Fifth annual Lamont-Rhodes Lecture set for March 26 at NSU

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ABERDEEN, S.D. – The fifth annual Lamont-Rhodes Lecture will be held in the Northern State University Johnson Fine Arts Center on Tuesday, March 26.

The event begins with a breakfast buffet at 7:30 a.m., with the presentation at 8:30 a.m. This year’s speaker is Anna Richards of Cornell University, who will deliver a talk on agricultural succession planning.

The Lamont-Rhodes Lecture Series is sponsored by the NSU School of Business and Dacotah Bank, and hosted by the NSU Foundation. It is made possible thanks to contributions from descendants of longtime Aberdeen residents Ernest and Louise Rhodes, William and Frances (Peg) Lamont, and Robert and Ruth Lamont—families that have a long history of providing financial services to South Dakota farms, ranches and small business.

The series also promotes NSU’s banking and financial services program, which was created in response to the region's growing demand for financial services professionals. The program prepares NSU students for careers in all facets of the financial services industry, including the development of skills needed by community banks.

Tickets for the March 26 event are $20 per person or $125 for a group of eight. Register online or RSVP to the NSU Foundation at 605-626-2550 or

About Northern State University

Northern State University is a regional university that offers outstanding academics and exceptional extracurricular activities at an affordable price on a safe, welcoming campus. Northern State recently announced its Educational Impact Campaign, with a goal of raising $55 million for a new South Dakota School for the Blind and Visually Impaired, new athletic and recreation fields, and an on-campus regional sports complex. Once the campaign is complete, NSU will be the recipient of more than $100 million in privately funded building projects and scholarships within a decade. To learn more, visit NSU Admissions.