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Alumni focus: Bountiful REI’s

Categories: Around UND

Turning a negative situation into a beautiful, positive piece of art Cancer is among the leading cause of death worldwide, killing about 9.6 million people in 2018. One of those people who passed away was Geri Rei (Fischer) Brien, a 2011 UND graduate. Geri was diagnosed with breast cancer in October of 2014. Her husband, […]

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.  […]

Alumni Focus: For you on Mother’s Day

Categories: Around UND

Honoring mom’s legacy With Mother’s Day this past Sunday, chances are you did something special for your mom. Perhaps you bought her flowers or sent her a card to tell her how much she means to you. For Corinne Busek and many others, Mother’s Day brings mixed emotions. In May 2010, Corinne’s mother, Phyllis Schaefer, […]