Daschle congratulates USD doctoral student Sen. Tom Daschle congratulated Hartford native Wayne Korzan on being invited to attend the prestigious International Achievement Summit on May 8. The two met in Daschle's U.S. Capitol office.
"It was a real pleasure to meet with Wayne and congratulate him on this well-deserved honor," Daschle said.
Each year, the Academy of Achievement, an organization whose membership includes former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani, Bob Dylan, Archbishop Desmond Tutu, Nobel Peace Prize Winner Shimon Peres, and Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, invites 200 of the brightest graduate students from 40 countries to spend several days socializing with its members, inductees and other men and women of exceptional accomplishment.
Daschle was inducted into the Academy of Achievement this month in honor of his dedicated commitment to public service. Former Majority Leader George Mitchell presented Daschle with the honor at an awards banquet in Washington, DC.
The students selected to attend the International Achievement Summit are chosen from among the most distinguished young scholars and student leaders in the world. During the four-day summit, the students have a chance to meet and discuss issues with eminent achievers from the sciences, business, sports, literature, entertainment, the military, the arts, and public service.
"The Academy of Achievement is founded on the belief that men and women like Wayne are the key to international peace and prosperity," Daschle said. "I know that Wayne will go on to even greater things and I am proud to say that he is from South Dakota."
Korzan, a fifth-generation South Dakotan, is currently a doctoral student at The University of South Dakota, where he is studying the physiological effect of stress and aggression on the brain. His research is funded by the National Institutes of Health and has been published in numerous scientific journals.