May 20, 2005

Students Recognized for Leadership at The U

VERMILLION, S.D. -- The Student Activities Center is honoring outstanding student leadership at The University of South Dakota. The Student Activities Center sponsors the Leadership Recognition Reception each spring at The U.
Nominations are written by faculty, staff and students and are limited to 500 words or less. The award recipients are selected by a committee comprised of six members from The U faculty, staff and students. All students, undergraduate and graduate, are eligible for the awards. Over 110 people were nominated in nine categories and for two scholarships.

The following individuals earned awards for the 2004-2005 school year:

Evelyn Johnson, Watertown, S.D.            New Student Leader Award

Michelle Adrian, Sioux Falls, S.D.            Service Learning Advocate Award

Kathy Jorgensen                                   Outstanding Advisor Award

Maureen Annett, Watertown, S.D.            Community Spirit Award

Andrea Hahn, Greeley, Neb.                    Unsung Leader Award

Paige Kindle, Yankton, S.D.                    Unsung Leader Award

Sabrina Sorken, Sioux Falls, S.D.            Unsung Leader Award

Kwaku Agyeman, Ghana, Africa               Outstanding Diversity Leadership

Chris Cady, Sioux Falls, S.D.                   Outstanding Leadership and Service Award

William Anderson, Watertown, S.D.          Outstanding Leadership and Service Award

Tim Tordoff, Watertown, S.D.                  Outstanding Leadership and Service Award

David Herrick, Mosinee, Wis.                   Graduate Student Leadership Award

Pat Hamiel, Britton, S.D.                         Senior Leadership Award

Jill Vinzant, Sioux Falls, S.D.                    Julie Anderson Memorial Scholarship

Sarah Geiszler, Sioux Falls, S.D.               Thomas W. Taylor Memorial Leadership Scholarship

Jason Van Sloten, West Hawarden, S.D.     Thomas W. Taylor Memorial Leadership Scholarship

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

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