30 Under 30 recognizes outstanding young alumni who are making an impact in their professional and personal lives. Achievements are recognized in the areas of professional success, community involvement and/or university engagement. The 30 Under 30 program began in 2018.

USD is proud to present the Class of 2022:

  • Jack Cochrane '21, Professional Athlete at Kansas City Chiefs
  • Jackie Hendry '15, '22, Host and Producer of "South Dakota Focus" at South Dakota Public Broadcasting
  • Hanna DeLange '18, Public Relations and Content Strategist at USD
  • Jessica Gaikowski '17, '19, Director of Marketing and Communications at Avel eCare
  • Alexandra Parkinson '15, '21, Physician Assistant at Children's Hospital and Medical Center
  • Cole Bockelmann '16, City Administrator at City of Humboldt
  • Chesney Garnos '17, '21, Strategic Communications Manager at The Event Company
  • Zach Nelson '15, Associate, Reporting and Development at Amazon Conservation Team
  • Malachi Petersen '17, '18, City Planner at City of West Fargo
  • Kiana Dowdell '16, '19, Director, Prospect Research & Information Management at Dakota State University Foundation
  • Nancy Fregoso '16, '18, Professional School Counselor at Des Moines Public Schools
  • Shanel Goranowski '18, '21, School Psychologist at UmonHon Nation Public School District in Macy, NE
  • Michelle Novak '17, '21, Clinical Assistant Professor at University of North Dakota
  • Andrew Schuiteman '17, General Dentist at Kusek Family and Implant Dentistry
  • Carmelita Shouldis '19, Lakota Educator at Sicangu Co.
  • Lisa Harmon '15, '18, Legal Counsel at State of South Dakota - Department of Labor and Regulation Division of Insurance
  • Saeed Dabbour '19, Paid Media Analyst at Voro Digital
  • Allie McMullen '16, Communications Manager at Kansas City Zoo
  • Alicia Susac '15, Pediatric Focused Prosthetist Orthotist at Hanger Clinic
  • Kyle Beauchamp '20, Associate Attorney emphasizing in Criminal Law and Family Law at Colbath and Sperlich Attorneys at Law
  • Matthew Hilson '18, AP Government Teacher at Chamberlain High School
  • Casey Kasperbauer '16, Men's Basketball Assistant Coach at University of South Dakota
  • Bailey Moore '14, '15, Adult Manager at Deloitte
  • Sarah Schneider '18, '22, Resident Physician at Vanderbilt University Medical Center
  • Mekko Bear Killer '22, Project Aware Social Worker/Counselor at Little Wound School
  • Corey Christianson '14, Researcher at The Journey Museum and Learning Center
  • Rachel Reinert '16, '17, Special Education Teacher at Valley Crossing Elementary, part of South Washington County Schools
  • Ben Selbo '19, Prosecutor at Maricopa County Attorney's Office
  • Elliot Zadow '15, '17, Science Teacher/ Assistant Football Coach at Humboldt Unified School District
  • Lucas Holden '15, '16, Audit Manager at Eide Bailly, LLP

Learn more about the recipients at www.usdalumni.com/connect/30-under-30.

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