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 and Emerging Leader.

Meet the 2019 Recipients

Dave Hultgren '79
Service to the University

Alissia Canady '10
Public Service

Bob Sutton '90, '95
Professional Achievement

Laura McNaughton, M.D.

Laura McNaughton '11
Emerging Leader


Award recipients were recognized at the Unleash Your Legacy reception and Alumni Achievement Awards ceremony, which took place on Friday, October 4, 2019.

2018 Honorees

Professional Achievement
Dr. Richard Holm

Public Service
Deb Peters

Service to the University
Jim Clement

Emerging Leader
Tyler Tordsen

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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