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Governor’s Awards ceremony to be held Sept. 3

August 25, 2015

News Release

South Dakota Department of Human Services
Office of Cabinet Secretary Gloria Pearson
3800 E. Hwy. 34 – Hillsview Plaza
c/o 500 E. Capitol Ave.
Pierre, SD 57501-5070
(605) 773-5990
 
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Thursday, Aug. 20, 2015
CONTACT: Patrick Baker, DHS communications officer, (605) 773-5990 or patrick.baker@state.sd.us

Governor’s Awards ceremony to be held Sept. 3

Awards recognize contributions to employment of South Dakotans with disabilities

PIERRE, S.D. – Gov. Dennis Daugaard will recognize individuals and employers for their contributions to the rehabilitation and employment of South Dakotans with disabilities during a Sept. 3 ceremony at the Capitol.

The South Dakota Board of Vocational Rehabilitation and the Department of Human Services (DHS) announced the Governor’s Awards will be held Thursday, Sept. 3, at 10 a.m. in the Rotunda of the State Capitol, 500 E. Capitol Ave.

Daugaard will present awards to the following 2015 recipients:

Thore Jenshus of Rapid City – Outstanding Citizen with a Disability
Michael Tieszen of Watertown  – Outstanding Employee with a Disability
Slumberland Furniture of Pierre – Outstanding Private Employer (Small Employer)
Target of eastern Sioux Falls – Outstanding Private Employer (Large Employer)
Clark School District of Clark – Outstanding Transition Services Award
Don Kinneberg of Florence – Distinguished Service Award

The Governor’s Awards ceremony is co-sponsored by the Boards of Vocational Rehabilitation and Service to the Blind and Visually Impaired, the Statewide Independent Living Council and DHS.

For more information about the ceremony or to request auxiliary aids and services, please contact Board of Vocational Rehabilitation staff at (800) 210-0143 or (605) 945-2207.

About DHS

The South Dakota Department of Human Services’ mission is to enhance the quality of life of people with disabilities, in partnership with its stakeholders, through the programs and services offered by its divisions. Learn more by visiting the department’s website, dhs.sd.gov, and viewing the DHS Strategic Plan.

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