DSU alums pledge to capital campaign
Dakota State University alumni Karl and LaDonna Schulz recently made a $100,000 planned gift to DSU 2.0, the Capital Campaign. The money will be used to fund scholarships for student-athlete football and basketball players through the Karl and LaDonna Schulz Endowment, which the couple established in 2003.
"Karl and LaDonna are among Dakota State's most generous supporters," said Vice President for University Advancement Judy Payne. "We are deeply grateful to them for their commitment to DSU and for their leadership in advancing our efforts to provide sustaining support for the university."
Karl and LaDonna are both graduates from Dakota State when it was known as General Beadle State Teacher's College. Karl is a native of White, SD and graduated from GBSTC in 1960. He went on to get a master's degree from SDSU, and earned his specialist in education from Tri-College in Fargo-Moorhead.
Karl was a classroom teacher in Trent, SD and Magnolia, MN. He served as a high school counselor in Wheaton, MN, and as a high school principal in Twin Valley, MN. His final position prior to retirement was as superintendent of schools in Twin Valley.
LaDonna is a Vermillion high school graduate, and earned her education degree at GBSTC in 1960. She went on to earn a special education certificate from Moorhead State University. LaDonna's teaching career included stints in Arlington, SD, and Luverne, Wheaton, Herman, and Twin Valley, MN. She retired after teaching for 35 years.
Since retiring, the Schulz's have retained their permanent home in Twin Valley. They enjoy traveling, and have visited all 50 of the states. They spend the summer months between homes in Twin Valley and Detroit Lakes and winter in the Rio Grande Valley of Texas.
Their roots at General Beadle run deep, as Ladonna's mother is a graduate, along with both Karl's brother and sister.