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USD Graduate Receives Fellowship from the National Board for Certified Counselors

The National Board for Certified Counselors has selected Patricia Roth, recent USD graduate, as recipient of the Minority Master’s Fellowship for addictions counselors. Worth $11,000, the money will support Roth’s efforts to become a licensed addictions counselor.

Roth attended Mount Marty College in Watertown, where she obtained a bachelor’s degree in psychology, and graduated from USD in May with a master’s degree in addiction studies. She has worked as a certified addictions counselor at the Dakotah Pride Center and Inpatient Treatment program on the Sisseton Wahpeton Oyate Reservation for four years.

“I am so grateful for the NBCC Minority Fellow Scholarship because it means I get help that I never knew was out there,” said Roth, who plans to use the money to cover living expenses, commuting costs and student loans.


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