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USD Releases Names of Graduate Candidates for 40th Winter Commencement

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VERMILLION, S.D. -- The University of South Dakota will grant degrees to about 560 graduates for the Fall 2015 term, most of whom will participate in the 40th annual Winter Commencement at 10 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 12, in the DakotaDome.

Jeffrey Holcomb, president and CEO of Southeast Technical Institute in Sioux Falls and a 1982 USD graduate, will give the keynote address. He grew up in Long Valley, South Dakota, on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation and received a bachelor's degree in German and political science and a master’s in public administration from USD.

Commencement details are available online and USD Athletics/ will stream the ceremony live.

Searchable pdf lists of USD’s Winter 2015 graduates:

Google Map showing the hometowns, states and countries of the graduates.


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 84 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.


Hanna DeLange
USD News