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Beacom School of Business hosts 73rd Annual Beacom Award Banquet

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Miles Beacom, Carly Heard, Dr. Jewel Goodman-Shepherd, Dr. Klaus Beckmann, Drue Pieper, Kelsey (Berger) Grady, and Dean Venky Venkatachalam standing together at the 73rd annual Beacom awards. From left to right: Miles Beacom, Carly Heard, Jewel Goodman-Shepherd, Klaus Beckmann, Drue Pieper, Kelsey (Berger) Grady and Dean Venky Venkatachalam
VERMILLION, S.D. – The Beacom School of Business at the University of South Dakota honored faculty, staff, students and an accomplished alumnus at its annual awards banquet for teaching, research and service to the school. The event was held at the Country Club of Sioux Falls on Sept. 9, 2021.
Those who received awards at the ceremony included:
“The Beacom Awards Banquet is a wonderful opportunity to recognize the excellence of our students, faculty, staff and alumni,” said Venky Venkatachalam, Ph.D., dean at the Beacom School of Business. “I am proud of the continuous dedication displayed within our school.”
USD’s Beacom School of Business was established in 1927 and has been accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) since 1949. The leading business school in the region, Beacom’s programs are consistently ranked among the top business schools in the nation by Princeton Review, U.S. News & World Report and others for its high-quality learning experience, student success, affordability, and high-caliber of faculty and students. Whether a student chooses face-to-face or online courses, Beacom’s programs emphasize real-world experience through professional organizations, quality internships and capstone projects.
Founded in 1862 and the first university in the Dakotas, the University of South Dakota is the only public liberal arts university in the state, with 202 undergraduate and 84 graduate programs in the College of Arts & Sciences, School of Education, Knudson School of Law, Sanford School of Medicine, School of Health Sciences, Beacom School of Business and College of Fine Arts. With an enrollment of nearly 10,000 students and more than 400 faculty, USD has a 16:1 student/faculty ratio, and it ranks among the best in academics and affordability. USD’s 18 athletic programs compete at the NCAA Division I level.


Hanna DeLange
USD News


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