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USD Pi Kappa Alpha Fraternity raises money for cancer research

VERMILLION, S.D. -- The Pi Kappa Alpha Fraternity, Kappa Pi Chapter at the University of South Dakota, raised more than $1,700 for leukemia, lymphoma and melanoma cancer research through the Taylor Trudeau Cycle for Life event in February.

Cycle for Life is an annual philanthropy activity open to all members of the USD campus as well as members of the Vermillion community. Taylor Trudeau Cycle for Life promotes healthy habits while raising money and awareness for leukemia, lymphoma and melanoma research.

The Kappa Pi Chapter experienced record attendance and donations from families and businesses in 2014, succeeding last year’s fundraising total by more than $400. For more information, please contact Cole Hensley, Pi Kappa Alpha Public Relations Chair, at or at (605) 413-6987 (605) 413-6987.


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, Knudson 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.

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Hanna DeLange
USD News