JAMESTOWN, N.D. (UJ.edu) – University of Jamestown alumni, Dustin Jensen and Cassie DuBray, were named to Prairie Business magazine’s “40 Under 40,” an annual contest that honors 40 of the top business professionals under the age of 40 in the Dakotas and western Minnesota.

According to Prairie Business’ call for nominees, the magazine looks to recognize young professionals who are making significant impacts in their chosen profession, industry and communities.

“The University of Jamestown is proud to learn that Dustin and Cassie are being recognized in this way. Both are bright, talented, and committed individuals who make their organizations and their community better places to work and live,” said University of Jamestown President, Dr. Polly Peterson. “The mission of the University is to provide a holistic education for our graduates as they seek opportunities to excel at their chosen careers. This award recognizes Dustin and Cassie for their early success as they strive to serve others both professionally and personally.”

Dustin Jensen

Jensen serves as the Dean of Students and Vice President of Student Affairs at University of Jamestown. In this role, he oversees the Student Life department including student activities, residence life, intramural and club sports, food service, campus safety, and the physical plant.

In addition to his role at UJ, Jensen also serves as the Regional Director for North Dakota Golf Association, works on the USGA Regional Affairs Committee, and is involved with the Knights of Columbus. Jensen graduated from University of Jamestown in 2002 with a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration and Economics with a minor in Information Technology.

Cassie DuBray

DuBray serves as the Deputy Director for Great Plains Housing Authority, where she dedicates her time to helping and advocating for low-income households who receive rental assistance.

In addition to her role with the Housing Authority, DuBray also owns and operates DuBray Writing and volunteers on the executive board of the South Central Homeless Coalition and the Washington Elementary PTO. She completed four years on the Jamestown United Way board and has continued to champion for new programs in Stutsman County including the Diaper Drive, Blessing Bag drive, and partnerships with Firstlink. DuBray graduated from UJ in 2008 with a bachelor’s degree in Communication.

The “40 under 40” list will be published in Prairie Business magazine’s December issue.