Alumni Success

Aaron Trunt ’17 pioneers path to MLB through biomechanics

By BSU Alumni & Foundation / April 13, 2023

Aaron Trunt isn’t the first Bemidji State University graduate to reach the professional baseball ranks. But he may very well be the first to do it like this.

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Shannon Odell ’93 re-elected to Board of Directors of the Nursing Consortium of Florida

By BSU Alumni & Foundation / March 30, 2023

The voting representatives of the Nursing Consortium of Florida’s member organizations have re-elected Shannon Odell ’93 to serve a two-year term on its Board of Directors beginning March 29, 2023.…

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Jason Bonde ’04 leads RCTC to national championship

By BSU Alumni & Foundation / March 20, 2023

Jason Bonde ’04, the head coach of the Rochester Community and Technical College women’s basketball team, led the Yellowjackets to the NJCAA Division III national championship on March 18, 2023,…

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Maria Berkeland ’15 holds a Canada lynx humanely captured and released during a recent research project.

Maria Berkeland ’15 works to conserve Alaskan wilderness

By Bemidji State University / January 13, 2023

Maria Berkeland ’15 grew up with a deep love for nature and wildlife. Originally from Grand Rapids, she spent most of her life in Fairbanks, Alaska, after moving there at…

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After Transferring to BSU Johanneck ’22 Flourishes in Exhibit Design Program

By Eric Sorenson / July 29, 2022

Hailing from Merrifield, Minnesota, Alison Johanneck ’22 has always been creative. After starting college as a dentistry student, Johanneck transferred to Bemidji State University’s Technology, Art and Design program to pursue her…

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Bemidji Becomes Home Away From Home for Tchuamo ’20

By Eric Sorenson / July 29, 2022

Lyliane Tchuamo, from Cameroon, found a home away from home at Bemidji State University. Tchuamo graduated with a bachelor’s degree in applied engineering from Bemidji State in fall 2020 and…

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Johanneson’s Legacy as Outstanding Midwest Grocer Continues

By Eric Sorenson / July 29, 2022

Keith Johanneson and his company, Bemidji-based Johanneson, Inc., were honored with the Wisconsin Grocers Association’s Excellence in Operations Award at the KJ’s Fresh Market location in Chetek, Wisconsin, on August…

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Sauer Receives Prestigious Minnesota Golf Association Award

By Eric Sorenson / July 29, 2022

A member of the BSU golf team from 1966-70, Ray Sauer ‘70 is a six-time club champion at his home course in St. Cloud. He won Bemidji’s prestigious Birchmont Classic…

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Moberg Builds Trails Across North Country

By Eric Sorenson / July 29, 2022

Bemidji State University grad Tom Moberg ‘64 is making it his mission to honor the history of the Indigenous people who for centuries called southeastern North Dakota home along the…

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Trask’s Record Ride on Lake Bemidji Supports Cancer Research

By Eric Sorenson / July 15, 2021

Brad Trask ’17 is using a life-long passion to bring awareness to one of the leading causes of cancer in men. He will likely soon become a world-record holder in…

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