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Christensen earns distinguished awards at Circle K International Convention
Release Date Wednesday, July 30, 2014

RAPID CITY, S.D. (July 30, 2014) – Anne Christensen, a senior industrial engineering major from Sioux Falls, was recently honored with the Distinguished Governors Award at the Circle K International Convention in Nashville, Tenn. The Minnesota-Dakotas District, which is governed by Christensen, also received the Distinguished District Award.

Christensen has been active in Circle K International (CKI), the world’s largest student-led collegiate service organization, both locally and regionally. She has served as secretary, treasurer and president of the local chapter of CKI, as well as the lieutenant governor and district governor for the Minnesota-Dakotas region. As district governor, she led the district to complete more than 5,500 service hours and helped organize three district events – the District Large Scale Service Project, Fall Leadership Training Conference and District Convention.

Last April, Christensen was inducted into the SDSM&T Leadership Hall of Fame for her dedicated service to CKI and several other campus organizations. She has been an active member of the symphonic and jazz bands, Professional Development Institute, Institute of Industrial Engineers, Society of Women Engineers, SAE Baja and the Hardrocker Racquetball Club.

Christensen has completed a co-op with UTC Aerospace Systems in Jamestown, N.D., and an internship with Raven Aerostar in Sioux Falls. She is currently interning at Polaris Industries in Roseau, Minn. She plans to graduate in December 2014 with a bachelor’s degree in industrial engineering and engineering management with a minor in mathematics and Six Sigma Greenbelt certificate.


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