Past Sioux Award Recipients

The first award of its type, The Service Award, was given in 1949 to M. Beatrice Johnstone in recognition of her 58 years of service to the University of North Dakota. An early graduate of the institution in 1891, Beatrice devoted her career to education, becoming the first rural school nurse in the nation, serving as superintendent of schools and later the director of the University's Division of Correspondence. After 58 years of service to UND, she was given this award and declared “queen of the alumni” during the ceremony.

Work like Beatrice’s paved the way for the UND Alumni Association & Foundation to recognize and celebrate other remarkable alumni through the honor and pageantry of the annual Sioux Award Banquet. 

Here are the past recipients of the Sioux Award:

 

2016
Elizabeth Abraham, `70
Rick Burgum, `68
Dr. Timothy Henry, `78, `80
Dave St. Peter, `89

2015
Henry Herr, `68, `71
Dave Veeder, `61
Patrick Dirk, `71, `72;
Jill Cholewa, `77

2014
Dr. Marlys Schuh, MD, '73, ’77
Jim Williams, ’62
Keith Reimer, ’73

2013
Bob,’69 and Kris Solberg, '69
Owen Anderson, ’ 71, '74
Randy Newman, '75, '79
Linda Pancratz, '76

2012
Benedict, '62, '63, & Dorothy Gorecki  
Garfield Beckstead, '61
Kathryn Uhrich, '86
Mark Chipman, '83, '85

2011 
Diane Odegard 
Gary Marsden, '63 
Norman Hoffman, '59 
Robert Nordlie, '57, '60 

2010 
Howard Dahl, '71, HON '10 
Henry C. "Bud" Wessman, '89
Mary Wakefield, ..'83 
Greg Page, '73

2009 
Daniel J Martinsen, '73 
Dr. Karen L Nyberg, '94 
Dr. LaVonne J. Russell Hootman, '54, '75 
Edward T Schafer, '69, HON '08

2008 
John F Gasparini, '68, '71
Larry E Jodsaas, '62 
Allen L Van Beek, MD, '66 
David J Williamson, '77 
Gay Shemorry Williamson, '69

2007 
Senator Byron L Dorgan, '65, HON '02
Dr. Thomas M Hamilton, '67, '70, HON '93
Dale F Morrison, '71, HON '99
 
2006 
Lyle C Kasprick, '59 
Diane K Langemo, PhD, '69
Donald G McIntyre, MD, '57 
Darold D Rath, '67 
Pete Simonson, '53 
B John Barry, '63, HON '12 
Karen M Bohn, '75, '76 
Harold A Gershman, '66

2005 
Richard D Brunning, MD, '54, '57 
Calvin C Marvin, ..'50 
John P Nepper, '53 
Mack V Traynor, Jr., MD, '46, '47 
Morris A Tschider, '54, '58, '60 
Marilyn Whitney, '51 
Paul H Gislason, MD, '48 
Raymond A Kobe, PE, '55
Donald C Meredith, MD, '50, '52 
William G Ness, '60 
Judge Beryl J Levine, '74 
Wesley D Rydell, '64 
William L Schwartz, MD, '55

2004 
F John Marshall, '59, '62 
A Charles Schultz, Jr, '70 
Sally J Smith, '79 
Col J Thomas Stocker, MD, '66, '67

2003 
Dr. Theodore V Galambos, PE, '53, '54, HON '98
Bill Geiger, '53 
Ellen Gray John P Gray, '40, '61 
R Douglas Larsen, '53 
Sara G Garland, '68, '72 
Jean Haley Harper, '79 
Earl S Strinden, '58

2002 
Franklin J Bavendick, '52
Betty C Monkman, '64
Nancy L Seifert, '51
Dr. Susan J Crockett, '66 
Lloyd K Everson, Jr, MD, '65, '67
Robert M Harris, '60 
A Kirk Lanterman, ..'51

2001
Jo Anne B Hedlin, '51
Dr. Donald P Naismith, '53, '59
Rita C Traynor, '51
Barbara L Dewing, '57
Ellen R McKinnon, ..'35
Keith B Sorbo, '59

2000 
Dr. Kent G Alm, '51, '63
John A Banik, '50
John D Graham, MD, '50, '53
Beverly A Sfingi, '44
James E Jarrett, MD, '60, '62 
John R Jarrett, MD, '61, '63
James D Kertz, '60
Jon B Tingelstad, MD, '57, '58

1999 
Bruce A Porter, MD, '72
Verrill J Fischer, MD, '35 
Wilbur J Gehrke, '39 
Edward J Harloff, '49 
Dr. Ella Jane Oyer, '46 
Carolyn J Becraft, '66 
Dr. John S Penn, ..'43 
Rodney J Rohrich, MD, '77, HON '06
Rodney S Webb, '57, '59

1998 
Rev Harry D Durkee, ..'43
Robert A Kyle, MD, '48, HON '02
Norma C Oreskovich, ..'37 
Sam Silverman, '37, '39 
Major General Bryan G Hawley, '64, '67, '69
James C Hester, ..'67 
Dr. Phyllis E Johnson, '71, '76

1997 
James R McLaughlin, '48 
Tamar C Read Dr. John W Vennes, '51, '52, HON '96 
Dr. Myron W Wentz, '66

1996 
Arlene D Ginn, '41 
Donald A Loepp, '48
Clifford E Seglem, '47 
Clayton E Jensen, MD, '54, '56 
John C MacFarlane, '61, HON '99 
Kathleen A Smith, '56 
Walter I Swingen, '53

1995 
Beulah-Rom Gullekson, '36
Marcella H Melsted, '46
John A Moyer, MD, '45 
Dr. Lorraine Hagen Westerberg, '40 
Frances B Kannowski, ..'24 
George McKinnon, Sr., '35 
Dr John C Redmond, '55 
Norman C Skalicky, '55

1994 
James G Golseth, MD, '38, '39 
Eloise J Halvorson, '39 
Fern C Haugen, '30 
Dr. Howard W Jacobson, '31 
Winnifred H Jones, '37 
Timothy J Haas, '68 
Ernest A Lindstrom, '53 
Thoraine Loyd, '74

1993 
William A Franta, '33, '34, HON '71 
Ralph J Krogfoss, '43 
Fred C Ott, '38 
Sigrid R Ott, '39 
Dorothy M Pederson, '31 
Fabrice P Moussus, '73 
Donn R Osmon, '55 
Harold E Resinger, MD, '51, '52, HON '92 
Burness G Wenberg, '49

1992 
A Leonard Asmundson, MD, '28, '29
T B Asmundson, '29, '31 
Gayle Clifford, '65 
Mary Ann Keller-Wakefield, '61, '77 
Richard Arnason, '43 
Dr. Marilyn J Guy, '69, '71, '76 
V Adm Donald F Hagen, MD, '61 
G W VandeWalle HON, '55, '58

1991 
William L Biggs, '67
Larry A Brown, ..'31 
Ervin L Dahlund, '34 
Dr. Rolf E Hovey, '35 
Louise Aandahl Stockman, '48 
Albert 'Mel' Christopher, '55 
Dorothy J Edlund, '44 
Dr. Gordon B Olson, '52, '53 
Dan J Ostergaard, MD, '69, '71

1990 
Aldene A Barrington, '20 
Judge Dale M Nordquist, '38, '40 
Margaret O Oros, '39 
Everette Webb, '42, HON '93 
Dr. Virginia L Holten, '62, '65 
William C Marcil, '58, HON '08 
James C McKay, ..'55 
Keith C Wold, MD, '49

1989 
Dr. Karen Gayton Comeau, '81 
Dr. Marlene Ward, '84 
Myrtle A Birdzell, '29, '30 
Charles J Breitwieser, '31, HON '49 
Donald C Holand, '34, '47 
Dr. Jeanette N Wheeler, '39, '56, '62 
Wallace Bailey, MD, '50, '51 
Roger L Breezley, '60 
Henry A Frantzen, '64 
The Honorable H F Gierke, III, '64, '66, HON '05 
Karen Sethre White, '59

1988 
Mildred L Johnson, '39 
Ludwik Kulas, '43, '51 
Richard H McGee, '41, '47 
Thomas McGrath,'39, HON '81 
D Frank Benson, MD, '50, '51 
Shirley R Colgrove, ..'62 
Ben Meier Maj Gen Keithe E Nelson, '58, '59

1987 
Ruth L Meiers, '46 
Edmund O Belsheim, '27, HON '52 
Hazel Jacobsen-Theel, '30 
Henry X Salzberger, '27 
Edward K Thompson, '27, HON '58 
Dr. Clair T Blikre, '49, '60 
T Michael Clarke, '70 
Martha A Liebert, '55 
Sandra J Whittaker, '58

1986 
Marjorie Boynton-Moynahan, '46
Clifford O Haugen, MD, '26, '27
John Hjellum, '34
Lois M Johnson, '64 
Allen I Olson, '61, '63 
Virginia L Stringer, '66 
Leon L Wiltse, MD, '37, '38

1985 
Archie Baggenstoss, MD, '30, '31
Ruth M Legvold, '30 
Dr. Neal A Weber, '30, '32, HON '58
Dr. Philip W West, '35, '36, HON '58 
Dr. Paul V Yoder, '30, HON '58 
Andrew G Alpha, '34, '35 
Dorothie O Dekko, '50 
Gen. David C Jones, ..'41 
Stanley A Moe, ..'32, HON '93
Dr. John G Wade, '56

1984 
Rear Admiral Richard B Black, '26, HON 58 
Clifford T Danielson, '21 
Lucille R Fostvedt, MD, '36, '38 
Dr. Junald L Rendahl, '29 
David A Fennell, '74 
Clair Ghylin, '50 
Liisa Nygard Johnson, '68
John H Saiki, MD, '58, '59

1983 
Merlin E Dewing, '56, '58, HON '88 
D Wade Robinson, MD, '36, '37 
Donald E Squires, ..'31 
Gladys N Whitesell, '23
Alvin E Austin, '31 
Dorothy Hagert Crosby, ..'26 
Clifford E Enger, '33 
D J Robertson, '33, '36 
Frank E Stinchfield, MD, '32, HON '73

1982
Florence M Clifford, '42 
Thomas J Clifford, '42, '48, HON '00
Andrew L Freeman, '32, HON '91 
Robert O Brandenburg, MD, '42 
Rodney P Burwell, '60, '61 
Joseph F Sabo, ..'56 
Mary Ellen Barber Vaughan, '45

1981 

A M Cooley, Sr., '31 
Dr. Victor A Corbett, ..'28 
Karleen M Rosaaen, '27 
Frederick M Thomson, '23
Ralph L Engelstad, '54 
Shirley C McCarty, '58 
Chester E Nelson, Jr, '61 
Kenneth W Sell, MD, '53, '54

1980 
Clifford W Anderson, '26
Vera E Bollinger, '19, '30 
Grace E Bowen, '17 
Glenn C Lee, '33
Victor R Rose, '29 
Marijo Shide, ..'48

1979 
Judge Ronald N Davies, '27, HON '61 
E E Gullekson, '37 
Mel W Duncan, '43 
Terrance G Leonhardy, '37 
Claudia E Schmalenberg, '71

1978 
Mary A Fowler, '21, '22
Thomas M Mar, MD, '38
Col Eugene E Myers, '36, '38
Richard D Nierling, MD, '29, '30
Frank Richards (Brig Gen-RET), '21, '32 
Eunice C Kalloch, '30 
Maxie L Anderson, '56 
Bernold M Hanson,'51 
Peter J Nygard, '64

1977
Jerome N Dunlevy, Sr., '22
Martin N Gronvold, '27 
Dorothy Hupper, '21 
Lucy Johnston Sypher, '27 
Eugene R Dahl, '48, HON '99 
William A Jacobsen, '24, '26 
Clara Lougee, '29 
James E Olson, '50, HON '86 
John K Whitney, '53

1976 
Dr. Arthur K Saiki, '26 
Mark Andrews, Sr. 
Laura C Christianson, '32 
Laurence G Pray, MD 
S Bryce Streibel George F Strickling, '25 
C M Burgess, MD, '30, '31 
Ruth A Noren 
Elton W Ringsak, '37 
Donald C Robertson, '58

1975 
Senator Quentin Burdick 
Dr. Edna Peterson Doyle, '36 
Adrian O McLellan, '37, '39 
David V Osborn, '65 
Dr. E Lillian Parson, '19 
Joseph P Baker, '27, '28 
James D Barger, MD, '39 
Eugene D Becken, '32 
Ruth E Hastings, '31 
J Martin Johnson, MD, '19 
James W Kack, '63

1974 
John A Klein, Jr., ..'41 
Charles L Allen, '24 
Arley Bjella, '41, HON '89 
Gerhard O Meidt, '58 
Dorothy E Revell, '33 
Theodore A Torgeson, 1910, 1912
Senator Milton Young Dr. Gwen J Bymers, '48
Judge Jim R Carrigan, '53, HON '97
John H Disher, '43
Dr. Leigh Gerdine, '38, HON '91
Allan E Gillespie, '53
Irwin R Rector, '38
Dr. Fred L Snyder, '55, '58, HON '83

1973 
The Honorable Ralph Erickstad, ..'43 
Judge Harvey B Knudson, '31 
The Honorable William Paulson, '37 
The Honorable Alvin C Strutz, '30 
Obert C Teigen, '32, '34 
Lyla Hoffine, '23, '41 
Herbert D Jeffrey, '31, '42 
Olafur W Johnson, MD, '27 
Dr. Soren O Kolstoe, '21, '31 
Valborg I Oslund, '28, '43 
Lillian Leith Witmer, '23 
Dr. Bill J Harris, '34 
Mary T Hennessy, '31, '35 
Dr. Lloyd F Johnson, '54 
Don P Miller, '34 
Canton A Pederson, '34, HON '78

1972 
Julius M Amberson, MD, ..'17 
Harold A Boe, '25 
John L Hulteng, '44 
DeWayne 'Dewey' King, '50, '66 
William H Morrison, ..'20 
Judge Paul Benson, '42 
Robert A Finnegan, ..'37 
William L Guy Evan E Lips, '41
Lowell T Swenson, ..'43, HON '91

1971 
R Edwin Fuglestad, '23, '24
Lambert M Huppeler, '32 
Milton G Kelly, ..'18 
Fred Orth George W Starcher, '75 
Margaret Starcher E J Wenaas, MD, '21 
William T DePuy, '26 
Robert M Fawcett, MD, '37, '38 
Don Hiestand, '40 
Carl Lykken, 1910 
James F Seifert, '50, HON '86

1970 
Edward J Franta, '27 
Richard A Hanson, '56, '60 
Frank L Koucky, '21 
Rudolph W Koucky, MD, '24 
Maj Gen C Emerson Murry, '49, '50 
Dr. C V S Ratnam, '51 
J Gordon Caldis, '42, '48
Robert P Dorsher, '51 
Edward X Hallenberg, '36, '46 
John A Linfoot, MD, '53, '55 
Stan Marek, '51 
Ernest E Simmons, '38 
J Lloyd Stone, '30, '36

1969
Larry Aasen, '47 
Chuck Johnson, '48, HON '05
M James Robertson, '49 
Dr. Marian E Swendseid, '38, '39 
Jack Traynor, '49, '51 
Donald R Grangaard, '39, HON '91 
Walter G Klick, '24 
John G Morrison, MD, '39, '40 
Rev Carroll E Simcox, '33
Horace W Thue, '35

1968 
Brig Gen Donn C Hart (USMC), '35
Arnold G Kirkness, '28 
J Lafe Ludwig, MD, '31, '33 
John H Moe, MD, '25, '26, '27 
Odin Ramsland, '34
Albert V Hartl, '32 
Robert S Kunkel, '38 
Col H G Lux (RET), '32 
Frederick D Pollard, Jr., '39
Lt Gen Donn J Robertson, '38

1967 
C Norman Brunsdale 
J Emmet Judge, '35 
Richard D Sturtevant, '28, '30, '69 
Warren L Hanna, '17, HON '70 
George Longmire, '47 
Dr Wilhelmina S Scott, '21 
Pearl I Young, '19 
Amos S Martin, '50
Idar Rimestad, '40 
Carl G Samuelson, ..'30

1966 
Dwain E Duis, '50 
Rita A Murphy, '26 
Arthur D Robertson, '23 
John E Williams, 1906 
Frank J Cervenka, '35 
Paul T Cook, MD, '34, '35 
John E Davis, '35 
Ernest F Fox Henry Hinds, 1904
Leo P A Sweeney, MD, '22

1965
Weston Christopherson, '49, '51, HON '89 
Leonard K Crawford, '37 
Paul O Larson, '50 
Edwin P Madsen, '40 
Hugh P Moore, '33

1964 
Thomas C Barger, '31, HON '65 
B Fred Davidson, '27, HON '71 
Bruce McArthur, '39, HON '90 
Grant N Nelson, '25 
Mel Ruder, '37, '42 
Kathrine Belanger Tiffany, '02, '08 
Robert B Witmer, '22, '26

1963 
Dewey E Balch, '32 
Frederic P Barnes, ..'24 
Joseph B Bridston, ..'18 
Robert C Eddy, ..'20 
Ernest L Grinnell, MD, '27, '28 
Fay W Hunter, '30 
Conrad W Leifur, Sr., '23, '32 
Dr. Ralph E Leigh, '22
Edward H McDermott, '21, HON '51 
Lloyd C Nelson, '32 
Paul C Quistgard, MD, '27 
Armin F Rohde, '25 
Jack Bell Stewart, ..'29 
Loyde C Thompson, ..'25 
Stanley J Walsh, '39 
Harrison W Wilder, '28 
Irv Kupcinet, '35 
Franklin J Lunding, '49

1962 
Edmond Hughes Edna Twamley, '58
William G Durnin, MD, '30 
Ira C Frendberg, 1910 
Sybil Kell, '18 
Clarence D Locklin, ..1913
Edward J O'Connor, ..'33 
Francis J Walsh, '32

DISTINGUISHED SERVICE CITATION
1961
Stella I Mann, '15 
Guri Sand, 1909, '29 
Dr. Willis B Shepard, '29, '32 
Dr. Lien O Simenstad, '21

1960 
Stewart H Clifford, MD, ..'21 
Dr. Christine Finlayson, 1912 
John D MacKenzie, '18 
Dr. Clarence L Robertson, 1911, '31
Bardi G Skulason, '95

1959 
W Kenneth Hyslop, 1906 
A Vera Kelsey, 1914 
Dr. R Lyle Webster, '26 
Thomas E Whelan, '16, HON '59

1958 
Lawrence Welk 
Fred G Aandahl, '21, HON '62 
Dr. Keith Grimson, '30, '31 
Herbert E Treichler, 1908, '09

1957 
James H Douglas, 1900, HON '60 
Chester W Fritz, '51 
Lawrence R McCoy, ..1908 
Raymond Richards, 1906 
Maxwell M Upson, 1896, HON '31 
John C West, '26, '30, HON '56

1956 
Judge O B Burtness, 1906, '07, HON '58 
Judge G Grimson, 1904, '05, '06, HON '39 
John M Hancock, 1903, HON '32 
Dr. Min Hin Li, '20, HON '58 
Henry G Lykken, 1905, '06, HON '58 
Judge William L Nuessle, 1899, 1901, HON '48


SERVICE AWARD
1949 M Beatrice Johnstone, 1891, HON '51