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5 November 2012

Qualified and Determined
Dan Molnar, Strengthening Lifestyles, earned a qualifier certificate for the 2012 XTERRA World Championships, the highly competitive racing circuit for the world’s most determined pro and amateur triathletes. On August 4, Dan paddled, pedaled and padded his way to the top spot in his age group across a rain sodden course in and around Tapalpa, Mexico. In his sights now are the shores of Maui, Hawaii, where he will compete in a 1-mile rough-water swim, 18-mile mountain bike ride and 6-mile trail run in the championships October 28 against 800 triathletes from around the world. Good luck Dan!

More at: http://www.xterraplanet.com/maui/index.html.

– Editor

Benefit Fund A benefit auction and supper was held September 23 for Becky Pletan, who was diagnosed last year with Classic Hodgkins Lymphoma. Husband Dale Pletan, Automotive Technology, reports that she will be headed for Mayo in mid-October for bone marrow transplant. Donations are accepted at: Starion Financial, Becky Pletan Benefit Fund, PO BOX 777, Bismarck, ND, 58502.

– Scott Graeber, Automotive Technology

Gavel in Hand
Dr. Phil Baird, UTTC VP Academic, Career and Technical Education, began serving in August as chairman of the Southwest Train North Dakota Board of Directors. TrainND provides training for North Dakota business and industry, enhancing their ability to compete globally. The group also keeps close tabs on North Dakota employment trends and workforce needs.

– Editor

New at Land Grant
Jason Mills has joined the Land Grant Agro-Ecology Program as a horticulture assistant. Jason is a second year student in business administration; he is from Rapid City, SD. He has extensive experience in construction and appliance repair. Having grown-up helping his grandparents with gardening, Jason enjoyed the opportunity to reconnect to growing food and sharing his enthusiasm with our campus community. Living on Campus with his family, he took pride in helping to beautify and maintain the gardens and flower beds.

– Colette Wolf, Extension Educator for Agro-Ecology

Master’s Degree Congratulations to Laura Horner, Theodore Jamerson Elementary School, on completing her master’s program in Elementary Education from the University of North Dakota. Laura is the TJES Second Grade instructor.

– Renee Connell, TJES Office Manager

Police Training
James Red Tomahawk, United Tribes Chief of Security, and Autumn Gwin, Security Dispatcher/Secretary, have been accepted into the Bismarck Citizen Police Academy. The 11 week training session started in September and will be completed in the middle of November, whereupon the two will receive certification from the Bismarck Police Department.

– Russell Swagger, VP Student & Campus Services

All Passed
Congratulations to the Nursing Students for all passing their boards! All of the college’s May 2012 Nursing graduates took and passed their North Dakota board exams. It’s great news, not easily done, and a significant accomplishment for all involved. Congratulations to Evelyn Orth, the Practical Nursing Faculty and the Students!

– Phil Baird, VP Academic, Career and Technical Education

Fresh Starts
Congratulations to the following group of new employees who recently hired at United Tribes serving in the capacity indicated by their title. Welcome to campus; we’re happy to have you as part of the family!

– Debra S. Hempler, Human Resource Assistant

Amy Mosett, Business Management Department Chair; Jessica DeCoteau, LPN Student Health; Kyle DeCoteau, Reteaching teacher TJES; Rae Red Tomahawk, Course Scheduling Coordinator; Mandie Wood; College Work Programs Coordinator; Summer Monteau, Financial Aid Advisor; Laurie Running Hawk, Financial Aid Advisor; Sharon LaMont, Assistant Registrar; Mary Pat Swallow, Prep English Instructor; Mark Turner, Criminal Justice Instructor; Tracie Packineau, Research Analyst/ Teaching Assistant CJ Program; Brittany Robinson, CDC Aide; Bernadette Elk, CDC Aide; Toni Hale, CDC Aide; Leah Horner, CDC Aide; Claurice Weasel, CDC Aide; Karen Mittleider, CDC Aide; Randy Thompson, CDC Aide; William Walker, CDC Pre-school Teacher;, Disability Support Services Coordinator; Marlon Leading Fighter, Maintenance/Groundskeeper; Richard Fiddler, Custodian; Harvey Flowers, Cook; Mary Eagle, Kitchen Aide/Dishwasher; Jan Keller, Extension Nutrition Educator; Michele Mindt, TJES Intervention Teacher (3-5); Susan Jensen, General Math Instructor; Avis Prentice, Early Childhood Educator (FACE Program); Marita Abe, Arrow Graphics Artist; Alisha Patnaude, Security Officer; Brian Renton, Security Officer; Goran Groza, Men’s Resident Assistant; Terrance Sampson, Men’s Resident Assistant; Stephanie Gerhardt, Adj. CJ Instructor, Intro to Domestic Violence; Patrick Bohn, Adj. CJ Instructor, Parole and Probation; Jeff Behrmann, Adj. CJ Instructor, Intro to Drugs and Crime; Kevin Arthaud, Adj. CJ Instructor, Intro to Corrections.



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