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Order of Omega scholarship awarded to Mines student
Release Date Monday, February 3, 2014

RAPID CITY, S.D. (Feb. 3, 2014) – Senior Haley Dunn, a chemical engineering major at the South Dakota School of Mines & Technology, has received a scholarship from the Order of Omega, a Greek leadership honor society.

Students from the Greek houses on campus are selected each year to be inducted into the Order of Omega based on their service and leadership. The Order of Omega scholarship was established to recognize academic achievement, participation and leadership in campus organizations, citizenship and service within the campus.

Dunn, from Boise, Idaho, has held numerous Alpha Delta Pi sorority offices, including formal recruitment chair, chapter president and new member coordinator. Dunn is also involved in the Professional Development Institute for Student Leaders, Society of Women Engineers, American Institute of Chemical Engineers and the Welcome Week and M Week committees.

A thrower on the Hardrocker track and field team, Dunn also volunteers with Mines Buddies and Girl Scouts. She has completed three internships at The Dow Chemical Company and hopes to continue full-time employment with the company following graduation in May.

The Order of Omega has put forth $848,250 towards undergraduate scholarships and $142,750 towards graduate scholarships since 1985. For more information about this scholarship and organization, visit


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