DSU Student/Faculty Profile
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Sandi Frenzel And Joe Frenzel
Sandi Frenzel: We have both always loved the Badlands and about 14 years ago we had the opportunity to purchase an operating cattle ranch north of Medora, right on the Little Missouri River. It is a very special place!!! It is also a lot of work, but since I have always loved livestock, I enjoy that part of it. I found out that sometimes dreams do actually come true.
Joe Frenzel: After I got out of the Marines I somehow got to be in a position of leadership in a number of organizations, I think because I was willing to do the work. I was both President of the DSC Veterans Club and also President of the North Dakota Association of Collegiate Veterans. When I was at DSC, 10% of the DSC student body was made up of veterans, so we were a significant force on the college campus. They had to talk to us because we represented an sizable older than average student group. DSC President Cam Gillund treated us with respect. Plus the fraternities , sororities and other organizations looked up to us. And sometimes, I must admit, we could do things and they’d look the other way. Like when we dug a hole near the tennis courts (nearby where King Pavilion is currently located) and roasted a whole pig....and fed the entire campus. We had some leeway because officials knew that we’d clean it up. So being President of the Veterans group really meant something. Although I sometimes found myself in the dean’s office answering questions about some veteran “over-boisterousness.” But we were different because not every student had spent part of their life getting shot at. So we tended not to sweat the little things because....the worse thing that could happen was not all that bad....compared to the Vietnam experience.