Six graduates of South Dakota State University representing five different decades and four states have been selected for the 2022 Class of Distinguished Alumni by the SDSU Alumni Association.
• Darrel Bjornson ’67, Goodyear, Arizona
• Linda Daugaard ’75, Dell Rapids
• Jean Hunhoff ’76, Yankton
• Kevin Moe ’88, Sioux Falls
• Robert Streeter ’63, Fort Collins, Colorado;
• Michael Torrence ’99/M.S. ’01, Cookeville, Tennessee.
They will be honored during activities on Hobo Day weekend Oct. 28-29.
Bjornson, a pharmacy graduate, was a career military pharmacist who was recognized nationally as a scholar in pharmacy practice research. He finished his career at Drake University where he was recognized for his student mentorship.
Daugaard earned a degree in physical education and gained a teaching certificate. She spent much of her career as a school librarian and distinguished herself as South Dakota’s first lady from 2011 to 2019.
Hunhoff, a nursing graduate, had a 33-year career at Sacred Heart Hospital in Yankton and Avera@Home. She served in a variety of patient care positions including hospital and nursing administration as well as being a leader in the home care/hospice field. She also has served in the state legislature since 2001 and is a former mayor of Yankton.
Moe earned degrees in computer science and mathematics. During
his 28-year career at IBM he was heavily involved in employee recruiting and also served on SDSU advisory boards. He continues in those roles in his present job with KBR, which is the primary contractor supporting EROS Data Center.
Streeter, a wildlife management major, had a 30-plus year career with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and Ducks Unlimited. He distinguished himself in wetlands conservation and also served four years on the Colorado Parks and Wildlife Commission.
Torrence, who came to State after serving in the military, played basketball for the Jackrabbits and earned degrees in English. He became a college faculty member, went into academic administration and in May 2018 became president of Motlow State Community College in Tennessee.