2009 Hall of Fame Inductees
A 1967 graduate of North High School, David excelled academically and was active in a variety of extracurricular activities. David was a two-year letter winner in Tennis; and in the fall of 1966, he and his partner won the ND State Tennis Doubles Championship. He enrolled at MSUM, where he majored in Business Administration along with a minor in political science, earning his degree in 1971. David's keen leadership and initiatives on behalf of himself and his fellow students led to enhanced learning experiences through contact with the area's business leaders, while they studied at MSUM.
In 1971, David began his career in the banking and finance field, where his energy and expertise allowed him to quickly scale the ladder of leadership and success; and in 1980, he earned a Graduate Banking Degree from Washington State University. In 1982, he graduated with Distinction from the Southwestern Graduate School of Banking at Southern Methodist University. In 1983, David became the CFO for the Yuma, AZ Regional Medical Center, a position he held until 1988. During the 1990's and into the 2000's, he served in a number of leadership capacities for local and national banks in the Yuma, AZ area. David has been the Treasurer and Board Member of the Yuma County Airport Authority; and in 2008, became the Yuma County Treasurer.
A 1967 graduate of North High School, Stanley served as Student Council President during his senior year; and was a Commencement speaker. He attended Boys State, and was active in a number of school activities, including Key Club, AFS, ELAM, National Honor Society, forensics, music and track. Stanley enrolled at George Washington University in Washington, DC, where he pursued a degree in Foreign Service. His interest and energies were interrupted while there, leading to an eventual move to the Law School at the University of Chicago.
Stanley's interest in law, and the lure of Washington, DC, eventually led to his becoming one of the nation's top tax law authors. He became a member of the Office of Legislative Counsel, a group of nonpartisan lawyers, who draft legislation for Members and Committees for the House of Representatives. His focus was on the development of tax legislation. Among the notable works he authored was the 1986 draft leading to the creation of the Low-Income Housing tax credit, a program that has remained relatively unchanged since that time. Stanley's service included thousands of pieces of tax legislation for Presidents and House of Representative members from the late 1970's into the early 2000's.
A 1966 graduate of North High School, Terrence enjoyed life in the academic realm as well as dedicating time to a variety of student activities, including the Boys Scout program, which led to his earning the Eagle Scout distinction. Following high school, he attended NDSU, where, after two years in the architecture program, he switched to pre-med. While at NDSU, Terrence was an active member of Blue Key and student government, serving as Vice-President of the student body; and he became the first elected student representative to the ND State Board of Higher Education.
Following two years of medical school at UND, he transferred to the John A. Burns School of Medicine at the University of Hawaii, where he earned his degree in 1975. He completed his residency in Anatomic and Clinical Pathology at the Univ. of Hawaii. Having studied and worked in Hawaii for 12 years, Terrence and his family looked for a return to the mainland, leading him to accept an assignment with the VAMC in Prescott, AZ as the Chief Pathologist. In 1984, he joined the Fargo Clinic and Meritcare Health System as a Pathologist. He has continued in that role since, serving as the Laboratory Director.
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A graduate of the Class of 1984, Jeff was a three-sport letterman in Football, Basketball, and Golf. He earned All Conference recognition in 1982 and 1983 for football; and was named to Bally's High School All-American Football team in 1983. Following graduation, Jeff attended NDSU on a football scholarship, where he continued to enjoy personal and team success as a member of three National Championship teams.
After graduating from NDSU, Jeff joined his father in the construction industry. Following years of learning the trade from all vantage points, along with high energy and growing self-confidence, Jeff has helped build the family business into a strong local, state, and regional presence. The values he learned as an individual as well as team member in the sports arenas of high school and college have allowed him to foster the same commitment as a business leader and "team member" among his employees.
Jeff has been a strong advocate for youth sports and activities throughout the community and metro area; and he, along with his business firm, have provided countless hours and resources toward growing and maintaining the high quality of living in the Fargo-Moorhead metro area.
A native of South Dakota, Betty prepared herself for a life of teaching and service with a BS Degree in English from South Dakota St. Univ., and an MA Degree from the Univ. of South Dakota, also in English. During the course of her working career, she also completed additional graduate work in School Administration from NDSU.
Betty joined the teaching staff at North High School in 1977, as a member of the Language Arts department. During the course of her teaching tenure, Betty worked with students across the 10-12 grade levels, in Reading, Journalism and Humanities. Her ability to lead and develop consensus led to her selection as the LA Department Chair for the teaching staff, and serving as President of the Fargo Education Association and the Association of Teacher Educators. In the fall of 1984, Betty became one of the school's Assistant Principals, serving that position until 1994. She returned to the classroom before retiring in 1996.
She continues to contribute to the community of Fargo in the form of work with the Fargo Public Library Board, Fine Arts Club of Fargo, PEO, Nokomis Day Care Center, and the Sharehouse. Betty and her husband, Roger, was instrumental in organizing North Dakota's Special Olympics program in 1971. She also served as an adjunct professor at NDSU in English from 1999 to2003.