Jun 12, 2014

USD student organizations honored by Regents

VERMILLION, S.D. -- The South Dakota Board of Regents this week recognized student organizations at the University of South Dakota for their outstanding academic, community, and organizational work.

These USD student groups were given special regents’ awards:

  • Award for Academic Excellence – The Student Organization of the American Dental Hygiene Association introduces students to the professional side of dental hygiene, both clinically and as leaders within the profession. The group stresses oral hygiene and dental education within the community, by supporting campus organizations and volunteering their time to worthy causes. Members must be enrolled in the USD dental hygiene program.

    A photo of Executive Director Jack Warner, Faculty Advisor Molly Molencamp, student Marcus Becks, USD Chapter President of the American Dental Hygienists' Association Jaci Dehner, Regent President Dean Krogman, and USD President James W. Abbott is available for download at www.usd.edu/press/news/images/releases/BOR_1.jpg.

  • Community Service Award SERVE stands for Students Enhancing Resources for Vermillion Enrichment and provides opportunities for students to engage in service-based learning and community service. All USD students must go through an interview process to become a SERVE member. Among the organizations supported by SERVE are Big Pal/Little Pal, Adopt-A-Grandparent, Adopt-A-School, Cultural Connections, the Heroes program, and Variations of Volunteering (VOV).

    A photo of Warner, Becks, Krogman, student Leah Gleason and Abbott is available for download at www.usd.edu/press/news/images/releases/BOR_2.jpg.

  • Award for Organizational Leadership – Encouraging active citizenship, AWOL (Alternative Week of Off-Campus Learning) immerses students in educational service-learning experiences and trips through exposure to diverse social issues and topics. Participants engage in alternative service programs on their spring break and during weekends, as well as through service activities during National Days of Service, volunteerism at the Hunger Banquet, and a variety of fundraising efforts.

    A photograph of Warner, AWOL Co-President Ashley McKeown, Krogman and Abbott is available for download at www.usd.edu/press/news/images/releases/BOR_3.jpg.

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.

This material is available in an alternate format upon request. Please contact University Relations at 605-677-5759. If you are a person with a disability and need a special accommodation to fully participate in any university activity or event, please contact Disability Services at 605-677-6389 as soon as possible, but no later than 48 hours before the event, so that appropriate arrangements may be made.


Peter Carrels
The University of South Dakota
(605) 216-1233
< Back to news
414 East Clark Street • Vermillion, SD 57069
605-677-5759 • 605-677-6534 fax