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Regents honor Dakota State student groups

June 28, 2018

The South Dakota Board of Regents recognized student organizations from Dakota State University for their outstanding academic, community, and organizational work.

DSU student groups receiving awards were:

Award for Academic Excellence – The Phi Beta Lambda Business Club promotes career preparation, leadership development, and academic excellence. Members build their advanced business skills, develop a professional resume, network with business leaders, and enjoy the benefits of organizational travel. Competitive events are staged at both the state and national level, which include objective tests, presentations, reports, and role-play scenarios. The group also raked leaves as a community service project, participated in the homecoming parade, and conducted a Sweetheart Raffle fundraiser.

Award for Academic Excellence - Phi Beta Lambda Business Club 

System Vice President of Academic Affairs Paul Turman, Board of Regents President Kevin Schieffer, DSU Director of Student Activities Mandy Parpart, and DSU President José-Marie Griffiths


Community Service Award – CybHER provides a network of support and resources to encourage women who aspire to work in the technology industry. Membership includes females interested in the fields of computer science, cyber operations, network security, and other technology-centric degrees. Outreach events were conducted in Sioux Falls and at schools in Flandreau, Dell Rapids, and Madison. Meetings also include time for personal development, grant and scholarship writing, exploring career paths, and research.

Community Service Award – CybHER

System Vice President of Academic Affairs Paul Turman, Board of Regents President Kevin Schieffer, DSU Assistant Professor of Computer Science/Cyber Security Pam Rowland, Kelley Criddle, and DSU President José-Marie Griffiths


Award for Organizational Leadership – The Computer Club encourages increased knowledge of the science, design, construction, and application of modern computing machinery, while providing DSU students with a means of communicating their shared interest in computing. The club engages in many campus and community events, including project demonstrations for middle and high school students, hosting mock events to prepare students for cyber defense competitions, and providing 3-D printing services to faculty and students.

Award for Organizational Leadership – The Computer Club

System Vice President of Academic Affairs Paul Turman, Board of Regents President Kevin Schieffer, Nathan Harmer, and DSU President José-Marie Griffiths