Dickinson State University Alumni Association

Dickinson State University Alumni Association A place for DSU family, friends, alumni and students. Keeping you connected.

Vision...Value...Mission The DSU Alumni Association strives to be the premier support for the University’s commitment to provide the finest and most invigorating global-learning environment. The Dickinson State University Alumni Association conducts itself with integrity, gives generously to its beneficiaries, works passionately for the enhancement of the University and shares in this mission: • To stimulate and foster an active interest by alumni and friends that encourages participation in the support of the University • To create and maintain a consistent flow of funds to achieve our vision • To secure, manage, and disburse private funds for the benefit of the students and the University

It's official...Congratulations to Pete Stanton '89 on being named the Director of Intercollegiate Athletics!  He is a r...
05/14/2019
Dickinson State appoints Stanton as director of intercollegiate athletics

It's official...Congratulations to Pete Stanton '89 on being named the Director of Intercollegiate Athletics! He is a real asset to his alma mater, and we can't think of any one better qualified for this job. Football fans don't need to worry as he will still be the head coach.

AllDSU Homepage Dickinson State appoints Stanton as director of intercollegiate athletics2 min readMay 14, 2019 Pete Stanton, director of intercollegiate athletics Pete Stanton has been appointed by Dickinson State University (DSU) President Dr. Thomas Mitzel to serve as the director of intercollegi...

Congratulations to Travis Ellison '95 on being named the Market President at Dacotah Bank in Dickinson!
05/13/2019
Market President Changes at Dacotah Bank in Dickinson

Congratulations to Travis Ellison '95 on being named the Market President at Dacotah Bank in Dickinson!

Market President Changes at Dacotah Bank in Dickinson Jeff Moore announced his retirement as market president of Dacotah Bank in Dickinson effective March 31st, 2019. Travis Ellison, market president of Dacotah Bank in Lemmon, SD, was selected to lead the Dickinson bank as Jeff Moores replacement. ....

Cain Boschee ‘19 will be graduating today but leaving an impact at his alma mater. He won the 100M and 200M North Star...
05/11/2019

Cain Boschee ‘19 will be graduating today but leaving an impact at his alma mater. He won the 100M and 200M North Star Conference titles all four years as a Blue Hawk. Congratulations to Cain for always wearing his Blue Hawk uniform with PRIDE on both the track and the field for football!!

Commencement is always a bittersweet day as we congratulate our graduates on achieveing their goal of attaining a colleg...
05/11/2019
Dworshak and Sease named DSU’s 2019 Outstanding Graduates

Commencement is always a bittersweet day as we congratulate our graduates on achieveing their goal of attaining a college degree. It’s sad to see them leave especially when they leave such an impact on your campus. That’s the case with Allisha Dworshak and Thomas Sease who are the 2019 Outstanding Graduates. Congratulations to Allisha and Thomas! You both are leaving impacts on your departments and the organizations you were a part of during your college career. Thank you for giving 110%!

AllDSU Homepage Dworshak and Sease named DSU’s 2019 Outstanding Graduates4 min readMay 10, 2019 Allisha Dworshak and Thomas Sease were named Dickinson State University’s (DSU) 2019 Outstanding Graduates at the Outstanding Graduate awards ceremony held Friday, May 10, in the Student Center Ballro...

Philadelphia Eagles
05/10/2019

Philadelphia Eagles

Roster Move: #Eagles have signed CB Jay Liggins.

#FlyEaglesFly

Congratulations to Nancy Dutot '77 on her upcoming retirement from Grand Forks Public Schools!  Dutot was honored as an ...
05/08/2019
Nancy Dutot to retire from Grand Forks Schools

Congratulations to Nancy Dutot '77 on her upcoming retirement from Grand Forks Public Schools! Dutot was honored as an Alumni Fellow from Dickinson State University in 2017.

https://www.grandforksherald.com/news/education/4607781-nancy-dutot-retire-grand-forks-schools

After the '97 flood, Nancy Dutot was eager to move forward.As principal of South Middle School — known as South Junior High at the time — she oversaw perhaps one of the most tumultuous periods an administrator could face. Flood waters damaged South's old location at 1224 Walnut Street in Grand F...

He is off to Philadelphia! Jay Liggins stopped by the DSU Heritage Foundation yesterday afternoon. We wish him the best ...
05/08/2019

He is off to Philadelphia! Jay Liggins stopped by the DSU Heritage Foundation yesterday afternoon. We wish him the best at the rookie camp. Continue to soar!

A special shout out to Cebe Schneider '97 who serves as the Head Coach of the DSU Cheer & Dance Teams.  She was hired la...
05/08/2019
Dickinson State Cheerleading using passion to build something bigger than themselves

A special shout out to Cebe Schneider '97 who serves as the Head Coach of the DSU Cheer & Dance Teams. She was hired last summer to start up a cheer and dance squad. She has done a great job in a short time.

Dickinson State really announced the expansion of athletic opportunities for the coming seasons, but one athletic program that's been quietly growing since last year is DSU cheerleading. Ken Kosirowski stopped by the team's recent tryout to see how their passion is building something bigger than the...

Enjoy the sunshine today and tonight out at the Stark County Fairgrounds for the Blue Hawk Stampede.  Watch some of the ...
05/03/2019

Enjoy the sunshine today and tonight out at the Stark County Fairgrounds for the Blue Hawk Stampede. Watch some of the Great Plains Region's top cowboys and cowgirls compete for a spot to head to the CNFR in June.

Slack gets underway at 11 AM this morning following by a performance at 6 PM tonight. Saturday's performance is at 1 PM followed by the short go at 6 PM.

Best of luck to the BLUE HAWKS!!! Go get 'em!

Ramada Grand Dakota Lodge Dickinson
05/03/2019

Ramada Grand Dakota Lodge Dickinson

Welcome, Blue Hawk Stampede Rodeo!

The Hawks came away with a win in the first game of the conference tournament.  We will take it!  Keep soaring!!
05/02/2019
Dickinson State edges Waldorf in 9 innings

The Hawks came away with a win in the first game of the conference tournament. We will take it! Keep soaring!!

VALLEY CITY, N.D. – Whitney Mesi hit a walk-off sacrifice fly in the bottom of the ninth inning Thursday as No. 4 seed Dickinson State edged No. 5 seed Waldorf University, 2-1 in the opening round of the NSAA Softball Championships.

Congratulations to Bailey Waldal '18 on being named the head coach of the Trinity Titans Girl's Basketball Team!  Waldal...
05/02/2019
Waldal named new Titans girls basketball head coach

Congratulations to Bailey Waldal '18 on being named the head coach of the Trinity Titans Girl's Basketball Team! Waldal graduated in December from DSU.

Following the resignation of Carter Fong after the 2018-19 season, the Dickinson Trinity girls basketball program needed to replace a coach that guided the team to a pair of Region 7 championship and a 76-48 record over a five-year span.However, after a six-week search, the Titans have found their n...

Gotta Have a Fiddle in the Band
05/02/2019
Gotta Have a Fiddle in the Band

Gotta Have a Fiddle in the Band

by Hailey Entze and Seth Moerkerke To most, Jerilyn Wiseman might seem like just an average student. Little do they know that behind the scenes this senior agriculture student from Baker, MT,...

05/01/2019
DSU Heritage Foundation

We drew for the 4 tickets to the Blue Hawk Stampede. Watch to see who won!

Drawing for the Blue Hawk Stampede Tickets

05/01/2019

We will be going LIVE in a few minutes to give away the tickets to the Blue Hawk Stampede.

Last chance to get registered for 4 tickets to the Blue Hawk Stampede.  Drawing will take place TODAY AT NOON MST.  Good...
05/01/2019

Last chance to get registered for 4 tickets to the Blue Hawk Stampede. Drawing will take place TODAY AT NOON MST.

Good luck!!

IT IS GIVEAWAY TIME!

Comment below to have your name put in to a drawing where the lucky winner will receive 4 tickets to the Blue Hawk Stampede Rodeo this weekend. Winner can choose between attending Friday night's performance at 6 PM or the Saturday performance at 1 PM. Drawing will be held on Thursday, May 2 at NOON MST.

Good luck!

The Senior Athletic Awards Banquet was a bittersweet event as the senior class was honored and remembered for the impact...
05/01/2019
Brooks, Liggins, and Boschee Receive Outstanding Senior Athlete Awards

The Senior Athletic Awards Banquet was a bittersweet event as the senior class was honored and remembered for the impact they had as Blue Hawks. A special shout out to our Outstanding Senior Athletes - Abi Brooks ‘19, Cain Boschee ‘19, and Jay Liggins. They were true leaders on the field and had sensational careers as Blue Hawks. They will definitely be remembered as some of the best to have competed as a Hawk.

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Congratulations to Casey Neumiller '08 who is the 2019 recipient of the Theodore Roosevelt Honors Leadership Program's B...
04/30/2019

Congratulations to Casey Neumiller '08 who is the 2019 recipient of the Theodore Roosevelt Honors Leadership Program's Bully Pulpit Award! This award is given annually to an alum who has continued to provide leadership in their career and community. Pictured is Casey with his two sons.

The DSU Heritage Foundation and Alumni Association are proud to sponsor the 2018-2019 Outstanding Graduate Awards.  Two ...
04/30/2019

The DSU Heritage Foundation and Alumni Association are proud to sponsor the 2018-2019 Outstanding Graduate Awards. Two individuals will be named the 2018-2019 Outstanding Graduates on Friday, May 10 at 3 PM at the Student Center Ballroom.

Dickinson State is proud to announce the 2019 Outstanding Graduate nominees! Two winners will be announced Friday, May 10. Tag your photo, nominees! http://bit.ly/2Wd3Tnm #discoverdsu #DSUpride

They say a picture is worth a thousand words.  This picture shows the great talent and athleticism of Jay Liggins.  Find...
04/30/2019
'I'm ready to go' - Bismarck grad, DSU football alum inks deal...

They say a picture is worth a thousand words. This picture shows the great talent and athleticism of Jay Liggins. Find out what the new few weeks will be like for him as he gets the opportunity of a lifetime.

#HAWKSAREUP #FOREVERABLUEHAWK

Since going second overall in the 2016 NFL draft to the Philadelphia Eagles, Carson Wentz has become a household name in North Dakota. The Bismarck Century graduate and North Dakota State quarterback has put his hometown on the map in the world of professional football.As of Sunday, Wentz isn't the....

IT IS GIVEAWAY TIME!Comment below to have your name put in to a drawing where the lucky winner will receive 4 tickets to...
04/29/2019

IT IS GIVEAWAY TIME!

Comment below to have your name put in to a drawing where the lucky winner will receive 4 tickets to the Blue Hawk Stampede Rodeo this weekend. Winner can choose between attending Friday night's performance at 6 PM or the Saturday performance at 1 PM. Drawing will be held on Thursday, May 2 at NOON MST.

Good luck!

Blue Hawk Fans....We have a reason to celebrate today. The incredible Jay Liggins who was a dual-sport athlete for the B...
04/28/2019
Liggins to sign deal with Philadelphia Eagles

Blue Hawk Fans....We have a reason to celebrate today. The incredible Jay Liggins who was a dual-sport athlete for the Blue Hawks will be calling Philadelphia home. Show that Blue Hawk Pride today and get ready to buy some Eagles gear!

Bismarck native and Dickinson State defensive back Jay Liggins didn't hear his name called during the 2019 NFL draft but that doesn't mean he isn't heading to the NFL.

Introducing the 2019-2020 Blue Hawk Football Coaches!
04/22/2019

Introducing the 2019-2020 Blue Hawk Football Coaches!

Make sure to follow the entire Bluehawks coaching staff on twitter as we get ready to hit the road for spring recruiting. #Hawks20ar

DSU Heritage Foundation
04/16/2019

DSU Heritage Foundation

We had a visitor who dropped by this morning with a gift. Thank You to LeRoy Boespflug '63 for donating this beautiful coffee table to the DSU Heritage Foundation. LeRoy attended DSTC from 1959 - 1963 and also coached wrestling at Dickinson State for a few years. His woodwork craftsmanship is amazing. It is definitely a rare piece!

Catch some softball action tomorrow with the Midgets and Blue Hawks in action back-to-back.
04/06/2019

Catch some softball action tomorrow with the Midgets and Blue Hawks in action back-to-back.

🥎 Home games tomorrow🥎
Come help us cheer on our Dickinson Midgets at 11am/1pm and our Dickinson Blue Hawks at 2pm/4pm at the North Softball Complex.

Spring is finally here!  It's the perfect time to hire some additional hands to help with the yard work or to do some sp...
04/05/2019
2019 Rent-A-Hawk is Underway!

Spring is finally here! It's the perfect time to hire some additional hands to help with the yard work or to do some spring cleaning. If you are looking for some extra people to help with those jobs, consider the Rent-A-Hawk. Contact Assistant Football Coach Jason Thier for more information.

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04/01/2019
Blue Hawk Athletics Forms A Pride

Once a Blue Hawk...Forever a Blue Hawk.
This phrase rings true for many alumni but especially those that proudly wore a Blue Hawk uniform. This video captures the pride of Blue Hawk athletics and the bond between the Blue Hawk Booster Club, Blue Hawk Touchdown Club, DSU Heritage Foundation, and Blue Hawk Athletics and its athletes.

One of the greatest love stories from the early 2000's involved this couple.  Josh Askvig came to DSU from Minot and Cry...
03/29/2019
Written in the Stars

One of the greatest love stories from the early 2000's involved this couple. Josh Askvig came to DSU from Minot and Crystal Wenko was from Williston. Their hate turned to love. Some might say it was written in the stars all along.

Read the last "Great Love Story" of 2019. Due to the overwhelming response, we will be continuing this story concept in February of 2020 as well.

by Hailey Entze, DSU Heritage Foundation Student Worker Falling in love doesn’t always make sense. We fall in love in the most unlikely places and with the most unlikely people. For instance, take...

It's always great to see our alumni helping out others in need.  Way to go, Derek Jilek and Chris Kubal!
03/29/2019
DSU Dept. of Agriculture and Technical Studies

It's always great to see our alumni helping out others in need. Way to go, Derek Jilek and Chris Kubal!

The DSU Department of Agriculture and Technical Studies is proud of its former students! Chris Kubal and Derek Jilek, both former students of the Ag Department, are helping out ranchers in Nebraska who have been devastated by flooding this spring. #DSUAgDepartmentFamily
https://www.kfyrtv.com/content/news/ND-farmers-driving-9-loads-of-hay-other-items-to-Nebraska-farmers-507803421.html

Dickinson State University Blue Hawks Football
03/28/2019

Dickinson State University Blue Hawks Football

Great job today by Blue Hawks, Jay Liggins and Cain Boschee, at their Pro Day! As always you make us proud of the great young men you are! #HawksRUp 🐦🏈

Check out this week’s installment of the “Greatest Love Story” as we introduce you to Brandon and Casey Elkins.
03/22/2019
One Night at the County Fair

Check out this week’s installment of the “Greatest Love Story” as we introduce you to Brandon and Casey Elkins.

by Hailey Entze, DSU Heritage Foundation Student Worker Chris LeDoux once sang, “Ain’t nothin’ I know of, can make you fall in love, like a night at the county fair.” Which couldn’t be more correct in...

Only one more day until the BIG EVENT!  We have a few meal tickets remaining at the DSU Heritage Foundation for the Blue...
03/22/2019
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Only one more day until the BIG EVENT! We have a few meal tickets remaining at the DSU Heritage Foundation for the Blue Hawk Booster Rendezvous. Action gets underway on Saturday night at 5:30 PM at the Astoria Hotel & Convention Center.

If you can't make it to the event, you can still shop the online auction by clicking on the link below. TONS of great items!

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It's not every day that a Blue Hawk is highlighted in the pages of Sports Illustrated.  For this Blue Hawk, seeing is be...
03/21/2019
Journey of the NFL draft’s most unlikely sleeper

It's not every day that a Blue Hawk is highlighted in the pages of Sports Illustrated. For this Blue Hawk, seeing is believing. Congratulations to Jay Liggins on a successful college football career proudly wearing the blue & gray uniform each and every week! We wish you the best of luck in the NFL Draft. Your Blue Hawk family will be rooting for you!

Growing up in North Dakota and initially uninterested in playing college football, Jamalcolm Liggins is getting attention from NFL teams—one gave him a playbook to study—and could solidify himself as a draft sleeper at his pro day next week.

Dickinson State University Blue Hawks Football
03/18/2019

Dickinson State University Blue Hawks Football

Mark your calendars for these great up coming events to help support Blue Hawk Football.

Another recent graduate, Justin Ward '18, is already making a difference in the lives of young students by being an idol...
03/15/2019
Mabel third grader highlights Justin Ward for school project

Another recent graduate, Justin Ward '18, is already making a difference in the lives of young students by being an idol/hero. Justin is a bullfighter and was named the BFO Rookie of the Year in 2018. He was interviewed by a young third grader for a school project. Justin not only answered the questions but showed up at the school for the presentation and surprised his young fan.

http://www.bluffcountrynews.com/content/mabel-third-grader-highlights-justin-ward-school-project

When Mabel-Canton third grader Carter Hershberger was looking for a person to highlight for a school project, he didn’t have to go far to find one of his own heroes. Carter, the son of Henry Hershberger and Katie Hershberger, both of Mabel, had met bullfighter Justin Ward, Mabel-Canton Class of 20...

He has only been in the workforce a few months and he is already making a difference.  Congratulations to Colton Hill on...
03/15/2019
'Buying into the change' -- New Belfield P.E. teacher brings...

He has only been in the workforce a few months and he is already making a difference. Congratulations to Colton Hill on the approach he is bringing to the classroom that the students are enjoying!

https://www.thedickinsonpress.com/news/4584213-buying-change-new-belfield-pe-teacher-brings-new-ideas

Dickinson State University graduate Colton Hill is Belfield Public School's new physical education and health teacher, and he's bringing physical education into the 21st century."I think (physical education) is coming a long ways as far as where it used to be," he said. "It used to be...

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The Alumni Association was established in 1920 to further the spirit of unity between the successive classes, to nurture the common love for their alma mater and to aid in the development and growth of Dickinson State. Today, the Alumni Association boasts 11,000-plus members with the common goal of “friend”raising. At Dickinson State University we believe in the motto "Once a Hawk. Always a Hawk." As a DSU family member, you are the backbone of our institution. Because of your involvement, we can continue our rich traditions and exceed expectations in higher education. The Alumni Association is governed by a broad spectrum of members from across the region. The Alumni Association Board meets on a quarterly basis to conduct the business of the association and to hear an update on Dickinson State University. The Dickinson State University Foundation, Inc. was organized in 1952 as a non-profit corporation under the laws of the State of North Dakota. All donations to the foundation are tax-exempt for federal income, gift, and estate tax purposes with certain limitations as described by the Code. The Foundation was established to provide an avenue through which alumni and friends of the University may contribute financially to the University. Gifts, grants, and bequests to the Foundation benefit present and future students by providing scholarship assistance and the funding of special projects not available through funding sources. The Foundation is managed by a Board of Directors comprised of leading citizens, both alumni and friends of the University. This board provides direction for the three major functions necessary to carry out the mission of the Foundation: 1) promote giving, 2) management and investment of funds, and 3) allocation of funds.

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