Alumni Achievement Awards

Each year during Dakota Days, the USD Alumni Association recognizes outstanding alumni at the Unleash Your Legacy alumni awards event. The honorees are recognized in the following four categories:

  • Service to the University
  • Public Service
  • Professional Achievement
  • Emerging Leader

All nominees and award winners are highly encouraged to make plans to attend the 104th Dakota Days, October 5-6, 2018. Nominations are due May 31, 2018. Nominations are valid for two years.

Eligible nominees include friends and alumni of the University of South Dakota. Candidates must be nominated by a non-family member. Award winners will be notified by August 1, 2018. 

2017 Honorees

Professional Achievement
Bryan Hisel

Public Service
Hon. David Gienapp

Service to the University
Dan Radigan

Emerging Leader
Frank Leibfarth

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