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For Immediate Release: Friday, October 10, 2003

Organization Awards Presented to SDSU Student Groups 

BROOKINGS – The South Dakota Board of Regents presented awards Friday to three student organizations from South Dakota State University.

 "South Dakota State University has more than 200 student organizations that provide leadership and service to the university and community.  Each has its own unique purpose and opportunity for personal growth," said Marysz Rames, dean of student affairs.   

The SDSU groups receiving recognition are: 

         Award for Academic Excellence – Members of Rho Chi are students and faculty of the College of Pharmacy. Programs provided by Rho Chi improve the academic competence and grades of students and provide guidance to students who pursue graduate education. Rho Chi helps provide subscriptions to the Medical Letter and affords the opportunity for students to share their research experiences.  The organization also recognizes outstanding scholarly achievements.  

         Community Service Award – One of the main goals of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) is education outreach to elementary, middle, and high school students.  ASCE introduces the civil engineering profession and the impact of civil engineers to all ages. 

         Award for Organizational Leadership – Members of the Academy of Students of Pharmacy (ASP) obtain leadership skills that are not only used in the profession of pharmacy, but are utilized in helping the community as well.  The SDSU ASP chapter is organized into 13 committees and an executive committee.   Members have the opportunity to be co-chairs who oversee and document the activities of a particular committee, as well as participate in as many committees as they wish in the local, regional, or national level, allowing for varied leadership opportunities. 



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