Category Archives: Alumni Spotlight

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Alumni Spotlight: UND Grad Generously Gives Back

Linda (Olson) Pancrantz, ’76, grew up in Grand Forks and earned a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from UND, graduating with honors. She also attended Executive Development programs at the JL Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University and the Graduate School of Business at Stanford University. Today, Pancratz is Chairman and CEO… Read More »

Alumni Spotlight: Jessica (Henman) Wilhelm

By Debra Dragseth, Ph.D., and Holly Forsness | Edited for content and consistency. Popular wisdom tells us that all oil and gas related jobs require steel toed boots and the ability to withstand North Dakota’s legendary below zero wind chill. In reality, there are thousands of people working behind the scenes sitting at their desks… Read More »

Alumni Spotlight: Juan Quesada’s desire to heal creates a global nursing adventure

Juan Quesada dreamt of becoming a doctor to help the underprivileged in his native country of Peru. So far, his life-long pursuit of that goal has taken him from Peru to Tucson to Minot, where he earned a Minot State University nursing degree, to the Andes Mountains with a service project, to Bismarck, where he… Read More »

Kyle Beckstead ’09

Kyle Beckstead started at Mayville State in 2005 and graduated in 2009 with a degree in physical education, psychology minor. He is current teaching physical education at Grand Forks Central High School, and is the head baseball coach and freshman football coach. He has begun a master’s program, setting his sights on becoming a principal… Read More »

Kelsey (Aide) Stanley ‘11

Kelsey (Aide) Stanley, attended Dickinson State University from 2006-2011 and participated as a student athlete all five years of her academic career. She is currently the DSU female pole vault record holder. In addition to holding the pole vault record, Stanley was named the 2011 Indoor DAC Conference Female Athlete of the Meet, a six… Read More »