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For Our Alumni

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Whether you graduated five years ago or fifty years ago, the Ness School of Management and Economics looks a lot different today than you remember it. Thanks in large part to the Economics and Management Initiative, the school has recently experienced several important changes: 

  • Additional funding for student enrichment.
  • Augmented support for faculty research.
  • Revised and expanded academic programs.
  • Several new instructors.
  • Seeking accreditation from the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB).

While these developments have changed the face of the school, our core mission remains the same: building human capital through rigorous programs in economics, agricultural economics, business, agricultural business and entrepreneurial studies. We are excited for the opportunity to grow as a school and to improve our service to students, stakeholders and citizens of South Dakota.

As an alumnus, you are an important part of our past, our present and our future. We encourage you to stay connected with your fellow Jackrabbits and the Ness School of Management and Economics. If you are interested in reconnecting or connecting in new ways, we offer the following opportunities:

Our school has always prided itself on building an open and welcoming environment. Just as faculty doors are always open for our students, you should consider ours doors open for alumni. Feel free to contact us, and please remember to keep your alumni information up-to-date. We look forward to the school’s future and to keeping you informed of our progress.

Giving Back

If you would like to help us generate and prepare students for real-world opportunities, we would love to talk to you about all the ways that can happen.

Financial donations are always appreciated. They are extremely useful and important, and we have had generous support from alumni and friends of the school in this regard. Scholarships for undergraduate students, fellowships to support graduate students, funds to support our student clubs and more have been donated in the past and immediately put to good use. It is hard to imagine a time when we would ever have too much of any of these, so if you are interested in helping in this way please contact the SDSU Foundation.

If you know you want to help but are not sure how, we would love to talk to you about how you can make your unique contribution. Whatever that contribution is, know that the students, faculty and staff of the Ness School of Management and Economics appreciate it.

We also wish to thank our alumni for your generous contributions to the school and the university through the SDSU Foundation. Many of our students receive scholarships funded in whole or in part from alumni donations of all sizes. Your support is always appreciated.