The Dean of Students announced the loss of a student early Tuesday evening. According to the email, Viviana Akot, passed away on Monday, Jan. 13, 2020.
Akot was originally from South Sudan, Africa and was a senior at USD. She was an active member of the Center for Diversity and Community and a Resident Assistant. Akot moved to the United States in 2005 and graduated from Washington High School in Sioux Falls.
The cause of death has not been released.
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