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Yankton College provided a liberal arts education to thousands of students for 103-years, producing scholars and educators, lawyers and doctors, theologians and musicians, artists and athletes before its campus doors closed in 1984. Today, Yankton College, a 501c(3), non-profit charitable organization, remains vibrantly active in alumni outreach,  awarding scholarships, supporting  educational  opportunities and sponsoring fine arts events.     
 
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Yankton College Alumni To Be Recognized at Upcoming Mount Marty College Games - Wednesday, January 21, 2015


Mount Marty College will be recognizing local Yankton College Alumni from the Yankton area at the Lancer home double header basketball games against Grace University on Saturday, February 14th.   Game times are at 2:00 and 4:00 with doors opening at 1:00.  Alumni of both colleges are invited to Lancer Landing (west balcony in Cimpl Arena) for hors d’ouevres, visiting and viewing of historic memorabilia between the two schools.   An introduction of Yankton College alumni will take place on the court at half time of the men’s game.  Special Valentine gifts will be presented to those married couples in attendance who mixed it up with one graduating from YC and the other from MMC.   

Deserving Mount Marty College students who received a Yankton College Scholarship within a year or two will also be recognized during the game as receiving the financial aid from the active Yankton College Scholarship Program. 

Entrance to the game is free for all those participating in this event, with registration for the Yankton College guests at the front entrance of Cimpl arena on game day.

Yankton College was incorporated in 1881 and provided a quality liberal arts education until its closing in 1984.  During the years that Mount Marty College and Yankton College co-existed in Yankton, the two private schools naturally collaborated on their resources from time to time.

 


KAUFMAN RECEIVES ULTIMATE HONOR FROM YANKTON COLLEGE - Monday, January 05, 2015

   As 2014 drew to a close, so did the long and active relationship between Yankton College and Dr. Charles N. Kaufman of Vermillion.  

 Kaufman, a retired faculty member and administrator for the University of South Dakota, bearing the distinction of having been named Professor Emeritus and Dean Emeritus at the time of his retirement from that institution, has recently resigned his leadership role as the 15
th President of Yankton College due to ill health.

   A committee representing the Board of Trustees of Yankton College visited Dr. Kaufman and his wife, Fern, in the Kaufman home on December 29, 2014, and presented the Proclamation authorized by the Board, which confers upon Dr. Kaufman the concurrent titles of Trustee Emeritus and President Emeritus for a lifetime of service, exemplifying the highest precepts and principles for which the College stands.

   During all of the nearly 50 years of association with the College, Dr. Kaufman has served on the Board of Trustees, been an adjunct professor, served twice as Interim President as a result of which he was awarded an Honorary Degree, and from 2004 forward has been the inaugurated fifteenth president.  The list of committees, tasks and responsibilities which he has undertaken as a result of this laudable relationship is too lengthy to enumerate; his leadership and inspirational style have benefited generations of faculty, administrators, students and friends of Yankton College.  The level of dedication demonstrated by Dr. Kaufman is exemplary.    
  
   Dr. Joseph Ward III of Gainesville FL has been appointed President Pro Tem.

 


Additional YC Scholarships To Provide Financial Assistance To Students in 2015 - Friday, December 19, 2014

   Yankton College is pleased to announce the addition of two named scholarships to the Yankton College Scholarship Program that were recently endowed by YC alums. 

   The Bement Scholarship was established in appreciation of the college education that sisters Betty (Irma Elizabeth Bement ’50) Eis and Edna (Bement ’52) Strobel received at Yankton College; a one-time post-graduate scholarship, endowed by Betty and her husband, Richard, will be awarded in 2015 to either four students at $1500 each or to three students at $2,000 each or to two students at $3,000, depending on the number of qualified applicants.  It 
will be awarded to students who wish to attend graduate school or who are currently attending graduate school pursuing a career using a degree in one of the following fields a) seminary b) library sciences c) social services d) medicine or 5) education.

   The Hod & Anita Nielsen Memorial Scholarship, a time-limited general scholarship, endowed by the Nielsen’s children (Janet Gratz, Karen (Nielsen ’72) Wingett and Dr. Richard Nielsen ’77) will be awarded in $500 increments beginning in 2015 until the funds are expended. The Nielsen Memorial Scholarship was established in memory of Hod Nielsen, a close friend to Yankton College and his wife, Anita, a 1941 YC graduate.  It w
ill awarded to deserving YHS seniors who show promise in civic and community involvement; and who excel in one or more sanctioned high school athletic sport.

   These and other Yankton College scholarships will be awarded next spring for the 2015-16 academic year.  Applications are available at the Yankton College office located at 1801 Summit St., Door #9 or online.  To receive the financial aid, applications and supporting materials are due no later than February 20, 2015.   

   The Yankton College Scholarship Program awards two types of scholarships, general and post-graduate, to deserving students to use at an accredited college or university.  The goals of the program are to perpetuate the College tradition of liberal arts in higher education, support deserving young persons who have shown outstanding promise, apply discretionary funds to a higher function and promote the memory and reputation of Yankton College.  Named scholarships come from the kindness of Yankton College alumni and friends who are inspired by the positive influences of Yankton College. 

   For more information on the Yankton College Scholarship Program, contact Yankton College at (605) 665-3661, Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.