Dakota State University students walking around campus

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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Austen King

June 9, 2022

King joins DSU alumni on US Cyber Team

Dakota State University student Austen King joins two DSU alumni as a member of the U.S. Cyber Team traveling to Athens, Greece to compete in the first International Cybersecurity Challenge.

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Logan Stratton

June 9, 2022

Stratton to compete at international Cyber Games

Dakota State alumnus Logan Stratton is one of the 20 members of the U.S. Cyber Team traveling to Athens, Greece to compete in the first International Cybersecurity Challenge.

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Isabel Small

May 6, 2022

Student creates walker animation

Isabel Small created 2D animations of a robotic walker for Michael Bankowski, CEO and founder of Prosperous Home Health, a Sioux Falls-based organization.

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Mariel Klosterman will be the Spring 2022 student commencement speaker.

May 4, 2022

Klosterman named student speaker for DSU Commencement

Mariel Klosterman will be sharing this advice with her fellow graduates at the Dakota State University spring commencement ceremony on May 7, as the student speaker.

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Girl Scouts from the Madison community working on a STEM project.

April 14, 2022

CybHER donates to Dakota Horizons STEM Mobile

CybHER, announced that CybHER would be donating five Wonder Workshop Dash robots for the Girl Scout's new STEM Mobile. This is a new traveling resource that can provide Girl Scouts with hands-on STEM activities, to introduce girls to STEM areas such as robotics, engineering, or cybersecurity.

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Kati Larsen profile image

April 13, 2022

Larsen takes on leadership role in online advising group

Kati Larsen, an academic advisor with The Beacom College of Computer and Cyber Sciences, has been named to a leadership position in Distance Advising for Online Education with the professional organization NACADA: The Global Community for Academic Advising.

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The Beacom College of Computer and Cyber Sciences building on campus

March 23, 2022

Making Remote Research Work

Six graduate students – all in different physical locations ¬– are gaining essential research experience through a remote research project. Their work could lead to an improvement in the security of IOT devices.

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The Beacom College of Computer and Cyber Sciences building on campus

March 7, 2022

Fulfilling Research

Tanner Lange has received a Student Research Initiative grant to investigate ways to help law enforcement use OSINT in online child exploitation investigations. This research can help law enforcement, and lead to a fulfilling career.

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Katelyn Hoppe and Grant Svikulis love each other, sports, and DSU. Together they transferred to Dakota State and are majoring in exercise science.

February 14, 2022

Better together at DSU

When Katelyn Hoppe and Grant Svikulis first met at Williston State College in North Dakota, it was their love of sports that brought them together.

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Sascha Walker is learning marketable skills from his research project on fileless malware.

February 11, 2022

Developing New Skills

Sascha Walker is learning marketable skills from his research project on fileless malware. By learning about cyber offense, he can know about cyber defense, a bonus with potential employers.

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DSU Campus winter scene

January 20, 2022

Incredible Impact

DSU doctoral student Lisa McKee is fearless, working to create new cyber defense industry standards that could have a global impact.

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DSU student Tony Rizi demonstrates satellite contact during an outreach event at a school in Georgia.

January 17, 2022

Inspiring students through volunteer work

A DSU doctoral student’s volunteer work has inspired elementary students to learn about communications technology and resulted in an opportunity to speak with an astronaut on the International Space Station.

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Tarek Abdelmotaleb Ahmed is making the most of his DSU experience, from classes to research projects.

January 4, 2022

DSU education leads to research opportunities

Dakota State was an exact fit for Tarek Abdelmotaleb Ahmed, and he’s making the most of his education, taking classes in computer security, and participating in research opportunities to find ways to improve security.

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Shay-Huss

December 22, 2021

Creating her future

Shay Huss: Creating her future. An interest in psychology and computer science led Shay Huss to Dakota State University and the Cyber Leadership and Intelligence (CLI) degree program.

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Aleona Lund

December 15, 2021

Inspired Influencer

Aleona Lund uses her creativity and the lessons she’s learned at DSU to inspire others and work as a social media influencer.

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Nathan Ord enjoys being involved on campus.

December 10, 2021

Driven: in and out of the classroom

Student Senate President Nathan Ord encourages students to get involved with campus activities for fun and experience.

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Dan Crisler ’13 shows a recent byline in the Omaha World-Herald.

December 3, 2021

English grad is total-package journalist

DSU is not a traditional journalism school, but graduates of the English program have a diverse enough education to make excellent reporters, like Dan Crisler, business and education reporter with the Omaha World-Herald.

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 Dr. Tyler Flaagan, Assistant Professor of Computer and Cyber Sciences in The Beacom College of Computer and Cyber Sciences.

November 30, 2021

Tyler Flaagan donates to Toys for Tots

Tyler Flaagan’s interest in 3D printing will help warm children’s hearts for the holidays. He created 3D printed train engines to be part of the @ic3dprinters @toysfortots drive for 2021. The overall program goal is to create over 50,000 toys for children in need.

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Dr. Andrew Sathoff (left) is mentoring Jenni Giles through her alfalfa research.

November 29, 2021

Understanding alfalfa

Jenni Giles received her second Student Research Initiative (SRI) grant to continue research on Pythium, an alfalfa pathogen, in South Dakota soils.

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America-Phi Beta Lambda (FBLA-PBL) members

November 22, 2021

Making it Mobile

Gabe Simao will be working on converting the game 3 O’clock Horror (currently available for play on Steam) to a mobile game as part of his SRI grant.

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Trojan football players at the historic Boot Hill Bowl game

November 22, 2021

“The Big Play”

It's been 50 years since the historic Boot Hill Bowl game. Darwin Robinson’s 80-yard catch with a little over five minutes left at the Boot Hill Bowl game on Dec. 4, 1971 was a historic comeback 23-20 win over Northwestern Oklahoma State of Alva, OK.

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Jakob Kaiser (right) is researching hotel safes, with faculty mentor Andrew Kramer. This is one of eleven undergraduate Student Research Initiative grant projects funded this academic year.

November 18, 2021

Differentiating Research Skills

Undergraduate research provides unique and differentiating skills for students. Dakota State encourages this experience by offering Student Research Initiative grants. Jakob Kaiser, a junior Cyber Operations major, is researching hotel safes with his project.

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Dr. Andrew Sathoff advises his research students to make a little progress every day. That momentum builds into publishable work.

November 17, 2021

Students benefit from publication process

With daily progress researching Aphanomyces (or root rot) in alfalfa over two summers, Dakota State University students Jennifer Giles and Conner Tordsen have gathered enough data and information to submit an article to the journal “Plant Disease.”

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America-Phi Beta Lambda (FBLA-PBL) members

November 5, 2021

Dakota State hosts annual PBL fall leadership conference

Dakota State is hosting the second annual Future Business Leaders of America-Phi Beta Lambda (FBLA-PBL) State Leadership Conference.

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Josh Pauley, a business marketing student.

November 1, 2021

Applying classroom experience to an internship

Josh Pauley is utilizing classroom lessons at his marketing management internship at Ramsdell F&M.

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Marie Johnson is a True Trojan, whose goal is customer service.

October 25, 2021

“How may I help you?”

Marie Johnson is a True Trojan, quite literally. She was honored with a True Trojan Hexagon Award this fall, as the 2021 Career Service Association Outstanding Contributor.

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Dawn Bonham, a DSU education alumna, recommends students believe in themselves to take advantage of opportunities.

September 13, 2021

Believing in yourself makes all the difference

Dawn Bonham is starting a new role in her 30th year of teaching. She recommends people believe in themselves to take advantage of new opportunities.

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President Griffiths (right) introduces General Cyber to the Madison community at the August 17 Downtown in MadTown event.

August 26, 2021

Dakota State welcomes new mascot

Dakota State University Trojans have a new mascot, "General Cyber," or General Cy for short.

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Knowlton Excellence in Quality Award winners (l-to-r): Shawn Zwach, Kyle Korman, Andrew Kramer, and Tom Halverson. Not pictured is Chris Loutsch.

August 26, 2021

Help Night for Remote Learning earns Knowlton Award

A faculty and student team in The Beacom College of Computer and Cyber Sciences won the annual Knowlton Excellence in Quality Award for their creation of Help Night for Remote Learning.

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Completing the prescribed burn: Natalie assisted with completing a prescribed grass fire earlier this year.

August 11, 2021

Achieving a dream

Natalie Van Wyhe’s time attending DSU helped her achieve a lifelong goal of becoming a firefighter.

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Assistant Professor of Communications Studies Matthew Ingram

August 9, 2021

The learner’s journey

Assistant Professor of Communication Studies Matthew Ingram earned a certificate in Effective Practice Framework from the Association of College and University Educators.

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Alexis Kulm is a junior majoring in Cyber Operations.

August 4, 2021

GenCyber camp inspires enrollment at DSU

DSU’s GenCyber camp piqued Alexis Kulm’s interest in Science Technology Engineering and Math (STEM) so much so that she decided to attend Dakota State University and major in cyber operations.

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Mandy Parpart

July 29, 2021

Learning Leadership

Mandy Parpart strives to create opportunities for students to become better leaders, and encourage them to do more than they thought they could.

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Sammy Drummond

July 28, 2021

Student researcher leaves mark on DSU

Recent graduate Sammy Drummond has made an impact at DSU, particularly in undergraduate research.

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Vinny Campbell

July 23, 2021

Designing Career Options

Vinny Campbell has developed his creativity as a student at DSU and looks forward to sharing his art with the world.

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Corben Leo, senior computer science major at Dakota State University

July 15, 2021

Corben Leo secures second win

Corben Leo is using his experience and computer science education to be successful in bug bounties. He has won Hack the Army two years in a row.

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Jan Enright with the Library staff.

July 14, 2021

College library work is a ‘thrill’ for Enright

Whether she’s assisting students with information finding, or developing programming, Jan Brue Enright, director of the Karl E. Mundt Library, enjoys her career as a librarian.

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Pictured: BOR Executive Director Brian Maher, BOR President John Bastian, Students Kanthi Narukonda and Janessa Palmieri, and DSU President José-Marie Griffiths

June 24, 2021

Students Earn Regents’ Recognition

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

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Student tutor reviewing work with other students

June 23, 2021

BOR approves new AI degree for organizations

The newly-approved AI degree at DSU will focus on business and organization's needs with artificial intelligence. Graduates will be “AI-aware” as they prepare for a workplace impacted by AI.

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Evan Bolt

June 15, 2021

From the Farm to the World Stage

With Evan Bolt’s education in cyber, he has moved from the farm to the world stage, collecting data for the Johns Hopkins University Coronavirus Resource Center dashboard, the go-to source for COVID-19 numbers. “It’s nice to be able to say I’m helping in some small way.”

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George Blankley

June 2, 2021

A big story for Big George

Shirley Blankley is honoring her late husband George Blankley through a donation to the Trojans Unite campaign and the future naming of Blankley Field.

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Computer and gaming equipment

May 28, 2021

More than a game

There’s a lot more to designing games than just a love of playing them, a point impressed upon students by the new game design professors at DSU.

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Odin Bernstein

May 27, 2021

A Student of Excellence

Odin Bernstein has taken advantage of many of the opportunities at Dakota State, and is on track for a successful cyber security career.

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Breanne Butters

May 21, 2021

From Passion to Production

Breanne Butters' passion for drawing has led to her dream job at DreamWorks Animation. Read more on her journey to DreamWorks below!

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Danielle Stevens using laptop online to earn her degree

May 18, 2021

Online programming perfect fit for educational journey

Health Information Administration student from the College of Business and Information Systems Danielle Stevens appreciates the flexibility and cost-effectiveness of earning a degree online. Stevens works full-time and is raising three children as she earns her degree.

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Ashley Podhradsky statue in IF/Then Exhibit

May 17, 2021

Podhradsky statue in If/Then Exhibit

Our very own Ashley Podhradsky will be featured in the newest IF/THEN exhibit. More than 120 Ambassadors from 40 states will be featured as life-sized statues in one monumental exhibit aimed at raising awareness and inspiring young girls everywhere to consider pursuing careers in #STEM.

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Dakota State student photographer

May 17, 2021

Photo club snaps headshots

The staff of Madison Regional Health Systems received the 2021 Champions of Healthcare Award. MRHF collaborated with DSU's Photo Club to take headshots of MRHS employees for a photomontage project.

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Vanessa Polmateer

May 11, 2021

Distinctive Talent

Dakota State’s Native American Student Association (NASA) Club asked member Vanessa Polmateer to create an original artwork to highlight the issues of violence against Indigenous women.

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Wayne Pauli

May 10, 2021

An Adventure Worth Staying For

Dr. Wayne Pauli came to DSU for the education, but stayed for the adventure. Over 20 years later, he's held various titles, taught a plethora of classes, and strives to create effective relationships with his students.

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Cyberology Podcast

May 6, 2021

DSU launches Cyberology podcast

Dakota State University has launched a brand-new monthly podcast, Cyberology, about all things cyber and technology.

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Ally Bright is student teaching in Minnesota. She will graduate from DSU this month with a teaching degree.

May 6, 2021

Dream. Believe. Care

Ally Bright is the 2020-2021 Koepsell Family Scholarship recipient. She can empathize with the Koepsell family; her mother was diagnosed with cancer when she was 4 and passed away when she was in 8th grade.

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DSU student Spencer Sexton

May 4, 2021

Transformational Fellowship

DSU student Spencer Sexton is one of 15 students nationwide selected for the prestigious Foreign Affairs Information Technology (FAIT) Fellowship program.

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Marissa Fick

May 4, 2021

Fick finds home at DSU on campus and online

Marissa Fick, an online student majoring in business management, appreciates inclusiveness of campus for online students.

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internal-grants-advance-research

April 16, 2021

Trustworthy Artificial Intelligence

Trustworthy Artificial Intelligence is important to the future of our society. Cutting-edge programs and research opportunities help students become competitive in this field.

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Angela Behrends teaching an art class.

April 14, 2021

Cultivating Creativity

Assistant Professor of Art Angela Behrends uses her experience as an artist to show her students they have creativity, and everyone can make art.

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Laura Biagi graduated with a BSE in Elementary Education in 2011.

April 8, 2021

Biagi thankful for Elementary Education experience at DSU

After graduating with a BSE in Elementary Education in 2011, Laura Biagi embarked on her teaching career. Now, she teaches fourth grade at Chester Area School in Chester, SD.

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For Jessica Dawson, the MSET program has allowed her to earn a master's degree while teaching full-time.

March 18, 2021

Dawson follows dream to become an educational leader

Jessica Dawson knew the MSET program would be the next step in following her dream to become an educational leader. Now, she's achieving that dream while teaching fifth-grade math at the Madison Elementary School.

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Kalee Crandall has begun her PhDIS education journey at Dakota State, while working fulltime and raising a family.

March 9, 2021

Advance your career with PhDIS

A PhD in Information Systems can help you utilize data to drive your career. Online student Kalee Crandall is currently earning her PhD in IS to help impact the way technology is designed for non-technical fields like school counseling in the future.

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DSU Gala attendant bidding on auction item.

March 1, 2021

DSU Alum Tony Nour knows the impact of scholarships

South Dakota native and 2003 DSU alum Tony Nour was a recipient of multiple scholarships when he attended Dakota State University. He now gives back to provide opportunities for others.

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Tamara Deutz

February 18, 2021

DSU Alumna Promoted to Partner in Training for Hoffman & Brobst, PLLP

Tamara Deutz has always had a love for the accounting world. and since graduating from DSU in 2006, she's gained valuable experience in tax and audit areas. Now, she's now made Partner in Training at Hoffman & Brobst and will become a full equity partner of the practice in 2022.

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Mostafa Haque has a goal to advance his game design career to the next level.

February 4, 2021

Game Plan for Success

Mostafa Haque ’16 is using his Dakota State education to reach new goals in his computer game design career.

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Dr. Renae Spohn started out her career earning her associate degree in Health Information Technology at DSU, now she’s directing the entire HIM program.

January 29, 2021

Renae Spohn's DSU journey

Health Information Management veteran Dr. Renae Spohn earned her associate and bachelor degree from Dakota State in the ‘80s, now she is director of the HIM programs and coordinator of MSHIIM program.

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Slate board donated to Kennedy Hall.

January 11, 2021

Slate board comes home to Kennedy Hall

Teachers have influenced generations of students, using whatever technology was available to them. Today that is cyber; in the early days of DSU it was slate boards. A new “old school” display of a slate board from the original Kennedy Hall will show students what tools their predecessors used for teaching.

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Naomi Vonkeman is a graphic design student and Trojan Ambassador at DSU graduating in May 2022.

January 5, 2021

Campus comradery

Graphic design student Naomi Vonkeman loves that DSU’s size allows her to meet and befriend so many people.

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 Go Baby Go car

January 4, 2021

‘Go Baby Go’ car gives child gift of accessibility

DSU helped create magic for a child this December, through a partnership with DSU, CybHER, and LifeScape. Students adapted an electric car to fit the needs of the child, providing accessibility, usefulness, and fun.

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Josh Snook a business management and accounting major from Yate, Bristol, England.

December 14, 2020

International student enjoys family feel of DSU

International student Josh Snook enjoys the family feel of DSU. Snook recommends all students get involved in activities, adding that it completes the university experience.

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Dakota State University sign on campus.

December 4, 2020

DSU education prepares for life’s challenges

Change is inevitable, and a degree from Dakota State University can help deal with those challenges for a successful career. A perfect example is alumnus Daryl Reinicke, CEO of Westhills Village Living in Rapid City.

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Tavyn Hallan, a senior professional accountancy major, appreciates connections he’s made through his time at DSU.

November 30, 2020

Connecting through DSU

Tavyn Hallan, a senior professional accountancy major, appreciates connections he’s made through his time at DSU.

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Megan Zephier game design major and computer science minor at DSU.

November 20, 2020

Scholarships prove key to designing collegiate success

With a solid grip on the basics, Megan Zephier chose to embark on an education that would lead her towards her career goal. Now, she's a thriving game design major chasing her dreams.

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Lieutenant Colonel Heath Abraham

November 11, 2020

Two degrees. Three deployments. 23 years of service.

With 23 years of service and three deployments, Heath Abraham has a long history of military service. As a police officer for the City of Madison, SD, a Safety Resource officer for Dakota State University, and a soldier in the SD Army National Guard, he’s no stranger to serving his country or community.

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Martinson Ofori came to Dakota State University to make a lasting real-world impact.

November 6, 2020

Ofori finds research success at DSU

Originally from Kumasi, Ghana, Ofori Martinson has taken advantage of research tools and events available to students, including Dakota State’s yearly Research Symposium, where he won first place in 2019.

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Photo credit Matt Gade / Mitchell Republic.

October 29, 2020

Driven to Teach

Amanda Hargreaves is driven to teach, inspired by classroom learning and faculty at her alma mater Dakota State. She is the 2021 South Dakota Teacher of the Year.

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Kristen Dowling, a marketing major at DSU with her two girls.

October 23, 2020

Dedication and Determination

When Kristen Dowling got married and had two little girls, she knew being a stay-at-home Mom while pursuing her degree part time was the perfect choice for her and her family.

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Tom Jones photography collage

October 15, 2020

The Perfect Shot

A Kodak 110 camera in the hands of 8-year-old Tom Jones inspired a lifelong passion of photography for the Professor of Art.

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Jacia Christiansen

October 15, 2020

Exploring the world through DSU

Jacia Christiansen has always wanted to travel, so she was excited when her participation in track and the PBL Business Club enabled her to visit the Gulf Shores, Baltimore, Vancouver, Wash., and San Antonio.

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DSU Campus in the fall.

October 7, 2020

Athlete. Tutor. Volunteer. Student.

Student-athlete Marcus VandenBosch came to DSU for a football scholarship, and the caring community has made him appreciate Dakota State even more.

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Photo of  Austin Babcock who is attending graduate school and presenting at professional conferences.

September 29, 2020

Faculty mentor students to succeed

Faculty efforts to mentor students result in professional opportunities to attend and participate at cyber conferences like the 2020 Wild West Hackin’ Fest (WWHF).

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Annabelle Klosterman

September 23, 2020

Cyber Jump Start

Annabelle Klosterman’s early start in cyber has helped her earn significant scholarship recognition.

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International student Christina Mulu thrives in and out of the classroom at Dakota State.

September 18, 2020

DSU Full of Opportunities and Experience

Christina Mulu, an international student from Ethiopia, chose to attend DSU after being inspired by DSU's; emphasis on IT related majors, small size that allows for high engagement on campus, and affordability.

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Data visualization example

September 15, 2020

Understanding Messy Data

Large amounts of data – referred to as messy data – can be hard to understand, but they also present opportunities to learn and make decisions. Students in our Master of Science In Analytics program learn to present this information in helpful data visualizations.

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Jonathan Horn DSU technology student

September 4, 2020

Family knows best

Jonathan Horn has always been interested in computers and technology. After his parents and grandma became aware of some of the program offerings at Dakota State they encouraged him to take a look.

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Bridget Thill, Elementary Education (BSE), '22.

August 13, 2020

Learner for Life

Bridget Thill always dreamed of being a teacher. She wants to be a teacher to help kids fall in love with learning and teach them how to be confident in their abilities.

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Arica Kulm ’18 MS Cyber Defense ’20 PhD Cyber Defense

August 4, 2020

Cyber defense is a career, not just a job

Arica Kulm was looking for a career, not just a job. After finishing her master’s degree in Cyber Defense, she decided to continue on as one of the first students in the PhD in Cyber Defense program. This gives her the knowledge base for a meaningful, interesting career in a field that is in great demand worldwide.

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Jeramie Sopko

July 23, 2020

Sopko Thrives with Flexibility of Online Degree

Sopko chose to attend DSU based on the school’s reputation in the technology world. “It’s a small enough school for the personal touch in education, but large enough to leverage the cutting-edge technology towards their students’ education.”

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Sammy Drummond

July 23, 2020

Rocketing into research

Sammy Drummond came to the U.S. from Australia so that he could play baseball while continuing his academic studies. This led him to Dakota State University where he is a senior physical science major.

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Two alumni – Brandi and Andrew Fiegen, credit their education and MSET degrees with their success teaching at an international school in Thailand.

July 10, 2020

Alums prepared for changing teaching environments

The Master of Science in Educational Technology (MSET) program prepares students for technology-enriched classrooms anywhere in the world, under any circumstances. Two alumni – Brandi and Andrew Fiegen, credit their education and MSET degrees with their success teaching at an international school in Thailand.

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daisies

July 1, 2020

Victoria Sopko joins DSU alumni board

Victoria Sopko, 2017 elementary education DSU graduate, has joined the Alumni Board. Sopko was inspired to join the board through her own experiences attending alumni events.

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Hands on a laptop keyboard with overlapping security icons within hexagons

June 29, 2020

Protecting personal data

Dustin Steinhagen, PhD student in Cyber Defense, has a passion for defending humans from social engineering. His goal is to fight the societal vulnerability of living in a world where it is so easy to hack a person's mind.

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Mary Francis standing in front of the Karl Mundt Library

June 26, 2020

Reporting on Research

Mary Francis and the staff at the Karl Mundt Library can help you find and evaluate good resources.

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Cody Welu

June 18, 2020

From student to alum to faculty

By the time Cody Welu was in high school, he knew he wanted to do something with computers. An undergraduate, master’s, and Ph.D. later, and Welu is working as an assistant professor in The Beacom College of Computer & Cyber Sciences.

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June 1, 2020

Molly Kuxhaus

Molly Kuxhaus wants to the be the reason children go from hating school to looking forward to it. Through the online education program, Molly Kuxhaus reached her goal of becoming a teacher.

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Hunter Baer

May 20, 2020

DSU freshman to attend West Point

Hunter Baer, a freshman computer science major from Garrison, North Dakota, was recently accepted to West Point United States Military Academy.

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Omar El-Gayor

May 14, 2020

Omar El-Gayar

Dr. Omar El-Gayar, Professor of Computer Information Systems has noted how responsive faculty have been to student needs through innovative curricula, flexible delivery, online courses, and expanded scholarship programs.

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Mary Simmons '23, Cyber Operations (BS)

April 26, 2020

Mary Simmons

When Mary Simmons chose to study cyber, she started researching different cyber schools. Dakota State came up as one of the top in the nation. The programs at DSU are innovative and cutting-edge.

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Phusada with camera

April 15, 2020

Sheehan selected as student employee of the year for S.D.

Phusuda Sheehan, a digital arts and design major, was named South Dakota student Employee of the Year through the Midwest Association of Student Employment Administrators (MASEA).

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Girl with gardening gloves and hat working outside a greenhouse

April 14, 2020

Shannon Bezonia

Online student Shannon Oyler Bezonia recently graduated in December 2019 with a Bachelor of Business Administration in management.

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Zach Wilson

April 8, 2020

DSU alum and instructor shares experience

Zach Wilson graduated from Dakota State’s respiratory care program in 2015. Now he’s an instructor for the program, along with working for Sanford Health in their respiratory care department and as a flight team member.

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Jacob Garza

March 26, 2020

Jacob Garza

Jacob Garza set out on his college journey with one thing in mind – find a computer science program that was amongst the top in the nation, to compliment his passion for the rapidly growing field.

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Lindsey Vogl

March 19, 2020

Opportunities Everywhere

Lindsey Vogl chose DSU's professional accounting degree as her major has reinforced the lesson that “you can find opportunities everywhere” and she’s ready to take that lesson out into the world.

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Mason Wieman

March 16, 2020

Mason Wieman

No other campuses have a Digital Arts and Design program like DSU’s. The major offers four specializations, so Mason Wieman choose to study digital sound design, and “I’m loving it so far.”

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Carl Petersen

February 24, 2020

Carl Petersen

Coming home will be the best thing a Dakota State University education can provide for Carl Petersen. The DSU senior intends to develop a game design studio on the South Dakota reservation where he grew up.

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Alexis VanderWilt

February 10, 2020

Alexis VanderWilt

Alexis VanderWilt is a junior at Dakota State, double majoring in computer science and math for information systems, with a minor in Spanish.

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Kayla Mentele

January 1, 2020

Kayla Mentele

Homey environment. Great education. Financial value. These are some of the reasons Kayla Mentele chose to attend Dakota State University, not far from her home in Salem, S.D.

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Andrew Kramer

December 19, 2019

Andrew Kramer

Andrew Kramer says transfer students should “use your time wisely…to be active and make new friends.” The two-time DSU alum has stayed on in Madison to teach in The Beacom College of Computer and Cyber Sciences.

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Tom Farrell

December 3, 2019

Tom Farrell

Tom Farrell has always been willing to try new opportunities, a characteristic which has led him to a 49-year career teaching at Dakota State.

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