Dakota Wesleyan University has invited several new members to its board of trustees over the course of the last year. The university is proud to announce the following as new members.
Terry Nebelsick, of Huron, is the superintendent of schools for Huron Public School District No. 2-2. He was previously the high school principal for McCook Central, Lead and Huron, teaching and coaching before that for Gregory High School and Artesian High School. He also spent two years as a sportscaster for KWYR radio in Winner.
Nebelsick earned his Bachelor of Arts degree from Dakota Wesleyan and went on to earn a Master of Arts degree and educational specialist degree from the University of South Dakota.
Nebelsick is active in the Huron First United Methodist Church; Kiwanis Club; the Huron Chamber of Commerce and Greater Huron Development Corporation. He is a past board member and chairman of South Dakota High School Activities Association; past board member and chairman of School Administrators of South Dakota; and has served on committees for three South Dakota governors.
Nebelsick hails from a family with great ties to Dakota Wesleyan. His father, Earl, graduated in 1959, his mother, Rowena, graduated from the Methodist School of Nursing in 1955, his brothers Larry and Gary graduated in ’79 and ’81, his sisters Lori and Linda in ’79 and ’86, and his sister-in-law, Barb, in 1983.
Phillip Becker, of Mitchell, is an anesthesiologist with Mitchell Anesthesia, PC. He has served as the chief of staff at Avera Queen of Peace Hospital, and served on the board of directors at the hospital, as well as the foundation board. He currently serves on the Avera Health board of consultors; on the regional marketing committee for the Mitchell Chamber of Commerce; and serves on the lead team and finance committee for Mitchell Fusion.
Becker graduated from Floyd Valley High School in Alton, Iowa, and earned his Bachelor of Science degree from the University of South Dakota and his Doctor of Medicine from Creighton University.
Joseph Beran, of Wentworth, is retired following a career in telecommunications. He worked for the Redwood County Telephone Co. as manager, director and secretary from 1981 to 2010.
Beran is a graduate of Redwood Falls High School and received his Bachelor of Science degree from St. Cloud State University.
Carey Miller, of Sioux Falls, is an attorney at Woods, Fuller, Shultz & Smith P.C., in Sioux Falls.
She is involved with the South Dakota Historical Society Foundation Board, Eide Bailly Advisory Board, Sioux Falls Chamber of Commerce, and South Dakota Bar Association Business Law Committee.
She is a graduate of Plankinton Public High School and obtained her bachelor’s degrees from the University of South Dakota, Vermillion, and her Juris Doctorate from Drake University Law School.
Jeff Nelson, of Sioux Falls, has been involved in real estate sales since 1977 and is a realtor with Keller Williams Realty.
He is the regional vice president for the National Association of Realtors and the liaison for Region 8, which includes Iowa, Minnesota, Nebraska, North Dakota and South Dakota. Nelson served on the NAR Board of Directors from 2000-03 and 2010-11, and also served on the Executive, Public Policy Coordinating, RPAC and Federal Housing Policy committees, in addition to multiple other committees and boards and positions. He also received the Omega Tau Rho Medallion of Service Award in 1994.
Nelson is the president of the Sioux Empire Housing Partnership and serves on the Sioux Falls Homeless Advisory Board. He is also on the South Dakota Symphony Orchestra Board, fundraising boards for Bishop Dudley Hospitality House and Feeding South Dakota, and is the meet president of the Howard Wood Dakota Relays.
Nelson is a graduate of Canton High School and received his bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the University of South Dakota.