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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January 14, 2000
NEW SKILL DIRECTOR SELECTED AT SDSM& T
Dr. Jacquelyn R. Bolman was recently selected as the new Director of the Scientific Knowledge for Indian Learning and Leadership ( SKILL) program at the South Dakota School of Mines & Technology. A native of Chamberlain, Dr. Bolman comes to Tech from Aberdeen where she previously served as Chief Administrative Officer for the Division of Student Affairs at Presentation College Main Campus, Lakota Campus, and various distance learning sites. In her position at Presentation she was responsible for all areas of student support, programs and activities.
Dr. Bolman earned her Doctorate of Education, Master of Arts, and Bachelor of Science degrees from the University of South Dakota, Vermillion with emphasis in psychology and educational administration. She has extensive experience in the areas of communications, educational program administration, and cooperative work and interactions with American Indian Tribes and organizations.
“ We are all very much looking forward to having Dr. Bolman join the SKILL team. She brings excellent experience and skills and was very enthusiastic about the opportunity,” said Dr. Francine Campone, Associate Dean of Students.
Scientific Knowledge for Indian Learning and Leadership is a program supported by SDSM& T and Oglala Lakota College that has a mission “ to develop and support academic training emphasizing mathematics, science and engineering to enable minority students ( principally American Indians) to enroll in and graduate from post- secondary institutions." The SKILL program is an effort by the South Dakota School of Mines and Technology to help this nation overcome an expected shortage of professionals in math, science, and engineering fields.
SKILL, OLC and NASA partner together to meet this goal by offering a summer residency program to encourage high school students in these areas of study. The goal is to give the participants the skills necessary to succeed in higher education and enhance the student’s interest in science, technology, and mathematics. The students are involved in classes covering subjects from physics, chemistry, and biology to communications, and study skills. During the school year, SKILL students participate in science fairs and other academic activities.
If you would like to learn more about the SKILL program at SDSM& T, or would like more information about SKILL’s Four- Week Residential Program, contact the SKILL office at ( 605) 394- 1828.
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