Championing Excellence Network (CEN)

Join the South Dakota Hall of Fame in Championing the Culture of Excellence in South Dakota. Share your examples of Acts of Excellence, the Culture of Excellence, and Legacies of Achievement. Tour the many features of the CEN.

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About the South Dakota Hall of Fame

The mission of the South Dakota Hall of Fame is to Champion a Culture of Excellence in South Dakota. The culture of excellence is the aggregate of the actions of the people of South Dakota to be the best of the best. The Hall of Fame recognizes outstanding individuals, groups, and organizations who Champion the Culture of Excellence through the election of Hall of Fame Inductees and the Archive of the History of the Culture of Excellence in South Dakota.

Strategic Plan

Inductees

The Board of Directors of the South Dakota Hall of Fame invites nominations of outstanding leaders who have demonstrated a commitment to championing a culture of excellence in South Dakota. Nominations received by January 31 of each year will be reviewed by the Board and 10 new inductees will be elected to the South Dakota Hall of Fame. These new inductees will join the nearly 700 individuals who have been elected to receive the special recognition of an Inductee of the Hall of Fame.

View Database of Hall of Fame Inductees

Nominate Potential Inductee

Acts of Excellence

The culture of excellence is the aggregate of the actions of the people of South Dakota to be the best of the best. Provide an example of an action by an individual, group, or organization that champions the growth of the culture of excellence. Your example will be reviewed for inclusion in the Hall of Fame Archive of the History of the Culture of Excellence in South Dakota.

Submit an Example of an Act of Excellence.

Acts of Excellence Directory


Legacies of Achievement

Inductees are invited to share the many interactions that have formed their lifetime of achievement as a champion of the culture of excellence. Inductees may request a Legacy of Achievement page to create an electronic autobiography with text, photos, recordings, and videos under the control of the inductee.

Inductee Rrequest a Legacy of Achievement Page

Legacies of Achievement Directory

Culture of Excellence

The South Dakota Hall of Fame invites the preparation of comprehensive articles chronicling the History of the Culture of Excellence in in the major areas of daily life in South Dakota. These articles will be peer-reviewed and made available for publication in the media of South Dakota.

Propose an Article

Archive of the History of the Culture of Excellence of South Dakota

Honors Weekend

The annual Hall of Fame Honors Weekend is September 11-13, 2015 to celebrate the achievements as champions of excellence of the new class of Hall of Fame Inductees. The celebration begins with the Friday night reception in the Hall of Fame Museum. The celebration continues at Cedar Shores Resort on Saturday with the Governors brunch and evening presentations by the new inductees.

Education

Championing the culture of excellence requires the education of students of all ages to develop the understanding and experiences that will guide their actions to be the best of the best. The programs of the Hall of Fame provide opportunities for parents and teachers to encourage students to be champions of excellence.


Legends and Learning

An interactive program to augment teaching 4th grade South Dakota history program by presenting to the life stories of selected Inductees whose names are Legends in South Dakota. This program provides examples of how individuals from a range of diverse cultures and experiences have Championed the Culture of Excellence of South Dakota.

Legends and Learning

Donors

The operation of the South Dakota Hall of Fame Is made possible by the generous donations by Inductees and the many other contributors. The Hall of Fame provides donor opportunities through annual giving, planned giving, endowments, and sponsoring activities. The Board of Directors of the South Dakota Hall of Fame expresses thanks and appreciation to our donors who are Champions of Excellence for South Dakota.

Donor Recognition

Hall of Fame Museum at Chamberlain

The South Dakota Hall of Fame Museum provides recognition of the achievements of the Inductees to the Hall of Fame through Inductee biographies and multimedia presentations. The Museum presents exhibits and displays of donated memorabilia of the development of the Culture of Excellence in South Dakota

Virtual visit to the Museum and Exhibits

Schedule a School Visit

Schedule an Event

SDHOF Administration

The South Dakota Hall of Fame Operates under the administration of the Board of Directors of the South Dakota Hall of Fame who are responsible for establishing the Strategic Plan, policies and procedures, and resources for the operation of the Hall of Fame. The Board of Directors employs a CEO to manage the operations and programs to accomplish the mission of Championing a Culture of Excellence in South Dakota.

SDHOF Operations

Board and Staff

CEN Operational Procedures

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