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Yankton College Alumni Advisory Board To Meet This Weekend

Yankton- April 1, 2019


Members of the Yankton College Alumni Advisory Board will meet in Yankton, Saturday, April 6, for their first annual two-hour meeting in 2019 to discuss routine matters and other business, old and new.

The primary purpose of the Alumni Advisory Board is to foster alumni relations.  The AAB current motto “As We Are Fewer More Needs To Be Done” has been heading each agenda as the group organizes college reunions, locally and regionally, honors and recognizes its alumni’s career and college achievements, and encourages giving towards the future of Yankton College. 

The main business during the morning meeting will deal with reporting on two 2019 Yankton College Regional Reunions since the AAB acts as the official “hosts” of all YC reunions.  One will be held in Boynton Beach, Florida, May 7 and the second will be held in Omaha, Nebraska this fall October 19. The AAB Reunion Committee, led by David Welch, Sioux Falls, will provide an overview of the attendance, fiscal responsibilities and other event details.  There will also be reports from the Awards Committee by Sue Notheis-Kemnitz, from Platte on recommendations for the Alumni Awards to be presented at the Yankton College 2020 All-Class-Reunion under the theme “2020 Vision” and the Giving Committee by Gary Ward, from Centerville, will give an update.

Joan Neubauer, Chair of the YC Board of Trustees, from Yankton, will report on the progress of the Yankton College Alumni and Educational Center to be located on the top floor of the historic Mead Cultural Education Center before 2024.

A new AAB member will be joining the meeting for the first time and begin his three-year term, Frederick McGrath, a 1975 YC graduate from St. Paul, Minnesota which then totals the AAB membership to twenty-three.    

After the meeting, some of the AAB members present will be joined by other YC alums via teleconference calling for a Legacy Committee meeting to discuss the "game plan" for the 2019 fundraising campaign designed to furnish the Yankton College Alumni and Educational Center with exhibit display cases, pictorial panels and wall murals. 

For more information on Yankton College, phone (605) 665-3661.




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YANKTON COLLEGE

ALUMNI ADVISORY BOARD

PROUDLY ANNOUNCES

FLORIDA REGIONAL REUNION

 YC Alumni Gathering • Tuesday, May 7 • 6:30 - 10 pm

The Estates at Heritage Club*  •  Boynton Beach

Bring your memories, photos or a keepsake to share 

Hosts - Ernie & Bette Ferency

 

YC Extended Get -Together • May 7-11 

Activities include: Golf • Beach Day • Intracoastal Dinner Cruise & More

For more information on the extended “get-together” fees - contact Ernie Ferency ’70 (239) 336-4179

 

Spouses welcome • Join the fun!


 For directions and registration form 

2019 FL Reunion.pdf

 

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YANKTON COLLEGE
2019 - 2020 Scholarship Applications 
NOW AVAILABLE
                                    APPLICATION DEADLINE - February 22, 2019                                                                                                                              
2019-20 General Scholarship Application.pdf

2019-20 Post-Graduate Scholarship Application.pdf

YANKTON COLLEGE OFFERS NUMEROUS SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITIES
   Scholarship opportunities are available within the Yankton College Scholarship Program for the upcoming 2019-20 academic year.  Worthy graduating seniors and post-graduate students whose applications rank the highest points will YC scholarships from their scholastic merit, writing skills and most importantly having, either:  a) a family relationship to Yankton College alumni, former faculty or staff; or b) a family friend, teacher, pastor or other person with a connection to Yankton College to recommend the applicant.

   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.  

    Applications may be downloaded or picked up at the Yankton College office or Yankton High School; both are located at 1801 Summit St.

   The general and post-graduate applications are due February 22, 2019 then in March reviewed and ranked from blinded applications (names and contact information are blacked out and not revealed during the review process).  The scholarship recipients are notified by May and the scholarship funds are dispersed by August, unless notified otherwise. 

  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.

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

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Yankton College Announces Newly Named Scholarship


  


Image of Nell (Schank ED'42) Tollefson taken from a Yankton College yearbook.  
   The positive influences of Yankton College inspired a recent contribution to the Yankton College Scholarship Program from former alumna, Nell (Schank ED’42) Tollefson, of Huron, South Dakota, to support a perpetual scholarship named:  the Nell & LaVerne Tollefson Scholarship, to honor their memory.  The $25,000 endowment will enable the college to award one $1,000 scholarship to a graduating high school senior each year in perpetuity. 

  Nell attended Yankton College from 1941 to 1942 to earn her two-year State Elementary Teaching certificate while working at Fantles Clothing Store for her room and board in a private home.  According to Yankton College archives, during an annual May Fete ceremony in 1941, Nell was involved in the theatrical production of Alice in Wonderland performed in the outdoor Garden Terrace Theatre on the college campus and, she also played clarinet in the college band. While teaching in South Dakota, she earned her BA at Huron College in 1956 and spent her career teaching students in the Huron School District.  She and her husband, also an educator and coach, never had children, but they considered their beloved students, their “family.”  

   The Tollefson Scholarship recipient will be selected by a Yankton College Scholarship Committee after the February application deadline. Students have until the February 22, 2019 to submit an application.   The applications are available here online or at the Yankton College office located at 1801 Summit St., Door #9 at the north-end of the Summit Activities Center in Yankton, open Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.  All of the eligible applicants, including the first Tollefson recipient, will be officially announced to the Yankton College Board of Trustees next spring before they are notified.

   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. Each spring the Yankton College Scholarship Program awards several $1,000 scholarships from endowed funds to deserving high school seniors and graduate students.  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. 

    For further information contact Yankton College, by phoning toll-free (866) 665-3661.

 

  
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ALUMNI ADVISORY BOARD TO MEET SEPTEMBER 15

September 6, 2018

Members of the Yankton College Alumni Advisory Board will meet in Yankton, Saturday, September 15, for their second annual two-hour meeting to discuss routine matters and other business, old and new.  

The primary purpose of the Alumni Advisory Board is to foster alumni relations.  The AAB current motto
“As We Are Fewer More Needs To Be Done” has been heading each agenda as the group organizes college reunions, locally and regionally, honors and recognizes its alumni’s career and college achievements, and encourages giving towards the future of Yankton College. 

According to the AAB Nominating Committee, besides term renewals for seven members, there will be two nominees presented during the election of officers to fill the Chair and Secretary positions because of two resignations effective this fall.  According to Yankton resident, Ron Bertsch, who has chaired the AAB since April 2011, “It is time to pass the baton when there are those willing to take it and lead the way.”  Marian Danforth-White, El Segundo, California, will step down as the secretary, who has dutifully taken the meeting minutes since _____ .   

The main business during the morning meeting will deal with reviewing the 2018 All-Class Reunion held in Yankton this summer, July 19-21. The AAB Reunion Committee, led by David Welch, Sioux Falls, will provide an overview of the attendance, fiscal accountability and other details of the event since the AAB act as the official “hosts” of all YC reunions.  There will also be reports from the Awards Committee by Sue Notheis-Kemnitz, from Platte and the Giving Committee by Gary Ward, from Centerville. 

Planning will also begin for the next regional reunion to be held in Omaha in 2019 when those YC residents from eastern Nebraska and western Iowa will be invited.  

A progress report will be given by the Chair of the YC Board of Trustees, Joan Neubauer, on the newest YC venture: the establishment of the Yankton College Alumni and Educational Center in partnership with the Dakota Territorial Museum at the historic Mead building located north of Yankton.  

For more information on Yankton College, visit  
www.yanktoncollege.org or phone (605) 665-3661.

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2020 All-Class Reunion
Mark Your Calendars 
 July 16-18, 2020
                                         




 
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Yankton College re-affirms its proud heritage by looking to the future 
to find new ways to further its support of a liberal arts philosophy; 
to develop moral and ethical character and the whole person; 
to support individuals to be successful in their chosen careers; 
and to instill the attitude that education is a life-long process.