Thank you for your interest in nominating an individual for the University of South Dakota College of Fine Arts Hall of Fame.  Please complete all the fields marked by an asterisk on the nomination form.

You are encouraged to submit additional and supporting information for the Hall of Fame nominating committee below.  If you have any questions, please contact the USD College of Fine Arts at

Incomplete submissions will not be considered.

After we have received your completed nomination form, the nominee may be contacted for additional information.


Outstanding Fine Arts Educator

To qualify, the honoree shall have earned a degree from the University of South Dakota or another accredited institution. Exceptions to this rule must be approved by the dean of the College of Fine Arts.  The honoree shall be recognized as having a significant impact on Fine Arts Education and shall have exhibited an exemplary professional and personal life as an educator.

Outstanding Friend of the Fine Arts

To qualify, the honoree (which can be an individual or an organization) must have made a significant contribution to the College of Fine Arts in terms of time, talents or resources. That contribution should have had a significant impact on the experiences of the CoFA students and/or faculty. Significant contribution in terms of time, talents or resources must have taken place within the past 15 years.

Outstanding Graduate

The honoree must have a degree from within the College of Fine Arts at USD.  To qualify, the honoree must have made a significant contribution or hold honor/accolades for work in their respective fields in art/music/theatre.

The due date for submissions is March 31 of each year.

Nominee Information

Please provide information for the nominee. You may nominate individuals, couples, groups and organizations.

Please be as specific and detailed as possible, and focus on significance. For example, length of service will be a factor in our outstanding educator award, but showing the impact that the nominee has had on an individual students' lives over time is a more powerful reason for nomination.

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