School of Business student receives national scholarship

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ABERDEEN, S.D. – Northern State University School of Business student Alexander Peterson received a scholarship from Delta Mu Delta, a business honorary society.

Peterson is one of 58 students nationwide who have been awarded a scholarship from Delta Mu Delta. Peterson was awarded a $500 national scholarship. He’s the first student from Northern to receive the Delta Mu Delta scholarship at the national level.

The Delta Mu Delta is an international honor society in business that recognizes and encourages academic endeavors for students at colleges and universities. The society offers scholarships to students who show academic involvement, activities and accomplishes in the field of business.

“Alex Peterson has worked hard to earn this national recognition of his scholastic ability,” said Dr. Doug Ohmer, dean of the School of Business. “Both the School of Business faculty and I are proud of his academic accomplishments.”

Peterson feels honored to receive this scholarship.

“This scholarship means a lot to me because it makes me feel like the work I have put into college has been paying off and being recognized,” he said. “I've worked hard to get to where I am today in my academic career.”

Peterson goes to school full time, works 25-30 hours a week, and leads two clubs on campus, so he feels honored to be recognized that all his hard work is paying off. Peterson hopes that receiving the scholarship will inspire other students, “because what they do will be recognized at some point.”

After he graduates from Northern, he hopes to continue working as an internal audit specialist at a bank here in Aberdeen. He also plans to take the CPA and CIA exam after graduation to help him advance his education in his career.

Peterson is a student of the Master of Accounting Analytics program at NSU and is from Brandt, S.D.

A full listing of all 58 award recipients can be viewed here on the Delta Mu Delta Website. Click here for more information about Delta Mu Delta.

For more information about studying business at Northern, visit Northern’s School of Business.

About Northern State University

Northern State University is a student-centered institution that provides an outstanding educational experience, preparing students through the liberal arts and professional education for their future endeavors. A regional university, Northern offers rigorous academics; diverse civic, social and cultural opportunities; and a commitment to building an inclusive environment for all points of view. Northern also offers a broad-based athletics program, sponsoring 15 NCAA Division II intercollegiate varsity sports that compete in the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (NSIC). The university strives to enrich the community through partnerships such as its Educational Impact Campaign, which opened a new South Dakota School for the Blind and Visually Impaired; new athletic and recreation fields; and an on-campus regional sports complex. With the $55 million campaign, NSU has been the recipient of more than $150 million in privately funded building projects and scholarships within a decade. To learn more, visit NSU Admissions.