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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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Jill Nachtigal

Jill Nachtigal

Jill Nachtigal

Admissions Specialist




Hometown: Little Rock, IA

College: Northwest Iowa Community College, South Dakota State University

Major: Associate of Arts at Northwest Iowa Community College, Agricultural Leadership at South Dakota State University

Five interesting things about me:

  • I am the youngest sibling, I have one older brother
  • My favorite color is turquoise
  • I grew up on a family farm in Little Rock, IA
  • I have shown horses since I was 10 years old
  • My soon to be husband and I have 2 labs, Murdo and Zoey


Office Location: Heston Hall
Phone: 605-256-5142