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Honors and officers (March 18, 2017)

Re/Max Legacy Realty agents receive honors

Dave Noah, RE/MAX Legacy Realty of Fargo, has qualified for the Re/Max Chairman's Club Award in 2016. This award was presented to fewer than 1 percent of all active Re/Max agents. This is the fifth year Noah has received this award.

Gena Syvertson and Jared Blankenship have qualified for the 2016 Re/Max Platinum Club Award. In 2016, fewer than 5 percent of all active Re/Max agents received this award. This is the fourth year Syvertson has received this award and Blankenship's first year.

ND talent association elects board members

The North Dakota Association of Talent Development recently elected six new members to its 2017 board of directors.

Newly elected board members were Jess Almlie, president-elect, Discovery Benefits; Kari Tews, vice president of membership and marketing, Gate City Bank; Kelly McDonald, vice president of technology, AgCountry Farm Credit Services; Kristen Paulson, vice president of special projects, Microsoft; Kimberly Rasmusson-Anderson, vice president of communication, Microsoft; Ole Rygg, Midco.

Returning board members are Angie Edenborg, CoreLink; Mary Schoenborn, TMI Hospitality; and Angie Dworshak, Sanford.

Diederich, Hanson elected to AGC positions

Donn Diederich of Industrial Builders of Fargo and Russ Hanson of the Associated General Contractors of North Dakota of Bismarck were elected to national leadership positions on March 8 at the Associated General Contractors of America annual national convention in Las Vegas.

Diederich will serve as the 2017 chair of the AGC of America highway and transportation division. Hanson will serve as 2017 chair of the AGC of America executive leadership council. Diederich and Hanson will also both serve the final year of two-year terms on the 26-person AGC of America board of directors. Diederich and Hanson were elected to these positions by national peers involved with their respective AGC of America divisions.

Osowski honored at international song competition

Mezzo-soprano Clara Osowski was awarded second prize and 7,500 Euros in the 2017 Das Lied International Song Competition March 1 through 4 in Heidelberg, Germany. She was accompanied by Tyler Wottrich, assistant professor of piano, Challey School of Music.

Osowski is a 2008 North Dakota State University graduate with a bachelor of music degree in vocal performance. She earned a master's degree in voice from the University of Iowa in 2010.

Osowski was the only American and the only woman to take a top vocal prize at the 2017 competition, and is the first American to be a prize winner since the competition began in 2009. In addition to the prize money, the top three winners will have an opportunity to perform concerts in London, Madrid and again in Heidelberg at the "Heidelberger Frühling" music festival in April.

Osowski is an award-winning soloist and chamber musician who performs throughout the United States and Europe. She recently won the Saengerbund Awards German Vocal Competition in Houston, and previously was a finalist in the 2015 Das Lied competition. She sings with the Rose Ensemble and Seraphic Fire, internationally touring vocal ensembles. Osowski is the co-founder of and serves as the associate artistic director of the annual Source Song Festival in Minneapolis.

McLean named officer of Royal Norwegian Order of Merit

Ronald H. McLean, honorary consul of North Dakota, was conferred as officer of the Norwegian Order of Merit in a ceremony at the Royal Norwegian Honorary Consulate General on March 7 in Minneapolis. His Excellency Kåre R. Aas, royal Norwegian ambassador to the United States, bestowed the honor on behalf of the Grand Master of the Order, His Majesty King Harald V of Norway.

McLean is an attorney at Serkland Law Firm in Fargo and has served as honorary consul since 1998.

Brown receives Cable One sales awards

Debra Brown, account manager with the Cable One advertising sales team in Fargo, has received two sales awards for 2016.

Brown received the President's Club award and the Advertising Award for Sales Leadership. These corporate awards are given to associates who have distinguished themselves by exceeding goals and displaying exceptional effort in several different categories.

Rasmussen earns top honor for customer service

Christine Rasmussen, an American Family Insurance agent in Moorhead, has been honored for providing an outstanding customer experience under the American Star Excellence in Customer Experience Certification Program.

The service excellence distinction was determined through an evaluation process conducted under guidelines established through the American Star Excellence in Customer Experience Certification Program. The process consists of a customer satisfaction survey, which measures customers' overall experience with their American Family agent.

Rasmussen has been an agent for American Family since September 2007.

Nurse recognized at Essentia Health-Fargo

Essentia Health in Fargo honored Emily Aas, registered nurse, with The DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nurses for the month of February.

She was nominated by the parents of a neonatal intensive care unit baby who said they consider her their son's guardian angel.

The award is part of the DAISY Foundation's program to recognize the efforts nurses perform every day.

Roehrich qualifies for Top of the Table

Dale F. Roehrich of Fargo has again qualified for the Top of the Table of the Million Dollar Round Table, the premier association of financial professionals. Roehrich is a 22-year MDRT member with 11 Top of the Table honors.

Top of the Table status is the highest level of MDRT membership and places Roehrich among the top professionals in the global life insurance and financial services industry. It recognizes Roehrich for demonstrating exceptional professional knowledge, client service and ethical conduct.