Students and local startup companies seeking to bring an innovative mindset and entrepreneurial skills to the state of South Dakota can receive funding, mentorship and a degree with the Technology Readiness Acceleration Center (TRAC) and Tech 2 Launch (T2L) programs at USD.
As the state’s flagship business school, the University of South Dakota Beacom School of Business is dedicated to not only cultivating tomorrow’s business leaders, but also to helping South Dakota businesses succeed.
University of South Dakota student Cassandra “Cassie” Thompson has been awarded a $30,000 Truman Scholarship, the nation’s premier graduate fellowship for aspiring public service leaders in the United States.
DeValon Whitcomb ‘19 undoubtedly made an impact on the football field during his time as a defensive lineman and team captain for the South Dakota Coyotes football team, but it’s his work off the field that has gotten him recognition recently.
The Teacher Pathway program launched as a partnership between the USD School of Education and the Sioux Falls School District in 2017 as a way to increase interest in the teaching profession while preparing students to become inspiring and encouraging leaders.
Rural Matters: USD Knudson School of Law and Project Rural Practice Place Practicing Attorneys in Rural Communities
Over 65% of South Dakota's attorneys practice in its largest cities -- Sioux Falls, Rapid City, Pierre and Aberdeen. The State Bar of South Dakota recognized that there is a need for rural practicing attorneys in the state and created Project Rural Practice to encourage more lawyers to work in small towns and bring back the “Main Street attorney.”
USD In The News
Summary: This spring, the University of South Dakota Beacom School of Business chapter of Beta Gamma Sigma welcomed 28 new members into the 2022 inductee class.
Summary: Members of Beta Alpha Psi in the Beacom School of Business recently volunteered in the Kids Against Hunger event in Sioux Falls. During the event, members filled and packaged a total of 3,762 meals that will be sent to the children affected by the Ukrainian war
Summary: The University of South Dakota Head Start is hosting several upcoming open houses to introduce families to the preschool experience. Sites will be set up with activities for children, and families will have the opportunity to visit with staff and apply for the program in person.
Summary: Prairie Family Business Association hosted their 30th annual Family Business Hybrid Conference on April 28 and 29 both in-person at the Hilton Garden Inn Downtown Sioux Falls and virtually for attendees from 20 states and a record attendance of over 500 people.