Alumni: Cresap

CRESAP’S TRUMPET CAREER SOARS SINCE GRADUATION Andy Cresap hasn’t missed a beat, from the day he stepped onto the Bemidji State campus as an aspiring musician through graduation in 2010; from acceptance into the prestigious University of North Texas graduate program to earning a chair with an award-winning group; or working his trumpet in a […]

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Alumni: Dorn

DORN CONCLUDES CAREER AS WOMEN’S AD AT NDSU As she prepares to conclude a 37-year career as women’s athletic director at North Dakota State University, Lynn Dorn remembers well the lessons she learned as a student and athlete at Bemidji State. Recalling an era when women were first playing on the collegiate level, she said, […]

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Alumni: Pietila

PIETILA GAVE TEAM ITALY BALANCE AT WORLD CUP Dr. John Pietila of Richfield admits he isn’t a sports fan and hadn’t watched much soccer. Yet the 1999 BSU graduate spent much of this past summer helping Team Italy prepare for and compete at soccer’s prestigious World Cup in Brazil. A chiropractor, he did bring a […]

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Alumni: Roehrich

‘PEOPLE PERSON’ ROEHRICH BELIES PRISON STEREOTYPE When the public talks about prison wardens, they describe a stereotypically tough, cold and hard individual. They certainly don’t think about Connie Roehrich, a 1974 BSU grad who was the first female warden of an all-male prison in Minnesota and finished her 36-year correctional career managing the state’s largest […]

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Class Notes

‘14     Anna Goldtooth is the education and outreach program manager for Planned Parenthood in Minnesota, North Dakota and South Dakota. She meets with community leaders, speaks at conferences and delivers training sessions to youth. Goldtooth lives in Bemidji … Chris Richardson of Bemidji was hired to serve as an inspector monitoring for invasive […]

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Alumni News

BSU to compete in North Star tourney; McGovern’s will be alumni central The Bemidji State, Minnesota State, Minnesota Duluth and Minnesota men’s hockey teams will compete in the four-game North Star College Cup tournament on Friday and Saturday, Jan. 23-24, at the Xcel Energy Center in downtown St. Paul. The Beavers will face Minnesota Duluth […]

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Alumni Service Award

Randy Bowen ’73 Randy Bowen has been a tireless volunteer and advocate for Bemidji State since graduating with a degree in education. Bowen works as placement coordinator at the College of St. Scholastica in Hermantown. As a volunteer, he served eight years on the BSU Alumni Association Board of Directors, including six years as an […]

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Outstanding Alumni

Lori (Jones) Carmichael ’86 Lori Carmichael grew up on a farm near St. Francis. She knew she wanted to attend a small school, and BSU was a great fit for her. She graduated with an accounting degree before joining the Internal Revenue Service as a revenue agent. She became a group manager in 2000 and […]

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Honors Gala

More than 350 people gathered Oct. 24 for BSU’s 2014 Homecoming Honors Gala in the Sanford Center ballroom. The event included recognition of Outstanding Alumni and Alumni Service award recipients, presentation of memorial videos honoring the late Joe Lueken and Peggy Johnson ’67, acknowledgment of new President’s and Legacy Society donors, and an announcement that […]

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