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Executive Team

President: Carter Gill
Vice President: Chloe Anderson
Secretary: Grace Reep
Treasurer: Jaden McNeily
Public Relations Manager: Hope Ishizaka
NDSA Head Delegate: Kiara Radke



Viking Pilot Award

Viking Pilots are those who conduct or set the course of student life on campus. The Viking Pilot Award was founded in 1931 by the staff of the Blizzard, then the name of the college yearbook. At that time, the subscribers to the yearbook elected the ten most prominent students on campus. The purpose of the award was to honor those individuals that were engaged in a multitude of campus activities and were acclaimed for their participation in the social and extracurricular life of the college. At that time, the recipients were known as “Propellers.”

In 1936, the students expressed a desire for a more meaningful name, and the name “Viking Pilot” emerged as more representative of the leadership function.

Today, the Viking Pilot Award remains a prestigious student honor, recognizing those campus leaders who have made substantial contributions to the quality of life on campus.

Viking Pilots are elected each year by a committee of students, faculty, and administrators.

2024 Viking Pilot Award Winners

  • Kiara Radke
  • Brooke Gaudry
  • Derek Bear
  • Macey Schlenker
  • Carter Gill

Senator of the Semester

The Spring 2024 Senator of the Semester is Chloe Anderson! Chloe is originally from Sheldon, ND and is currently a Psychology and Human Services major with a concentration in Family and Child. When asked about her serving in the Student Senate Vice President role, Chloe said she would do anything for this Student Government and cited that it has been a huge part of her college career.

Teacher of the Year

The 2023-2024  Teacher of the Year is Travis Knapp! The 2023-2024 Teacher of the Year is Travis Knapp! In his nomination, students discussed his enthusiasm for the courses he teaches and his caring attitude towards all students. In his short time here, Travis Knapp has become the advisor for English Club and has continuously helped with the SOAR projects.

Student Advocate of the Year

The 2023-2024 Student Advocate of the Year is Erin Klingenberg! The 2023-2024 Student Advocate of the Year is Erin Klingenberg! In her nomination, students spoke about Dr. Klingenberg’s clear advocacy for students through her open communication and willingness to listen to, and hear, all students. Dr. Klingenberg has made meaningful connections with students during her time at VCSU and students felt as though her obvious devotion to bettering the lives of Vikings was a strong reason for her nomination.

North Dakota Student Association

The North Dakota Student Association represents the voice of North Dakota’s 45,000 public college and university students. The NDSA meets as a General Assembly on a monthly basis during the academic year to discuss student concerns and higher education policy. If you have any questions concerning the NDSA or would like to attend a monthly meeting, contact the NDSA Head Delegate! More Information on the NDSA can be found at