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Honors Hall

Honors Hall

VanDusen and Barbara Berkland Fishback’s transformative leadership and generosity are affirmed with the naming of the Honors College at South Dakota State University.

Van, a third-generation family banker in Brookings, is past President and Chief Executive Office of Fishback Financial Corporation and First Bank & Trust. He was awarded SDSU’s Honorary Doctorate of Public Service in 2010 and he served on numerous committees and in various capacities for the University.

Barbara earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees from SDSU and was named a distinguished alumnae in 2004. She serves on the SDSU Foundation’s Council of Trustees and the Alumni Association’s Board of Directors with countless hours of service. Van and Barbara have been long-time benefactors of the University and supporters of higher education, the Brookings community, the arts and athletics. They have three sons. Thomas, Paul, and James.

Physical Address:

1426 Student Union Ln.
Brookings, SD 57007