95 Percent of DSU Grads in ND Employed in Oil-Impacted Counties

June 24, 2014

Old Field Impact

Located in the epicenter of North Dakota’s energy development, DSU alumni are continuing to anchor their communities through many contributions, including energy-related initiatives. According to DSU graduate exit survey information from consecutive academic years 2011 through the fall of 2013, nearly three quarters or 74 percent of DSU graduates are working in North Dakota. Of the 74 percent of respondents working in North Dakota, the vast majority — 95 percent — are employed in oil-impacted counties. The survey also showed 23 percent of graduates working in the state are employed in areas directly related to energy development.

Medora Musical

DSU is proud to have one of its own in this summer’s Medora Musical. Damon Fichter is one of 20 cast members performing nearly 100 shows at the famed outdoor theater in Medora. Born and raised in Dickinson, Fichter has watched the Medora Musical since he was a child and is pursuing a Bachelor of Music at DSU, where he is also a part of the Theodore Roosevelt Honors Leadership Program.

City of Dickinson backs new TR Presidential Library at DSU

A new Theodore Roosevelt Presidential Library at DSU took a solid step forward Monday with a $3 million commitment from the city of Dickinson and a promise of $5 million more, should the North Dakota Legislative Assembly increases its funding. The Dickinson City Commission voted unanimously Monday to award $3 million to the Theodore Roosevelt Center at DSU, which is facilitating the presidential library project. In addition, the resolution provides for another $5 million if the North Dakota State Legislature appropriates more funding on top of $12 million already earmarked for the project.