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The South Dakotan
Valley College in
San Bernardino, Calif.
Sharon Blanche
’00 M.S.,
Sioux City, Iowa, was
appointed as director
of special projects at
Mercy Medical Center
in Sioux City.
Mandy Burkett
’03 J.D.,
Grand Island, Neb., was
hired as annual giving
and grant development
director at The Stuhr
Museum Foundation.
Jared Clark
’08 J.D.,
Las Vegas, Nev.,was hired
as part of the Armstrong
Teasdale LLP intellectual
property practice group.
Mark Cord
’05 J.D.,
Sioux City, Iowa, was
hired as a partner with
the Berenstein, Moore,
Heffernan, Moeller &
Johnson law firm.
Thomas Cota
’08 B.B.A.,
’11 J.D., Sioux Falls, S.D.,
joined the Schaffer Law
Office, Prof. LLC, as
an associate.
Brian Dzwonek
’07
Ed.D., Sioux Falls, S.D.,
was named associate dean
of medical education
at the Joan C. Edwards
School of Medicine at
Marshall University in
Huntington, W.Va.
Jennifer Feely
’04 B.A.,
’11 M.P.A., Fairmont,
Minn., accepted
the position of city
administrator for
Jackson, Minn.
Danielle Geigle
’08 B.S.,
’10 M.A., Garretson,
S.D., joined the Flandreau
School District staff as a
speech therapist.
Carl Gorton
’05 B.F.A.,
Parker, S.D., joined the
digital strategy team at
Lawrence & Schiller in
Sioux Falls.
Stacy Gould
’08 B.S.,
joined Hummel Dental
Practice in Fargo, N.D.
Jeremy Hall
’01 M.A., ’05
M.D., Sioux Falls, S.D.,
was named director of
the University of South
Dakota Sanford School of
Medicine’s Parry Center
for Clinical Skills
and Simulation.
Nicholas Hofer
’03 B.S.,
Carlsbad, Calif., was
named vice president of
marketing for OneRoof
Energy, a residential
solar company.
John Kidney
’09 B.F.A.,
’12 M.A., Yankton, S.D.,
serves as a residence hall
director at Mount Marty
College.
Amanda Koupal
’04
B.S.Ed., ’10 M.A.,
serves as a women’s
assistant basketball coach
under head coach
Ryun Williams at
Colorado State University
in Fort Collins, Colo.
Traci Kruse
’06 M.D.,
Marshall, Minn., joined
the Avera Medical Group
in Marshall as a
general surgeon.
Justin Lancaster
’09
B.B.A., Sioux Falls, S.D.,
is employed in accounting
at the Good Samaritan
Society in Sioux Falls.
Karla MacArthur
’07
B.S., ’12 J.D., Rapid City,
S.D., will serve as the first
female judge advocate in
the South Dakota Army
National Guard.
Robert Machovsky
’05
B.S., Rolla, Mo., was
named as annual giving
manager for the university
advancement team at
the University of
Missouri-Rolla.
Michael Maniscalco
’06
B.A., ’08 M.P.A., East
Hampton, Conn., was
chosen as town manager
in East Hampton.
Bryan Martin
’01 M.A.,
was hired as the head
coach of men’s basketball
at Coe College in
Cedar Rapids, Iowa.
Tricia (Lawrence)
Merrigan
’01 B.S., ’06
M.D., Sioux Falls, S.D.,
joined Avera Medical
Group Comprehensive
Breast Care and the
Surgical Institute of
South Dakota.
Keith Moore
’08 Cert.G.,
Pierre, S.D., was named
the state director of The
Fellowship of Christian
Athletes of South Dakota.
Lindsay Neiles
’07
B.S.Ed., Sioux Falls,
S.D., joined the Sioux
Falls School District and
teaches seventh grade
math at Axtell Park.
Jay Nelson
’05 M.A.,
De Smet, S.D., was hired
as principal of Dell Rapids
Elementary School.
Albert Okine
’06 M.S.,
North Sioux City, S.D.,
was named as a member of
the Northwestern College
Board of Trustees.
Della Plume
’04 B.S., ’06
M.A., Woodbury, Minn.,
was hired as executive
director of Women of
Nations in St. Paul, Minn.
Cody Raterman
’09 B.A.,
Rapid City, S.D., joined
the Pennington County
State’s Attorney office
as a teen court coordinator
for the juvenile diversion
program.
Lindsey Rieck
’05 B.S.,
’07 M.S., Warner, S.D.,
graduated from the Rocky
Vista University College
of Osteopathic Medicine
in Parker, Colo., with
a doctor of osteopathic
medicine degree.
Daren Rife
’09 M.P.A.,
Windom, Minn., was
hired as the administrator
of the Westbrook Good
Samaritan Society in
both Westbrook and
Mountain Lake, Minn.
Robert Sage
’03 B.S.B.A.,
’07 M.D., Rapid City,
S.D., joined doctors
Finley, Hill, Noble, Poling,
Scott and Wittenberg
in the dermatology
department of Rapid City
Medical Center.
Jeffrey Seagren
’08
B.S.R., ’11 M.A.,
Charlotte, N.C., joined
the cross country and
track and field coaching
staff at Queens University
of Charlotte.
Buddy Seiner
’06 B.B.A.,
Pierre, S.D., was hired
as community savings
account coordinator
with the South Dakota
Community Foundation.
Erin Seiner
’08 M.A.,
West Fargo, N.D., joined
The Village Family Service
Center as a family-based
therapist in Fargo, N.D.
William Stone
’07 M.D.,
joined the clinic staff at
Regional Medical Clinic
in Rapid City, S.D. as a
general surgeon.
Erica Strait
’02 B.S.,
Minneapolis, Minn.
opened the Foxy Falafel
food truck business as
chef and owner and soon
will open a restaurant in
St. Paul, Minn.
Karla (Roggenbuck)
Stutzman
’07 A.S.,
’08 B.S., Watertown,
S.D., began work at
Family Dental Center
in Watertown as a
dental hygienist.
Kirsten (Thompson)
Taggart
’02 B.S.B.A., ’05
J.D., Black Hawk, S.D.,
has joined First Interstate
Bank as a trust specialist in
Rapid City, S.D.
Jennifer Tschetter
’01
J.D., Tallahassee, Fla.,
was appointed as general
counsel for the Florida
Department of Health’s
State Surgeon General, Dr.
John Armstrong.
Todd Wheeler
’08 B.S.,
Tempe, Ariz., joined the
Spooner Physical Therapy
team in Goodyear, Ariz.
Nathan Wolf
’05 M.A.,
Marshall, Minn., was
named the head coach
of men’s and women’s
cross country at
Southwest Minnesota
State University.
Bridget Yoerger
’09
B.S.R., Sioux City, Iowa,
continues her professional
basketball career with AB
Contern in Luxembourg.
Dzenan Berberovic
’11 B.A., Sioux Falls,
S.D., joined the USD
Foundation as an associate
director of development.
Mychal Bogan
’11 B.A.,
Panorama City, Calif., a
hip hop artist, released his
first mixtape entitled “So
Long South Dakota.”
Thomas Compton
’11
B.S., Rosemount, Minn.,
continues play as an
offensive lineman with
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