According to University College Instructor Melissa Granum, it is important for instructors to be able to put themselves in their students’ shoes. Granum has no problem relating to her UC 209 Transition-Year Seminar students because she has experienced her fair share of transitions.
Keith Corbett ’76/M.Ed. ’87, dean of the University College at South Dakota State University, announced Thursday his plans to retire from the university at the conclusion of the spring semester.
Corbett has served in his current role since University College was formed in July 2011. He was the dean of SDSU’s College of General Studies before the creation of University College.
After 27 years in ministry and preaching to a 3,000-person congregation in Minneapolis, Teri Johnson decided it was time for a change.
“I loved the people and I loved the church, but I kept thinking there was something else out there calling me,” said Johnson, who was the pastor of the Hennepin Avenue United Methodist Church.
Rory Forest was not sure what to expect when he committed to an all-freshmen study abroad program to Ireland. What he gained far exceeded his expectations, providing insightful experiences that formed friendships before even stepping foot on the South Dakota State University campus.
“Honestly, I wasn’t sure right away, but I figured why not try something new and step outside my comfort zone. It was definitely an eye-opening experience,” said Forest, who is looking to major in exercise science.
Educate To Career Inc. has named South Dakota State University a 2017 Top 100 Best Value College. The designation applies to the first 100 colleges out of the nearly 1,200 colleges and universities ranked. South Dakota State is No. 65 in the 2017 rankings, climbing from No. 113 in 2016.
Figures released today by the South Dakota Board of Regents show 12,613 students are enrolled at South Dakota State University, an increase of 24 students over a year ago and 56 students during the past two years.
The total enrollment is also SDSU’s third-highest mark, trailing the 2010 record enrollment of 12,816 students.
Undergraduate student retention from freshman to sophomore year is 78.6, an increase of more than 2 percentage points from last year’s 76.1 percent.