UND student-athletes shine in the Winter Olympics
The University of North Dakota has an established presence in this year’s Winter Olympics, with current and former UND student-athletes representing and competing for their respective countries. Nine athletes in Pyongyang have roots at the University of North Dakota: Jocelyne Lamoureux-Davidson, USA Women’s Hockey; Monique Lamoureux-Morando, USA Women’s Hockey; Michelle Karvinen, Finland Women’s Hockey; Emma Nuutinen, Finland Women’s Hockey; Susana Tapani, Finland Women’s Hockey; Johanna Fallman, Sweden Women’s Hockey; Chay Genoway, Hockey Canada; Ludvig Hoff, Norway Men’s Hockey; and Joe Polo, USA Curling.
Harold Hamm visits UND College of Engineering & Mines
Harold Hamm, a pioneer of the Bakken oil boom and major UND benefactor, recently visited the UND campus to speak with students and share his advice for their future success. As the namesake of UND’s Harold Hamm School of Geological and Geological Engineering, the founder and CEO of Continental Oil has been a champion and advocate for the University. President Mark Kennedy hosted an event where Mr. Hamm was able to interact with current UND students on how they can be leaders in the oil and gas industry.
Bill Chaves named next Athletic Director for UND
The University of North Dakota has a new leader to guide the Fighting Hawk athletics programs. Bill Chaves, who previous served as the Athletic Director at Eastern Washington University, was named as the next AD for the University of North Dakota in January. As Athletic Director at EWU, Chaves achieved three Big Sky President’s Cups (2009-10, 2014-15, and 2015-16), record years in fundraising, and major athletic facility renovations.