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SERVICE TO THE UNIVERSITY: Recognition will honor an alum that best demonstrates a unique contribution and sustained service that will leave a lasting impact on the university community, whether through employment, public service, organization leadership or a combination of considerations.

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 the context of the commitment to lifelong service engagement.

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 alum who has distinguished himself or herself through meritorious service to the profession itself and/or society through demonstrating the university’s liberal arts values such as critical thinking, diversity and inclusion, and communication.

EMERGING LEADER: Recognition will honor an alum that best exemplifies leadership in public service or professional accomplishment. Eligible nominees include alumni who have graduated from USD within the past 10 years.

Each year during Dakota Days, the USD Alumni Association recognizes outstanding alumni at the Unleash Your Legacy alumni awards event. Nominations are now open!

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