Dan Hansen and Matt Schmidt


South Dakota State University



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Winter 2017

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Table of Contents

[Page] 2 A day in the life—The medical laboratory science program as seen through the eyes of second year student Brittany Kramer.
[Page] 4 What makes MLS special?—After being presented their white lab coats, medical laboratory science students share what drew them to the program.
[Page] 6 Meet the president—Allyson Helms, a P1 student from Waseca, Minnesota, is only the second pharmacy student to serve as president of the Students’ Association.
[Page] 8 Balance—Internationally known professor tells students about his professional achievements and discovering a work/life balance.
[Page] 10 Scholarship planning • Joye Ann Billow—Legacy of pioneering faculty member continues through an endowed scholarship. • Larry Christensen—The 1961 grad creates an endowed scholarship as his 55-year career comes to end. • Class scholarship—The class of 2016 has accepted the challenge to endow a scholarship for a future student. With help from the college’s development council, it is well on its way.
[Page] 14 Antibiotic stewardship—Professor Brad Laible is leading an effort by Avera Health to more precisely regulate the use of antibiotics.
[Page] 15 First MPH graduates—Aly Becker and Michaela Seiber are the first graduates of an online master of public health program crafted by SDSU and the University of South Dakota.
[Page] 16 2016-17 scholarship recipients
[Page] 18 Faculty news
[Page] 20 Academic assessment-curriculum report Jane Mort reports.
[Page] 22 Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences Om Perumal reports.
[Page] 23 Department of Pharmacy Practice James Clem reports.
[Page] 24 Gary Van Riper—The well-known 1969 graduate was named by the college as its Distinguished Alumnus.
[Page] 25 Alumni news
[Page] 27 Dean’s club
[Page] 29 Development director’s column Mike Birgen reports.


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Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences

College of Pharmacy and Allied Health Professions



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