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Daniel Morrow DSU commencement speaker

December 7, 2015

Dakota State University’s 2015 fall commencement is Saturday, Dec. 12, 10:30 a.m. at the DSU Fieldhouse in Madison, S.D. Dakota State will award three doctorate, 62 master’s, 95 baccalaureate and 13 associate degrees. Carissa Lewis and Haley Asimakopoulos will serve as student marshals, and Dr. Lynette Molstad Gorder, College of Business & Information Systems, is mace bearer.

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This year’s commencement speaker is Daniel Morrow, a founder of the Jamestown Exploration Company. Morrow leads groundbreaking initiatives that address a connection of academic, corporate and federal needs, and is well known and highly regarded as both an academic and corporate leader.

Mr. Morrow’s professional experience includes The Washington Post where he was Manager of Market Research Applications; Whitney Communications Corporation, for which he served as Publisher of a newspaper group; and The Village Companies, where he was Vice President for the Communications Company.

Morrow’s academic credentials include degrees from the University of Virginia. His postgraduate work was done at the University of North Carolina, and the West German Institute for European History where his studies focused on Black Troops in the Weimar Republic and Post WWI Germany.

As Executive Director of the Computerworld Honors Program since its inception in 1989, Morrow leads and coordinates activities between the Program’s Academic Council, its Archival Institutions around the world and the 100 Information Technology Leaders who serve on its Chairmen’s Committee. The Honors Program was established to address the needs of the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of American History and those of International Data Group, the world’s leading source of information about information technology. Its 18-year mission is to capture a real-time record of the information technology revolution.

The ceremony will also be archived on the official DSU YouTube channel or at http://video.dsu.edu/links3/default.aspx?i=videos&s=graduation&c=fall15