The University Honors Program provides especially motivated, creative, and thoughtful students an enriched academic experience, grounded in the liberal arts, which promotes lifelong learning, responsible citizenship, vocational effectiveness, and cultural appreciation, and enhances the University's intellectual environment and sense of community.
Director, University Honors Program
Old Main 120 | Scott.Breuninger@usd.edu
M.A. & Ph.D. European History, University of Wisconsin – Madison; B.A. History & Psychology (Honors), Bucknell UniversityWhen not researching Irish Intellectual History, Scott is responsible for the Honors Program curriculum, general administrative oversight, and advising students.
Associate Director, University Honors Program
Old Main 104A | Susan.Hackemer@usd.edu
B.A. & M.A. History, Texas A&M UniversitySusan coordinates academic advising, manages recruiting and marketing, and assists in the overall administration of the Honors Program. On behalf of entire campus, she serves as Coordinator of Competitive Scholarship competitions for currently enrolled students.
Program Coordinator, University Honors Program
Old Main 104B | Drew.Espeseth@usd.edu
B.S. Journalism & Public Relations, M.Ed. Educational Leadership, North Dakota State University
Drew academically advises Honors students, assists with student recruitment, coordinates alumni outreach efforts, plans programming for Honors students, and advises the Honors Association student organization.
|Sarah Hirsch Wittmuss
Director, Center for Academic Engagement and Honors advisor
Academic Commons 103 | Sarah.Wittmuss@usd.edu
B.A. English & Political Science, JD, University of South Dakota; Sarah is also a graduate of USD's Honors Program
Sarah advises and teaches in the Honors Program. She also directs the Center for Academic Engagement, home to service-learning, AWOL (Alternative Week of Off-Campus Learning), nationally competitive scholarships, study abroad, National Student Exchange, and undergraduate research and creative scholarship.
Program Assistant, University Honors Program
Old Main 120 | firstname.lastname@example.org
B.F.A Music Education, University of South Dakota; Glenda was a member of the first class of Honors students at USD
Glenda manages record keeping systems for all students and
courses in the Honors Program, handles the program's financial accounts, and
assists the Director, Associate Director and Program Coordinator with
recruiting, admissions, and course scheduling.