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USD student chosen to attend Clinton Global Initiative Conference

VERMILLION, S.D. -- University of South Dakota student Abby Wolf has been selected to attend the 2012 Clinton Global Initiative Conference, March 30 through April 1, at Washington, D.C.

Wolf, a sophomore biology major from Jordan, Minn., will have an opportunity to meet and network with other students hoping to make a difference in their communities by attending workshops on action plan development, community partnership development, working with the media, overcoming obstacles and fundraising.

The focus of the 2012 Clinton Global Initiative Conference will center on pressing global issues in education, environment and climate change, peace and human rights, poverty alleviation, and public health. Wolf was selected as an AmeriCorps member serving as part of a grant awarded to USD’s Center for Academic Engagement. In addition to studying biology, Wolf is also active in several organizations at USD, including Alpha Phi sorority, the Alternative Week of Off-Campus Learning (AWOL), Dance Marathon, Student Ambassadors and Pre-Med Society.


Founded in 1862 and the first university in the Dakotas, the University of South Dakota is the only public liberal arts university in the state, with 202 undergraduate and 78 graduate programs in the College of Arts & Sciences, School of Education, School of Law, Sanford School of Medicine, School of Health Sciences, Beacom School of Business and College of Fine Arts. With an enrollment of nearly 10,000 students and more than 400 faculty, USD has a 16:1 student/faculty ratio, and it ranks among the best in academics and affordability. USD’s 18 athletic programs compete at the NCAA Division I level.

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.


Hanna DeLange
USD News