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Margaret Laurich waves to the crowd while walking to midfield for the pregame coin toss with Ty Cobb (76) and the Bemidji State football captains before the Homecoming football game against Minnesota State on Saturday, Sept. 30, 2023, at Chet Anderson Stadium. Laurich, a 1963 Bemidji State College graduate, returned to Bemidji for the first time in 60 years for Homecoming weekend. (Micah Friez / Bemidji State)
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Alumni success stories

Duane Sorenson '77

After leading the Iowa State women’s swimming and diving team for 27 years, Duane Sorenson has retired as the program’s winningest coach and the second-longest tenured head coach ever in an ISU women’s sport.

Sadie Lundquist '13

Lundquist, who officially begins her duties Monday, Jan. 22, will lead College Hockey Inc.’s efforts to raise the profile and expand the exposure of women’s college hockey.

Ben Miller '18

Ben Miller recently secured a position with United States Geological Services in Flagstaff, Ariz., as an ecologist/biologist.

Rick Herder '77

Richard Herder retired in May 2023 from his faculty teaching position in the communications studies program at Southwest Minnesota State University.

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American Indian Resource Center

The American Indian Resource Center opened in 2003 creating a space for learning, support and cultural interaction. 

After many years of planning and development, the American Indian Resource Center opened in 2003 with a celebration that included a powwow, open house and ribbon cutting. The AIRC was funded largely by the Minnesota Legislature with additional resources provided by foundations, tribal governments and many individuals and groups.

The AIRC fulfilled a long-recognized need on campus, that a space be created where American Indian students could gather for learning, support and cultural interaction. The ultimate goal was and is to enhance the recruitment, retention and graduation of American Indian students.

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