For Release June 26

DSU Student Organizations Honored by Board of Regents

Madison, SD—Today at the South Dakota Board of Regents annual business meeting, held on the campus of Dakota State University, the Board presented awards to two student organizations from Dakota State University. Regents’ President James O. Hansen presented the awards on behalf of the Board. "These student organizations provide a valuable service for their college and community. The Regents are pleased to recognize them," said Hansen.

"The best leadership experience occurs in the campus activities," said DSU President Jerald Tunheim, who introduced the Director of Student Activities at DSU, Steve Bartel. Tunheim also presented the clubs to the Regents.

The award for academic excellence was given to the Math and Science Club for its promotion of education and learning to students and surrounding community members. "The objective of the club is to promote the cause and interest of math and science on the campus of Dakota State University and within the surrounding community," said Tunheim. Activities of the club included the annual Math and Science Club Contest for high school students, participation in the annual Nobel Conference, Make-A-Difference Day in Madison, and a magic show for area third graders.

The award for organizational leadership went to the Health and Information Management (HIM) Club, which has received the award 7 of the last 12 years. Created to promote the HIM profession, their activities included attending South Dakota Health and Information Management Association (SDHIMA) meetings, participation in DSU’s Wellness Fair, Adopt-A-Highway, involvement in a number of social/fundraising activities on campus, and sponsoring the local blood drive.

Accepting the award for the Math and Science Club were Julie Fods, Chester, Evan Gough, Salem, and D.J. Willert, Lake Benton, MN. Advisors for the Math and Science Club were Doug Peters and Bryan Breyfogle. Jennifer Becker accepted the award on behalf of HIM. Advisor Rose Goeden was also present.


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