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Bison Benevolence

Robert (Bob) ’64, ’70 and Suzanne ’64 Lervick have always felt a special connection to Bison Athletics. Bob, a Life Trustee at the NDSU Foundation, played baseball and freshman basketball as a student, and he and Suzanne both remember the important role athletics played in the campus culture — even before Bison football gained prominence as a national powerhouse.

Enduring Opportunities

Beginning in fall 2021, all incoming first-generation students enrolled in the College of Business at North Dakota State University will be awarded a one-time scholarship thanks to a new scholarship program funded through philanthropy. The program is supported by the Ronald and Kaye Olson Deanship fund and the Sheila and Robert Challey Institute for Global Innovation and Growth.

In Our Hands Campaign Surpasses Goal 20 Months Ahead of Schedule

In April 2021, the NDSU Foundation announced it had surpassed the $400 million fundraising goal for In Our Hands: The Campaign for North Dakota State University. As of today, more than $430 million has been raised to support scholarships, faculty, facilities, and programs.

Playing Through the Fourth Quarter

Steve Stephens’ (’69, ’71) NDSU experience helped prepare him for a lifetime of accomplishments and adventure. The qualities he gained as a student-athlete helped enhance his career in human resources leadership.

NDSU Foundation Field Trip: The Babbling Brook

In mid-June, I crossed University Drive from the Harry D. McGovern Alumni Center and walked, for the first time, to the Babbling Brook on the North Dakota State University campus. I planned my visit in the morning to avoid the heat, but the sun was unshrouded by clouds and light baked into the yellow bricks on campus even at that early hour.

Better Together

Shane ’92 and Mary ’94 Wendel met as student-athletes competing in track and field at North Dakota State University. Shane ran the 400 meters (m) as well as some relay events, and Mary competed in the pentathlon, which includes the 60m hurdles, high jump, shot put, long jump, and 800m run…

A Privilege to Play

Edie Boyer ’89 hardly remembers a time in her life without sports. Growing up, she and her three brothers and two sisters played them all — baseball, basketball, softball, soccer, wiffle ball in the backyard, and street hockey in the driveway. Her love of sports is part of the reason Edie was inspired to give back to NDSU Athletics.

A Way Forward Through Philanthropy

Prakash Mathew, Dr. Thomas Riley, and Dr. James Jorgenson each served — in varying faculty and administrative roles — as diligent and compassionate facilitators of the student experience at North Dakota State University. Collectively, their careers at NDSU span from 1960 to 2015, and today they each embrace an ongoing commitment to student success through philanthropy.

From NDSU to the Moon

In October 1957, Sputnik, the world’s first artificial satellite, began orbiting Earth. As it raced overhead, Americans listened to radio broadcasts of its steady beeps — shrill and hollow. Mechanical —the sound a hospital monitor makes when it must alert the doctor that something is wrong.