NDSU City Ambassadors

Are you moving to a new city? Are you seeking a friendly voice to tell you about neighborhoods, shopping and the general community?

Fellow NDSU graduates, aka: NDSU City Ambassadors, are ready to share information directly with you. These individuals have been recruited by the Alumni Association to serve as community ambassadors for fellow NDSU graduates who are making a transition to a new city. Please contact them for general information. They welcome your call/e-mail/letter.

We hope you enjoy and find value in this networking opportunity.

Sherri Schmidt
Associate Executive Director, NDSU Alumni Association

(Please note that this program is not intended as a job search opportunity)

Alexandria, VA
Shannon BS ’98 & MS ’02 and Tina BS ’97 & PharmD ’99 Schlecht
E-mail: tschlecht@gmail.com
Home Phone: 703-835-7236

Bismarck, ND
Randy Schmeling ’78
1512 River Drive
Mandan, ND 58554
Degree:  BS Economics
Home phone:  701-663-9660
E-mail:  randyschmeling@mac.com
Cell phone:  701-471-7665
Business:  BNC National Bank
Title:  Vice President, Commercial Banking
Office phone:  701-250-3353

Fargo, ND
Cyd Stoelting Runsvold ’77
Degree:  BS Pharmacy
E-mail:  crunsvold@ndsualumni.net
Business:  Hanson-Runsvold Funeral Home
Title:  Co-owner / Vice President & Marketing Director
Business:  Northport Drug
Title:  Pharmacist

Greater Kansas City Area
Chris Bengtson ‘01
Overland Park, KS 66213
Degree: Construction Engineering
Email: bengtsoncp@bv.com
Cell Phone: 913-461-0962
Business: Black & Veatch

Greater Phoenix, AZ
Barbara Aarestad '72 & '77
2420 North Keesha
Mesa, AZ 
Degree:  BS & MS Textiles and Clothing
Home phone: 480-664-2826
E-mail:  barbara.aarestad@gmail.com
Cell phone: 480-254-6270
Business:  Arizona State University 
Title:  Career Counselor/Employment Advisor 
Office direct phone:  480-727-1478
Office phone:  480-727-1411

Kathy Sweeney ‘68
26 East La Vieve Lane
Tempe, AZ 85284
E-mail:  kathysw@cox.net

Metro Chicago, IL
Lance Presser ’05
North Chicago, IL 60064
Degree: Biotechnology - AF&N
E-mail: lance.presser@my.rfums.org
Cell phone: 701-212-5237
Business: Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine & Science
Title: Graduate Student
Office phone: 847-578-8700 ext. 7755

Mpls/St. Paul MN
Jean Lahren Washa ’86
Degree: BU University Studies
Cell phone: 612-708-6378

St. Petersburg, FL
Beverly Elznic ’64
November 1 – April 30
6040 80th St N Unit 204
St. Petersburg, FL 33709
Degree: BS Speech
Home phone: 727-544-8122
E-mail: beverlyelznic@yahoo.com

River Falls, WI
Vince Gutierrez ’64 & ’68
2602 Golf View Drive
River Falls, WI 54022
Home phone:  715-425-2304
E-mail:  vjguti@yahoo.com

Seattle, WA
Justin Miedema ’07 & ’08
Degree:  BS Environmental Design, Master of Architecture
E-mail:  Miedema.Justin@gmail.com
Cell phone:  206-790-0769
Business:  MulvannyG2 Architecture
Title:  Associate

St. Cloud, MN
Murray '83 and Sue '82 Mack
501 St. Germain Street West, Suite 200
St. Cloud, MN 56301-3605
Office phone: 320-251-9155
E-mail: m_mack@hmarch.com
Business: Hagemeister Mack Architects

Tucson, AZ
Kris Thompson ’73
5155 East Calle Dos Cabezas
Tucson, AZ 85718-7009
Home phone: 520-529-5825
E-mail: kristhompson2@comcast.net

Yuma, AZ
Becca '07 and Jim '05 Larson
Jim's e-mail: larsjimson@hotmail.com
Becca's e-mail: Becca_ingraham@hotmail.com