USD admissions director receives regional award Paula Tacke, director of admissions at The University of South Dakota, recently received the 2000 Dakota Association for College Admissions Counseling (ACAC) Award of Excellence.
"I have been in this profession for 27 years and in this profession I am challenged and continue to be challenged. This award makes it worth it," Tacke said.
Tacke was nominated for the award by Assistant Director of Admissions Stephanie Hoffman, president of Dakota ACAC. Dakota ACAC is a regional association of high school guidance counselors and postsecondary admissions counselors that covers both South Dakota and North Dakota.
"The impact Paula has had at USD since being here is immeasurable. She has definitely made a difference in the lives of thousands of students and always kept the best interest of the student in mind as she helped may achieve their dreams," Hoffman said.
"Paula is the most experienced admissions professional in the state and has always had a record in her profession of being the consummate professional and tireless worker," said David Lorenz, USD dean of students.
Tacke has been director of admissions at USD since September 1996. She has served as president for the State Counseling Association and president of the Dakota ACAC, as well as chairperson for the ACT State Council. She is also a member of the South Dakota College Personnel Association, South Dakota Counseling Association, American Association of Collegiate Registrar's and Admission Officers and the National Association for College Admission Counseling.
Before coming to USD, Tacke was associate director of admissions at Mount Marty College since 1981.