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UND Alum and N.D. Supreme Court Justice Gerald VandeWalle receives President’s Medal, other honors Friday, February 7, 2020

UND Today

Things often happen in threes.

For North Dakota Supreme Court Justice Jerry VandeWalle, who earned business and law degrees from UND in 1955 and 1958, the adage proved true on Tuesday evening.

He was surprised with three honors from the University of North Dakota and the UND Alumni Association & Foundation.

Justice VandeWalle has served the people of North Dakota with his legal knowledge and skills as the Chief Justice of the North Dakota Supreme Court for 27 years and was the longest-running chief justice in the country until handing over his gavel on Dec. 31 to fellow UND alumnus Jon Jensen. A Distinguished Alumni Social was held in his honor earlier this week where nearly 200 people gathered to celebrate and pay tribute to VandeWalle.

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