Dickinson State University (DSU) students Alexa Delbridge and Kirstyn Bohn will address graduates, families, and friends at the institution’s 2023 spring commencement ceremony Saturday, May 13, at 10 a.m. in Scott Gymnasium.
Alexa Delbridge, daughter of Arlin and Kathy Delbridge, was born in Black Hawk, South Dakota and graduated from Sturgis Brown High School in 2018. She will be graduating with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing with a minor in leadership studies. Alexa was actively involved on campus as a member of the Theodore Roosevelt Honors Leadership Program and Student Nursing Association, where she served as president and vice president. In addition, Alexa also served on numerous committees across campus including Yuletyme, COVID University Reinforcement, and DSU Archiving committee – to name a few. In her spare time, she volunteers to deliver packages to members of the community. Currently, she is working on her Master’s of Business Administration and plans to attend a residency program and work as a traveling nurse all over the world.
Kirstyn Bohn, daughter of Dawn and Theodore Bohn and stepparents Justin Brown and Leslie King, was born in Dickinson, North Dakota. After moving to Vermillion, South Dakota, Bohn graduated from Vermillion High School in 2018. She will be graduating with a Bachelor of Science in Psychology and a Bachelor of Arts in Music. As a student, Bohn actively participated in band, pep band, jazz band, was a four-year member of the Blue Hawk Singers, and a member of the National Association of Music Education (NAfME). In her free time, Bohn gives back to her community by volunteering at the Domestic Violence and Rape Crisis Center and working at Home on the Range with at-risk youth. She plans to attend graduate school for a master's in counseling with a concentration in adolescent counseling. Bohn dreams of opening her own trauma-informed treatment center that specializes in wilderness, equine, music and art therapy. She plans to continue to perform in semi-professional choirs, like Dickinson-based Badlands Opera project.
Dickinson State will award 26 master’s degrees, 154 baccalaureate degrees, 33 associate degrees, and 23 certificates at the spring commencement ceremony. In addition, due to the winter storm that cancelled the 2022 fall commencement, DSU will acknowledge the fall 2022 graduates during the spring ceremony. Students will celebrate by walking across the stage to receive their diplomas from DSU President Steve Easton.
The 2023 spring ceremony will be broadcast live on Consolidated - Channel 18 or online at www.dickinsonstate.edu.