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Minot State Beaver Boosters adds three to board of directors

Minot State University Beaver Booster Club announced Dec. 9 that Eric Schaeffer, Chris Schilken and Darrik Trudell have been named to its board of directors.

The mission of the Beaver Booster Club is to raise funds to support the academic and athletic pursuits of more than 300 student-athletes at Minot State. The board of directors is a 15-member, volunteer group charged with the challenge of leading the Beaver Booster Club in that mission. The board members are ambassadors for MSU throughout the greater Minot and northwest North Dakota community.

Schaeffer, from Minot, competed in track and field and cross country for Minot State from 1987 to1991, earning a bachelor’s degree in business administration in 1991 and his master’s degree in management in 1998. He is currently working as the manager of business development at Enbridge Pipelines. Schaeffer and his wife, Stacy, have four children.

Schilken is originally from Glenburn, and attended Minot State from 2001 to 2006, graduating in 2006 with a bachelor’s degree in management. He is the loan manager at Prairie Federal Credit Union. Schilken and his wife, Erica, have four children.

Trudell hails from Sidney, Mont., and is a member of the Minot State Athletic Hall of Fame for his standout career as a football player from 1999 to 2002. Trudell was a first-team All-American running back for the Beavers, graduating with bachelor’s degree in social work in 2003. He has worked for the Department of Homeland Security since 2007. He and his wife, Betsy (Vig), a former Minot State women’s basketball player, have three children.

The trio joins current Beaver Boosters board of directors president Lacey Stevick and vice president Dallas Varty along with members Kim Albert, Sara Deutsch, Dave Forthun, Jerome Harstad, Wendy Howe, Jonn Knecht, Scott Ross, Tom Ross, Pat Slotsve and Kevin Vigested. For more information on Beaver Boosters and the board of directors, please log on to www.msubeavers.com/BeaverBoosters.

Published: 12/11/13



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