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With a rich history of community outreach on campus dating back to 1962, the Northern State University School of Education Reading Clinic is doing amazing things in Aberdeen, giving children in grades 1-12 access to tutoring and learning opportunities to develop and further spelling and literacy skills.

 The Reading Clinic is also making great strides for NSU School of Education students, giving elementary and special education majors access to unprecedented hands-on experience and guidance to help further their instruction and teaching skills by helping drive the clinic.

Northern State University alum Dr. Michael Dixon is in the business of getting research and technological discoveries from the lab to the marketplace, where they have major benefits to public health.

Dixon is president and CEO of UNeMed Corp., which works with faculty, students and staff of the University of Nebraska Medical Center to help commercialize innovative ideas.

“One way we describe ourselves is: we’re the people between the lab coats and the suit coats,” said Dixon, who was in Aberdeen this fall as a keynote speaker for the Create ‘N’ Festival.

When people think of major financial careers, they usually think of Wall Street – but one Northern State University graduate landed this type of job opportunity a lot closer to home.

Makenzie (Zomers) Smook works for the South Dakota Investment Council in Sioux Falls – a job that first started through an internship while she was a Northern student.

“It’s very challenging,” said Smook, an Aberdeen native who graduated from NSU in December 2015 with degrees in finance and marketing. “Every day you learn something new.”

When Annika van Oosbree came across an online fundraising site for a child with pediatric leukemia, it drove home the importance of her summer internship.

“I just started crying,” said van Oosbree, a senior honors student at Northern State University. “These are kids who are actually affected by what I’m doing. … I don’t even have my B.S. yet, and I’m making some small dent in this huge problem for kids.”

Annika Van Oosbree

ABERDEEN, S.D. – Four Northern State University alums have recently been accepted into the University of South Dakota Sanford School of Medicine in Vermillion.

The four NSU alums will join 67 other students comprising the class of 2021. More than 700 individuals applied for admission, according to information from the University of South Dakota. 

Accepted NSU alums include:

NSU Alums at USD
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