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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 6, 2000
LOCAL STUDENT INCDUCTED INTO SDSM& T LEADERSHIP HALL OF FAME
Brianna Griffith of Escondido was inducted into the Leadership Hall of Fame at the South Dakota School of Mines & Technology ( SDSM& T) on March 30, 2000. Brianna is a senior, geology major at Tech who will be graduating in May of 2001. Brianna’s philosophy of leadership is that it is a challenge that involves putting yourself on the line and taking the initiative to get things done.
The Leadership Hall of Fame is a newly established leadership recognition program at SD Tech. The Hall of Fame was created by the Leadership Development Team for the purpose of raising awareness on campus of the importance of student leadership and to recognize the many valuable contributions student leaders make.
During Brianna’s four years at Tech, she has been very involved in a variety of campus organizations. She is a member of Alpha Delta Pi sorority, the Tech Geological Association, and Society of Women Engineers. She is currently serving at the President of TONITE, ( Tech’s Outrageous Initiative for Total Entertainment), a position she was elected to after serving as the Chair of the Coffeehouse Committee and being a member in the organization. As President, Brianna has worked to train the other members of the executive board so that they could be more active in the process of planning new programs for the campus. Brianna also selected to be an Orientation Leader during the first year of that particular program. She went on to become one of the Chairs of the Orientation Program during her senior year, and was responsible for coordinating all of the special programs and publicity designed to welcome the new students to campus.
Brianna’s previous involvements include one year as a Resident Assistant in Dake Hall, one term as a member of the Leadership Development Team, and working on the Yearbook Staff and Health and Wellness Fair Planning Committee. She has been involved in numerous community service activities, such as Ronald McDonald House, March of Dimes Jail and Bail, Humane Society and the Rescue Mission. She was presented with the Outstanding Woman Geoscience Student Award and has worked as a Preparation Assistant at the Museum of Geology. Her other campus jobs include working as a tutor for the PRIME Program and as a receptionist at the Surbeck Student Center Information Desk.
According to Colleen Manning, the Chairperson of the Leadership Development Team, the Hall of Fame is intended to recognize students based on their contributions
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to our campus community, not necessarily for the leadership positions they have held. “ It’s not about how many leadership positions you can list on your resume. In fact, you don’t even need to have a formally recognized leadership position. This award is about making a difference,” Manning said.
Any full- time student at SDSM& T, who is in good academic and disciplinary standing, is eligible to apply for induction to the Leadership Hall of Fame. Applications will be reviewed by an anonymous committee of students, faculty and staff, appointed by the Director of the Surbeck Student Center and the Vice President and Dean of Students. Each year up to 6 students will be selected for this honor.
Other students inducted into the Hall of Fame were Christopher Ahlers ( CENG, Pierre), Kenneth Harding ( ME, Rapid City), Cory Jensen ( CHE, Rapid City), and Angie Monheim ( MS EE, Rapid City).
Photo caption: Brianna Griffith of Escondido is congratulated by President Dr. Richard Gowen on her induction into the South Dakota School of Mines & Technology Leadership Hall of Fame.
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