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UND Alumni Magazine

The Animals Among Us

Comfort, healing, inspiration, adventure: UND degrees open doors to fascinating – and sometimes wild – careers.

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Alumni in Action
More Alumni in Action
Life with the Lions

Lauren (Vad) Smith, ’13, rescues big cats at a South African animal sanctuary that's home to 14 lions and a tiger.

6 min read
ropes and roses campus
Ropes, Roses and a Whole Lot of Love

UND grad Karol Santistevan, ’17, ’18, founded Ropes and Roses. Her team, which includes horses, provides occupational therapy services with a focus on mental health.

3 min read
Tami Jollie-Trottier
Turtle Medicine

Clinical psychologist integrates culture, faith, art and storytelling to help bring healing to her Native people.

5 min read
Angela holding a painting of her cat
The Purr-fect Pose

Angela Disrud, '94, has combined her passion for photography with her love for cats to create Boudoir Kitty-Cat Photography in Nashville, Tennessee. 

5 min
The ONJ Band
Never Mellow Musician Provides Term for #1 Hit

Robyn Lee, '70, and his band made lasting memories touring with Olivia Newton-John in the 70s.

2 min read
Your Impact
More Stories of Impact
Treysen Eaglestaff
The Perfect Fit

Men's basketball student-athlete reflects on a family legacy that led him to UND.

2 min read
Dr. Clinton-Lisell
Reading in the Modern World

Dr. Virginia Clinton-Lisell researches how students can improve reading from a screen and learn better using digital devices.

2 min read
Dan Bauer
Sweet Journey to the Suite Life

A family legacy in beekeeping allows a longtime UND Hockey fan to support student-athletes and enjoy a sweet view while doing it.

2 min read
Terry Severson and Mike Lodoen
Friends for Faculty

Terry Severson, ’65, and Mike Lodoen, ’65, are supporting their alma mater’s faculty by endowing several faculty positions.

3 min read
Jim Sweeney, ’86
β€˜A Rewarding Experience’

UND alum leverages his leadership skills to show students the value of gaining experience outside of the classroom.

3 min read
Si Robin and Scholarship Recipient Ethan Mathews
No Missed Connections

Connected to UND by friends and fueled by his passion for aviation and students, aviator and inventor Seymour β€œSi” Robin donates millions to UND Aerospace, including an important match for a new Flight Operations Center.

7 min read