University students awarded Farber Center scholarships

University students awarded Farber Center scholarships Five University of South Dakota students have received 1999-2000 scholarships from The University of South Dakota's William O. Farber Center for Civic Leadership.

These students, who have exhibited outstanding leadership skills, include Jill Ireland, the daughter of Larry and Sandy Ireland of Brookings; David Jerke, the son of Larry and Day Jerke of Mitchell; Joy Freed, the daughter of Dan and Sheila Freed of Piedmont; Dan Chatham, the son of Jeff and Brenda Chatham of Sioux City, IA and Kelly Thompson, the daughter of Tommy and Marie Thompson of LeMars, IA. Ireland and Jerke are freshman political science majors while Freed is a freshman English major and Chatham is a pre-law major. Thompson is a junior political science major. All five students will seek a minor in leadership.

The W. O. Farber Center for Civic Leadership is dedicated to preparing students and helping communities to face difficult public problems. This is accomplished in a shared manner that is consistent with constitutional values by sponsoring the highest possible quality civic leadership academic, enrichment, and community outreach programs.

The center's curriculum focuses on knowledge, skills and attitudes critical in helping communities identify, address and resolve public problems in a shared manner consistent with constitutional values.

The W. O. Farber Center for Civic Leadership was established in 1997 by the South Dakota Board of Regents as a Center of Excellence and was founded on the belief that there is leadership within every person.

For more information, contact the W. O. Farber Center for Civic Leadership, (605) 677-5702.

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