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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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Jessica (Jaeger) Johnson ‘02

Jessica (Jaeger) Johnson

Jessica (Jaeger) Johnson will serve as principal at Dodgeland Middle and High School School in Juneau, Wis. for the 2019-20 school year, following an 11-year stint as principal at Dodgeland Elementary School. The former 2014 Wisconsin Elementary School Principal of the Year is also a published author and keynote speaker, and offers workshop sessions for…

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Andre Bell '08

André Bell

André Bell was hired as an assistant coach for the Tennessee Technological University men’s basketball program. Bell, a former BSU men’s basketball player, was previously an assistant coach at Trinity Valley Community College in Athens, Texas, and Moberly Area Community College in Moberly, Mo. He lives in Moberly with his two sons.

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Jake Grages ‘11

Jake Grages

Jake Grages joined the Quality Deer Management Association as a wildlife management cooperative specialist based in southern Missouri. He previously worked as a hunting operations manager for a hunting outfitter in South Dakota. He lives in Missouri.

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