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The South Dakotan Alumni Magazine

From alumni accomplishments and outstanding students to Coyote Athletics and hot topics on campus, our biannual alumni magazine keeps alumni, parents and friends up-to-date on the latest University news. Each issue also includes updates on marriages, births, career changes and more.  We welcome your input and submissions. Send a story idea.   Submit a class note.

South Dakotan Summer 2015    

Read the Summer 2015 issue of The South Dakota online.   

• A Passion for Service: Peace Corps 

• Alumnus Leads Soviet Studies

• Travel Abroad Opens Opportunities: An International Opportunity Fund

• A Taste of Success:  Basketball teams reflect on rewarding seasons




 Enjoy past issues of The South Dakotan.


 Winter 2014/15

• A Sunny Epiphany - Gramm revolutionizes portable energy
• 2010 grads help guide South Dakota governor's race
• USD taking the lead in teacher education
• USD senior engages Native youth

 2014 SS Cover    

 Spring/Summer 2014

•Alumni share memories of Dakota Days past
•Cody Strand '12 takes his talent to Broadway
•$66 million arena construction is underway
•Former USD Coyote teammates share a special bond

 SD Cover Winter 13_14    

 Winter 2013/14

•Mi Young Lee '85 finds art world success
•National Music Museum inspires craftsmanship
•Alumnus' major gift benefits the School of Law
•Coach Dave Boots retires after 25 seasons at USD


 Spring/Summer 2013

•Jenn Dice achieves prominence in the world of bicycling
•Dustin Lutt creates pathways to success in film and photography
•Paul Ellingstad develops innovation in new age

 Cover image SD mag Winter 12/13    

 Winter 2012/13

•Cameron Stalheim's artistic journey
•USD serves as leadership laboratory and training ground
•The Volante turns 125


Pride, Persistence and Progress by Ann Grauvogl
The 150-Year History of The University of South Dakota

Place your order now for this limited edition keepsake! This 200-plus page coffee table style book is filled with interesting historical facts, fun stories, photos and memories, throughout the 150-year history of The University of South Dakota.  This pictorial history will be an attractive addition to your collection and makes a great gift for alumni of all ages - including new graduates.  Order online or call 800-655-2586.

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The Volante Online
The Students' Voice Since 1887

Established in 1889, the mission of the USD Alumni Association is to maintain a lifelong connection among alumni and friends, to inspire service, leadership, tradition and expressions of loyalty and support of the University of South Dakota.

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605-677-6734 or toll-free 800-655-2586