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Paige Wright Selected to Attend the National Council of Urban Education Association Fall Conference

Paige Wright Photo Paige Wright has been selected to attend the National Council of Urban Education Association Fall Conference.

VERMILLION, S.D. – Paige Wright, a history education student in the University of South Dakota School of Education, has been selected to attend the National Council of Urban Education Association (NCUEA) Fall Conference.

Wright, of Brandon, South Dakota, is the president of the USD student chapter of the National Education Association. She competed nationally against other student NEA members to become one of five education majors attending the fall conference in San Antonio Nov. 30-Dec. 3.

“We are very impressed with Paige’s dedication to the education profession not only at the local level, but also at the national level,” said Robin Wiebers, assistant dean of the School of Education.


USD's School of Education is transformative in preparing students both inside and outside the classroom. Its research- and practitioner-based programs train future educators, counselors, leaders, fitness and sport-related professionals for successful careers. The school focuses on a comprehensive learning experience, lifelong learning and developing professionals grounded in best practice. The school’s divisions include counseling and psychology, curriculum and instruction, educational leadership, kinesiology and sport management, and teacher residency and education.


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.