The 100th Anniversary of the Electrical Technology Department and programs of Barnard Hall will be celebrated on May 12-13, 2023!

North Dakota State College of Science will celebrate its 100th Anniversary of Electrical Technology education in 2023! To recognize this milestone, a celebration will be held May 12-13, 2023, on the NDSCS campus in Wahpeton, N.D. All electrical alumni and those from programs housed in Barnard Hall are invited to participate in this event. A special section will be reserved for those returning for the reunion during the graduation ceremony at 3:00 p.m. on May 12.

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NDSCS Alumni Foundation holding 28th Annual DREAMS Auction

The largest fundraising event for North Dakota State College of Science
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Giving Hearts Day beneficiaries give thanks

Appreciative of the successful 16th annual Giving Hearts Day on Thursday, Feb. 9, charities based in or with ties to the Southern Red River Valley are sharing their thanks and plans for the money pledged.

In January, Daily News named 22 charities either based in or with some operations in Richland County, North Dakota, and Wilkin County, Minnesota. While representatives from all locally-participating charities could not be reached for comment by press time, across the board joy was expressed by those who spoke with Daily News.

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A 24-hour Giving Opportunity to Expand NDSCS’s Nursing Program

Nurses are a precious commodity and are in short supply. During Giving Hearts Day on February 9, 2023, you can make a donation to the NDSCS Nursing Project that will help all students reach their educational goals, and strengthen and grow our already fantastic Nursing program. We hear over and over from our affiliates about the quality education NDSCS provides to our Nursing students. Financial support during Giving Hearts Day will help NDSCS continue to deliver excellent educational opportunities for our Nursing students, to increase their skill level prior to graduation.

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Scholarship Luncheons Bring Donors and Students Together

On November 2 and December 8 the Foundation hosted a luncheon offering an opportunity for students to meet their scholarship donors. Between 140 and 150 students and donors attended each luncheon. Kim Nelson, Foundation Director, addressed the audience thanking the donors for supporting students. Through their generosity, many students are able to pursue higher education with less of a financial burden. Several students spoke, all relaying a message of deep gratitude for those that choose to give towards scholarships and endowments. 

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The Foundation Welcomes Two New Staff Members

Two new staff members have joined the Alumni Foundation team. Denise Laymon, Senior Development Officer, comes with several years of experience in donor development and foundation work. She and her husband live near Vergas, MN on their hobby farm. 

Amy Frauenberg, 2007 Alum joins the team as Associate Director of Gift Planning. Amy was involved on Campus as a Wildcat Singer, participated in student leadership groups, drama, and was the Homecoming Queen. She is excited to be back at NDSCS. She is from LaMoure, ND. 

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Vaderstad Director of Sales Elected to Farm Manufacturers Association Board

Paul Link, U.S. Director of Sales for Väderstad, Inc., has been elected as board member for the Farm Equipment Manufacturers Association (FEMA). Link’s position is based in Wahpeton, North Dakota, which serves as Väderstad’s U.S. headquarters.

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Wildcat Football Player Featured on ESPN's Game Day!

Ray Ruschel

NDSCS Business Management student and Wildcat Football player Ray Ruschel was featured on ESPN's game day. Watch the full story here:


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Homecoming '22 a success!

Homecoming festivities were held September 30 and October 1, where both the Foundation and NDSCS Athletics honored several award winners. Friday began with a Catbacker Luncheon, pep rally, and Alumni & Friends banquet. About 150 were in attendance Friday evening. The honorees were: Roger Hentges, Alumnus of the Year, C & S Farms, Friend of the College, Vivian Bernotas, Parade Grand Marshal, Barney Hilgers Family, Family Tradition, and Curt Gollnick, Wildcat of the Year. Kim Nelson, Executive Director, led the program while each honoree spoke.

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NDSCS to celebrate Homecoming September 26-October 1, 2022

The community is invited to join the North Dakota State College of Science (NDSCS) as the College celebrates Homecoming during the week of September 26-October 1 in Wahpeton, N.D. The public can show their Wildcat spirit and enjoy a full line-up of events for alumni and community members.

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