Dave Rice’s NDSU Retirement Party

Friday, February 29, 2008
Fargo American Legion, 505 3rd Ave N, Fargo, ND
Attitude Adjustment Hour(s) starting at 5:30pm, Meal served at 6:30pm

Meal by NDSU Carnivore Caterers  Pit Barbequed Pork Roast, Baked Potato, Lettuce Salad, Brownies, Dinner Rolls, Baked Beans, Coffee and Water. Please indicate if you would prefer a meatless entree (tuna salad). The party will be upstairs in the Fargo American Legion (non-smoking and open to minors).

Name ___________________________________________________

Address __________________________________________________

Phone ___________________________________________________

e-mail ___________________________________________________

Meal preference: _____ Pork Roast or _____ Meatless Entrée

We need your reservation in advance for meal planning purposes, please respond by February 27th, 2008.  We are asking $10.00 per person to help cover expenses, kids under 12 free, make checks payable to ND ACE.

RSVP and Contact Information: Gail Hokenson,  gail.hokenson@ndsu.edu   phone 231-7893  FAX 231-7044,  Morrill Hall 7, PO Box 5655, NDSU, Fargo, ND, 58105-5655

Dave began his 30-year NDSU career as an instructor and researcher in the Agriculture Economics department. He became the North Dakota Agriculture Network (AGNET) manager in 1981 and was instrumental in introducing and integrating microcomputers in the NDSU Extension Service during the mid-1980s. Dave served as interim chair of Agriculture Communication 1993-1995 and in 1995 became the first Webmaster for NDSU Agriculture.

Dave was awarded the Epsilon Sigma Phi Meritorious Service Award in 1998 and the National Association of County Agricultural Agents (NACAA) Distinguished Service Award in 2002. In 2004 he was awarded the NACAA Pinnacle Award for Outstanding Humanitarian Service.

Dave is President of the Northland Educators Federal Credit Union Board of Directors. A Navy Viet Nam veteran, Dave is very active in the American Legion and has held many local and state positions. He plans to retire from the Navy in 2009 after completing a 40-year career in the Navy and Navy Reserve.

An NDSU Extension Service Master Gardener, Dave plans to do a lot of gardening in retirement. Volunteer work for the American Legion, Veterans Administration hospital and other projects, such as WDAY Honor Flight, will help keep him busy. He plans to expand his www.tristateveterans.com  Web site, providing information to military veterans. Dave become a grandpa in late January.

www.qmcsrice.com (QMCS Rice Home Page) E-Mail: commander@tristateveterans.com