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, Vol. 26, Issue 1, Summer 2016

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In memory


memorial gift is a lasting tribute and a meaning-

ful way to honor loved ones. Since January 1, 2015,

the Community College Foundation has received gifts in

memory of the following:

Adam Allmaras, Robert

“Bob” Alvestad, Neil Anderson,

Patricia May Anderson, Joseph

Bachmeier, Allan A. Bauer,

Valarie Anne Bearfield, Cynthia

Berg, Venoie Bergrud, Margaret

T. Bischoff, Irene Bjerke, Bradley

Blazer, Steven E. Bower, Joe

Brandt, Dalton C. Braniff, David

Bring, Marvel Brustad, Col-

leen M Bunge, John Burckhard,

Shigako “Toni” Burckhard, Ter-

rance Michael Burckhard, Duane

Bye, Kim Bylin, Donald Calder-

wood, Diane Campbell, Doris C.

Carlson, Florence W Carpenter,

Douglas Corbett, Joan Cowger,

James Crane, Beatrice Cudworth,

Gladys Dahl, Doralee Dale, Shir-

ley Davidson, Hilda DeArton,

Dolly Devlin, Deloris Ardelle

Dinger, Ron Dosch, Kenneth J.

Dubois, Carl L. Duchscher, John

Eberle, Michael Egeland, Kathy

Eisenzimmer, Omer Ellingson,

John Elsperger, Arlene Erickson,

Helene Erickson, Scott Ericks-

tad, David L. Fankhanel, Linda

Felchle, Mitchell Felchle, Mildred

Flaig, Mitchell Flechle, Orpha

Foreng, Cale Goodwill, Elaine

Gunderson, Kathryn Wenzel

Gustafson, Agnes Halvorson,

Harold Halvorson, Michael F.

Haman, Faith Rae Hanson,

Lenora Hanson, Linda Hanson,

Britt Haslekaas, Ronald Haus-

mann, Daniel R. Heisler, Halie

Hendrickson, Helene Hendrick-

son, Curtis Herman, Sr., Brian

L. Holtz, Delmer B. Howes,

David Jacobson, Loren Jechort,

Raymond Jemtrud, Aurelie E.

Moore Jerome, Douglas Johnson,

Duane “Bud” Johnson, Richard

E. Johnson, Teresa Jorgenson,

Robert “Bob” Kjosa, Scott Knutt,

Leo Kraft, Peter Kraft, Raymond

Kraft, Marjorie J. Krokum, Glo-

ria Kubat, Carol Kurtz, Gwenn

LaFleur, Linda Jean Lande, Mar-

garet Lang, Mary Lange, Charo-

lette Larson, Dennis W. Larson,

JoAnn M. Lee, Richard “Dick”

Leet, Descendants and spouses of

Joseph Leier, LaVerne “Lovey”

Leier, Magdalena “Madge” Leier,

Patrick Liere, Thelma Lindstrom,

Shirley Liudahl, Edith Lillehau-

gen Lovestrom, Richard Maet-

zold, Gregory Maier, Royce Earl

Marshall, June Martinson, Law-

rence Matejcek, Michael Mat-

thews, Jasmine Dawn McCanna,

Theresa Herda McCaughey, Clif-

ford McKain, Loretta McLaugh-

lin, Carol McLaurin, David

“Gravy” McPhail, Darlene Joy

Merkel, Kathleen Messner, Clar-

ence A. Miller, Jim Miller, Frieda

Mittelsteadt, Dean Mohr, Doro-

thy Moshier, Bernice Ann Alice

Ness, Arlene Nienhuis, James

G. “Pee Wee” Nixon, William

“Bill” Novak, Frances Olderbak,

Arvid J. Olson, Peggy Overland,

Carol E. Paulsen, Leon Paulson,

Donald James Pershke, Elise

Peterson, James Peterson, Roy

Pfeifer, Henrich Remer, Roberta

Remmen, Damario Rhen, Arthur

Rice, Ginger Burckhard Rieger,

Annette Riskey, Richard Roed,

Emma Rognlin, Irene Gkickson

Rossman, John Rushfeldt, Lois

Russell, Jeanne St. Clair, Dr.

John Sawchuk, John Schneider,

Viola Mae Schneider, Thomas R.

Schuler, Casey Schultz, Dorene

Schwan, D. Jane Shepard, Mike

Slag, Lloyd Slusser, Donald L.

Smith, Hadley Smith, Roberta

Soper, Caroll Spidahl, Douglas B.

Stack, Ronald Stammen, Curtis

Steinhaus, Joel Storsteen, Walter

Streifel, Gordon E Svercl, Glen

Symons, LeeAnn Tande, Winnie

Tangen, Lyda Thompson, Leon

Timboe, Eustean E. Tollefson,

Pamilla Trudeau, Duane S.

Tweeten, Dale Urness, Thomas

Vilandre, William Vistad, Pa-

tricia Wagner, Dr. Terry Walsh,

Karen Weaver, Robert L. Weed,

Catherine Scherr Wentz, Ione E

Werner, Larry Werner, Karl R.

Westphal, Robert J. Whitney,

Darlene Woldseth, Betty L. Wolf,

Howard Wrigley, Rachel Yahna,


Laddie Zahradka.

Schwab inducted into NJCAA Hall of Fame

by Sam Herder, Devils Lake Journal Sports


uane Schwab

, retired athletic director and head women’s

basketball coach at LRSC, has been inducted into the

Class of 2016 NJCAA Hall of Fame. Duane was LRSC

athletic director from 1990 to 2014. He coached women’s

basketball 1989-2014 where he won 572 games, won 14

Mon-Dak Conference titles, and appeared at nine NCJAA

National Tournaments.

“It’s probably the highest accomplishment he can get as far as

the NJCAA goes,”

Danny Mertens

, who took over the role of

athletic director and head women’s basketball coach, said.

“It’s pretty honoring to click on the website and see your mentor.

I mean, he taught me everything I know. I spent quite a few years

with him and we had some good teams.”

Royals athletes had a great year!


he Lady Royals clinched the Region 13

and District D title and made a return

trip to the NJCAA National Tournament

in Lubbock TX. Their season came to an

end in the opening round which featured

#20 Lady Royals taking on #13 Northeast-

ern Oklahoma A&M.

Two golfers also made national appear-


Eric Gullicks

placed in the Top 5 at

the Region XIII Tournament at Mesabi

Range to advance to the NJCAA National

Tournament held in May at Swan Lake

Resort in Plymouth IN. Sophomore



qualified for nationals for the sec-

ond year in a row. She finished third in the

region to qualify for the national tourna-

ment held in May at the LPGA Interna-

tional in Daytona Beach.

Kelsey’s appearance made her a four-

time national tournament athlete. She was

a part of the Lady Royals basketball team

that advanced to national competition in

2015 and 2016 and has two NJCAA golf

tournament appearances.

“LRSC has never produced a four-time

national competitor before ... ,”

said LRSC

Athletic Director

Danny Mertens


In other Royals activities, the college had

two national players of the week—another

first for LRSC. Basketball player



and fastpitch player

Emma Gary


were named

National Player of the Week


Women's basketball player

Cassidy Nel-


was selected to participate in the 8



nual NJCAA Women's Basketball Coaches

Association All-Star Weekend. She was

one of 40 NJCAA student athletes chosen.

Men’s basketball player

A. J. Nywesh

scored his 1,000


career point at LRSC,


Ryan Clark

now holds the LRSC re-

bounding record with 636.

We're proud of our Royals athletes!


utstanding students and

faculty were honored

at LRSC’s 74


annual com-

mencement exercise May

13, 2016. More than 300

students graduated with

certificates, diplomas, and/

or degrees.

Ulysses Jones II




were recognized

as members of the

All North

Dakota Academic Team

. Alai-

na also received the


D. Knoke Leadership Award


Jasmine Swinland

was awarded the

Glenn H. Larson Memorial Drama Award

, and

Michael Reeves

received the

Lloyd Jones Memorial Music Award

. The

Writing Excellence Award

was presented


Madysen Kouba


Tammy Riggin

, Fitness Trainer Technician instructor, was selected by

her peers as

Teacher of the Year

and received a monogrammed oak study chair. Congratula-

tions to all!

2016 student and faculty awards

Ever wonder what LRSC has to offer?


heck out our new video, and find out how even

though the campus has evolved and grown over the

years, its first-priority focus is on student success and

interaction with students.

The video was made possible with funds from

the Community College Awareness Initiative which

showcases program offerings at community colleges

and raises awareness of the career opportunities avail-

able right here in North Dakota. Go to


Who’s Who on Campus: (l-r) Andy Ross, Ryne Dolletslager,

Kelsey Schlenk, Jon Oien, Brandon Kartes, Ryan Clark, Kaitlyn

Halvorson, Jasmine Swinland, and Alaina McKinnon

Royals named to

All-Academic Team


or the second straight

year, the Royals finished

with the most players of

any team on the Mon-Dak


All Academic


. Overall, there were

44 student athletes repre-

senting all 7 sports that

LRSC offers—men’s and

women’s basketball and

golf, volleyball, baseball,

and fastpitch softball. The

Royals athletic depart-

ment continues to strive to

produce quality student ath-

letes, said Athletic Director

Danny Mertens. How-

ever, he adds, that success

wouldn’t be possible with-

out the wonderful faculty

and staff who are here to

see each student succeed.

“We have true student

athletes, but I want to thank

faculty and staff for their hard

work and help to make these

student athletes successful off

the playing field.”

Courtesy: Shane Hersch, LRSC Athletics