Three St. Cloud State University alumni have put their educations into action in their respective career fields.
Abfalter, a corporate engineer and Director of Engineering and IT with Leighton Broadcasting in Minnesota, initially studied Meteorology at SCSU before moving to radio engineering. From February to September 2022, he handled most of the communications systems at McMurdo Station in Antarctica.
Dr. David Novak
Dr. Novak ’00 studied Meteorology as well, later earning his doctorate from Stony Brook University School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences. He now serves as Director of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Weather Prediction Center in Maryland.
Severson ’10 earned his degree in Mass Communications from SCSU and works as a reporter with KARE 11 out of Minneapolis. In September 2022 he covered Hurricane Ian’s devastation on the ground from Florida for sister station WTSP.