota State University Moorhead’s School of Communication and Journalism, was named this year’s winner of the Mitchell V. Charnley Award by the Northwest Broadcast News Association.

The award was established in 1968 and is given each year to an individual working, or with roots, in the six-state NBNA region who has made outstanding contributions to the field of broadcast journalism.

Previous winners include Eric Sevaried, Tom Brokaw, Marv Bossart and Al Aamodt.


M&J Construction earns ‘Best of Houzz’ award

M&J Construction, Moorhead, has been awarded a “Best of Houzz 2014” badge by Houzz, the leading platform for home remodeling and design.

M&J Construction was chosen for the award by the more than 16 million monthly users known as Houzzers who comprise the Houzz community.

Houzzers saved more than 230 million professional images of home interiors and exteriors to their personal idea books via the Houzz site.

Winners will receive a “Best of Houzz 2014” badge on their profiles, which helps homeowners identify popular and top-rated home professionals in every metro area on Houzz.

To follow M&J Construction on Houzz, visit www.houzz.com/pro/mjconstruction06.


Volesky earns Yamaha Presidents Club honors

Vickie Volesky, Lake Park, Minn., has been inducted into the Yamaha Corp. of America Presidents Club.

Volesky is the top performing district manager with Yamaha’s band and orchestral division.

The winner from each major division will attend a reception, dinner cruise and a Presidents Club awards banquet this summer with national sales managers and executive management at the Laguna Cliffs Resort and Spa, Dana Point, Calif.

Volesky was also selected for this award in 2010.


Brust elected as fellow of Barristers Society

Kim E. Brust, an attorney with Conmy Feste Ltd., Fargo, has been elected a fellow of the International Society of Barristers.

The group of approximately 700 trial lawyers is dedicated to excellence in advocacy, the preservation of the adversary system, defending the right to trial by jury, and encouraging young lawyers to enter the field of trial practice. Membership is by invitation only.

Brust is a Fargo native and received a bachelor’s degree in political science from North Dakota State University, and a juris doctor from the University of North Dakota School of Law, Grand Forks.

He has been certified as a civil trial specialist by the National Board of Trial Advocacy, selected as a Great Plains Super Lawyer, and is admitted to appear before all state and federal courts in North Dakota and Minnesota.


Halvorson qualifies for Court of the Table

David Halvorson, Fargo, has qualified for Court of the Table of the Million Dollar Round Table, the premier association of financial professionals.

Halvorson is a 16-year MDRT member and four-time Court of the Table qualifier.

The honor recognizes Halvorson for professional knowledge, client service and ethical conduct.


NDSCS on Promising Place to Work list

The North Dakota State College of Science is one of 31 institutions named a Promising Place to Work in Student Affairs by the American College Personnel Association and Diverse: Issues in Higher Education magazine. The list was published in the March 27 edition of the magazine.

The study was commissioned to examine the administrative structures, commitment to diversity and workplace or staffing practices of various divisions/departments of student affairs at participating ACPA-member institutions.


Starion rated four stars by Bankrate.com

Starion Financial has been awarded four stars in Bankrate.com’s Safe & Sound Ratings service for the quarter that ended Sept. 30. This is the highest score a financial institution can receive.

Bankrate.com’s Safe & Sound service gives consumers information on the relative financial strength and stability of U.S. commercial banks, savings institutions and credit unions.


ND Soybean Council re-elects exec officers

Executive board officers of the North Dakota Soybean Council have been re-elected. Those re-elected are:

- Scott Gauslow, Colfax, chairman of the board, representing farmers in Richland County and is also NDSC’s representative to the Soy Transportation Coalition and serves as vice chairman of STC.

- Tyler Speich, Milnor, vice chairman, representing soybean producers in Ransom and Sargent counties and representing NDSC on the North Central Soybean Research Program.

- Harvey Pyle, Fargo, secretary, serving soybean farmers in Cass County and also representing NDSC on the National Biodiesel Board.

- Dusty Lodoen, Westhope, treasurer, representing soybean producers in 13 counties in northwest North Dakota and representing the NDSC on the U.S. Soybean Export Council.


Re/Max Legacy wins achievement award

Re/Max Legacy Realty, Fargo, has been awarded the 2013 Single Office-Total Volume Achievement Award for the Re/Max Mountain States Region.

The award is presented annually to the brokerage that has performed at the highest level, demonstrating top-tier customer service and has shown a deep commitment to its community.


Fargo VA names two award-winners

The Fargo VA Health Care System has presented its 2014 Dr. Byron D. Danielson Clinician of the Year Award to Dr. Adam Glazier and the 2013 Mid-Level Provider of the Year to Physician Assistant Jackie Steckler.

Glazier is a pulmonologist in the primary care and specialty medicine service line and Steckler works in the rheumatology clinic, primary care and specialty medicine service line.

The recipients of each award are selected based on their outstanding clinical dedication, strong commitment to excellence in patient care, compassionate attitude toward patients and families, focus on teamwork and regularly going above the call of duty to serve veterans.

Glazier received an undergraduate degree from the University of Iowa, Iowa City, and completed a medical degree at the University of Iowa. He completed internal medicine residency at Kansas University Medical Center and the University of Iowa. He completed pulmonary and critical care training at the University of Iowa. He was in private practice in Des Moines, Iowa, for more than 25 years and then began working at the Des Moines VA Hospital. He transferred to the Fargo VA Hospital in 2012.

Steckler graduated from North Dakota State University in athletic training and corporate and community fitness, with a minor in health. She also graduated from Wichita State University Physician Assistant Program. She has previous experience in family practice and urgent medicine.


Pharmacist honored for community service

The North Dakota Pharmacists Association has selected Charles D. Peterson as the recipient of the 2014 Bowl of Hygeia Award for outstanding community service.

Peterson is dean and professor in the College of Pharmacy, Nursing and Allied Sciences at North Dakota State University, where he is responsible for approximately 1,800 students, 120 employees, 15 degree programs and a total research portfolio of approximately $8.5 million.

Under Peterson’s leadership, NDSU recently developed and procured funding from the state Legislature for the state’s first master of public health degree program and also developed the nation’s first vaccinology minor. He also serves as principal investigator and project director for the North Dakota Telepharmacy Project.


Jensen achieves membership in MDRT

James Jensen, Valley City, N.D., has achieved membership in the Million Dollar Roundtable, the premier association of financial professionals.

He is an eight-year member of MDRT.


Bierdeman receives award from RiverSource

Mark Bierdeman, a financial adviser with Ameriprise Financial, 4610 Amber Valley Parkway, Fargo, has earned the 2014 Premier Protection Award from RiverSource Life Insurance Co.

The award recognizes Ameriprise Financial advisers who have reached benchmarks for helping clients achieve goals through RiverSource life and disability income insurance policies.