List of Spring 2016 Honors Graduates Released

VERMILLION, S.D. -- The University of South Dakota graduated 49 students in Spring 2016 who met the requirements for the honors program, including two who were named honors thesis scholars.

The USD Honors Program is made up of 350 students who hold more than 25 percent of all campus leadership positions, study abroad at a higher-than-average rate and compete successfully for nationally competitive scholarships and graduate school placements. Honors classes tend to be smaller than average and are taught by some of the most distinguished faculty members on campus.

The program recommends applicants have an ACT score of 27 or higher (or an SAT score of 1220 or higher) and a high school cumulative GPA of 3.75 or higher, but students who are close to those standards should still apply.

The list of students, their degrees, majors and hometowns.


Founded in 1862 and the first university in the Dakotas, the University of South Dakota is the only public liberal arts university in the state, with 205 undergraduate and 73 graduate programs in the College of Arts & Sciences, School of Education, School of Law, Sanford School of Medicine, School of Health Sciences, Beacom School of Business and College of Fine Arts. With an enrollment of nearly 10,000 students and more than 400 faculty, USD has a 17:1 student/faculty ratio, and it ranks among the best in academics and affordability. USD’s 17 athletic programs compete at the NCAA Division I level.


Michael Ewald
USD News