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Meet Ezira Tafa, Student Body President
“You need to change in order to grow.”

So says Ezira Tafa, the Southwest Minnesota State University student body president. Tafa is from Addis Ababa, Ethiopia and is the youngest of five children. His parents, Hailu Taku and Sakamyelesh Hailu, strongly encouraged their children to pursue higher education. All but one of his siblings earned degrees from institutions in either Europe or Africa. He is the first to attend college in the United States, and he is pursuing a degree in Healthcare Administration and Human Resources.


Student-operated Restaurant, ‘Taste @ Southwest Minnesota State University,’ to Debut November 4
A student-operated restaurant, “Taste @ Southwest Minnesota State University,” will open to the public on Nov. 4.

Southwest Minnesota State University Named ‘College of Distinction’ in 2021-22
Southwest Minnesota State University has been recognized for its commitment to engaged, hands-on education by Colleges of Distinction, a unique guide for college-bound students.

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