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Alumni Fellows 2017

Mark Perkins ’76 – Department of Fine & Performing Arts

After teaching music for 36 years, Mark Perkins retired from the
field in 2015. He and his wife of 44 years, Gayle, packed up their
possessions from their home in Scranton, ND, and moved closer
to their kids and grandchildren in Minnesota. Mark was born
and raised in Scranton and decided to attend Dickinson State
College because of the music department. It had exceptional
faculty that noticed Mark’s talent. Professors like Bob Plaehn,
Gerald Seela, Elwood Brown, and Dr. Frank Pearson inspired
Mark to become the teacher who inspired many students and
brought out their musical talents. While in college, mark was
a part of the concert band, wind ensemble, jazz band, jazz
combo, brass ensemble, woodwind ensemble, horn club, men’s

Jason Taylor
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701.483.DOOR (3667)

Fax: 701.483.0630
501 21st Ave. E
Dickinson, ND 58601


“I would hope I would be remembered as a guy that had a
passion for passing my musical knowledge on to my students
to make a difference in their lives.”

Lance Kilwein Robin Kilwein


1277 S. Main
Dickinson, ND 58601
Phone: 701-225-5973
Fax: 701-225-5046

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choir, mixed choir, as well as the chorale. In his time as the
Director of Bands and Technology at Scranton Public School,
he received the KXMB Apple Award for teaching 2007 and the
2015 ND Music Awards Music Teacher of the Year.
Mark resides in the Twin Cities area with his wife, Gayle, where
he is the Tech Support Specialist for St. Michael/Albertville
School District. They enjoy living in the same city as their two
daughters, Kelly ’99 and Kat, as well as their three grandchildren.

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