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Sirek awarded prestigious pharmacy scholarship

South Dakota State University pharmacy student Abigail Sirek, of New Prague, Minnesota, has received a prestigious national scholarship through the Kappa Epsilon pharmacy fraternity. Sirek is one of five recipients of the $750 Zada M. Cooper Scholarship for 2020.

Meendering becomes fellow of American College of Sports Medicine

Associate professor Jessica Meendering of the Department of Health and Nutritional Sciences has been named a fellow of the American College of Sports Medicine.

Following teacher’s lead / PE students trace Tracy Nelson’s path

Hard to beat a good game of dodge ball or scooter races, especially if you know it’s putting you on your career pathway. Brookings High School graduates Carter Roach and Brooke Piearson weren’t actually thinking that when they were playing games as students at Hillcrest Elementary.

Nursing Schools Almanac ranks College of Nursing among nation’s best

South Dakota State University’s College of Nursing has been named to Nursing Schools Almanac’s list of top 100 nursing schools.

College Factual ranks College of Nursing as state's best

  Citing the quality of South Dakota State University’s College of Nursing faculty members as one of its factors, College Factual ranked the college as the state’s best for the second-straight year. The ranking can be found at

College of Nursing, CareSpan® announce agreement

South Dakota State University’s College of Nursing has announced an agreement to use the CareSpan USA Inc.’s Virtual Clinic to train its students.      This agreement extends a January 2016 agreement between the two parties. South Dakota State uses the CareSpan platform in its nursing classrooms in Brookings, Rapid City and Sioux Falls.

Clinicians, Head Start benefit from Early Childhood Mental Health Collaborative

More than 50 mental health clinicians and 14 Head Start teachers are increasing their ability to help young children experiencing social and emotional difficulties, thanks to training provided through the South Dakota Early Childhood Mental Health Collaborative. The project focuses on training professionals to work with and to identify children birth to 5 years of age with social/emotional, behav

Three nursing classes post perfect NCLEX pass rates

South Dakota State University’s College of Nursing had three classes post a perfect 100 percent in the National Council Licensure Examination. The college’s Brookings site spring 2019 graduates went 66 for 66 and 44 of those students passed in the minimum 75 questions. The standard class graduates at the Sioux Falls site went 31-31 while its accelerated cohort was 33-33.

New Dept. of Education grant supports rehabilitation counseling

Professor Alan Davis has secured a five-year, more than $930,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Education that will support graduate students pursuing SDSU's specialization in rehabilitation counseling.

Flavonoid metabolite helps fight colorectal cancer

Associate professor Jayarama Gunaje and his team in the Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences have discovered one of the mechanisms through which flavonoids prevent colorectal cancer.