THE MAGAZINE OF THE UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH DAKOTA ALUMNI ASSOCIATION
A Taste of Success
Basketball teams reflect on rewarding seasons
Students benefit from new
International Opportunity Fund
Legvold ’62 is leading
expert on Soviet Relations
THE SOUTH DAKOTAN MAGAZINE
Vol. 10 No. 1, Spring/Summer 2015
For alumni and friends of
the University of South Dakota
Kim Lee – Editor, Writer
Bryan Boettcher – Contributing Writer
Megan Card ’15 – Contributing Writer
Michelle Green ’04 – Contributing Writer
Betsy Rice – Contributing Writer
Timothy Schorn – Contributing Writer
Britni Waller ’14 – Contributing Writer
Terry Dyvig ’81 – Senior Graphic Designer
Andy Lemrick – Graphic Designer
James W. Abbott ’70, ’74 – University President
Kersten Johnson ’87 – Executive Director,
Tena Haraldson – Director of Marketing
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USD ALUMNI ASSOCIATION
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Staci (Kesling) Stern ’92, Chair, Chandler, Ariz.
Maren Colon ‘09, Vice Chair, Washington, D.C.
James Stapleton ’04, Treasurer, Omaha, Neb.
Kersten Johnson ’87, Secretary, Alcester, S.D.
Bradley Fowler ’81, Alumni Representative to
Athletic Board of Control, Elk Point, S.D.
Michelle Maloney ’92, Alumni Representative
to Athletic Board of Control, Vermillion, S.D.
Chase Andersen ’99, Minneapolis, Minn.
Kimberly (Feddersen) Burma ’88, Sioux Falls, S.D.
Thomas Froning ’73, Fargo, N.D.
Jenifer Hatle ’12, Littleton Colo.
Jafar Karim ’93, Rapid City, S.D.
Chelsey Krull ’06, Chicago, Ill.
Jennifer (Kluck) Olson ’92, Wentworth, S.D.
Cindi (Marek) Pochop ’87, Pierre, S.D.
Rory Triplett ’00, Iowa City, Iowa
Paul Van Buren ’60, Los Altos, Calif.
Charles Fullerton ’77, Ex Officio –
USDF Trustee representative, Huron, S.D.
Samantha Zoss, Ex Officio –
Student Representative, Vermillion, S.D.
Aaron Packard Photography
Archives and Special Collections, University Libraries
A Passion for Service
Three alumni embark on different
paths to Peace Corps service
ON THE COVER: While on her Peace Corps assignment in Kosovo, Anna Wonnenberg ’12 partakes in
the ancient tradition of face-painting for Kosovar brides on their wedding day. The circles symbolize
the cycles of life, and the lines connecting them are paths in your life. Displaying this art form as a
bride on her wedding day is for good luck and to celebrate the special day.