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Published October 06, 2011, 12:00 AM

PRAIRIE PEOPLE

EAPC architect named ‘Young Architect of the Year’

Gloria Larsgaard, an architect in EAPC Architects Engineers in the Minot, ND office, has been named ‘Young Architect of the Year’ by AIA North Dakota for 2011.

Larsgaard was recognized for her participation and contributions in roles both as a team member and a team leader. She led the development of a code summary template for all projects with emphasis on medical project, as well as spearheaded the production of approximately $20-$25 million in medical projects on average annually, and recently managed the production efforts for the interior architecture of an $85 million medical complex.

Young Professionals hire Executive Director

The Greater Grand Forks Young Professionals (Grand Forks, ND) organization has hired Stacey Heggen as its Executive Director.

Heggen will work to strategically move forward organization forward with initiatives that attract and retain young talented adults to the region.

The UND graduate previously led the Devils Lake Young Professionals Organization as the chapter’s first chairperson and was also instrumental in founding the Devils Lake YP organization. Prior to this role, Heggen served the Benson County area as an NDSU Extension Agent.

Wetzel named executive director of Medcenter One MedEquip One

Jeff Wetzel has been named executive director of Medcenter One MedEquip One (Bismarck, ND). Wetzel had been serving as interim director of the facility. Prior to being with MedEquip One, Wetzel was director of Medcenter One Occupational Health Clinic.

Medcenter One MedEquip One provides prostheses, orthotics, scooters and wheelchairs, lift chairs, oxygen, sleep apnea equipment, compression stockings and a comprehensive list of other medical products and services.

Lake Region Healthcare names Laymon Development Director for Foundation

Denise Laymon is the new Development Director for the Lake Region Healthcare Foundation (Fergus Falls, MN). Denise received her Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Management from the University of Mary, Bismarck, ND and is near completion of her Masters Degree in Strategic Leadership, which is also through the University of Mary.

Since 1999, she has served as the Executive Director of the Thief River Falls Education Foundation. She also served as the Executive Director of the Association of Fundraising Professionals of North Dakota. She will be responsible for Foundation activities including development of the annual giving program, grant writing, and special events.

Dieter named chair of USD Nursing Department

Carla Dieter, Ed.D., R.N., F.N.P-B.C., has been named chair of the University of South Dakota’s (Vermillion, SD) Department of Nursing. Most recently, she served as the interim chair and is an associate professor for the USD Department of Nursing. She has been the director of Nursing Education Scholarship at USD since 2010.

Dieter has had extensive teaching experience in undergraduate and graduate education as well as being an experienced Family Nurse Practitioner. Prior to USD, she served in various undergraduate and graduate positions at the South Dakota State University College of Nursing. Most recently as associate professor and family nurse practitioner at Student Health Services, Dieter coordinated the graduate Family Nurse Practitioner and Doctor of Nursing Practice program at SDSU. Additionally, she has led faculty in evaluating the scholarship of teaching and learning across the nursing curriculum while at both USD and SDSU. Before her career as a nursing educator, Dieter was a nursing staff member at hospitals in Sioux Falls, SD, Norfolk, NE, Osmond, NE, and Omaha, NE.

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