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History Professor Leads Greece Trip for Alumni and Friends of USD

Clayton Lehmann, Ph.D., discussing a vase. Clayton Lehmann, Ph.D., a USD history professor, will lead a 10-day trip to Greece for alumni and friends of USD.

VERMILLION, S.D. – Members of the public are invited to join Clayton Lehmann, Ph.D., professor of history, as he leads a 10-day trip to Greece for alumni and friends of the University of South Dakota on March 6–15, 2020.

Since 2005, Lehmann has guided USD students on tours of the archaeological, historical and cultural sites of the Mediterranean in a Greece study abroad program. Now the public will have the opportunity to join him on a 10-day trip that begins and ends in the capital city of Athens and includes stops at famous museums and lesser-known haunts discovered by Lehmann over many years of travel and study in the region. Michael Kruger, Ph.D., dean of the USD College of Arts & Sciences, will also travel with the group.

“The only thing I like better than traveling in Greece is showing some of my favorite places to my friends as we travel together,” Lehmann said. “I can guarantee fascinating historical sites, beautiful scenery, delicious food and marvelous hospitality.”

The tour cost is $4,149 per person departing from Minneapolis, based on double occupancy (other departure cities are available upon request). Inclusions consist of air transportation, land transportation, hotel accommodations, breakfast daily and six dinners, English-speaking Greek tour manager, sightseeing and admission fees, tipping and taxes and optional evening lectures by Lehmann.

For more information, visit the USD Alumni Greece Tour website at


USD's College of Arts & Sciences offers students a top-notch undergraduate liberal arts education in the humanities, social sciences and sciences as well as graduate programs that have earned USD distinction as a research university by the Carnegie Foundation. The college's more than 22,000 alumni include famous journalists, Hollywood screenwriters, novelists, a Nobel Prize winner, South Dakota governors, attorneys, physicians, justices of the state Supreme Court, distinguished university faculty and international humanitarians.


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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