When Jean Bral enrolled at the University of South Dakota to a seek a master's degree after raising three children, she was expecting a furthered education. An unexpected honor adds to the experience.
The Bral family, of Storm Lake, was honored as the 2006 Family of the Year at USD Oct. 20-22 during Family Weekend at The U. The Bral family was honored during halftime of the USD vs. Augustana football game.
Jean Bral nominated her family because of the "tremendous amount of encouragement and support they provide me as I pursue my master's degree." She gives credit to her whole family for helping her with her endeavor.
Jean and Jaymie Bral are the proud parents of three children, Jaymie Joe, John and Joy.
Jean continues her studies as a gradate student at USD, pursuing a Master of Science in Administrative Studies with an emphasis in Human Resources. She is also the assistant registrar at Buena Vista University in Storm Lake. Jaymie Bral is a 6th grade teacher and coach, as well as a member of the Iowa Air National Guard. They are both graduates of Buena Vista University.