The Faces of SAB
president Name:
  • Carrie Swanson 
Year in School:
  • Senior 
Major:
  • English & Religion/Philosophy 
Hometown:
  • Spearfish, SD 
Hobbies/Interests:
  • Reading, knitting, pottery, painting, beading (and other random crafty things), drinking chai tea, and watching movies 
Why did you get involved in SAB?
  • I enjoy being a part of a group that helps keep people happy (unless they get beat at Grocery Bag Bingo) and keeps people entertained in a healthy environment. 
What event are you most looking forward to?
  •  I can't say just one event that I am looking forward to this semester.  But I'm looking forward to all the new events (and all the challenges they bring) that we are going to have and working to make our existing events even better. It should be a great year! 
Vice President Name:
  • Leah Miiller 
Year in School:
  • Senior 
Major:
  • Biochemistry 
Hometown:
  • Corsica, SD 
Hobbies/Interests
  • I love spending time with friends and family. I also like camping, boating, reading, watching movies, research, and pretty much anything having to do with medical science. 
Why did you get involved in SAB?
  • I hadn't been involved with the DWU community at all as a freshman, so as a sophomore I wanted to join a group that would allow me to meet new people, do volunteer work, and really submerge me in the DWU campus culture.
What event are you most looking forward to?
  • Homecoming!!
CAMPUS IMPACT Name:
  • Kayla Summerville 
Year in School:
  • Junior 
Major:
  • Human Services 
Hometown:
  • Platte, SD 
Hobbies/Interests
  • Spending time with family and friends, riding four-wheeler/horse, watching movies/sports, listening to music, scrap-booking, and anything outdoors
Why did you get involved in SAB?
  • I wanted to get students and the community more involved with campus activities and I myself wanted to be more involved. SAB sounded like a great way to meet more people and gain some AMAZING experiences!
What event are you most looking forward to?
  • Honestly, I'm most looking forward to all of the events.  I feel like each one brings something different to the table, and each is liked differently by everyone.
WEEKEND ACTIVITIES Name:
  • Breanna Clark 
Year in School:
  • Junior 
Major:
  • Business Administration and Leadership & Public Service 
Hometown:
  • Loveland, CO 
Hobbies/Interests
  • Archery, reading, watching movies, hiking in the mountains, traveling, service
Why did you get involved in SAB?
  • So that I can help coordinate all of the amazing events that bring the students on campus together!
What event are you most looking forward to?
  • I am most looking forward to any and all service events.
PUBLICITY & GRAPHICS Name:
  • Kayla Mielitz 
Year in School:
  • Junior 
Major:  
  • Elementary and Special Education, Minor in Graphic Design 
Hometown:
  • Big Stone City, SD 
Hobbies/Interests
  • Love to play basketball, pool, ping pong, sand volleyball, intramurals, listen to music, and anything to do outdoors 
Why did you get involved in SAB?
  • I like being involved with activities and I think that I can bring new ideas to the board for future events. I have attended nearly all the past SAB events and thought it would be a good idea to be fully involved with planning and particularly advertising for the events. 
What event are you most looking forward to?
  • All of them! Buuuuuuuuuuuut Late Night Munchies, Grocery Bag Bingo, HVZ, and the possible outdoor events and concerts :)
ENTERTAINMENT Name:
  • Amanda Dixon 
Year in School:  
  • Senior
Major:  
  • Psychology/History
Hometown:
  • Mt. Vernon, SD
Hobbies/Interests
  • Writing, reading, traveling, service work, music, scrapbooking, and playing Super Nintendo and listening to N*Sync with my housemates   
Why did you get involved in SAB?
  • So I could see my friends more, since they’re all on SAB!! And because I wanted the chance to work with contracted entertainment. To me, that’s a fairly important part of SAB and I get to find out what or who people want to see and then make it happen. 
What event are you most looking forward to?
  • Ghost Hunter, Dustin Pari!
SPECIAL EVENTS Name:
  • Katie Lindow
Year in School:
  • Sophomore
Major:  
  • Business Administration & Finance and Enterprise Crime 
Hometown:
  • Green Bay, WI
Hobbies/Interests
  • Volleyball, laying out in the sun, reading, and anything you can do in the water. 
Why did you get involved in SAB?
  • I got involved with SAB because as a freshman last year and going to events I got to meet a lot of new people and take part in things I have never done before. The events are fun, exciting, and funny and always a good way to end the day.          
What event are you most looking forward to?
  • I am most looking forward to Minute to Win It. It should be very funny to watch people try to accomplish tasks in a minute that are quite technical and outrageous. Also DWU's Dancing with the Stars is always fun to watch. 
SERVICE Name:
  • Dalton Smith
Year in School:
  • Senior
Major:  
  • Sport Exercise and Wellness
Hometown:  
  • Billings (Magic City) Montana
Hobbies/Interests
  • Backpacking, climbing, hiking, fishing, hunting, disc golf, long walks on the beach, and drinking delicious iced tea
Why did you get involved in SAB?
  • I wanted to be well connected with my school before I graduated and I also wanted the chance to give back to the school and keep the students entertained.   
What event are you most looking forward to?
  • I am looking forward to all the events but my main excitement is to see how a singer/songwriter will do for an entertainment gig.
SHOWCASE Name:
  • Yutzil "Uey" Rodriguez
Year in School:
  • Senior
Major:
  • Human Services
Hometown:
  • Pierre, SD
Hobbies/Interests
  • Soccer! I also love to dance (I'm a Zumba instructor) and listen to music!
Why did you get involved in SAB?
  • I got involved in SAB because all the events that they held are so much fun and I would love to take part in coming up with better events for everyone to enjoy.
What event are you most looking forward to?
  • Dancing with the Stars and all the entertainment we bring to campus.
CAMPUS RECREATION Name:
  • Natalie Munger
Year in School:
  • Junior
Major:
  • Graphic Design
Hometown:
  • Kimball, SD
Hobbies/Interests
  • Michael Jordan, Storage Wars, getting fit, and living life! 
Why did you get involved in SAB?
  • SAB events are always fun and entertaining and I love how active the board is within the school. Seeing that made me want to join!          
What event are you most looking forward to?
  • Intramurals. Competition. Enough said.
ADVISORName:
  • Nathan Hofer
Education:
  • South Dakota State University
*M.S. in Student Personnel Counseling 
*B.S. in Psychology
Hometown:
  • Freeman, SD
Hobbies/Interests:
  • Ultimate Frisbee, snowboarding, music, dance, bass guitar, movies, and fun
Why did you get involved with SAB?
  • I'm very excited to have the opportunity to advise this board.  In college, I learned so much from my involvement in student activities and from the advisors of the groups in which I was involved.  It is exciting to continue to be involved in the high-energy field of student activities and to be able to provide guidance and direction to our highly motivated,skilled, and passionate board members as they grow as people and professionals.
What event are you most excited about?
  • There is no one event that I am excited about.  I am just very excited to see how our board tackles the events that they've planned for this year!
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