News Release
Contacts: Robert T. Tad Perry, Executive Director
Tracy Mercer, Information Research Analyst

T: 605.773.3455
F: 605.773.5320


For Immediate Release 24 April 2001


NSU Student Wins Haines Scholarship

PIERRE- Northern State University student Jason Lillebo has been awarded a $2,150 Haines Scholarship for the 2001-2002 academic year by the South Dakota Board of Regents.

Administered by the Board of Regents, the scholarship is awarded each year to a Regental university sophomore, junior or senior who is pursuing studies leading to a teaching certificate. Applicants are evaluated on the basis of their GPA, high school and college memberships, services and activities and statements of personal and educational philosophy.

The Haines Scholarship was established by Douglas Fugitt in memory of his wife, Dora Lee Haines and her three sisters. The four Haines sisters were all teachers in one-room rural schools in Perkins and Corson counties of South Dakota. The fund is an open endowment to which additional gifts may be made at any time through the South Dakota Board of Regents.

In his educational philosophy Lillebo stated, "Empowering all students to succeed in a changing world means setting forth specific teacher behaviors and employing instructional strategies in a multicultural education context."

Lillebo is a 4.0 student at Northern State University in Aberdeen. He is a graduate of Lyman High School in Presho South Dakota.





To obtain and elctronic version of the photo

email Tracy Mercer at


Jason Lillebo

Return to 2001 Press Releases