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USD's Clarence Pederson Awarded Lifetime Membership to SD Association of College Career Centers

VERMILLION, S.D. -- Clarence Pederson, career and academic advisor at the University of South Dakota, was awarded the honorary lifetime membership to the South Dakota Association of College Career Centers (SDACCC).

The award is bestowed upon members who have provided significant contribution to SDACCC efforts, goals and purposes. Pederson retired from the career services field after 26 years of service to the SDACCC organization. During Pederson’s time in SDACCC he held several positions, including president of the South Dakota Career Planning & Placement Association, now known as SDACCC, from 1997-1999, in addition to chairing the South Dakota BIG (Business, Industry, Government) Job Fair in 2012, 2013 and 2014. He also chaired the South Dakota Teacher Job Fair in 1995, 1996, 2005 and 2006.

SDACCC's mission is to educate and empower students of South Dakota post-secondary institutions to achieve their career goals. Members of SDACCC include officials from nearly all of the universities and technical institutes in South Dakota, the South Dakota Department of Education and the South Dakota Teacher Placement Center.

SDACCC sponsors three major job fairs each spring: South Dakota BIG Job Fair, Black Hills Regional Job Fair and the South Dakota Teacher Job Fair. For more information about SDACCC go to, like SDACCC on Facebook or follow SDACCC on Twitter @SDBIGJOBFAIR.


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
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