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Five appointed to Minn. State Governor Tim Pawlenty's administration

Monday, January 25, 2010

Water Festivals-Mike Hayman 09 (left) directs students from Madison Elementary in St. Cloud in retrieving insect larvae, immature crayfish and freshwater shrimp from the south fork of the Watab River.

Mark Wolak ’75 ’81, Pine Springs, and Mary Schmid ’87, Moorhead, have been appointed to the Board of School Administrators. The Board’s purpose is to establish and maintain high standards for a quality administrator licensing system for Minnesota public schools. Wolak is the superintendent of Mahtomedi Public Schools, a position he has held since 2002. Sheila Reger ’85, Apple Valley, was appointed as the new commissioner of the state Department of Administration. Reger, a state employee for the past 25 years, held a variety of state government positions including deputy secretary of state and human resources director for the administration department. She earned her bachelor’s degree in speech communication. Dyanna (Oian) Street ’90, Ramsey, was appointed to one of three trial court bench vacancies in the Tenth Judicial District in Anoka. The district is one of ten in the state and encompasses Anoka, Chisago, Isanti, Kanabec, Pine, Sherburne, Washington and Wright Counties. Elizabeth (Pionke) Wilkens ’92 ’93, Mora, was appointed to the Legislative-Citizen Commission on Minnesota Resources. The function of the commission is to make funding recommendations to the legislature for special environment and natural resource projects. Bonita C. Wilhelm ’96, Willmar, was reappointed to another 4-year-term to the Petroleum Tank Release Compensation Board (The Petrofund). Wilhelm is a human resource management consultant with a background in the medical field.

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