Alumni Success
2013-14 Jennica Berry – Sports Management major
Professional Services Recruiter at Aerotek in Sioux Falls
Sterling Dockweiler – History Education major
High School History teacher at Dakota Christian in Platte, SD
Derrick Dunn – Sports Management major
Employed as a teller at BankWest
Christen Hildebrandt – History Education major
Middle School Social Studies and English teacher at Tripp/Delmont, SD
Amee Patel – Human Services major
Attending University of South Dakota pursuing a Masters in Speech Pathology
Debra Teger – Biology Education major
High School Science teacher at South Central Bonesteel, SD
Amanda Burton – Pre Law/Criminal Justice double major
Attending Drake University Law School
Breanna Clark – Business Administration/Leadership & Public Service double major
Employed as an Admissions Counselor at Dakota Wesleyan University
Amanda Dixon – Psychology/History major
Planning to attend graduate school in social work and history
Micaela Erickson – Business Administration major
Attending Dakota Wesleyan University pursuing an MBA
Sarah Garcia – Biology major
Planning to enroll in a PhD program at USD in 2015
Kyle Hoisington – Wildlife Management major, Chemistry minor
Employed with the South Dakota Game Fish and Park
Ian Lackey – Athletic Training major
Employed as a Graduate Assistant Athletic Trainer at University of South Dakota Athletics
Pursuing a Master in Kinesiology and Sport Science Degree at USD
Tina Lein – Elementary Education/Special Education major
Kindergarten teacher at Crow Creek School, SD
Paige Mehling – Athletic Training major
Attending Creighton University pursuing a Doctorate of Occupational Therapy
Nick Hutcheson – Elementary Education major
Pursing Master’s Degree at Dakota Wesleyan University
Alexis Moore – Communications major
Employed at Abbot House as a Treatment Coordinator Supervisor
Elizabeth Morrison – Music major
K-12 Choir teacher at Bridgewater/Emery, SD
Nancy Mutziger – Accounting major
Employed at the Reader’s Den
Taylor Piper – Athletic Training major
Employed as a Graduate Assistant at University of South Dakota Wesleyan University
Pursuing a Master in Kinesiology Degree at USD
Vicky Schaefer-Hirsch – Behavioral Science major
Addiction Counselor at Stepping Stones
Jedd Schlicht – Biology/Pre Pharmacy major
Pharmacy Internship
Kayla Summerville – Human Services/Criminal Justice double major
Employed as a Family Services Specialist with the Department of Social Services
Kendra Thomas – Human Services major
Employed as a Dispatcher/Communication Specialist with the Mitchell Police Department
Talia Peters Wince – Elementary Education major
2nd Grade teacher in Wagner, SD
Shekela Quarles – Human Services major
Head Start teacher for Illinois Department of Human Services

2012-13 Steven Batista – Behavioral Sciences and Communication majors
Attending La Verne University in California for MA in Social Work
Denet Christopher – Accounting major
Attending University of Sioux Falls for MBA
Clayton Euedell – Human Services major
Employed at Abbott House
Amy Honomichl – Elementary Education major
Begindergarten Teacher, Mitchell School District
Elizabeth Lamb – Accounting and Criminal Justice majors
Attending University of South Dakota for Master of Professional Accountancy
Kasha Roberts – Sports Management and Sport, Exercise and Wellness majors
Attend Dakota Wesleyan University for MBA
Brittaney Schroeder – Human Services major
Chemical Dependency Counselor at Stepping Stones
Ashley Wagner – Elementary Education major
Para Educator for Hanson County School District
Stephanie Wescoup – Psychology major
Employed at Austin State Hospital and preparing for entrance into Ph. D. program in Neuroscience at University of Texas, Austin

Mario Palencia – History and Public Service and Leadership majors (Cum Laude)
Attending Law School at the University of Wyoming
Dillon Ostby – Elementary Education major
2nd Grade Teacher at Hankinson (ND) School District
Eric Beeler – Sports Management major (Cum Laude)
Attending USD to get MBA
Kayla Pahl – Behavioral Science major
Teaching Counselor at Abbott House
Nicole Anderson – Communication/Theater: Theatre Emphasis and Religion/Philosophy majors (Cum Laude)
Attending Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary for Masters of Divinity
Marco Mora II – Human Services major
Teaching Counselor at Abbott House
Jessica Dooley – Psychology and Human Services majors
Volunteer at Mitchell Safehouse
Christen (Backes) Mitchell – Business Administration major (Summa Cum Laude)
CSR of Insurance/Ex. Secretary at Heartland State Bank
Colton Duxbury – Biology and Individualized Allied Health majors (Cum Laude)
Attending Iowa State University for Doctor of Veterinary Medicine program
Taylor Michalek – Sports Management major (Cum Laude)
Sales Representative at True HD Productions
Kacie Sanderson – Athletic Training major (Cum Laude)
Attending University of Texas: Tyler for Masters in Kinesiology or Montana State University for Masters in Health and Human Performance
Lauren Wolter – Human Services major
Internship with Child Protective Services
Jessica Bartscher – Sports Management major (Cum Laude)
Production Support Specialist at CHR Solutions

2010-11Brenda Habermann – Communication and Human Services majors
Chemical Dependency Counselor at Stepping Stones
Abby Mettler – Athletic Training major
Attending University of Virginia for Master's in Athletic Training

2009-10Charity Tafoya - Human services major
Court judicial assistant for Pueblo Combined Courts
Heather (Love) Olson - Athletic training major (Summa Cum Laude)
Athletic trainer
Steve Viereck -Athletic training major
Financial services representative for Principal Financial Group
Sarah Lee – Psychology and human services majors (Summa Cum Laude)
Research assistant for Dr. Keisha Varma and Dr. Robert Tennyson
M.A. student at the University of Minnesota College of Education and Human Development, Department of Educational Psychology, psychological foundations within the learning and cognition/educational technology tracks – planning to graduate in December 2011
Thomas Madut – Human services major
Attending DWU’s Master of Arts in educational policy and administration – planning to graduate in May 2012

Renee (Butler) Betancourt – Biochemistry major (Summa Cum Laude)
Registered polysomnographic technologist
Attending University of Nevada School of Medicine – planning to graduate in 2015
Cisalie Bechen – Art major
Marketing Coordinator and Photographer for The Picture People
Heath Eggleston – Biochemistry and biology major (Magna Cum Laude)
Medical student at the University of Colorado School of Medicine 2007-08
Jimmy Gutierrez – Sports Management major
Recreation Specialist for City of Waco
Assistant Soccer Coach for Waco ISD
Carolina Rodriguez – Mathematics major (Cum Laude)
High School Math Teacher for Waco ISD

Bronson Heth – Biology major (Cum Laude)
Lab support assistant in the research and development lab
Attending Des Moines University pursuing a master’s degree in health care administration – planning to graduate in spring 2011
Jered Betancourt – Sports management major
Newmont Gold Mine

Keaton Cummings – Biology major (Cum Laude)
Physical therapist for Hart Physical Therapy

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