“One of our core values is to do nothing alone; we always seek to connect with others who can work with us in furthering the message of the Gospel of Jesus Christ,” said Sister Janice Klein, Congregational President. Inherent in the discernment process is to work closely with Avera Health, the Aberdeen business community and Presentation College, who shares the campus. Presentation College will continue to serve students in its current location. For the near future, Presentation Heights will continue to function as the administrative location for the Sisters as well.
We continue to strive for places of collaboration to enhance both missions. We are working closely with local offices including the Brown County NRCS office, Brown County DOT office, and local Aberdeen City Officials. We are also in partnership with EcoSun Prairie Farms, an expert in native grass land growth and restoration in our area. EcoSun Started in 2007, in the southeast corner of South Dakota, as they imagined ways we could all share in the agricultural learning, to gain greater success as a region. Together we have completed a planting of native vegetation. EcoSun has been supportive in teaching us how we can revive the beautiful native grasses and forbs that grew naturally around Presentation Heights which is located on the ancestral homelands of the Oceti Sakowin (pronounced O-Cheh-tee Shah-ko-ween), meaning the “Seven Council Fires” of the Lakota, Dakota, and Nakota people, also knows as the Great Sioux Nation.