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NDSU building named for Quentin Burdick

FARGO – After more than 20 years of being referred to mostly by its acronym, IACC, the Industrial Agriculture and Communications Center at North Dakota State University has a new name: the Quentin Burdick Building.

The building, which houses several departments, including agricultural communications, biochemistry and the information technology division, was officially renamed in honor of the late U.S. senator and congressman during a rededication ceremony Friday.

NDSU President Dean Bresciani described Burdick’s contributions to NDSU and the state as “exceptional.”

“It was a proverbial no-brainer for me,” Bresciani said during the ceremony. “I couldn’t imagine a more fitting naming than the honoring of him.”

Burdick, a native North Dakotan, was elected to the U.S. House and U.S. Senate. During his more than 30 years on Capitol Hill, Burdick emphasized the importance of education and agricultural support for North Dakota.

While in office, Burdick sought funds to aid agricultural research and education, including federal research stations and facilities at NDSU.

Burdick died in 1992.

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