Tufte to serve as staff adviser for State Board of Higher Education: Emma Tufte, administrative and assessment assistant in VCSU’s School of Education and Graduate Studies, has been elected as staff adviser to the State Board of Higher Education beginning July 1, 2015. Tufte currently serves as president of the North Dakota State Staff Senate, which represents all North Dakota University system staff employees.
DECA students fare well in state competition: VCSU students Staci Hovland (Buffalo, N.D.); Carson Sorby (Valley City); Dillon Thomas (Kalispell, Mont.); and Madelyn Zane (Newburg, N.D.) competed at the Collegiate DECA State Conference held Feb. 8–9 in Fargo. VCSU swept the Sales Presentation event with Sorby winning the event, Zane placing second and Thomas coming in third. In other competitions, the VCSU students garnered two second-place finishes, two fourth-place finishes and a sixth-place finish. Each of the VCSU students will go on to compete at the Collegiate DECA International Conference to be held April 18–21 in Orlando, Fla.
Online communication degree ranked 15th in nation: VCSU’s online program for a Bachelor’s Degree in Communication has been ranked 15th on the Affordable Colleges Foundation’s list of Top Online Communications Degrees for 2015. Available entirely online (in addition to being offered face-to-face), VCSU’s professional communication major offers three concentrations: corporate communication, digital media management and media communication.