14 Students Represent USD During Dakota Days Homecoming Activities
The 2015 royalty candidates, announced at Tuesday evening’s Royalty Reveal, their hometowns, fields of study, sponsoring organizations and involvement:
- Eric Roach, of Brandon, South Dakota, is majoring in physics and minoring in math and Spanish, was nominated by the Campus Activities Board, and is active in CAB, Lambda Chi Alpha, Heroes, Club Baseball, Honors, Order of Omega
- Shane Wernke, of Gregory, South Dakota, is studying kinesiology and sports science, was sponsored by the Interfraternity Council, and is active in IFC, Tau Kappa Epsilon, Dakotans, Kinesiology and Sports Science Club
- Lucas Peterson, of Sioux Falls, South Dakota, is studying business administration, was sponsored by Tau Kappa Epsilon, and is active in Dakotans, College Republicans, National College Scholars, Golden Key, National Society of Leadership and Success
- Bill Belch, of Rochester, Minnesota, is studying mathematics and economics, was sponsored by the Order of Omega, and is active in Pi Kappa Alpha, Mortar Board, Sorority and Fraternity Life Ambassadors, Club Baseball, College Republicans
- Joey Synder, of Pierre, South Dakota, is studying health services administration, was sponsored by Dakotathon, and is active in Sigma Alpha Epsilon, Student Ambassadors, Dakotathon, SFL Ambassadors
- William Lewis, of Pierre, South Dakota, is majoring in media and journalism with an emphasis in strategic communication and minoring in political science, was sponsored by Sigma Alpha Epsilon, and is active in Sigma Alpha Epsilon, Dakotathon, Student Ambassadors, SFL Ambassadors
- Jacob Munger, of Larchwood, Iowa, is studying health sciences, was sponsored by AWOL (Alternative Week of Off-Campus Learning), and is active in AWOL, Beta Theta Pi, Big Pal Little Pal, Adopt a School
- Sami Zoss, of Beresford, South Dakota, is studying criminal justice and political science, was sponsored by the Student Government Association, and is active in SGA, Kappa Alpha Theta, Criminal Justice Club, Dakotathon, National Society for Leadership and success
- Mary Dick, of Dakota Dunes, South Dakota, is studying medical biology and spanish, was sponsored by the Pre-Med Society, and is active in Pre-Med Society, Kappa Alpha Theta, Colleges Against Cancer, American Medical Women’s Association, Mortar Board, Order of Omega
- Kaitlyn Stern, of Freeman, South Dakota, is studying chemistry and interdisciplinary studies, was sponsored by the Panhellenic Council, and is active in Alpha Phi, Panhellenioc Council, Student Ambassadors, Honors, Honors Ambassadors, Undergraduate Research, Order of Omega
- Sarah Barthel, of Sioux Falls, South Dakota, is studying marketing, was sponsored by Alpha Phi, and is active in Alpha Phi American Marketing Association, Adopt a Grandparent, Colleges Against Cancer, Order of Omega, Student Ambassadors
- Emily Jansen, of Sheldon, Iowa, is studying special education and elementary education and Spanish, was sponsored by the Council for Exceptional Children, and is active in the School of Education Student Organization, Residence Year Teacher Candidate, Popcorn Panel, Kappa Alpha Theta, Colleges Against Cancer, Council for Exceptional Children, NAEYC, USD Student Reading Council, AWOL, SERVE, National Society of Colligate Scholars, P.E.O. Chapter DU
- Carrie Wintle, of Iroquois, South Dakota, is studying mathematics and accounting and finance, was sponsored by Mortar Board, and is active in Mortar Board, Kappa Alpha Theta, USD Cheerleader, Beta Theta Pi, Beacom School of Business Dean’s Ambassador, Beta Gamma Sigma, National Society of Collegiate Scholars
- Rachael Ruba, of Worthing, South Dakota, is studying accounting, was sponsored by the Campus Activities Board, and is active in CAB, Kappa Alpha Theta, Political Economy Club, Heroes, Dakotathon, Beta Gamma Sigma
Dakota Days features numerous student, community and alumni activities, including the Vermtown Bash on Wednesday; fun run, outdoor movie, media panel discussion and presentation of the Al Neuharth Award for Excellence in Media on Thursday; pep rally, free admission to the National Music Museum, and alumni social, dinner and award presentation on Friday; parade, tailgating and football game against Youngstown State on Saturday.
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