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July 30, 2012
Submitted information , Pierce County Tribune

Gingerich receives Master's

Andrea Slaubaugh Gingerich graduated from the University of North Dakota in May. She received a Master's of Science in Nursing degree with a specialty in Gerontology Nurse Practitioner. She did independent study (similar to a Master's thesis) on communication between the elderly patient and his or her provider.

This coming fall she will take a class to receive certification for Adult Practitioner.

Andrea is the daughter of Ron and Dorothy Slaubaugh, Wolford, and is a 1990 graduate of Wolford High School. She and her three sons, Kiefer, Kyler and Kelby, live in Grand Forks.

Area woman is new Pierce County Agent

Yolanda Goodman has been selected by the Pierce County Commissioners to take the position of county agent for Pierce County. She will start on Wednesday, August 1.

Goodman has a B.S. degree in animal science from NDSU. She is currently working on her master's degree in education with an emphasis on the areas of career and technical.

Most recently, Goodman has been teaching agriculture at the Lake Area Technical Institute in Watertown, SD. She has also worked as a dairy herdsman.

She and her husband, Spencer live in Milbank, SD, however, they have local roots as Yolanda is from Towner and Spencer is from Upham. They have no children, but are bringing their dog, Roscoe.

"We wanted to move closer to family and this opportunity came up and it seems to be a good fit so I took (the position)," said Goodman.

She enjoys reading, gardening, canning, and when she gets time, crafts.



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