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Executive Team

President: Madison Yoder
Vice President: Saige Forseth
Secretary: Joelle Lamontagne
Treasurer: Taylene Mendiola
Public Relations Manager: Garret Fettig
NDSA Head Delegate: Gina Burtness



Viking Pilot Award

Viking Pilots are those who conduct or set the course of student life on campus. The Viking Pilot Award was founded in 1931 by the staff of the Blizzard, then the name of the college yearbook. At that time, the subscribers to the yearbook elected the ten most prominent students on campus. The purpose of the award was to honor those individuals that were engaged in a multitude of campus activities and were acclaimed for their participation in the social and extracurricular life of the college. At that time, the recipients were known as “Propellers.”

In 1936, the students expressed a desire for a more meaningful name, and the name “Viking Pilot” emerged as more representative of the leadership function.

Today, the Viking Pilot Award remains a prestigious student honor, recognizing those campus leaders who have made substantial contributions to the quality of life on campus.

Viking Pilots are elected each year by a committee of students, faculty, and administrators.

2021 Viking Pilot Award Winners

  • Angeline Gannon
  • Riley Perryman
  • Will Egan
  • Hannah Aberle

Senator of the Semester

The Fall 2021 Senator of the Semester is Taylene Mendiola! Taylene is the Treasurer for Student Senate. She’s always readily available and more than willing to help wherever needed, serving on the most committees of any Senator. Taylene’s organization is a huge help in keeping track of club and organization finance requests and Senate’s budget.