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Harold W. McGraw, Jr. Prize in Education

Congratulations President Barry Dunn for being selected the Harold W. McGraw Jr. Prize in Higher Education. Dunn’s work to improve college access for Native Americans advances the principles of equity and inclusion and demonstrates the power of education to elevate human potential, two core principles of the McGraw Prize. Dunn created the Wokini Initiative to increase programming and support for students from South Dakota’s nine tribal nations.

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SDSU is featured in season four of The College Tour. The 30-minute episode, hosted by reality TV star Alex Boylan, showcases what life is like at SDState through the eyes of Jackrabbits.

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The Wintrode Student Success and Opportunity Center

The Opportunity Center embraces SDSU’s land-grant mission by supporting educational access for all students.

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American Indian Opportunities

SDSU seeks to create a welcoming and supportive campus environment for American Indian students through a variety of academic programs, scholarships, student services and initiatives.

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Reflections on the past

For over 45 years, Phil Baird, a 1997 South Dakota State University distinguished alum, has been working to improve educational outcomes for Native Americans.

SDSU Research finds bison territory expanded throughout North America  

Jeff Martin, Director of Research for the Center of Excellence for Bison Studies at the South Dakota State University West River Research and Extension Center in Rapid City, South Dakota, has recently published an article in the scientific journal Ecology hosted by the Ecological Society of Ameri...

“Q&A” with Moneik Stephens, program coordinator for SDSU West River  

Moneik Stephens is the program coordinator for South Dakota State University West River. She works with the Department of Continuing and Distance Education while also advising West River SDSU students attending online and at Black Hills State University – Rapid City.

Harold W. McGraw, Jr. Prize in Education Winners Announced

Dr. Cheryl Logan, Dr. Barry Dunn and Dr. Roy Pea selected for outstanding achievement in pre-K–12, higher education and learning science research. ...