Area students graduate from USD Dr. Joseph Michael McFadden, former president of The University of South Dakota and current professor of history and president emeritus at the University of St. Thomas in Houston, TX, gave the keynote address for the 75th annual summer commencement on July 29.
Approximately 303 students were candidates for degrees conferred by USD President James W. Abbott and Regent Terry Baloun.
Area graduates include:
Meckling � Jackie Mount, MBA, business administration.
Vermillion � Cathy Larsen, MS, technology for education and training; Christina Elizabeth Heaton, BA, anthropology, Spanish; Christopher J. Hoover, MA, political science; Deana D. Fuller, MBA, business administration; Debora K. McNary, MA, special education; Elizabeth A. Simmons, MS, technology for education and training; Garrett J. Bruening, MBA, business administration; Greg S. Rustand, MBA, business administration; Kara A. Barkmeier, MA, communication disorders; Kathy A. Hayes, MS, administrative studies; Kevin J. Kennedy, BA, contemporary media and journalism; Kris Meredith, MS, physical therapy; Mark A. Iverson, MA, educational administration; Mark B. Dick, MS, physical therapy; Nancy J. Kills Small, MA, psychology; Nikolai P. Breitkopf, MS, physical therapy; Ryan L. Schuknecht, MM, music education; Stephanie J. McDonald, MPA, accounting.
Wakonda � Mandy Petersen, MBA, business administration.