Class Notes

Mark Van Every

Mark Van Every retired from his post as supervisor of the Black Hills National Forest in December 2019 after a 37-year career with the U.S. Forest Service. Van Every took over the supervisor position in 2016, managing over 1.2 million acres in the national forest. He and his wife, Janell, live in Custer, South Dakota.…

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Lt. Colonel Randy Wolbeck

Lt. Colonel Randy Wolbeck recently completed a nine-month deployment to the Middle East as the engineer chief for the 34th Red Bull Infantry Division of the Minnesota National Guard. The division provides training and readiness oversight for ten National Guard brigades with more than 23,000 soldiers in Minnesota and eight other states. Wolbeck lives in…

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Keith Cross

Keith Cross ’92 was named deputy chief of police for the Aurora Police Department in Illinois, effective April 2020. His 26-year career with the Aurora Police Department started as an officer in 1995. He was promoted to sergeant in 2005, lieutenant in 2008 and commander in 2016. Cross lives in Yorkville, Illinois, with his wife…

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Kelly Fiala

BSU alumna Dr. Kelly Fiala has been named founding dean of Salisbury University’s College of Health and Human Services (CHHS). Fiala has served as the college’s transitional dean since July 2018, when Salisbury University, located in Salisbury, Maryland, launched CHHS. As dean of the CHHS, she will oversee SU’s schools of Health Sciences, Nursing and…

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Abby Randall

Abby (Saeger) Randall has made an impact in the Bemidji business community since graduating from Bemidji State in 2009, serving local businesses as a marketing consultant and advertising lead for the Bemidji Pioneer. Effective January 6, 2020, she will have the opportunity to make an even larger impact on the community in her newly-announced role…

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Jan (Evenson) Henrickson ‘59

Jan (Evenson) Henrickson

Jan (Evenson) Henrickson, owner of Northern Exposure gift shop in Walker, celebrated the store’s 25th anniversary in December. She lives in Walker.

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Rich Morris ‘72

Rich Morris

Rich Morris is enjoying retirement in Las Vegas, Nev., after serving as an Air Force historian for 42 years. He spent 30 years on active duty retiring as a chief master sergeant in 2002. After his military service, he spent 12 years working in civil service before retiring for a second time in 2015. He…

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Ann (Dobie) Cassidy ‘74

Ann (Dobie) Cassidy

Ann (Dobie) Cassidy works as a paraprofessional at Belgrade-Brooten-Elerosa Elementary School. She is married to Robert and has two kids. The couple lives in Belgrade.

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Paul Cyr ‘89

Paul Cyr

Paul Cyr was inducted into the Minnesota chapter of the National Wrestling Hall of Fame in recognition for his successful coaching and officiating career. Cyr retired from the New Richland-Hartland-Ellendale-Geneva Public Schools in 2013 after 27 years of coaching, teaching and serving as middle and high school principal. He lives in Oklee.

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Rhonda (Flinck) Peña ‘90

Rhonda (Flinck) Peña

Rhonda (Flinck) Peña was selected as the 2019 Elementary Teacher of the Year for the state of Texas. Pena has taught at Bryan Elementary in Mission, Texas for the past 25 years. She lives in Mission with her husband and son.

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