Harold and Patty Sauter, of Manfred N.D., and their ten children are being honored with this year's A Family Tradition award. Harold Sauter was very influential in his family's education, as he didn't have the opportunity to attend college himself. The Sauter children began their tradition with six children attending NDSCS and several spouses and their children. The youngest Sauter son passed away at the age of 12 from leukemia. Harold Sauter passed away in October 2010.
Patty Sauter commented, "The education my children received at NDSCS was excellent and has been very beneficial in where they are at in their lives today."
Karen Sauter Dahlgren (Legal Secretary, ‘78), of Wahpeton, N.D., began her career at NDSSS in 1977 working in financial aid, alumni and counseling services and is currently working in the Academic Services Center. Her husband, Robin (Plumbing, ‘76), works for the city of Wahpeton.
Kathy Sauter's son, Kevin Peters, is a 2005 graduate from the Business Management program. Kevin is employed with Progressive Financial Services in Aberdeen, S.D.
Bob Sauter (Agri-business, ‘79, Electrical, ‘93) and his family live in Washburn where Bob is employed at Great River Energy. Mary Sauter Ehni (LPN, ‘80), her husband, Randy (Auto Body, ‘79), and their son, Nathan (Liberal Arts, ‘06), all graduated from NDSCS. Mary works at St. Francis Nursing Home in Breckenridge and Randy is employed at Vision Ford in Wahpeton.
Bill Sauter (Electrical, ‘82), his wife, Penney (LPN, ‘82), and their family live in Hazen. Bill works at Basin Electric and Penney is employed at St. Martin's Catholic Church.
Dan Sauter (Civil Engineering, ‘83) is employed at the North Dakota State Water Commission and resides in Bismarck.
Julie Sauter Kjellerson and her husband, Mark (Radio & TV Technology, ‘80, Radio Communications, ‘82), both attended NDSCS. Julie took an accounting class during the summer of 1987. Mark is employed at Ellsworth Air Force Base and Julie is a financial consultant for Standard Technology Inc. They reside in Rapid City, S.D.
Carol Sauter Selzer's husband, Steve (Auto Technology, ‘90), does auto mechanic work on the side, while co-owning and operating the Medicine Shoppe in Harvey, N.D., with Carol.