PC Wein Gallery to host employee exhibit


ABERDEEN, S.D. – Presentation College faculty and staff, along with Presentation Sisters from Aberdeen and Sioux Falls, S.D., as well as Convent employees, will exhibit a variety of personal art pieces in the upcoming August Wein Gallery show.   The show is from August 1 through August 31. An assortment of approximately fifty items will … Continued

Wein Gallery – July Exhibit


The Wein Gallery at Presentation College welcomes three artists to campus for the month of July. John J. Kolb, from Sioux Falls exhibits his paintings in “My Time-Having Fun”. Deb Burckhard, a potter from Kimball, SD displays her pieces in “Horse Hair Pottery: Painting with Carbon”. Linda Ackland-Kolb, married to John, presents her pastel artwork … Continued

PC announces President, Dean Lists for Spring 2018


ABERDEEN, S.D. – Presentation College has announced the President and Dean Lists for the Spring 2018 semester. To qualify for the President’s List, students must earn a 4.0 grade point average for the semester. Students maintaining a 3.5 grade point average or greater are included on the Dean’s List. President’s List Jessica Beld Tyler Bybee … Continued

PC Student Recognized by the BCHS


Kirby Kragenbring (SecEd – History) received second place in the Brown County Historical Society’s research and writing contest for Presentation College and Northern State University students. Kirby received a certificate and cash award for his paper titled “Minnesota’s Growth and its Contribution to a Young United States.”

PC selects new VP for Finance


ABERDEEN, S.D. – Presentation College is pleased to announce the hiring of Dr. Christopher Brett Stocklin as Vice President for Finance.   Dr. Stocklin is currently serving as the Vice President of Finance-Chief Financial Officer at Central Christian College of Kansas in McPherson, Kansas.   “We are very excited for Christopher to begin his positon … Continued

The Wein Gallery “Art Through the Eye of the Quilter” Exhibit


The Aberdeen Area Quilt Guild, Candlelight Quilt Guild and Aberdeen Area Modern Quilt Guild are working together to create the “Art Through the Eye of the Quilter” exhibit, Part 1 from May 1-May 31 and Part 2 from June 4-June 28 in the Wein Gallery. the Gallery is open Mon-Fri 8:00am to 5:00pm. Saturday, May … Continued

PC selects new VP for Academics


ABERDEEN, S.D. – Presentation College is pleased to announce the hiring of Dr. Diane K. Duin as Vice President for Academics.   “I am so happy to become part of the Presentation College team,” said Dr. Duin. “My work as Vice President for Academics will be grounded in the mission of Presentation College to challenge … Continued

PC Student Receives 1st Place in Heritage Society Essay Contest


Jordan Taylor (IS-Psychology/History) recently received first place in the Germans from Russia Heritage Society essay contest in the university division. Jordan’s paper, titled “The Journey,” is about three religious groups – Catholics, Mennonites, and Hutterites – who moved from the German provinces to Russia to South Dakota. Jordan will also present his paper at the … Continued

PC to hold disaster simulation exercise


ABERDEEN, S.D. – The Presentation College Nursing Department will be holding a disaster simulation exercise April 12-14 on campus.   The three-day exercise provides students the opportunity to simulate experiences that relate to public and community health; disaster preparedness, care for vulnerable populations, infectious and communicable disease prevention and care. According to the Nursing Department … Continued

PC Experience- The Road to Admissions Counseling


by Aleijah Tomlinson There’s no greater feeling than reaping the benefits of your investment. Let’s look at this hypothetical scenario. You wake up on a Monday and realize you only have twenty dollars in your bank account, and pay day is not until Friday. Unfortunately, you need a few more groceries to get you through … Continued

Compassionate Care of All


By Chris Huot, Athletic Training Program Director As we dig ourselves out of the winter months and approach March Madness, it is time to recognize a professional that does not like the attention, the athletic trainer. March is National Athletic Training Month. A time to celebrate all of the hard working men and women who … Continued

Soft Skills: The secret to success?


By Deb Schuelke, Program Director, Communication Over the past decade or so, we’ve seen a trend in popular opinion to push students toward technical degrees, prioritizing specific skills in a particular trade. Even baccalaureate degrees are pushing for more and more content-specific courses in degree programs. This seems like it would make sense – graduates … Continued

A Growing ‘Affair’


By Emily Carrels, Student Activities Coordinator The Student Affairs department at Presentation College focuses on services and student success outside of the classroom, and an important goal for the area is to prepare students for active participation in society after graduation. In the past few years, the department has seen an increase in new positions, … Continued

Roncalli students to showcase artwork in Wein Gallery


ABERDEEN, S.D. – The Presentation College Wein Gallery is hosting Roncalli High School Art 1, Art 2 and Art 3 with a one-month solo exhibit in celebration of National Youth Art Month.    Thirty-five talented and creative art students will display a variety of special art pieces during the month of February.    According to … Continued

PC to add men’s, women’s cross country


ABERDEEN, S.D. – The Presentation College athletics department will be growing in Fall 2018 as the Saints add men’s and women’s cross country to its roster of sports programs. Athletic Director Greg Heier announced that the programs will be launched for Fall 2018 with exact competition plans dependent on the recruiting success for the programs. … Continued

Meet Victoria!


By Tim Beckham, Director of Marketing If you haven’t had the opportunity to meet Victoria you are missing out. According to the web, she is the world’s most lifelike childbirth simulator, and lifelike may be an understatement. Located on campus, Victoria is the crown jewel of PCs Avera Simulation Center. Watching our nursing faculty assist … Continued

Having a Ball!


By Teresa Levsen-Garofalo, Director of Annual Giving A career in Advancement/Marketing/Fundraising involves a variety of job duties, and much to my delight, “special events planning” is among them! During the course of each year, I have the opportunity to plan all sorts of different events at PC. My absolute favorite is the Black & White … Continued

PC Announces President’s List, Dean’s List for Fall 2017


Presentation College has announced the President’s List and Dean’s List for the Fall 2017 semester. To qualify for the President’s List, students must earn a 4.0 grade point average for the semester. Students maintaining a 3.5 grade point average or greater are included on the Dean’s List.      PRESIDENT’S LIST Melanie Anhorn Rilynn Bates Kaitlyn … Continued

The Spirit of Student Success


By Regina Duval, Student Success Specialist From my very first day as the Student Success Specialist, I’ve been asked: “So what is it you do exactly?”  That’s a fair question.  Obviously, I specialize in student success.  But what does student success mean? Success means something different to everyone.  For some, it’s a steady job, financial … Continued

The Buzz of New Beginnings


By Angela Dannenbring, Director of Development Remembering back to the day as a college student, I was given a campus tour by a student.  I remember feeling the buzz of new beginnings, new goals to reach, and networking opportunities to bring me into my new future following graduation.  As Presentation College’s Director of Development, I … Continued

Merry Christmas from Presentation


By Dr. Maggie Huber, President Warmest Christmas Greetings, As the snow begins to fall over our lovely campus we look forward to a break from our normal day-to-day activities. This gives us all an opportunity to celebrate, reflect, and look forward to a wonderful new year. We believe there are big things on the horizon … Continued

Living the Mission of Catholic Higher Education


By Sr. Pam Donelan, Executive Director for Mission If Catholic Higher Education is going to be successful at overcoming the daunting problems of these times, clearly we will need new ways to carrying out the mission. The Mission will have to adapt to the more complex times to which we live in order to serve … Continued

Visit Days: Why seeing PC first-hand is special


By India Klipfel, Administrative Assistant for Admissions. The Presentation College campus visit experience is something than cannot be found on a website, in a pamphlet, or over the phone. You don’t quite understand how green the grounds are until you walk beside them. It’s hard to see the beauty and intensity of the Avera Simulation … Continued

The World Needs More Human Service Providers!


By Stephanie Nora, MSW, CSW Presentation College is excited to begin offering a Bachelor of Science degree in Human Services starting in the Fall 2018 semester! This new degree program at Presentation College is an excellent choice for students who have a passion for helping people achieve their full potential and reach their goals. If … Continued

The Future of Healthcare


  By Aimee Sippel Health & Natural Science Faculty According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Outlook handbook, during the next ten years, careers within the healthcare field are expected to grow by 18%. The Health and Natural Science Division at Presentation College is preparing students to meet this healthcare need with a variety … Continued

Seven inducted into Pi Gamma Mu – South Dakota Zeta Chapter


    ABERDEEN, SD – Four Presentation College students and three faculty members have been inducted into the South Dakota Zeta Chapter of Pi Gamma Mu, an International Social Science Honor Society. The new student inductees are Jordyn Dekker, Ashlyn O’Keefe, Kristen Orth, and Miriam Udofot. Faculty inductees include Regina Duval, Jason Pettigrew, and Nikki … Continued

Nurse Educators: Preparing the future of Nursing


By Dr. Betty Leslie MSN Program Director Teaching the next generation of nurses is perhaps the noblest mission that any nurse could accomplish in a lifetime. The effects of teaching nurses are far-reaching: the student nurse and the many patients that will receive care over a lifetime as a result. Presentation College is launching its … Continued

PC adds two new academic programs


PC adds two new academic programs ABERDEEN, SD – Presentation College is pleased to announce that beginning in the spring semester of 2018, the college will offer Bachelor of Science Degrees in Healthcare Administration and Human Services.     The new programs, which were approved by the college’s Board of Trustees on October 17, were … Continued

PC Alum to donate heart to Presentation


  ABERDEEN, S.D. – Presentation College 2009 nursing graduate Katie Tuff will be donating her own heart to the college’s anatomy lab after she received a heart transplant back in April.   “I am more than humbled at the kindness and generosity of Katie’s gift of her heart to Presentation College,” said Trisha Waldman, Associate … Continued

PC Alum to donate heart to Presentation

Presentation College 2009 nursing graduate Katie Tuff will be donating her own heart to the college’s anatomy lab after she received a heart transplant back in April.   “I am more than humbled at the kindness and generosity of Katie’s gift of her heart to Presentation College,” said Trisha Waldman, Associate Dean of the Health … Continued

PC Wein Gallery reopens after renovation


ABERDEEN, S.D. – The Presentation College Wein Gallery begins its first exhibit for a two month show Monday, Oct. 2.  The Grand Opening event will be celebrating the completion of the restoration project. The community is invited to attend our reception Tuesday, Oct. 3 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. in the Southeast Building on campus. … Continued

PC to offer first ever graduate level studies


August 8, 2017 ABERDEEN, SD – Presentation College is pleased to announce that beginning in the spring semester of 2018, the college will offer Master of Science Degrees in Nursing (MSN).   “We are very excited by this opportunity,” said Dr. Margaret Huber, College President. “Offering graduate level education is a huge step for the … Continued

PC Department of Business granted reaffirmation of accreditation.


Lenexa, Kansas, USA (July 2017) – The Board of Commissioners of the International Accreditation Council for Business Education (IACBE) is pleased to announce that, at its meeting in Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA on July 18-20, 2017, Presentation College in Aberdeen, South Dakota was granted reaffirmation of accreditation of the business and management programs offered through its … Continued

Rabenberg Selected as North Star’s Dr. LeRoy Walker Recipient


ABERDEEN, S.D. – Presentation College’s Mallori Rabenberg (SR/Britton, SD) has been chosen to represent the North Star Athletic Conference (NSAA) as the 2017 nominee for the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) Dr. LeRoy Walker Champions of Character Award. “We are proud of Mallori and all she has done for the campus and Aberdeen community,” … Continued

PC announces President’s List, Dean’s List for spring 2017


Presentation College has announced the President’s List and Dean’s List for the spring 2017 semester. To qualify for the President’s List, students must earn a 4.0 grade point average for the semester. Students maintaining a 3.5 grade point average or greater are included on the Dean’s List. President’s List (4.0) Clairissa Alvord Melanie Anhorn Kaitlyn … Continued

PC cuts ribbon on new Avera Simulation Center


Presentation College officially opened the Avera Simulation Center with a ribbon cutting ceremony May 10. Construction on the state-of-the-art Simulation Center began in January. PC students will take their first classes in the amazing new facility beginning in the fall semester 2017. The Avera Simulation Center will offer the most up-to-date technology available for healthcare … Continued

On This Day in South Dakota History

For Dr. Brad Tennant history is not just a hobby or even a career … it is a way of life. The Presentation College American Studies Program Director, whose knowledge on Native American and upper plains history has been influencing students for decades, is set to release his ninth book that he has edited, contributed … Continued

PC nursing students donate money to Avera


The Presentation College Nursing Student Association (PCNSA), recently donated $1,500 to the Aberdeen Avera Cancer Center. The funds were raised through a series of fundraising events, including silent auction items at Research Day, through assisting with the concessions at PC Athletic Events (Including a root-beer float night), through sales of PCNSA apparel. With the $1,500 … Continued

PC instructor presents 2 papers


Presentation College English instructor Kiera Ball recently presented papers at two conferences. Ms. Ball presented “Colonizing the Great Plains: Manifest Destiny and Little House on the Prairie” at the Great Plains Symposium in Lincoln, Neb., March 31, 2017. On April 22, 2017, she presented “The God of Shabby Places: Providence and the Prairie in Marilynne … Continued

PC professor to be featured on Amazon show

Presentation College Program Director for American Studies Dr. Brad Tennant to be featured on the hit Amazon television show Fireball Run. According to the shows Website, The Fireball Run Adventurally is the story of a legendary 8 day, 2000 mile life-sized, trivia pursuit road rally competition and unlike Reality TV, this is real. Join zany … Continued

PC Students attend Career Fair in Minneapolis

  PRESENTATION COLLEGE MEDIA RELEASE April 5, 2016 ABERDEEN, S.D. – Last week, Presentation College students had the opportunity to attend a career fair hosted by the Minnesota Timberwolves and the Lynx! Many other sports teams and related industries were on-hand at the fair, including the Minnesota Twins, Duluth Huskies, Saint Paul Saints, and more. … Continued

PC Professor teaches courses in Thailand, United Arab Emirates


PRESENTATION COLLEGE MEDIA RELEASE April 5, 2016 ABERDEEN, S.D. – Presentation College assistant professor, and United States Sports Academy national faculty member, Marc Margolies recently took part in the Academy’s program to enhance the training of soccer administrators in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). Margolies taught the Academy’s sports facilities and events management course from … Continued

Christian-Rock Band Remedy Drive to Perform at PC


March 22, 2016 ABERDEEN, S.D. – The Christian rock band, Remedy Drive, will be performing live Thursday, April 27 in the Strode Center on the Presentation College campus beginning at 7:30 p.m.   Tickets for the event can be purchased for $8 in advance, $6 for groups of 10 or more and $10 at the … Continued

PRESENTATION COLLEGE PROGRAM DIRECTOR APPOINTED TO REGIONAL BOARD


March 8, 2016 ABERDEEN, S.D. – Presentation College American Studies Program Director Dr. Brad Tennant has been appointed as an at-large member to the Mid-America American Studies Association (MAASA) executive board.     MAASA includes American Studies undergraduate and graduate programs and scholars in an eleven-state region. The organization is committed to the regional, national, and … Continued

PC staff member receives The Woman of Spirit Award

February 28, 2016 ABERDEEN, S.D. – Presentation College is pleased to announce that Erin Giovannini, Special Assistant for Project Development at PC, was selected as this year’s recipient of The Woman of Spirit Award during the Community Champions Awards Luncheon, Feb. 14 at the Ramkota Hotel.   The Woman of Spirit Award, which is co-sponsored … Continued

PC Faculty Member Named Bill of Rights Program Scholar

February 9, 2016 ABERDEEN, S.D. – Presentation College history professor Dr. Brad Tennant has been named one of ten scholars to lead Bill of Rights humanities programs during 2017.    The South Dakota Humanities Council, in partnership with the South Dakota State Library, is sponsoring “Amending America – The Bill of Rights and You,” a … Continued

PC TO WELCOME FRENCH STUDENTS AS PART OF EXCHANGE PROGRAM


January 30, 2016 ABERDEEN, S.D. – Presentation College will welcome 23 French students from Notre Dame de la Paix, in Lorient, France as part of an alternating student exchange program from February 9 to February 22.   “The primary purpose of the Notre Dame de la Paix—Presentation College Student Exchange is for students from both institutions … Continued

PC HAS 9% ENROLLMENT INCREASE THIS SPRING


PRESENTATION COLLEGE MEDIA RELEASE February 1, 2016 ABERDEEN, S.D. – Presentation College is pleased to announce that the spring enrollment numbers have been tallied and PC has seen an increase of nine percent from last spring.   “We are very excited about this enrollment increase,” said Mike Mattison, Vice President for Enrollment. “It really is … Continued

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Presentation College Fairmont: 10th Annual Mardi Gras


Presentation College Fairmont has announced the date and information for their 10th annual Mardi Gras Saturday, February 4th, 2017 Holiday Inn, Fairmont 6:00 Social Hour Tickets are $65 Varying sponsorship levels   Contact us at 507-235-4658 if interested in being a sponsor or purchasing tickets for the event.  

The World Needs More Saints Like… PC alum Jeff Miller


The World Needs More Saints Like… PC alum Jeff Miller (Bachelor of Science, Communication, 2002)! Jeff is a freelance writer living in Las Vegas, where he and his wife, Amber Meister Miller (Bachelor of Science, Social Work 2002), are raising his daughter Ava. Jeff specializes in writing content for fantasy football websites. Every year, Jeff … Continued

Presentation College to build Avera Simulation Center


Presentation College is pleased to announce that Avera Health is making a $1 million gift to fund the new Avera Simulation Center on campus. “This gift is in support of future health care workforce. By supporting innovative, state-of-the-art training technology, we support quality health care in Aberdeen and throughout our region, particularly in rural communities,” … Continued

PC faculty member supports Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship

The U.S Department of State, Bureau of Education and Cultural Affairs (ECA) and the Institute of International Education (IIE), would like to thank, Ms. Jennifer Wegleitner, Business Faculty at Presentation College, for her recent service in support of the Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program’s Selection Panels. Jennifer shared her expertise and time in evaluating … Continued

PC professor teaches overseas

Marc Margolies, an Aberdeen, S.D. resident, has served at Presentation College in Aberdeen since 2011, where he is currently assistant professor of business. He teaches a wide range of sports and business subjects including sport management, sport marketing, sport finance, legal and ethical issues of sports, sports facility planning, microeconomics, human resource management, and business … Continued

Presentation College has highest enrollment ever


Presentation College is pleased to announce that the 2016 fall enrollment numbers have been tallied and this is the largest class in PC history. The total enrollment at Presentation College is currently 821 students, a seven percent increase from 2015. “We are very excited about our growth at Presentation,” said Dr. Margaret A. Huber, PC … Continued

PC welcomes new mascot!


Presentation College welcomed a new member to the Saints family at PC’s 65th Anniversary Celebration August 29. The Saints new costume mascot, Bernie (short for Bernard), made his inaugural appearance just in time for a new academic year. Bernie will team up with Spirit, our live St. Bernard mascot, to bring even more college camaraderie … Continued

PC to offer Islam and the Muslim World course

Because Islam is the object of so much misunderstanding, malicious and otherwise, in the public sphere, Presentation College invites you to learn about Islam and the Muslim World through an online course. Courses are offered to both degree and non-degree seeking learners. Taught by Dr. John Anderson in Presentation College’s Religious Studies Department, this course … Continued

PC announces President’s List, Dean’s List for spring 2016


Presentation College has announced the President’s List and Dean’s List for the spring 2016 semester. To qualify for the President’s List, students must earn a 4.0 grade point average for the semester. Students maintaining a 3.5 grade point average or greater are included on the Dean’s List. PRESIDENTS LIST Kaitlyn Boesl Amber Cline Samantha Daniels … Continued

PC Athletic Training Program granted accreditation

Presentation College is excited to announce that the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education has reviewed PC’s Professional Athletic Training Program’s Rejoinder from their 2015-2016 Comprehensive Review, and the Athletic Training Program at Presentation College has been granted five years of initial accreditation. Presentation College’s Athletic Training Program’s next comprehensive review, including a self-study and on-site … Continued

PC alum receives illustrious scholarship

Presentation College is pleased to announce that 2015 social work graduate, Shobi Zetina was recently named as Presentation College’s second recipient of a Pi Gamma Mu graduate school scholarship. Zetina plans on attending the University of South Dakota for her graduate degree.   Pi Gamma Mu’s scholarships are intended for the first or second year … Continued

Get an inside look at PC’s Winter Dome!


Want to see what Presentation College’s Winter Dome looks on the inside? Watch the Video!

American Studies major gets 2nd place!


Presentation College American Studies major Casey Henry recently received second place in the Brown County Historical Society’s research and writing contest for Presentation and NSU students. Casey received a check and a certificate for his paper on “The Reawakening of the Warrior Spirit,” which he also presented at the 48th Annual Dakota History Conference. Congratulations!

PC biology majors receive Outstanding Work in the Sciences award!


Congratulations to seniors Rachel Wheeler, Garret Fraser and Micheala Geffre, recipients of the Biology Program’s Outstanding Work in the Sciences award! All three students have plans to attend graduate school post graduation. Rachel Wheeler will be pursuing her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Minnesota, Garret Fraser will be attending the University of … Continued

Spirit celebrates 3rd birthday


Presentation’s lovable mascot, Spirit, celebrated her third birthday May 5, 2016. Students, faculty and staff, and members from the community came out to celebrate with Spirit.

Three PC softball players named to NSAA All-Conference Team


Presentation College softball coach Erin Dickhausen is pleased to announce seniors Shelby Anderson and Kayla Reynolds, along with junior Haylee Hemmert were each named to the North Star Athletic Association’s All-Conference Second Team for the 2015-16 season. Anderson, from Yutan Nebraska, was third on the team with a .313 batting average. She led the squad … Continued

PC students give back in a big way!


Service, volunteerism, and giving back to the greater good permeates the campus culture at Presentation College. Whether it’s tutoring kids in the Boys & Girls Club, building homes through Habitat for Humanity, or putting on free health clinics, learning here is elevated by our service to society and the way we connect on a human … Continued

Excelling out of the classroom!


The Presentation College Nursing Department is pleased to announce that four PC nursing students were recently elected to the South Dakota Nursing Student Association (NSASD) Executive Board. Madison, Minn. Native Kelle Thompson, was elected as treasurer, Shelby Elsen, a Hecla, S.D. native was elected as web site administrator, Sydney Phillips, an Aberdeen native was elected … Continued

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