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We have banded together and committed to one another that we will establish a legacy whereby Yankton College will outlive us and our followers.  And that legacy is the Yankton College Alumni & Educational Center which will be housed on the third floor of the historic Mead Building in Yankton, South Dakota.  

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Ward family visits Yankton - Thursday, July 16, 2015

  It was a pleasure and honor to have the opportunity to spend time with nearly 20 members of the Rev. Dr. Donald B. and Vera Ward family over the last weekend of June. The event which brought  here from Hawaii, Washington DC., Palms CA, San Bernardino CA, Scotland SD, Viborg SD, Irene SD, Madison WI and Centerville SD was to pay final tribute to Vera Bantz Ward, who passed away on February 19, 2014. A private memorial service took place at the Yankton Cemetary.  She was the devoted wife to Ward x’41 and President 1962-70. Among those present were great grand-children of Dr. Joseph and Sarah Wood Ward, founders of Yankton College, the children of Vera and Donald B. Ward, their children and grandchildren and Ward family cousins, all of whom are great-grandchildren of Dr. Joseph and Sara Wood Ward.  The most members of the visiting Ward family are photographed here while touring the former Yankton College campus now the U.S. Federal Prison Camp.
 

Left to right: Jess Watts, Seth Ward, Chris Ward, Heather Ylitalo Ward, Mari Ward McCarty, Tim Mock, Vanessa Sarchet, Rhea Ward Erickson, Jeff Erickson, Nancy Ward, Gary Ward, Heidi Nielsen, Ashley Galston, Philip McCarty, Steven McCarty, Daniel McCarty.

 


YANKTON COLLEGE SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM SETS RECORD - Tuesday, May 19, 2015

   After reviewing the 2015 general and post-graduate applications, the Yankton College Scholarship Committee recommended to the Board of Trustees awarding a record-setting twenty-five scholarships this spring at the annual spring Board meeting held in April.   Students who ranked the highest from their scholastic merit, writing skills and most importantly having a connection to Yankton College to recommend the applicant will receive up to $1,000 from designated named-scholarships.

   The recipients of a Yankton College scholarship for the 2015-16 academic year are listed here with their Yankton College connection:    

 (2) CHARLES A. ALSETH SCHOLARSHIP
Meghan Schenk, Mission Hill, SD, William Schenk ’23, Great-grandfather

Bridget Bickner, Colby, KS, Deborah (Kimmel '81) Bickner, Mother

      

(2) BENNETT - WALTER SCHOLARSHIP
Ellen Koester, Sioux Falls, SD, Robert "Puttie" Putnam '39, Great  grandfather/Coach
John Dannenbring, Yankton, SD, Suzanne (Dannenbring 'x56) & Iro    Mogen '54, Great aunt and uncle

BROWN-DANIELS SCHOLARSHIP
Lily Steffen, Fordyce, NE, Jerry Fleege '70, Grandfather

CLASS OF 1962 SCHOLARSHIP

Lucas Rockne, Yankton, SD, Carol (Shuff ’64) & Bob Winter ’63, Friends

 

1960s DECADE SCHOLARSHIP

Austin Winter, Dallas Center, IA, Ray Wendel '63, Marilyn (Van Epps '63)  & James Wendel '62, Grandfather, Great aunt and uncle

 

GROSS FAMILY SCHOLARSHIP

Sarah Nolan, Sioux Falls, SD, Linda (Litschewski ED '64) Balfany, Tom  Balfany '72, Grandmother, 3rd cousin

MARY & GLENN JENSEN SCHOLARSHIP

Morgan Sellend, Forestburg, SD, Barbara (Boswell ED'61) Selland,  Grandmother


(5) TRANTINA REVOCABLE TRUSTSCHOLARSHIPS
Andrew Heck, Sioux Falls, SD, Sharon (Eggers '75) List, Grandmother

Patrick Binder, Yankton, SD, Jennifer (Vondracek '78) Powell, Sponsor

Emily Turner, Shoreview, MN, John E. Turner '39, Grandfather

Jaclyn Arens, Yankton, SD, Judith (Link '70) Tereshinski, Sponsor       Thomas Pfiefle, Rapid City, SD, John Nooney '81, Family friend

 

(2) CARL & CLE YOUNGWORTHSCHOLARSHIPS
Story Lesher, Yankton, SD, Jennifer (Vondracek '78) Powell, Sponsor

Allie Thiesse, Yankton, SD, Rock Boyd ‘78, Sponsor

 

REV. DR. DONALD B. WARD SCHOLARSHIP

Erica Westerman, Yankton, SD, NA (selected by YHS)

ISABEL REEDY-SATTLER SCHOLARSHIP
Jacob Selgestad, Yankton, SD, Suzan (Rasmussen ’80) Gass, Family  friend

 

(2) HOD & ANITA NIELSEN MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP
John Dannenbring, Yankton, SD, Suzanne (Dannenbring 'x56) & Iro  Mogen '54, Great aunt and uncle

Lucas Rockne, Yankton, SD, Carol (Shuff ’64) & Bob Winter ’63, Friends

(2) BEMENT POST-GRADUATE SCHOLARSHIP
Erica Eis, Urbana, IL, Irma (Betty) (Bement '50) Eis, Grandmother
David Jenny, Beresford, SD, Robert Frieberg, Sponsor

DR. RICHARD G. SHERMAN POST-GRADUATE SCHOLARSHIP
Austin Oyen, Crooks, SD, Alvina (Shaefer '65) Knispen, Robert Shaefer    '75 and Paul Schaefer '72, Family friends 

(2) DR. FRITZ A. BRINK SCHOLARSHIP
Charlotte Walter, Bismarck, ND, Michael Rich '71, Family friend
Gabrielle Kachena, Yankton, SD, Gerald Ebel x'76, Family friend

   Funds for the named-scholarships are endowed from the kindness of Yankton College alumni or their family members in memory or in honor of individuals or a group inspired by the positive influences of Yankton College.  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.

   The Yankton College Scholarship Program does, indeed, exist as a legacy of Yankton College. Alumni are encouraged to spread the news about their availability. Your connection to Yankton College could sponsor a student who could earn $1,000 in financial aid.  Simply download a current application from this website, click PROGRAMS, find and click SCHOLARSHIP.  There you will already find the 2016-17 Yankton College general and post-graduate scholarship applications.  

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