Young Alumnus of the Year
Inducted Name Graduation
2008 Paula Larson 2002
2007 Jeanene McKelvey Sampson 1996
2006 Shannon Doering 1996
2005 Toby Russell 1998
2004 Adel Valdes 1996
2003 Julie Hart Schutte 1989
2002 Kristy Gould 1992
2001 Marc Rentschler 1990
2000 Marwin Hofer 1986
1999 Don Jorgensen 1986
1998 Jeff Fischer 1988
1997 Van St. John 1987
1996 Tom Schnabel 1983
1995 Myles Tieszen 1984
1994 Dan Duffy 1983
1993 Robert Ruedebusch 1978
1992 Rick Melmer 1979
1991 Beth Pay 1974
1990 Kermit Culver 1977
1989 Deborah Ecker Kuhler 1974
1988 Ed Plastow 1973
1988 Shannon Plastow 1991
1987 Wayne Roberts 1974
1986 Violet Boyer 1978
1985 Howard Grinager 1970
1985 Christine Grinager Howard 1971
1985 Eric Grinager 1975
1985 John Grinager 1975
1985 Donn Grinager 1984
1984 Doug Kirkus 1974
1983 David Elhoff 1972
1982 George Bittner 1971
1981 Michael Denney 1969
1980 Bill Farris 1969
1979 Robert Ohlen 1965
1978 Evalyn Sougstand Durfee Claggett 1965
1978 Don Durfee 1966
1977 Darrel Leach 1963
1976 David Putman 1962
1975 David Horton 1964
1974 Chris Cain (Bruce Doggett) 1965
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Dakota Wesleyan University was named to the 2013 President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll. This designation is the highest honor a college or university can receive for its commitment to volunteering, service-learning and civic engagement.
Dakota Wesleyan University is proudly affiliated with the Dakotas Conference of the United Methodist Church. Members of any and all faiths are welcome and encouraged to experience an education based on learning, leadership, faith and service.
Dakota Wesleyan University has been honored as a College of Distinction through demonstration of excellence in these areas: engaged students, great teaching, vibrant communities and successful outcomes.
The Chronicle of Higher Education named Dakota Wesleyan University one of the “Great Colleges to Work For®” for 2014-2015. DWU won honors in three categories: facilities, workspace and security, and supervisor/department chair relationship.
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