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Plucker Receives National Scholarship for Women

March 29, 2016

Stephanie Plucker, a Dakota State University student from Parker, South Dakota, received the Scholarship for Women Studying Information Security (SWSIS). Plucker, a senior Network and Security Administration student, received the $5000 award to finish her bachelor’s degree and pursue a Master of Science in Information Assurance degree at DSU. Plucker is the first woman from Dakota State to receive the award, and the only woman from South Dakota.

“Stephanie is a great example of hard work and dedication. She has been a part of GenCyber, FemSTEM and classroom visits for girls. We are very proud of her,” added DSU College of Computing faculty, Ashley Podhradsky and Pam Rowland.

The mission of SWSIS is to increase the success and participation of women in computing research and education at all levels. SWSIS is sponsored by Computing Research Association Women, Applied Computer Security Associates and Hewlett Packard Enterprise.

More information on SWSIS can be found at