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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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Todd Foster, George S. Mickelson Middle school principal, was recently awarded the South Dakota Principal of the Year Award.

Brookings middle school principal, SDSU alum given top SD award

Todd Foster’s decades-long career in education has taken him in different directions and led him on a path of service to his students, school and community. This year, the South Dakota State University alum’s dedicated journey is being honored at the state level. Foster, who serves as principal of George S. Mickelson Middle School in Brookings, was recently named the top principal in the state of South Dakota.
Staff of the Population Health Evaluation Center at South Dakota State University gather with South Dakota Department of Health representatives after the center was named the department's 2023 outstanding Partner in Health for the work the center does to support the department.

SDSU’s Population Health Evaluation Center honored as ‘Partner in Health’

The Population Health Evaluation Center at South Dakota State University has been recognized by the South Dakota Department of Health as its 2023 outstanding Partner in Health.

Avera gift to SDSU to expand health care education, workforce

In an effort to support health sciences and future workforce building, Avera has made a generous gift to the South Dakota State University Foundation of its property at 33rd Street and Minnesota Avenue, expanding SDSU’s presence in Sioux Falls and providing a permanent home for its Sioux Falls-based programs in nursing and pharmacy at the SDSU Metro Center.

SDSU's Strengthening the Heartland announces art contest winners

Strengthening the Heartland, a collaborative project from South Dakota State University Extension and North Dakota State University Extension, recently announced the winners of its second annual "Healthy Decision-Making" Art Contest.