The University of South Dakota Alumni Achievement Awards
Each year, during Dakota Days, the USD Alumni Association recognizes outstanding alumni. The honorees are recognized for professional achievements, public/community service and service to the University.
Depictions used in discernment and reflection of nominees:
Professional Achievement - Recognition considers the alum’s record of professional and career service at the local, state, national, or international level. The award honors the alumnus who has distinguished himself or herself through meritorious service to the profession itself and/or society through advancing the university’s liberal arts values.
Public Service - Recognition will honor an alum that best exemplifies leadership in public service or community service in the spirit of volunteerism. Service is considered based on the breadth and depth of the service and in context to the commitment to lifelong service engagement.
Service to the University - Recognition will honor an alum that best demonstrates unique contribution and sustained service that will leave a lasting impact on the University community, whether through employment, public service, organizational leadership or a combination of considerations.
Emerging Leader - Recognition will honor an alum that best exemplifies leadership in public service or professional accomplishments. Eligible nominees include alumni who have graduated from USD within the past 10 years.
Nominations of family members are discouraged.
To nominate a USD alum for the Alumni Achievement Award, please complete the online form. Nominations for the 2017 Alumni Achievement Awards are due May 31, 2017.
All nominees and award winners are highly encouraged to make plans to attend the 103rd Dakota Days, October 5-7, 2017.
You can also submit a nomination by mailing the requested information to USD Alumni Assoc. Attn: Award Nomination 414 E Clark St. Vermillion, SD 57069 or firstname.lastname@example.org.