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Briggs, Hilton M. (Hilton Marshall), 1913-2001

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In 1958, Hilton M. Briggs was appointed president at South Dakota State. He served in that capacity for 17 years, the longest tenure in the presidential office. He received his B.S. from Iowa State University, M.S. from North Dakota State University, and Ph. D. from Cornell University. He held positions as professor and associate dean of agriculture at Oklahoma State University and dean of agriculture at the University of Wyoming. During his tenure, the South Dakota State College of Agricultural and Mechanical Arts became South Dakota State University, divisions became colleges, and the campus grew to match its increasing status. The number of departments grew, enrollment increased by more than half, and the number of buildings on campus almost doubled. Briggs was also instrumental in beginning the social fraternities and sororities on campus and initiating women's intercollegiate athletics. He also guided the campus through the controversy and activism of the 1960s and 1970s. The Faculty Association became the Academic Senate with decision-making capacity under Briggs’ leadership, and the Student Association also took on more responsibility. Upon his retirement in 1975, he was designated a Distinguished Professor of Agriculture, taught for two years, and was appointed director of International Programs. He was involved in the development of the Botswana Africa Project, a United States Agency for International Development program for teaching, research, and agricultural extension in that country.

Brookings Rotary Club (Brookings, S.D.)

  • Organization

Rotary International is an organization of business and professional leaders united worldwide, who provide humanitarian service, encourage high ethical standards in all vocations and help build good will and peace in the world.

In 1905, four Chicago businessmen began to meet as a club to "kindle fellowship among members of the business community." As they continued to meet, adding others to the groups, they rotated their meetings among the members' places of business, hence the name. Soon after, other cities began organizing clubs. In 1910, Rotary became international when a club was formed in Canada. By 1921, the organization was represented on every continent and the name Rotary International was adopted in 1922.

The Brookings Rotary club was formed in 1919 when Ivan Cobel and Clyde Hinkley, Brookings, SD businessmen, thought that a Rotary Club would help bring businessmen of the community closer together. Other local businessmen were consulted and all supported it. Negotiations for a Brookings Rotary Club were conducted through the Watertown sponsoring club. A charter was granted and affiliation completed on February 1, 1920. Arthur Stoll was elected the first president. There were 21 charter members.

Over the years, the Brookings Rotary Club has been involved in many community projects. These have included providing instruments and uniforms for the Brookings High School band and sponsoring a Boy Scout troop, little league baseball teams, and hockey teams. The club was instrumental in initiating the idea for the Brookings United Retirement Center. They also began and ran the United Fund, supplied equipment for the Brookings Hospital and developed Rotary Park. The local club has also given financial support to various local community and youth activities.

Brookings Rotary Club members have been active in Rotary International with six members serving as District governors. They have also been involved in international projects. Local Rotarians collected books and shipped them to needy schools in South Africa and the Philippines. They have also contributed funds to the Rotary International Polio Plus program and to the Rotary International Foundation.

Brookings Rotary has sponsored young business and professional people from the Brookings area to serve on group study exchange teams. The teams visit other countries to study culture and businesses. The club also sponsors a four-year scholarship each year for Brookings students to attend South Dakota State University and give educational awards to students who spend one academic year abroad.

Brookings Rotary club continues to support local youth and civic projects in the Brookings area. Members from the business, industrial and educational communities continue to serve the community. Weekly meetings are held to promote fellowship and understanding in the local community, and listen to programs of interest.

Brookings Veterans Society (Brookings, S.D.)

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The Brookings Veterans Society consisted of discharged and separated personnel of the United States Armed Forces that were registered as students at South Dakota State University. In the preamble to their constitution it is stated that they recognized their status as students, and in forming an organization, believed that their first responsibility was to further the interest, and welfare of the State University Student body. They also believed that their members had a common bond of experience and a slightly different viewpoint and interest in student activities and government. / Their purpose as stated in the constitution was to 1.) Uphold the South Dakota State University Student code and the educational mission of the institution. 2.) To provide a friendly atmosphere, to help, aid and assist new veteran students at State University. 3.) To present to the Veterans information and provide the opportunity for discussion of legislation of direct concern, of topics of general interest, and of vital political issue involving the University, the State, the Nations, and the World. 4.) To act in the general interest of Veterans and other students on campus issues. 5.) To attempt to improve classroom and living facilities at State University. 6.) To encourage Veterans to attend, remain in, or return to South Dakota State University.

Brosdahl, B.

  • Person
  • South Dakota State University

Brothanek, D.

  • Person
  • South Dakota State University

Brown, C.

  • Person
  • South Dakota State University

Brown, Dona 1909-1996

  • Person
  • 1909-1996

Dona Brown was born on May 25, 1909 in Brooking, South Dakota. She graduated from Huron High School in 1927. She went on to attend South Dakota State College where she earned a bachelor's degree in business administration in 1931 and a Master's in Education in 1937. She served 43 years as a teacher and counselor in Woonsocket and Huron, South Dakota.

Brown served on the South Dakota Board of Regents from 1957 to 1969. She has served as chairman of the board of trustees at Huron College, and has been a member of the SDSU Benefactors Club and the South Dakota Centennial Commission, She has also served on the board of directors of the South Dakota Personnel and Guidance Association, Salvation Army, Red Cross, and First Federal Savings and Loan in Huron, South Dakota. Her associations also include the American Association of University Women, Huron Chamber of Commerce, and the South Dakota Education Association.

Brown was inducted into the South Dakota Cowboy and Heritage Hall of Fame in 1980. South Dakota State University awarded her with an honorary doctorate and a Distinguished Alumnus Award in 1970.

Dona Brown died May 25, 1996.

Brown, George Lincoln

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From July-September 1940, George L. Brown was the official President of South Dakota State College of Agricultural and Mechanical Arts. He was a long term faculty member who had been Vice President and Dean of Faculty, as well as holding other positions in the college. Through the years, he had often been named Acting President during presidential searches, but he had never been officially named president. This honor was bestowed upon him until another president could be named.

Brown, Ken

  • Person
  • South Dakota State University

Brown, Wes

  • Person
  • Northern Arizona State University

Bryant, TO

  • Person
  • South Dakota State University
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