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Preparation + opportunity = success

That's the DSU equation. We're a four-year university with nationally recognized programs, cutting-edge facilities, and the brightest thinkers. But we're also a tight-knit, inclusive community. Small class sizes mean hands-on training and individualized attention. All this with an affordable, public school price that's among the best values in the region.

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Alumni Awards & Recognition

The Dakota State University Alumni Association has a long history of acknowledging our members for their accomplishments and successes. Since 1970 we have been honoring these accomplishments through our Outstanding and Distinguished Alumni awards. If you know a DSU alumni who is worthy of such recognition, please submit their information for consideration by our Awards and Recognition Committee.

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Outstanding and Distinguished Alumni Awards

Distinguished Alumnus/Alumna recognizes an alumnus/alumna who has notable achievements in his/her profession and contributions to DSU and society. 

Outstanding Alumni – Young Alumnus/Alumna Achievement recognizes an alumnus/alumna, age 35 or younger, who has notable achievements in his/her profession and contributions to DSU and society. 

Outstanding Alumni – Service to Alma Mater recognizes an alumnus/alumna who has demonstrated outstanding service and contributions to Dakota State University and student success. 

Outstanding Alumni – Educator recognizes an alumnus/alumna who has accomplished notable service and/or achievement in the field of education. 

Outstanding Alumni Professional Achievement recognizes an alumnus/alumna who has notable achievements in his/her profession. 

Outstanding Alumni Alumni Coach of the Year recognizes an alumnus/alumna who has directly influenced the success of athletic programs student athletes through coaching. 

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