National Collegiate Honors Council


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Published in Journal of the National Collegiate Honors Council, Fall/Winter 2015, Volume 16, Number 2.


Copyright © 2015 by the National Collegiate Honors Council.


A discourse on “The Value of Honors” opens a window of review and reflection, an opportunity to shine a light on how honors programming has become a differentiating attribute of South Dakota State University, an enabling contributor to the university’s strategic direction, and a living example of the land-grant mission of educational opportunities for all people. The presence of the Van D. and Barbara F. Fishback Honors College can be seen across the university and across the various stages of the student life cycle at South Dakota State—from recruitment and retention, to student leadership, to faculty growth and development, to innovation and excellence.