The award was created in 1970 to honor Flad and was presented to Tordsen by Jim Schrader, a member of the board of Lambda Chi Alpha. One outstanding undergraduate from among all student members is selected annually to receive this award named for “Duke” Flad, who served as the Fraternity’s second chief executive from 1942-68.

Tordsen, of Rapid City, S.D., is a political science and business double major and president of USD’s Lambda Chi Alpha chapter. He is also former president of Tiospaye at USD, and currently serves as a Senator At-Large for the USD Student Government Association. A photo of Tordsen is available for download at

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