Several Honored At DWU Commencement

Several Honored At DWU Commencement


Dakota Wesleyan University held its commencement on Saturday, where 209 students graduated and several awards were also announced.

Kelli Swenson, a senior at Dakota Wesleyan University, was named this year’s recipient of the Bishop Armstrong Peace and Justice Award during DWU’s Baccalaureate service Saturday. Swenson, of Chamberlain, is a double major in business administration and leadership and public service with a concentration in policy communication.

Dr. John Husmann was awarded the prestigious Clarke Award for Teaching Excellence on Saturday during Dakota Wesleyan University’s Commencement services.

Dakota Wesleyan University dedicated a sculpture on Saturday in honor of Dave and Ann Mitchell. The sculpture, “Beyond Belief,” is located within the McGovern Library and the dedication was made prior to DWU’s Commencement services Saturday.

Dave Mitchell has been a professor of business administration and economics at DWU since 1972 and is one of the longest serving professors at the university. Ann Mitchell taught children’s literature at DWU from 1973 to 2001; she passed away in July 2012 after a long battle with cancer.

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