Gordon Viere ’75, Medina, was awarded the honorary
degree of doctor of business administration for outstanding achievements
in his professional and personal life at St. Cloud State’s spring
commencement ceremonies. “As CEO of LarsonAllen, one of the nation’s 20
largest accounting and consulting firms, Viere is at the top of his
field,” President Earl H. Potter III said as he introduced the honoree.
“As a man who has demonstrated compassion and service to others in
extraordinary ways, Gordy is a role model of the highest order.” He is
the incoming chair for the Executive Board of Junior Achievement of the
Upper Midwest and served on the SCSU Foundation Board of Trustees. St.
Cloud State also honored Viere in 1997 with the University’s
Distinguished Alumni Award. Currently LarsonAllen has 64 St. Cloud State
alumni employed in St. Cloud, Brainerd, Minneapolis, Austin, Eau
Claire, Philadelphia, St. Louis and Washington D.C. offices.