Connecting with Excellence Progress Report & New Programming
Wednesday, October 29, 2014
Independence Hall: Founding Fathers Black Hills
just past Reptile Gardens, Hwy 16, Rapid City
5:30 pm Meet & Greet
6:00 pm What is Excellence in South Dakota?
6:20 – 7:00 pm Socializing & Conversations
Join your fellow Honorees to share your ideas on the mission of the SD Hall of Fame to create a “Culture of Excellence in South Dakota.
Please RSVP by October 22 at
2014 Hall of Fame Inductees
Agriculture Bruce, SD
Professional, Law Martin, SD
Judy Olson Duhamel
General, Education Rapid City, SD
Historical, Native American Pine Ridge, SD
General, Public Service/Volunteer Spearfish, SD
Arts & Entertainment, Artist Rapid City, SD
Dr. Milton Mutch
Professional, Medical Sioux Falls, SD
Professional, Business Mitchell, SD
Arts & Entertainment, Artist Spearfish, SD
Arts & Entertainment, Writer Pierre, SD
A Free Tour Is Like A Walk Through History
The South Dakota Hall of Fame offers many unique opportunities of education for children and adults! Here you will learn fascinating facts about famous and influential people from South Dakota. The South Dakota Hall of Fame hosts an induction ceremony during which up to 15 individuals may be inducted into one of the 5 Categories of Recognition. Anyone may submit a Nomination Form to The South Dakota Hall of Fame, with one primary qualification; the man or woman must have lived some portion of his or her life in the state of South Dakota.
Mary Hart - Known nationally for her work in the news media.
Terry Redlin - Worldwide acclaim for his beautiful artistic work portraying nature and American life.
Tom Brokaw - Nationally recognized for his contribution to media and journalism.
Al Neuharth - Renowned as the founder of USA TODAY, the Freedom Forum, and honored with the Al Neuharth Media Center in Vermillion, South Dakota.
Crazy Horse - Known as a brave and generous Sioux Indian Warrior, he is honored at the Crazy Horse Memorial in the Black Hills of South Dakota.
And Many Others!
Based on Honoree Biographies
Explore the links for each of these famous South Dakotans and learn about their great accomplishments. You can read and listen to their stories, watch video of them, learn new vocabulary and play online games.