|For Immediate Release: Wednesday, December 10, 2003
Organization Awards Presented to DSU Student Groups
MADISON - The South Dakota Board of Regents presented awards Wednesday to three student
organizations from Dakota State University.
"Leadership and commitment to community service are two traits found in the
student organizations on the DSU campus. Skills and values learned while serving in these
organizations will follow students throughout their lives," said DSU President Jerald
The DSU groups receiving recognition are:
- Award for Academic Excellence - The ACM Student Chapter, a campus-based
computer club, was presented the academic excellence award based on the numerous services
and programs the organization provides students during the academic year. Members of ACM
focus on developing programs to help other students. Activities of the group include a
"help night" during which members donate their time tutoring students in
computer science or computer information systems courses.
- Community Service Award - The Phi Beta Lambda Business Club was chosen
to receive the community service award because of its commitment to DSU and the Madison
community. Phi Beta Lambda sponsors numerous fundraisers and projects throughout the year,
bringing students, staff, faculty, and community members together for a common cause. This
organization is highly respected by the campus and Madison community for all that it does,
according to campus officials.
- Award for Organizational Leadership - Members of the Health Information
Management Club are highly active in a number of projects and events each year. The group
attends several conferences and also plans a number of campus and community events. HIM
fosters many opportunities for students to assess their leadership capabilities. The
organization has helped to improve the communication skills, organizational skills,
professional knowledge, and leadership abilities of its members.