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COVID-19 Updates: Stay Informed

Ness School + COVID 19 events update

The Celebration of Excellence Banquet on April 21st is canceled.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the SD Board of Regents transitioned all spring semester classes online for the duration of the semester and canceled all campus and visitor events through May 15, 2020. The Ness School students were preparing for a busy second half of the semester with the Quinnipiac student-managed investment fund competition in New York, the National Agri-Marketing Association (NAMA) competition in San Diego, and the Human Resources Case Study Competition in Grand Forks, ND. They were also busy preparing for our Celebration of Excellence Banquet on April 21st which highlights academic excellence and extra-curricular activities and competitions that hone their skills and leadership.

This event also provided the opportunity for the Ness School to celebrate the recipients of scholarships and to honor the donors whose selflessness and generosity supports the further education of young adults to achieve their career dreams. We are grateful to the individuals and to our industry partners who give their time and experience in the classroom and as sounding boards in preparation for competitions, serving as judges for competitions, and engaging with student organizations. Our donors and partners are invaluable in our quest to prepare each student to the best of their ability, to meet the needs of society, and to be resilient individuals.

The SDSU Ness School of Management and Economics faculty and staff continue to build excellence in their spring programs through the continuation of 76 classes online and their support of student learning, outreach and extension support to our stakeholders, and continued research that does not require face-to-face interaction.

While the Celebration of Excellence Banquet has been canceled, we hope that this May’s postponed Commencement will be held, in some form, at a later date. In conjunction with a rescheduled Commencement, or when campus reopens for students, we will hold a reception for our graduating seniors and graduate students to celebrate their accomplishments.

May you, your family, and your colleagues stay healthy and resilient,


Eluned Jones

Professor and Director

Ness School of Management and Economics