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Winter 2014/15

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THE MAGAZINE OF THE UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH DAKOTA ALUMNI ASSOCIATION

DEPARTMENTS

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Around Campus

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Features

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Foundation

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Athletics

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Yote Notes

ATHLETICS

Montileaux Teams

with Nike

USD senior engages Native youth

Tale of Two

Campaign Managers

2010 grads help guide South Dakota

governor’s race

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FEATURES

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A New Approach

USD taking the lead in

teacher education

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THE SOUTH DAKOTAN MAGAZINE

Vol. 9 No. 2, Winter 2014/15

For alumni and friends of

the University of South Dakota

EDITORIAL STAFF

Kim Lee – Editor, Writer

Julie Ellingson – Assistant Editor

Bryan Boettcher – Contributing Writer

Megan Card – Contributing Writer

Peter Carrels – Contributing Writer

Phil Carter – Contributing Writer

Michelle Green ’04 – Contributing Writer

Betsy Rice – Contributing Writer

Britni Waller – Contributing Writer

Terry Dyvig ’81 – Graphic Design

ADMINISTRATION

James W. Abbott ’70, ’74 – University President

Kersten Johnson ’87 – Executive Director,

Alumni Association

Tena Haraldson – Director of Marketing

The South Dakotan

magazine is published by

the University of South Dakota Alumni Association

in cooperation with the University of South Dakota.

Requests for permission to reprint materials and

readers’ comments are welcome.

Send mail to:

Editor

USD Alumni Association

414 E. Clark Street

Vermillion, SD 57069

Phone: 605-677-6734

Fax: 605-677-6717

alumni@usdalumni.org www.usdalumni.com

Views expressed in

The South Dakotan

magazine

do not necessarily reflect the official position of

the University of South Dakota or the University

of South Dakota Alumni Association.

Copyright 2014

USD Alumni Association

Board of Directors

Staci (Kesling) Stern ’92, Chair, Chandler, Ariz.

Maren Colon ’09, Vice Chair, Washington, D.C.

James Stapleton ’04, ’08, Treasurer, Omaha, Neb.

Paul Van Buren ’60, Los Altos, Calif.

Kersten Johnson ’87, Alcester, S.D.

Chase Andersen ’99, Minneapolis, Minn.

Tom Froning ’73, Fargo, N.D.

Bush Fullerton ’77, USD Foundation Trustee Designee,

Huron, S.D.

Jenifer Hatle ’12, Morrison, Colo.

Jafar Karim ’93, Rapid City, S.D.

Chelsey Krull ’06, Chicago, Ill.

Cindi (Marek) Pochup ’87, ’91, Pierre, S.D.

Tyler Tordsen, Student Designee, Rapid City, S.D.

Michelle Maloney ’09, Vermillion, S.D.

Kim Feddersen Burma ’88, Sioux Falls S.D.

Rory Triplett ’00, Iowa City, Iowa

Jennie (Kluck) Olson ’92, Wentworth, S.D.

Athletic Board of Control Delegate

Brad Fowler ’81, Elk Point, S.D.

Photography:

Aaron Packard Photography

Eric Dalseide

Archives and Special Collections, University Libraries

Greg Latza

COVER STORY

A Sunny Epiphany

Gramm revolutionizes portable energy industry

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