DSU Alumni honored during homecoming

Several Dakota State University Alumni were honored during homecoming this past weekend.  DSU’s Alumni Association’s Outstanding Alumni Awards were presented at the homecoming football game on Saturday.  

Amy Crissinger, a 1992 DSU graduate, was honored for Service to Alma Mater.  Crissinger was a three-sport athlete at DSU, and joined the staff as an admissions counselor shortly after she graduated in 1992.  She has worked at DSU for 30 years now, and currently serves as Vice President for Student Affairs and Enrollment Management.

Honored as the Outstanding Educator is Camrin Vaux.  Vaux graduated from DSU and was a teacher in the Brookings School District.  This is her 16th year in education and her first year as an administrator for the district at the Camelot Intermediate School.  Vaux is one of 60 teachers nationwide awarded the Milken Educator Award in 2021.

DSU’s Outstanding Alumni for Professional Achievement is Tammy Miller.  Miller received both an Office Management and Business Administration degree from Dakota State.  She is the CEO of Madison Regional Health system and serves on various boards in the Madison community and state.  

The Outstanding Alumni recognized with the Young Alumni Achievement Award this year at DSU are Joshua Klosterman, Logan Stratton, Austen King, and Eric Leslie.  These four DSU alumni and students qualified for the first International Cybersecurity Competition that took place in June of this year.  Klosterman and Stratton are DSU alumni, while King and Leslie are both current students at the university.


Josh Klosterman
Camrin Vaux
Logan Stratton


Austen King


September 26, 2022