Student Groups from DSU Recognized for Excellence

Academics, College of Business and Information Systems, Beacom College of Computer and Cyber Sciences, Admissions

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

Dakota State student groups receiving the special regents’ awards were:

Award for Academic Excellence – Phi Beta Lambda Business Club brings business and education interests together to create innovative leadership and career development programs. Members build skills in leadership, teamwork, networking, and project management. The club encourages participation in state and national PBL leadership conferences, where members participate in competitive events that put classroom lessons into practice.


BOR Executive Director Paul B. Beran, BOR Vice President John W. Bastian, Advisor Dan Talley, David Weidler, and DSU President José-Marie Griffiths

Community Service Award – The Alliance promotes a welcoming and inclusive environment for all students, faculty, staff, and community. Members are engaged in building a visible support and ally network on campus and throughout the local community. The group hosts weekly meetings and special events for students and the Madison community.

The Alliance

BOR Executive Director Paul B. Beran, Marissa Guillory, James Bigger, BOR Vice President John W. Bastian, and DSU President José-Marie Griffiths

Award for Organizational Leadership – CybHER is a network of support and resources for women who aspire to work in the technology industry. The focus is on outreach and local meetings. Last year, more than 2,000 students were impacted through the outreach events. Group meetings are dedicated to learning new technologies and brainstorming individual projects.


BOR Executive Director Paul Beran, Ashley Podhradsky, BOR Vice President John W. Bastian, Rayanne Liester, Alexis Kulm, Abigail Witt, Kanthi Narukonda, DSU President José-Marie Griffiths, and Pam Rowland