And the Wind Whispered by Dan Jorgensen '71 Imagine Agatha Christie writes a murder mystery, using a cast of characters as vast as any by J.R.R. Tolkien, and places it in the land of Louis L’Amour. This is the scope of And the Wind Whispered, the tale of three teenaged budding reporters who stumble onto a murder, which is only the beginning of the mystery. With visits from a virtual who’s who of the wild west, the boom town of Hot Springs, South Dakota will not soon for get 1894. Platte-Geddes' Cutler hits 400 career wins It's not winning that means the most to Frank Cutler '83, but rather the relationships he builds along the way. On Saturday, Cutler earned his 400th career victory as head coach for the Platte-Geddes boys basketball program after his team defeated Miller. Aksarben Foundation announces new staff The AKSARBEN Foundation is proud to announce Gretchen Kirchmann '96 as Director of Sponsorship & Public Relations. In the past two decades Kirchmann has built a strong network of industry contacts and corporate relationships across the United States. She holds a Bachelor's of Science from South Dakota State University in communications. Schilder family named 2015 Family of the Year The South Dakota State University Alumni Association and Staters for State, the student alumni organization, have selected the William and Joyce Schilder family as the 2015 SDSU Family of the Year. The Schilder family will be honored at halftime at the Feb. 21 SDSU women’s basketball game. While neither William nor Joyce graduated from college, the Schilder family has produced 24 graduates and two current students. AMPI names new leadership Leaders of Associated Milk Producers Inc. (AMPI) have chosen to take a team approach to fill the company’s top management spot. The AMPI Board of Directors today announced it has appointed longtime employees Donn DeVelder and Sheryl Meshke '88 as co-presidents and CEOs. Graduate receives Becky Nelson Fellowship Deborah Letcher '13, the academic affairs enterprise executive director for clinical and team development at Sanford Health, has been named the inaugural recipient of the Becky Nelson Fellowship at Sanford. Finding Paradise in South Dakota: Gundogs, Pheasants, Prairie Grouse and More A book titled Finding Paradise in South Dakota: Gundogs, Pheasants, Prairie Grouse and More was recently authored by Lester D. Flake, Distinguished Professor Emeritus, South Dakota State University. Les taught, advised, and conducted research in what was then the Department of Wildlife and Fisheries Sciences from September 1972 until retirement in August 2003. Alumni Green A two-block area in the shadow of the Campanile along Medary Avenue’s west side has been identified for redevelopment in a project of the SDSU Foundation and the Alumni Association. Illinois couple creates nursing scholar award Gene '57 and JoAnn '59 (Olson) Goodale of Pekin, Illinois, created the $4,000 scholarship for a student in their last year of study working toward a bachelor of science in nursing, a master of science in nursing, a doctor of nursing practice, or a doctor of philosophy degree in nursing. The Goodale Scholar was awarded for the first time at the College of Nursing Scholarship Banquet in September. State graduate selected for prestigious hepatology fellowship South Dakota State graduate Rebekka Klemme '03/MS '10, CNP, in conjunction with Avera Medical Group Liver Disease Sioux Falls, has been selected for an NP/PA Clinical Hepatology Fellowship with the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases. AACN honors Olson '64 with Armiger Award Roberta K. Olson '64, dean and professor emerita for South Dakota State University's College of Nursing, received the Sr. Bernadette Armiger Award from the American Association of Colleges of Nursing.
Photographer Horsted '87 speaking at State Photographer Paul Horsted '87 didn’t take any surveying classes while pursuing his psychology degree at State, but during the course of his unique career he has learned much about topography, map reading and global positioning systems. Honner '94/MS '96 receives water works award
The South Dakota American Water Works Association (SDAWWA) selected Joe Honner '94/MS '96, P.E. and project manager at Bartlett & West, as the recipient of their George Warren Fuller award. This honor is given to SDAWWA members for exceptional and extraordinary service to the water supply field.
SDSU Pharmacy to honor '65 graduate Schnell Craig Schnell’s resume as a pharmacy educator and researcher skips 27 years and it’s that gap for which the professor is being honored by the South Dakota State University College of Pharmacy. Mischell looks to combine medicine and love for the outdoors [July 22, 2014] If one would turn an ankle or suffer a worse injury at one of the national parks in the next decade, one might be treated by a recent South Dakota State graduate. That's because Laura Mischell is thinking of combining her love of the outdoors and medicine. Online programs provide opportunities for students working full time [July 9, 2014] South Dakota State University alumna Robyn Jensen didn’t let life get in the way of pursuing her master’s degree. Despite working full-time, raising a child, moving three times and supporting her family financially while her husband was a full-time chiropractic student, Jensen managed to complete her degree in family financial planning at SDSU. State graduate named to inspiring professor list For as long as she can remember, Michel M. Haigh '99 has had a drive to do something better. Whether it's becoming a better teacher, a better researcher or a better person, Haigh said she tries to improve every day. Alumnus returns to SDSU for REMAST event South Dakota State University’s Rural Enhancement of Math and Science Teachers conference aims to help educators teaching these content areas in rural or underserved areas to network and share ideas, but rural and underserved areas extend beyond the Midwest. SDSU alumnus Ryan Schochenmaier, ’10, will return from his position as a math teacher in Corpus Christi, Texas, to lend fresh perspective to the conference discussions. Graduate honored with Nightingale Award A strong drive to succeed has been part of Amanda Nenaber for as long as she can remember.
That drive helped Nenaber when she transferred from Minnesota State University Moorhead to South Dakota State. Armed with a desire to go into nursing and still finish college four years after graduating from Huron High School in 2002, Nenaber took summer school classes and was able to graduate from State in 2006.
Fouberg named next SDSU Alumni Association CEO
Andrea “Andi” Fouberg, a former South Dakota State University student body president, has been named president and chief executive officer of the SDSU Alumni Association. The appointment becomes effective July 7, 2014.
Perman family wins 2014 Leopold Conservation Award The Rock Hills Ranch of Lowry, which is owned and operated by Lyle Perman '77 and his family, was named the recipient of the 2014 Leopold Conservation Award by the Sand County Foundation, the South Dakota Cattlemen's Association and the South Dakota Grassland Coalition. Friends remember President Berg Sherwood O. "Woody" Berg served with excellence in all of those posts at South Dakota State University. The man who took on some tough assignments in tough and turbulent times during war and peace died peacefully on Sunday at the United Living Community in Brookings. He was 94 years old.