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Alumni Focus: A call to action

Categories: Nation & World

After witnessing opioid overdoses first hand, recent UND alum now manages Grand Forks’ response to the national crisis Over the last three years, 10 people have died in Grand Forks County from opioid overdose. While a devastating statistic, experts say this is just the tip of the iceberg. Opioid use in the county has contributed […]

Alumni Focus: Live like Rach

Categories: Nation & World

A mission to raise awareness of young-onset colorectal cancer Before Pat Monson’s daughter, Rachel Ellingson, ’05, ’09, passed away at the age of 36, she gave her mom a mission. “I know the mission she’s given me is to raise awareness and prevent this from happening to others,” said Pat, ’72, ’79. Rachel was just […]

Alumni Focus: The sweetest smell

Categories: Nation & World

After losing his dad, UND civil engineering alum devotes himself to carpentry, a trade his father taught him The smell of freshly-cut wood immediately brings Jacob Barney back to his childhood, working alongside his father in his carpentry shop. Jacob’s dad’s business was called Prairie Builders, a small construction company, based out of Michigan, N.D.  […]