Leaders in Action

Joel Runnels

Leaders in Action: Helping those in whose shoes he once was

June 23, 2020 at

Leaning on his personal experiences, doctoral student Joel Runnels champions deaf education and awareness

Travis Gylling graduated from UND in four years with two aviation degrees and a job in the airlines already lined up. Photo by Schawna Schill/UND Today.

Leader in Action: Earning his wings

March 17, 2020 at

Travis Gylling is a flight instructor at UND, while completing his second degree here

VIDEO: Leader in Action prepares to move forward

VIDEO: Leader in Action prepares to move forward

March 17, 2020 at

“You have it in you, you just need someone to guide you,” says Travis Gylling, UND’s latest Leader in Action

Robert Ferguson, FEMA Portfolio Disability Integration Specialist, speaks with Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Administrator Peter T. Gaynor, and FEMA Region 6 Regional Administrator Tony Robinson through FEMA Sign Language Interpreter, Scott Wallace during Mr. Gaynor’s visit to the  Texas Recovery Office in Austin. The TRO External Affairs Officer and TRO Director are also pictured. Photo courtesy of FEMA photographer Julie Joseph.

Disaster mitigator for people with disabilities

February 18, 2020 at

UND alum provides hope to those whom disasters hit especially hard

Jan 2020 Leader In Action Andy Samuel

Leaders in Action: Where dreams land far and high

January 21, 2020 at

Thrower, videographer, committee chair, UND senior and recent NASA intern Andy Samuel wears many hats

Maria Wallenhorst earned her bachelor's degree in December, following two summers with the U.S. Department of State. As an intern for the country's foreign service, Wallenhorst deepened her passion for diplomacy. Photo courtesy of Wallenhorst.

Internship put UND student in the diplomatic big leagues

January 16, 2020 at

After two consecutive summer internships with the U.S. Department of State, Maria Wallenhorst was ‘hooked’

Michelle Nguyen, Leader in Action

Leaders in Action: A will to overcome obstacles

December 17, 2019 at

UND Junior Michelle Nguyen uses her experience to help other first-generation students

Back at UND for a second time, Colin Sabie is now studying mechanical engineering. Photo by Mike Hess/UND Today.

Leaders in Action: The journey back to UND

November 14, 2019 at

A U.S. Army veteran pursuing mechanical engineering, Colin Sabie returned to UND after six years of service

VIDEO: Soldier and veteran becomes Leader in Action

VIDEO: Soldier and veteran becomes Leader in Action

November 14, 2019 at

Colin Sabie returned to UND after active duty in the Army, where his experiences convinced him to pursue an engineering degree

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Army Strong: UND Army ROTC team excels at Ranger Challenge

November 7, 2019 at

UND Army ROTC team earns most individual wins at recent Task Force Ripley Ranger Challenge

UND freshman Olivia Taylor has hopes of becoming an audiologist, a dream career inspired by her own experience living with a hearing impairment. Photo by Mike Hess/UND Today.

Leader in Action: The gift of hearing

October 15, 2019 at

UND freshman Olivia Taylor turns her own hearing impairment into a dream of helping others hear

VIDEO: Olivia Taylor’s journey to UND

VIDEO: Olivia Taylor’s journey to UND

October 15, 2019 at

Olivia Taylor, a freshman from Grand Forks, found passion for helping others through her inspiring journey

Attention, UND students: Consider pursuing national scholarships

Attention, UND students: Consider pursuing national scholarships

October 15, 2019 at

It’s a lot of work, but Yee Han Chu, national fellowship and scholarship opportunities coordinator, stands ready to help

Photo by Shawna Schill/UND Today.

The face of weather

September 19, 2019 at

Fargo-based weather forecaster Lydia Blume credits UND for helping her realize her childhood dream career

Jim Vasichek, who obtained a business degree from the University of North Dakota in 2005, heads Leading Edge Equipment, a four-shop John Deere dealership that his grandfather started in 1963 in Michigan, N.D. Photo by Shawna Schill/UND Today.

The many hats of Jim Vasichek

September 12, 2019 at

UND business alum Jim Vasichek leads one of the country’s top John Deere dealerships