Your Impact Archive
Friends for Faculty
Terry Severson, ’65, and Mike Lodoen, ’65, are supporting their alma mater’s faculty by endowing several faculty positions.
‘A Rewarding Experience’
UND alum leverages his leadership skills to show students the value of gaining experience outside of the classroom.
Expanding Their Worldview
A smalltown girl from Grafton, N.D., Lyn Burton, ’70, says one of her first international experiences was in high school when she befriended a foreign exchange student from Costa Rica.
'Incredible Knowledge, Wonderful Experiences'
Engineering student-athlete uses her knowledge to create water purification systems across the world.
Inside the House that Ralph Built
21 years after the Ralph Engelstad Arena opened its doors, the Engelstad Foundation continues to make a difference at UND and far beyond.
A Special Place in My Heart
Fond memories of UND Football inspire former player to help the program reach the next level.
Student Start-up Showcase: Project Runway
Thanks to a generous alum, students at the Center for Innovation are on their way to turning their ideas into reality.
A Driving Force
The Dakota Medical Foundation in collaboration with the Alex Stern Family Foundation and the Impact Foundation created Giving Hearts Day to help area nonprofits.
Value of an Education
Harvey, '71, and Melanie Noteboom fund scholarships for UND students pursuing teaching degrees. Their goal is to share their finances with their universities and other organizations that help others.
No Missed Connections
Connected to UND by friends and fueled by his passion for aviation and students, aviator and inventor Seymour “Si” Robin donates millions to UND Aerospace.
‘It’s a Good Feeling’
UND Alumni Association & Foundation celebrates 10 years in the Gorecki Center, a building made possible by long-time donors Ben, ’62, ’63, and Dorothy Gorecki.
Sharing a World of Knowledge
Owen Anderson, '71, '74, one of the world’s foremost experts in oil, gas and natural resources law, comes back to give back, teaching short courses at the UND School of Law.
"We Can't Thank Them Enough"
Bob and Jeanine Peabody make $2.6 million gift to UND Men's Hockey program.
Amanda Higginbotham is captain of the UND Dance Team.
A Half-Century of Impact
The Grace Ellis Bowen Scholarship Endowment awards scholarships to deserving students from North Dakota with an emphasis on work ethic, desire, and scholastic achievement.
Gratitude & Distinction
For the first time ever on Aug. 24, 2022, the University of North Dakota honored the chairs, professors, and fellows whose distinguished positions were made possible through endowments.
Together, Alumni Build the Future
To celebrate its 60th year at UND, Delta Upsilon has broken ground to begin construction of a new fraternity house.
Mother of UND alumna shares journey of commemorating daughter’s advocacy for those with disabilities.
Honoring Innovation & Teaching Excellence
The University of North Dakota School of Law is proud to announce the Archie Unterseher Endowed Professorship title to Alexandra Sickler, J.D., a tenured professor of law.
A Sacrifice Paid Forward
Parents’ sacrifice inspires UND alum to pay it forward for fellow math majors.
Endowed Chair Dr. Frank Bowman trains teachers in underserved communities how to apply engineering to every area of education.
He Dares to Dream
UND alum establishes a cultural exchange internship for Indigenous students.
Research from a Bird’s Eye View
Kane Hammond, '21, conducts research on the piping plover, one of many birds currently facing extinction. His research aims to investigate the cause of the species' decline and how to preserve their habitats in the upper Midwest.
Gifts to Go the Extra Mile
UND alum creates an endowment to highlight the value that a Master's degree can bring to students.
Equipping Students On and Off the Ice
Former UND hockey player uses his love for the university to support student-athletes.
Super Smart, Full of Heart
Family and friends honor David Horne, a UND employee who made Aerospace courses accessible worldwide through distance education.
Worth the Risk
Bart Holaday and Bruce Gjovig, '74, formed a venture capital partnership that allows UND students to gain real-world experience with capital investing.
The Power of the Multiplier Effect
For universities, the benefits of endowed faculty are clear. But what about the donors themselves? For many, the reward is heartfelt, deep, and personal.
From Paintbrush to Stethoscope
UND alum remembers the scholarship that shaped his future as he returns the favor for students and faculty.
Jumpstart the Future
Tyler Sletten, '21, talks about his role at the UND Center for Innovation, how he helps students create their own businesses, and the resources CFI provides for the campus community.
A Cohort of Scholars
Teachers in Watford City, N.D. benefit from a unique program that offers them financial assistance – and so much more – to attain a master's degree from UND.
Charting the Path to Law
Scholarship recipient Priscila Ulloa '22, is an Academic Promise Scholarship recipient, Law Women's Caucus Outstanding First Year & Second Year Member and served as coordinator for the UND Law Women’s Caucus Helen Hamilton Day.
The Power of Endowed Faculty
From music to medicine, from student recruiting to faculty retention, endowed professorships give UND a competitive edge.
Back on Track
Demands of nursing school and athletics reach climax during Covid pandemic. Angel Fund enables Erica Benson to continue to pursue both of her dreams.
In Her Natural Habitat, Close to Nature
Biology Professor Susan Ellis-Felege steps outside to introduce students to wildlife careers.
Retired professor gives back to strengthen the future of healthcare in North Dakota.
A Boost Up
Returning UND student will use Open Door Scholarship to spare other mothers what she’s been through.
Putting Words into Action
After returning to UND, Dr. Tamba-Kuii Bailey focuses on creating an environment to attract and retain standout faculty.
Learning & Giving
Davenport family's UND legacy lives on thanks to a generous legacy gift from John B. Davenport.
They Gave Her Hope
The UND Angel Fund and Open Door Scholarship gave doctoral student Ashley Smalley financial help and motivation to stay on course.
Laura Gay is remembered for her empathy toward students and her contributions to the UND Angel Fund.
A New Motivation
Dr. Anne Bodensteiner teaches the key to helping clients improve their own health.
Growing Our Own
Dr. Andrew McLean uses his endowed position to meet behavioral health needs across the region.
A Gift to Impact Thousands
Tom and Konnie Middleton’s $5 million donation positions UND as the premier provider of entrepreneurship education in the Midwest.
The Bridge to Common Ground
President of her medical class leans on experiences in Russia and her rural upbringing to lead through challenges.
'Geographically Disadvantaged, but not Intellectually Isolated.'
Nistler College of Business & Public Administration Dr. Chih Ming Tan is UND's first Page Endowed Chair in Applied Economics.
The Making of a Prodigy
UND MBA student and entrepreneur Abby Willfert says many of her classmates have become business leaders because of scholarships, which have the "potential to transform an ordinary person into a community leader."
The Multiplier Effect
UND alum uses his love for North Dakota history to establish an endowment supporting indigenous medical students.
A Champion for Health
Chester Fritz Distinguished Professor Thomasine Heitkamp developed a multidisciplinary team to establish a Behavioral Health Bridge, bringing behavioral health expertise and services throughout the region.
Keeping It In the Family
Mother of UND medical student sponsors a locker to support her son from across the country.