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Sioux Falls Health Education Coordinator to Lead National Group

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SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — Brock Rops, South Dakota state advisor for HOSA-Future Health Professionals, has been elected chair-elect of the national organization.

Rops, M.Ed., is education coordinator of the South Dakota Area Health Education Center on the Sioux Falls campus of the University of South Dakota Sanford School of Medicine.

HOSA was founded in 1976 to provide motivation, inspiration and opportunities to secondary and post-secondary students interested in developing leadership and knowledge skills for health care professions. HOSA’s nationwide membership exceeds 180,000 students in 3,700 chapters. In South Dakota, its membership includes 534 high school students in 19 chapters.


USD's Sanford School of Medicine is nationally known for excellence. With its award-winning curriculum, the school prepares medical students to practice in all fields of medicine and is particularly recognized and ranked for its reputation in family medicine and rural medicine. In addition to the M.D., it offers graduate degrees in basic biomedical science, sustains a vibrant and forward-looking research agenda, and is home to the interdisciplinary Center for Brain and Behavioral Research.


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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