Oct 1, 2012

Beacom School of Business honors students, distinguished alumni

VERMILLION, S.D. -- The University of South Dakota Beacom School of Business honored students and distinguished alumni for their outstanding service and support at the annual Beacom School of Business Awards Luncheon on Saturday, Sept. 29.

Sara Boyum of West Point, Neb., who graduated in May 2012 with a B.B.A. in accounting, received the Outstanding Senior Award while Corey Backer of Sioux Falls, S.D., who received an M.P.A. in May 2012, was honored with the Outstanding Graduate Student Award.

Additional awards honoring alumni include the Distinguished Service Award: Alumnus – Service to South Dakota Businesses presented to Lt. Gov. Matt Michels, a Vermillion native who received his B.S. in health services administration from USD and is also a graduate of the USD School of Law. Scott O. Jones of Pierre, S.D. was honored with a Distinguished Service Award: Alumnus – South Dakota Business Person of the Year. Jones is president and CEO of Delta Dental of South Dakota and Doyle Knudson of Paradise Valley, Ariz., chair of the USD Foundation, was presented with the Distinguished Service Award: Alumnus - Service to USD honor.

For more information about the annual Beacom School of Business Awards Luncheon, please visit www.usd.edu/business or contact the dean’s office at (605) 677-5455.

About the Beacom School of Business

The University of South Dakota School of Business, established in 1927, offers the only fully accredited business program in South Dakota. USD has been continuously accredited by the AACSB International–The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) since 1949. AACSB International accreditation is the hallmark of excellence in management education. Only 8 percent of business schools worldwide have earned this prestigious designation.

About The University of South Dakota
Founded in 1862, The University of South Dakota is designated as the only public liberal arts university in the state and is home to a comprehensive College of Arts and Sciences, School of Education, School of Health Sciences, the state's only School of Law, School of Medicine, the accredited Beacom School of Business and the College of Fine Arts. USD has an enrollment of more than 10,000 students taught by more than 400 faculty members. More information is available at www.usd.edu/press/news.

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Peter Carrels
The University of South Dakota
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