Alumni Success

Jackie Stoffel ’11 named Bemidji’s 2023 Teacher of the Year

By Bemidji Pioneer / August 31, 2023

Recognized for her efforts in promoting inclusion and helping disabled students thrive, Jackie Stoffel was named Teacher of the Year at the Bemidji Education Association’s annual all-faculty event.

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Joan Jacobson ’80 authors new book on America’s first female state senator

By BSU Alumni & Foundation / August 31, 2023

Joan Jacobson authored the newly published biography, Dr. Martha Cannon of Utah: The Unexpected Victorian Life of America’s First Female State Senator.

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Dr. Lee Norman ’74 receives Armed Forces’ Legion of Merit Award

By BSU Alumni & Foundation / July 26, 2023

Dr. Lee Norman received the Legion of Merit award on July 21, 2023, from the United States Armed Forces after serving his country for nearly 50 years both domestically and internationally.

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Will Antell ’59 honored with Stillwater Human Rights Award

By BSU Alumni & Foundation / July 20, 2023

Dr. Will Antell, a champion of American Indian education policies and a 1959 Bemidji State University graduate, was awarded with the Human Rights Award from the Stillwater Human Rights Commission.

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Megan Boser ’17 named Officer of the Year

By BSU Alumni & Foundation / July 5, 2023

Minnesota State Patrol trooper Megan Boser was named the Officer of the Year by the Minnesota Police and Peace Officers Association in June.

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Zach Whitecloud ’18 becomes 2nd Beaver to lift NHL’s Stanley Cup

By Bemidji State Athletics / June 14, 2023

Zach Whitecloud joins Joel Otto (1980-84) as the only former Beavers to raise the Stanley Cup. Otto helped the Calgary Flames reach hockey’s summit in 1989.

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Rhonda Matson ’00 named Riverside Christian School principal

By BSU Alumni & Foundation / June 9, 2023

Rhonda Matson has been named the new elementary and middle school principal of Riverside Christian School in East Grand Forks.

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Bemidji State internship set up Coley Rezabek ’22 for ‘dream job’ with Minnesota United

By BSU Alumni & Foundation / June 2, 2023

Coley Rezabek is in her second season kicking it as a videographer for Minnesota United, where she produces digital content for the club. Her expertise comes from similar experiences at Bemidji State.

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Marco Hunt ’88 Named CCHA’s director of officiating

By BSU Alumni & Foundation / May 25, 2023

Marco Hunt was hired by the Central Collegiate Hockey Association in May to be the conference’s director of officiating.

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Kate Lundquist ’04 hired as Vote Run Lead’s Minnesota deputy state director

By BSU Alumni & Foundation / May 8, 2023

Kate (Ocken) Lundquist has been hired by the nonprofit Vote Run Lead to serve as its Minnesota deputy state director.

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