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Spring 2006

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  Flickema retires
 Also in
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 named future
 BHSU president
 Kamstra creates
 Italian dining

 Rodeo clown is
 serious about

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                                                                                                                                                                                            Flickema leaves a legacy at BHSU __________________ Page 2

                                                                                                                                                 Dr. Thomas O. Flickema                     Leigh Kamstra builds her dream __________________ Page 4
                                                                                                                                                 BHSU President
                                                                                                                                                                                            Reichert clowns his way to success__________________ Page 6
                                                                                                                                                 Larry Vavruska
                                                                                                                                                 Class of ‘68
                                                                                                                                                 BHSU Alumni Association President          Research leads to career for Ebbert__________________ Page 7
                                                                                                                                                 Steve Meeker
                                                                                                                                                 Class of ‘84                               Classnotes ______________________________________ Page 8
                                                                                                                                                 Vice President for
                                                                                                                                                 Institutional Advancement

                                                                                                                                                 John Kietzmann
                                                                                                                                                 Director of Development

                                                                                                                                                 Jodi Neiffer
                                                                                                                                                                                            Creating a Legacy
                                                                                                                                                 Class of ‘99
                                                                                                                                                 Director of Alumni
                                                                                                                                                                                            Scholarships established        ________________________ Page 20
                                                                                                                                                 Corinne Hansen
                                                                                                                                                 Class of ‘85
                                                                                                                                                 Director of University Communications
                                                                                                                                                                                            Businesses donate scholarship money         ____________ Page 21

                                                                                                                                                 Kristen Kilmer
                                                                                                                                                 Class of ‘99
                                                                                                                                                 Information Specialist
                                                                                                                                                 Copy Editor

                                                                                                                                                 Black Hills State University,
                                                                                                                                                                                            University News
                                                                                                                                                 founded in 1883 as a teacher
                                                                                                                                                 preparatory institution, has grown to      BHSU people in the news ________________________ Page 24
                                                                                                                                                 become the state's third largest univer-
                                                                                                                                                 sity with nearly 3,900 students. BHSU
                                                                                                                                                 has expanded its curriculum and now        BHSU in the news ______________________________ Page 27
                                                                                                                                                 offers more than 80 majors and minors
                                                                                                                                                 through three colleges - the College of
                                                                                                                                                 Education, the College of Business and
                                                                                                                                                 Technology and the College of Arts and     BHSU students in the news ______________________ Page 28
                                                                                                                                                 Sciences. To find out more see
                                                                                                                                                                                                                Sports ________________________ Page 30-31
                                                                                                                    professional career. I
                                                                               n the most satisfying years of my
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                                           k Hills State University have bee                                   vibrant and growing univer-
         he 12 years I have spent at Blac                                 of serving as the president of this

   T                                   for extending me the privilege
         thank the Board of Regents                                                                  staff. They have proven themselv                                                                               Looking ahead __________________ Page 33
                                                                  remarkably talented faculty and
         sity. In that role I have had the chance to work with                                              t, and guidance. I have also
                                                                        finest possible education, suppor
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                                    providing our students with the                                              e so much to make this
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President Flickema leaves a legacy at BHSU
          r. Thomas Flickema, who is retiring        professor and his tenure at BHSU will go           worked to ensure that BHSU has the best of

 D        from his position as president of
          BHSU this summer, says his 45-year
 career in higher education is the result of
                                                     down in history as a time of profound
                                                     accomplishments and great change and
                                                     improvement for the university. Thirty
                                                                                                        both. Through the years the number of fac-
                                                                                                        ulty members with the highest available
                                                                                                        degrees in their fields has increased from 53
                                                                                                                                                           "I'm going to walk out of here
 some sound advice from his father many              years ago Flickema was a tenured full pro-         percent to more than 77 percent.
 years ago.                                          fessor enjoying teaching and research with              "The greatest strength is the people on
     "My father said 'whatever you do, have a
 job that you want to do. You spend so many
                                                     no intention of going into administration.
                                                     He accepted his election as chair of the his-
                                                                                                        campus. The Black Hills State University
                                                                                                        faculty and staff provide the best possible
                                                                                                                                                                 missing a lot of things.
 hours at work. Do something that gives you          tory department at California State                education and services to our students and
 a sense of satisfaction.' I've had the opportu-     University, Fullerton, as a temporary assign-      to the community beyond the campus.
 nity to earn that sense of satisfaction in my
 career," Flickema says.
                                                     ment, little realizing it would lead to a suc-
                                                     cessful and influential career in administra-
                                                                                                        These years have been the most satisfying
                                                                                                        and fulfilling professional experience in my
                                                                                                                                                               I will miss the day-to-day
     As a faculty member and administrator           tion.                                              life and I value the rich associations I have
 in higher education for more than four                  At BHSU, Flickema will be remembered           had with all of you and thank you for all
 decades, including 12 years as president at
 BHSU, Flickema has had many opportuni-
                                                     for his far-reaching vision for the university
                                                     and many accomplishments as he led the
                                                                                                        that you have contributed," Flickema said
                                                                                                        during his state of the university address
                                                                                                                                                                interaction with talented,
 ties to make a positive difference in the lives     university through a number of changes             this fall.
 of students, faculty and staff members as           and enhancements. Looking back, Flickema               Under Flickema's watch, outside fund-
 well as the community as a whole. For               says his greatest pride is in the improve-         ing for the university has grown exponen-               creative, dedicated people.
 Flickema it all comes down to what the stu-         ment of instruction on campus.                     tially. He noted that the university will
 dents accomplish.                                       "The driving force in an academic insti-       receive more than $4 million in grant fund-
     "Students. That's what we're all about.         tution is the faculty, and Black Hills State is    ing this year, an dramatic increase from the
 When one of them comes back and lets us             fortunate in that our faculty are extremely        $75,000 received in 1995. He noted that             At the same time I'm going to
 know what they have accomplished, that's            talented, dedicated and hardworking,"              grants have brought more than $1 million
 the ultimate satisfaction," Flickema says.          Flickema says. Faculty research and publi-         worth of equipment to campus which
     Flickema, who has served as BHSU pres-          cations, as well as performance activities,        brings valuable equipment to our campus
 ident since 1994, will retire July 1. Flickema      have increased dramatically in the last 10         which provides enhanced learning opportu-          walk out of here feeling good
 served as the eighth president at BHSU.             years. Flickema notes that faculty use of          nities for students. Many of these grants
 Under Flickema's leadership, BHSU has               instructional technology has also seen major       have provided much needed equipment for
 established itself as the third largest univer-     changes and improvements in that time              teaching and training.
 sity in South Dakota and a leader in liberal        period.                                                The university has placed a growing         about what we've accomplished."
 arts education. Flickema believes the uni-              Flickema has always maintained that the        emphasis on research and development.
 versity is poised for unprecedented success         cornerstone of academic achievement rests          Faculty research has increased dramatically
 in the future.                                      upon the strength of the faculty and the
     Flickema began his career as a history          diversity of the curriculum, and he has                Continued on page 32

                                 Schallenkamp chosen to                                                                                                 lead BHSU
                                            r. Kay Schallenkamp, president of Emporia State University at Emporia, Kan., will become the ninth          els. She currently serves on the board of directors for the American Association of State Colleges

                                     D      president of Black Hills State University, the South Dakota Board of Regents announced this spring.

                                         Schallenkamp has served as president at Emporia State since 1997. Prior to that, she was provost and
                                                                                                                                                        and Universities, the American Association of Colleges of Teacher Education, and The Renaissance
                                                                                                                                                        Group. She chairs the board of directors of The National Teachers Hall of Fame and has served as
                                                                                                                                                        chair of the Presidents Council of the NCAA Division II. Additionally, she has been active in the
                                      vice chancellor for academic affairs at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater and provost at Chadron             American Speech-Language-Hearing Association and the North Central Association's Higher
                                       (Neb.) State College. She began her higher education experience in South Dakota as an undergraduate              Learning Commission.
                                        student at Northern State University. She later returned to Northern to begin her academic career, start-           Schallenkamp holds three degrees in communication disorders: a B.S. from Northern State
                                         ing as an instructor of communication disorders in 1973 and ending her tenure there as dean of gradu-          University, a M.A. from the University of South Dakota, and a Ph.D. from the University of
                                          ate studies and research in 1988.                                                                             Colorado. She and her husband, Ken, have two grown daughters.
                                              Throughout her career, Schallenkamp has been professionally active at the state and national lev-

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  Building a                                                                                                      moment of it. She also excelled at it -
                                                                                                                  finishing first in her class of 1997. She
                                                                                                                  graduated with a 4.0 grade point
                                                                                                                                                              no electricity or water to the building.
                                                                                                                                                              They stripped paint to reveal beauti-
                                                                                                                                                              ful fir woodwork. A good friend and
                                                                                                                                                                                                               "I live and
                                                                                                                                                                                                           breathe this
                                                                                                                                                                                                           place," Leigh

                                                                                                                  average, three gold medals and two          photo stylist from Denver accompa-           says. "It is
                                                                                                                  silvers.                                    nied her on snooping tours of upscale        both a bless-
                                                                                                                       While in school, Leigh honed           restaurants which eventually resulted        ing and a
                                                                                                                  what would become her special culi-         in the stunning, eclectic interior           curse, but
                                                                                                                  nary magic sauces. She also secured a       design that makes up Roma's atmos-           my blood
                                                                                                                  special wine and spirits certification,     phere.                                       pressure
                                                                                                                  which means she pairs different                  There is an interesting clash of old    is the
                                                                                                                  wines with multi-course meals.              and new at Roma's, where some of             lowest it
                                                                                                                       Although she didn't know it at the     the original features of the building-       has been
                                                                                                                  time, her skill with sauces would           like stained glass, painted plaster          in years."
                                                                                                                  become the impetus behind the name          walls, food bins, counter tops and               She regrets that she
                                                                                                                  Roma's (after the tomatoes she uses in      wooden showcases-are juxtaposed              takes no vacations, but plans to reme-
                                                                                                                  her marinara sauces) and the wine           with modern touches like metal               dy that in the future when she
                                                                                                                  and spirits certification would             sculpture and plaster busts. The col-        achieves her next dream of buying a
                                                                                                                  become the force behind Roma's              ors are vivid and inviting.                  Harley. Right now she is
                                                                                                                  Wine Dinner (served monthly from                 For artwork to adorn Roma's             learning to ride a bor-
                                                                                                                  October through April), where she           walls, Leigh momentarily shut off the        rowed Harley belonging
                                                                                                                  treats lucky patrons to a four-course       creative, culinary side of her brain         to a friend who refuses
                                                                                                                  dinner of original, not-on-the-menu         and let her business brain take over.        to sell her the bike.
                                                                                                                  dishes made by Leigh herself and                 "Spearfish is a big arts community,         Given Leigh's histo-
                                                                                                                  paried with carefully selected wines.       and I decided to develop a rotating          ry of getting what she
                                                                                                                       After graduation, Leigh started        art gallery on my wall. Local artists        sets her mind to, I sus-
                                                                                                                  her cooking career in Colorado. For a       get a place to display their work, and       pect we'll see her cruis-
      or Spearfish busi-                                                                     "I knew one

                                                                                                                  time, she was happy working in head         I get top-notch art for my walls that        ing Spearfish Canyon
      nesswoman and                                                                       thing. I did not        chef positions at upscale restaurants       changes every month," Leigh                  on her Harley some-
      chef Leigh                                                                            want to go to         in Boulder and Cherry Creek. But            explains. She does not charge artists a      time soon.
Kamstra, Class                                                                               college where        then she became frustrated with the         commission and keeps a pricelist of
of ‘82, it all                                                                                  my parents        trend she was seeing. "They were            artwork discreetly hidden behind the         This article reprinted
started when                                                                                     were teach-      downgrading the quality of the food         counter in case a patron is interested       with permission
she fell in                                                                                      ing," Leigh      while they were raising the prices,"        in buying.                                   from Black Hills
love with a                                                                                      recalls.         she explains. "It was my name on the             For the first two years in business,    Faces Magazine, a
building.                                                                                             With a      food, and I was not happy about it."        Leigh never left Roma's kitchen. She         quarterly publica-
    And it                                                                                        head for             Back home visiting family at           now cooks once a week and spends             tion that features
wasn't much                                                                                       numbers         Christmastime in Spearfish, Leigh           the rest of her time on the multiple         stories on people
of a building                                                                                    and natural      happened upon her favorite building-        management duties associated with            from the Black
at that.                                                                                         bookkeep-        still there and still empty. But this       the popular restaurant. She is quick to      Hills.
The former                                                                                       ing abilities,   time, there was a "for sale or lease"       pass herself over when she discusses         Subscriptions are
W.B. Lown                                                                                        she got her      sign in the window. For Leigh, this         Roma's success and popularity with           available for $20
Dry Goods                                                                                       degree in         was another sign.                           patrons from all over the Black Hills.       per year. Please
and Mercantile                                                                              business with a            "This is going to sound crazy,"        Roma's fans will tell you the atmos-         send check or
was a dilapidated building that had been empty        minor in computer science. After graduation, she            Leigh explains, "but I looked in the        phere is stunning, the food outstand-        money order to:
for 37 years when it caught Leigh's eye. This was     spent 10 years in the banking industry - three              window and I could see my restau-           ing, and the service is over the top.        BHFM, PO Box
some time during the years 1978 to 1982 while she     years in California and another seven years in              rant."                                      But Leigh refuses to take the credit.        9566, Rapid City,
was attending college at Black Hills State            Denver.                                                          Even more interesting was discov-           "I have to give a lot of credit to my   SD 57709.
University. At the time, Leigh had no clue what           And then came the fateful day in 1994 when              ering that the building's owner was         staff," Leigh insists. "I absolute-
she might do with the old stone building. All she     Leigh was sitting on the couch watching television          only 10 minutes away from her home          ly would not be where I am
knew was that someday, someway, she and this          after a stressful day at the office and saw a com-          in Denver. Another sign.                    today without my staff." She
particular building would forge a relationship.       mercial for a culinary arts degree program offered               Putting her business acumen to         still has the first server she
    That relationship eventually became Roma's on     through the Colorado Institute of Art.                      good use, Leigh negotiated with the         ever hired and says her
the corner of Fifth Street and Illinois in downtown       "It was like a light went off in my head," Leigh        owner a deal that would make her            employees stay with her an
Spearfish. But what happened between the early        says. "I had always loved to cook, though I was             dream a reality-even though she             average of 2 ½ years - not bad
80s when Leigh first discovered it - and the year     never very good at it. I used cooking and baking            could not afford to buy the building.       in an industry known for its
2000 when Roma's opened its doors - is a history      for stress relief after a long day at work."                She hired local contractors and start-      high turnover rate.
well worth revisiting.                                    It may have been slightly out of character for          ed refurbishing the building in                  Now that Roma's has
    The second to youngest of six children, Leigh     the shrewd businesswoman to make the sponta-                earnest in March 2000. In a three-          passed its five-year mark,
grew up in Brookings, where her parents were          neous decision to chuck her successful business             month whirlwind of activity, renova-        how does Leigh feel about
both professors at South Dakota State University.     career to become a chef, but once Leigh had set             tions were completed and Leigh              her long-term relationship
With a family cabin on Nemo road and grand-           her mind to it, she did not look back.                      opened Roma's on July 1.                    she's had with the building
mother in Sturgis, Leigh considered the Black             The 18-month culinary arts program was                       Among the multiple challenges          she spotted over 20 years
Hills her second home - which is why she chose        intense, Leigh says, and out of a class of 125 stu-         the old building presented, there was       ago?
BHSU for college.                                     dents, only 42 graduated. But she loved every
Alumni News

Rodeo clown teaches the                                                                                                                             Ebbert researches
importance of education                                                                                                                             her way to an
       uane Reichert, Class of ‘72, gets
       ready for work in the mornings
       sitting on a hay bale in a dirt-floor
                                                    "Walt Disney said if you can dream it,
                                                 you can do it, and I can attest to that - I've
                                                 been living my dream for 40 years,"
                                                                                                  tection," distracting the bull while the
                                                                                                  cowboy picks himself up, he said.
                                                                                                     A shy and introverted Reichert began
                                                                                                                                                    outdoor career
tent.                                            Reichert said before the 20-minute per-          clowning in 1961, two years out of high
                                                                                                                                                               hile growing up in Deadwood,         found that she loved doing research.

    He tugs on pink tights over an aging         formance.                                        school.
body, flops a carrot-top wig over his gray-         He won't reveal his age, but he's old            "When I put on the makeup, it trans-                      Elaine Ebbert liked being out-       Her job also expanded as she became
ing hair, runs a can of gold spray paint         enough to collect Social Security.               forms me. It's like a split personality," he                 doors as much as possible.           a consultant to other cancer registry
                  over his cowboy boots and         His "Backstage" show has toured in 22         said. "When I walk into the arena, I              Today, Elaine's career as a wildlife biolo-     programs and helped them prepare
                  tops the ensemble off with     states. He's on the road 279 days a year.        become a totally different person."               gist keeps her outdoors. Elaine had             for accreditation.
                  a pink cowboy hat.             His wife of 37 years, Claudette, is a               He took speech classes in college to           dreamed of this type of a career for years,         Although Elaine enjoyed her job
                     Reichert is a rodeo         school-curriculum administrator in               help overcome his shyness, and he earned          and after several other endeavors, she took     at the hospital, she was ready for a
                  clown, cowboy protector        Sturgis.                                                       a degree in elementary edu-         the first step in making that dream come        change and once again enrolled at
                  and bull fighter rolled into      "I'm proud to be                                            cation from Black Hills State       true when she enrolled at BHSU to study         BHSU. This time she knew what              Dr. Audrey G
                  a bundle of funny clothes,                                                                     University in Spearfish.                                                                                                                       abel, profess
                                                                                                                                                    biology.                                        she wanted to do and was ready to          at BHSU, and                     or emeritus
                  laugh-                                                                                              He uses a broken side            "I have always been an outdoors per-         put her experience in research to                           Elaine Ebber
                  out-                                                                                           mirror from a pickup truck                                                                                                    collaborated                      t (right)
                                                                                                                                                    son. I was the kind of kid that my mother       work with a degree. Her experi-                           on several re
Reichert          loud                                                                                            to help him dab on colorful       couldn't get to stay in the house. I didn't     ence with data analysis and               projects inclu                    search
                  schtick                                                                                         makeup stored in a video-                                                                                                                   ding one that
                                                                                                                                                    know how to cook like my sister. I could        research gave Elaine the back-            field guide to                      lead to a
and uncommon brava-                                                                                                cassette case.                   have cared less," Elaine says.                  ground that would prove to be                              Black Hills m
do. The bravado comes                                                                                                   Children pour into the                                                                                                                                  ushrooms.
                                                                                                                                                       Like many young people, Elaine wasn't        useful as she pursued a biology
from being in the bull-                                                                                             tent, and soon he is intro-
                                                                                                                                                    sure what vocation she wanted to pursue,        degree and a career as a wildlife biologist.       state.
riding arena on the                                                                                                 ducing his purple-headed
                                                                                                                                                    but she enrolled as a commuter student at           "I returned to BH because I felt like I            Her work with "Idea Wild," a
Professional Rodeo                                                                                                   stick horse "that I don't
Cowboys Association                                                                                                  have to water or feed."        BHSU and earned a secretarial degree in         needed a change. I had always wanted a             group that raised money to fund projects
tour for more than 40                                                                                                 He pulls a rabbit not out     1970. She later continued her education in      biology degree. I didn't know that when I          in Central and South America for biolo-
years.                                                                                                                of his hat but his pants.     the secretarial field with coursework in        was younger, but as time went on, I began          gists, introduced her to the Nature
    Throughout the                                                                                                    He pulls a guinea pig         medical transcription in California.            to realize that. I have always been an out-        Conservancy in Rapid City. She began
National Western Stock                                                                                                 from a French horn, to          When she moved back to Rapid City,           doors person and have friends who are              doing volunteer work for the Nature
Show & Rodeo (in                                                                                                       the delight of the chil-     she was hired as a medical transcriptionist     wildlife biologists. I felt a real desire to       Conservancy, and after she received her
Denver, Colo.), he's pre-                                                                                               dren.                       in the records department at Rapid City         achieve this goal," Elaine said.                   degree she continued on a contract basis.
sented "Backstage With a                                                                                                     "I thought it was      Regional Hospital. It didn't take her long          Elaine now works with the Nature               She also coordinates education programs
Rodeo Clown," a program                                                                                                  very well done, and I      to discover that this job wasn't her calling.   Conservancy in Rapid City. The mission of          for schools and other groups.
geared to toddlers and                                                                                                   liked the way he           This realization prompted her to transfer       the Nature Conservancy is to preserve the              While at BH, Elaine met Audrey and
school-age kids, three to                                                                                                 addressed the issues of   within the hospital to the Cancer Registry      plants, animals and natural communities            Mark Gabel, emeritus professors, who
seven times daily. The pro-                                                                                               education and not         department, where she worked nearly 20          that represent the diversity of life on Earth      became mentors and eventually life-long
gram is new to the 100-                                                                                                    doing drugs," said       years. Her work involved research of            by protecting the lands and waters they            friends.
year-old stock show.                                                                                                       Jacquie Brostrom, of     patients, their types of cancer, and what       need to survive. The organization owns                 "Mark and Audrey Gabel have been
    In "Backstage," Reichert                                                                                               Centennial, who was      treatments were most successful. She            land and works to preserve it in its natural       one of the best influences in my life. We
describes the life and dan-                                                                                                with her husband,                                                                                                                       have become close friends.
gers of being a clown - he has
                                                                             ream it,                                      Dave, and two grand-
                                                                if you can d
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             The opportunity They are the reason that I am
broken his foot and each fin-                                                                                              children, Quincy, 4,
                                                        ey said                                                                                                                                                                              to spend days         able to do this job."
                                           "Walt Disn
ger and once required 25                                                                                                    and Jade, 3.                                                                                                                                Elaine began helping the
stitches to his face. He throws in
                                                                                  at -                                           At one point in                                                                                             outdoors doing Gabels with research projects
some magic, comedy and farm
                                                             nd I can attest to th                                           the show, Reichert
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             this type of          and says it was a meaningful
                                                 can do it, a
animals, entertaining up to 300                                                                                              promised to share
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             research is what learning experience for her.
youngsters on bleachers and hay
                                           you                                   ears."
                                                                                                                              candy but instead
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        "I wish that every student
                                                                    eam for 40 y
bales in the tent.                                                                                                            pulled out yet                                                                                                 led Elaine            majoring in science could
    After sharing lemonade from a
                                                            g my dr                                                            another small ani-
                                               e been livin
wooden keg with the audience,                                                                                                  mal.                                                                                                          Ebbert to return experience having the Gabels
Reichert puckishly pulled a dog             I'v                                                                        Quincy's eyes grew                                                                                                    to BHSU to earn as a professors," Elaine said.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   "They are incredible. Their
from the same keg.                                                                                wide at the surprise.                                                                                                                      a biology
    Even the shy children in the                                  part of the 100th National                                                                                                                                                                       enthusiasm is just contagious."
audience grimaced.                               Western Stock Show," Reichert said.              Reprinted with permission from the                                                                                                         degree. Elaine            Elaine has high praise for
    He also incorporates three messages:            Clowning has evolved over the years,          Denver Post. Written by Dave Curtin.                                                                                                       now works for         all of her science professors at
Education is important. Drugs can kill           he said. "It used to be every rodeo clown        Originally published Jan. 12, 2006, in the                                                                                                                       BHSU and says she sometimes
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             the Nature
you. Live your dream.                            did comedy. Now it's more cowboy pro-            Denver Post.                                                                                                                                                     encounters people who don't
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Conservancy in
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Rapid City.           Continued on page 25
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Kudos & Announcements                                                                                                                       Kudos & Announcements
The       Grace Huck,
          Class of ‘49,
                           his honor at the
                           BHSU Ruddell
                                                        Tucson, Ariz., was
                                                        named Arizona's
                                                                                    also the yearbook
                                                                                    advisor. In 1983, he
                                                                                                                 caster on both TV and
                                                                                                                 radio. He received the
                                                                                                                                            the Real Estate Center
                                                                                                                                            franchise in Belle
                                                                                                                                                                       in as a 4th Circuit
                                                                                                                                                                       Court Judge in
                                                                                                                                                                                                 Leandro, Calif., was
                                                                                                                                                                                                 honored with the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Commerce Health
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                and Human Service
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Protection Council in
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               April 2005. She has
40s       Spearfish,       Gallery July 31, 2005.       National Distinguished      was named the S.D.           2004-05 S.D. Basketball    Fourche and built a        Deadwood in               Champions of Health            Committee. Betty has           worked as a case
          recently                                      Elementary Principal        Conservation Teacher         Coaches Association        new office there.          December 2005.            Professionals Diversity        worked as a social             manager for the
published her second       The        James
                                      Dunn, Class
                                                        of 2004-05. Her school,     of the Year.                 “Friend of Basketball”
                                                                                                                                            Bob DeMersseman,           Carol (Reinhardt)
                                                                                                                                                                                                 Award in June 2005.            worker and volunteer           Department of Social
book, “God's Amazing
Grace, Stories From
                           60s        of ‘62, Lead,
                                                        Mesquite Elementary,
                                                        was also recognized         Dennis Howell, Class
                                                                                                                 Award. He previously
                                                                                                                 received this award in     Class of ‘70, Rapid        Meyer, Class of ‘77,      Ken Wetz, Class of
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                for many years.                Services for the last
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               four years.
My Life.” For more                    was recently      as one of the top three     of ‘67, Wheatland,           1993-94.                   City, received the         Punta Gorda, Fla., has    ‘70, Newell, was               Dwight E. Cundy,
information, visit         inducted into the            schools in Arizona for      Wyo., was recognized                                    2004 S.D. Tech             been working as an        named the Black Hills          Class of ‘84, Lincoln,         Richard J. Martian,        Deadwood Hall of             “Best Practices.”           in the "Who's Who            Avonelle Kelsey,           'Outstanding Public        independent contrac-      Volunteer of the Year          Neb., retired as the           Class of ‘86, Whiting,
Grace retired as a         Fame. James, a long-                                     Among America's              Class of ‘65, recently     Service Award.' Bob is     tor for three and a       by the Black Hills             senior auditor with            Iowa, has been a CAD
pastor at age 65.          time supporter of            Richard Greco, Class        Teachers" for 2005. He       opened her own art         Rapid City Economic        half years. Most of       Community Economic             the USDA Office of             and construction
                           Deadwood, served in          of ‘64, Eureka, retired     is an art instructor at      gallery in Hot Springs.    Development partner-       her work has taken        Development. Ken               Inspector General,             instructor at Sioux
The       Richard
                           the S.D. House of
                           Representatives and
                                                        in 2004 after teaching
                                                        for 40 years. Some of
                                                                                    Wheatland High
                                                                                                                 The gallery features
                                                                                                                 artwork, poems, and
                                                                                                                                            ship president.            her overseas.             has served as the
                                                                                                                                                                                                 mayor of Newell and
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Great Plains Region,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                in December 2005
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               City West High School
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               for seven years.
50s       Ruddell,         as a state senator for       the subjects he covered                                  much more.                 Kathleen Dodson-           Ernie Nauman, Class       in the state legisla-          after 25 years of dedi-
          Class of ‘58,    nearly 30 years.             were biology, world         Robert J. Julius, Class                                 Smith, Class of ‘72,       of ‘71, Spearfish,        ture.                          cated service to the           Armond “Red”
Spearfish, recently                                     history, Spanish, and       of '60, Sturgis, is in his   Clarence McGirr,           Maple Grove, Minn.,        retired in fall 2005                                     federal government.            Olson, Class of ‘81,
celebrated his 90th        Connie (Morrissey)           geography. He was           40th year as a sports-       Class of ‘65, Arizona      was recently elected       after 31 years with the
                                                                                                                                                                                                 The       Richard                                             Ft. Thompson, is act-

birthday! An open          Erickson, Class of ‘69,                                                               City, Ariz., recently      to serve a two-year        Forest Department.                  Anderson,            Robert Dohrer, Class           ing superintendent
house was held in                                                                                                retired after working      term on the board of       He continues to oper-               Class of ‘82,        of ‘88, Eden Prairie,          for the Lower Brule
                                                                                                                 for the Belle Fourche      directors for WAMSO        ate E & S Custom                    Laramie,             Minn., was recently            Agency. He has 10
                                                                                                                 School District for 16     (Minnesota Symphony        Cabinets & Furniture      Wyo., was named                named to the Audit             grandchildren.
                                                                                                                 years and at Maricopa      Orchestra Association).    Repair, a business he     Wyoming Sportswriter           Standards Board by
                                                                                                                 Community Colleges                                    and his wife, Sandi,      of the Year by the             the American Institute         Susan (Rosencranz)
                                                                                                                 in Arizona for 16 years.   Elaine Doll-Dunn,          started years ago.        National Sportswriters         of Certified Public            Proefrock, Class of
                                                                                                                                            Class of ‘79, Spearfish,                             Association.                   Accountants. He is the         ‘87, Belle Fourche, is
                                                                                                                 Roger Merriman,            recently started           Thomas Pitlick, Class                                    co-director of auditing        serving as president-
                                                                                                                 Class of ‘67,              Leading Lady               of ‘75, Pierre, was       Nancy (Pulliam)                for McGladery and              elect of the S.D.
                                                                                                                 Deadwood, works for        Enterprises to             recently chosen to be     Coker, Class of ‘87,           Pullen, CPAs.                  Association of School
                                                                                                                 Seaton Publishing,         promote books and          the finance manager       recently completed                                            Business Officials for
                                                                                                                 parent company of          speaking engage-           for the city of Pierre.   the criteria necessary         Joe Guttierez, Class           2005-06. Next year
                                                                                                                 the Black Hills Pioneer,   ments about her life.                                to become a National           of ‘89, Sturgis, was           she will assume the
                                                                                                                 as publisher of their                                 Jennifer (Wilson)         Board Certified                recently selected as           role of president.
                                                                                                                 newest paper, Rapid        Robin I. (Vanvactor)       Silbaugh, Class of ‘71,   Teacher in the field of        the West River
                                                                                                                 City Weekly News.          Henrikson, Class of        received an H&B           exceptional needs.             Juvenile Corrections           Jeanette Scarborough,
                                                                                                                                            ‘74, Rapid City, was       Teacher of Excellence     She lives and teaches          Agent Supervisor by            Class of ‘86, Aberdeen,
                                                                                                                 Dennis Schaar, Class       named the 2005-06          regional award and        in Georgetown, S.C.            the S.D. Department            was inducted into the
                                                                                                                 of ‘64, Rapid City, is     "Teacher of the Year"      was one of five in                                       of Corrections.                Dakota Musicians
                                                                                                                 serving his third term     for North Middle           Texas to receive a        Joan Conroy, Class of                                         Association Hall of
                                                                                                                 as an elder at the         School, where she has      lifetime achievement      ‘87, Rapid City, was           Josh Hall, Class of ‘89,       Fame for North and

                                     s at BH
                                                                                                                 Westminster                taught for 15 years.       award. She lives in       recently featured in           Sturgis, was named             South Dakota.

                   tball team meeetYellow Jacket team
                                                                                                                 Presbyterian Church.                                  Harlingen, Texas,         the Black Hills Faces          S.D. Technology

  Class of ‘70 foo
                                                                                                                 Since retiring in 2001     Robert ‘Bob’ Knapp,        with husband Mike         Magazine for her work          Teacher of the Year            Darin Schiller, Class
                                                                                                                 from his job as a          Class of ‘77, Spearfish,   Silbaugh, Class of ‘69.   in starting the first          by the International           of ‘89, Belle Fourche,
                                1970                                 of th
                                               s that were part                                 ered at                                     recently received the                                                                                              is assistant pipeline
                                                                             r 35 years, gath
                                                                                                                 United Airlines cap-                                                            Native American                Technology Education
         p of former BH   SU football player              football team fo                                                                  Spearfish Economic         Darlene (Davis)                                                                         superintendent for
  A grou                                          essful                                          school
                                                                              at captivated the
                                                                                                                 tain, Dennis has been                                                           Lutheran Church in             Association. Josh is a
                              as the most succ
  which  holds the record                            ha d an 8-2 record th                       receive         traveling and doing        Development                Telkamp, Class of ‘74,    South Dakota. As               teacher at North               Belle Fourche Pipeline
                              Yellow Jacket team                             voy, went on to
           cently. The 1970                            including Mike Sa
                                                                                                                                            Corporation Award          Spearfish, was named                                                                    and Bridger Pipeline
  BHSU re                                         am,                                            pleton,         community work.                                                                 pastor, Joan leads the         Middle School in
                             ayers from the te                               to right, Bob Tem
          mmunity. Star pl                                e: front row, left
                                                                                                                                            of Excellence for his      “South Dakota 's                                                                        LLC. His wife, Jo
  and co                          ing the reunion w
                                                       er                                     , Buffalo,                                                                                         Woyatan Lutheran               Rapid City.
  NAIA ho   nors. Those attend
                               ; Bill Fleak, Class
                                                    of '74, Riverton, W
                                                                           yo.; Kent Waugh
                                                                                               s, former         The       Cathy            strong community           Preserve America          Church in Rapid City.                                         Lynn (Christensen),
                                                                            right, Bill Hughe
                                                                                                                           (Birkeland),     support and dedica-        History Teacher of the                                   Rosa (Vetter) Herman,          Class of ‘88, works in
   Class of '73, Ree Heights                       sh; back row, left to                            ; Jim
                              ass of '73, Spearfi                               Roseth, Ft. Pierre                         Class of ‘76,    tion to economic           Year” for 2005. She is    Betty Coon, Class of           Class of ‘88, Rapid            the Campbell County
   Wyo.;  Lanny Swisher, Cl                        '78,  Watertown; Doug                           of '72,
                              Murphy, Class of                                 ul Georgas, Class                           Belle            development.               a teacher at Spearfish    ‘85, Rapid City,               City, was named                School System.
   coach,  Spearfish: Mike                            as s of '72, Pierre; Pa                    d Gene
                                 lo.; Ron Young, Cl                         p Harbor, Ill.; an                   Fourche, and her                                      Middle School.            received the Wind              Social Worker of the
   Holweg   ner, Ft. Collins, Co                     Ri chardt, Winthro                           football                                  Randall Macy, Class                                                                                                Deanna Streeter,
                                , Mobridge; Ken                                SU vs. S.D. Tech
                                                                                                                 husband, Melvin                                                                 Beneath our Wings              Year for Western
    Rapid  City; Kent Mauck                sh. The grou    p met at the BH                                                                  of ‘77, Deadwood,          Martin Waukazoo,                                                                        Class of ‘87, Sioux
                                                                                 kers 34-17.
                                                                                                                 Eaton, Class of ‘75,                                                            Award from the Rapid           South Dakota by the
                       er coach, Spearfi                       feat the Hardroc
    Schlekeway, form
                                                                                                                                            was formally sworn         Class of ‘72, San                                                                       Falls, is teaching
                        to watch the     Yellow Jackets de                                                       recently purchased                                                              City Area Chamber of           Western S.D. Child
    game in Spearfish                                                                                                                                                                                                      Black Hills State University   Alumni Magazine Page 9
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Kudos & Announcements                                                                                                                         Kudos & Announcements
English as a second             Vanessa Bernstein,         Woman of the Year for       administration from         elected the Spearfish      Dorthy Quaal, Class          previously winning in          was promoted to First             Candy Creations, spe-          LaNaya (Durland)
language to refugees            Class of ‘92, Suches,      her chapter. Michele        SDSU via the West           Fire Chief. Doug has       of ‘95, Sturgis, works       ‘02 and ‘04. He works          Sergeant in the 842nd             cializing in bouquets          Elliott, Class of ‘05,
with Lutheran Social            Ga., completed her         lives in Rapid City         River Graduate              served as a biology        for the Black Hills          with his wife, Karin           Engineer Company                  and centerpieces               was recently hired
Services.                       master’s degree in         with husband Joseph         Center in April 2005.       teacher at Spearfish       Veterans Administra-         (Malkowski) Stende,            of the South Dakota               made with candy.               as a part-time vocal
                                landscape architec-        Carlin Jr., Class of ‘91.   In June 2005, she was       High School for many       tion (VA) in the VA          Class of ‘99, who              National Guard                                                   music teacher at
The        Christopher          ture in 2005.                                          married. She teaches        years.                     Heath Care System at         recently graduated             Sept. 15, 2005.                   The       Mitch                Sturgis Williams
           Andre,                                          Billy Carrillo, Class       music at Westminster                                   Fort Meade.                  from Kennesaw State                                                                             Middle School.
           Class of ‘98,        Kimberly (Burr)            of ‘95, Spearfish, is a                                 Angela King, Class of                                   University with a              Janet Wendt, Class of                       Class of ‘01,
           Mission, is          Bynote, Class of ‘98,      special education                                       ‘97, Spearfish, was        Lycynda (Creighton)          master of science in           ‘91, Fort Collins, Colo.,                   Spearfish,           Matthew Fox, Class
in his eighth year of           Omaha, Neb., is            teacher at Southwest        David Curington,            recently hired as the      Sanders, Class of ‘97,       conflict management            has been working as               was recently hired as          of ‘03, Norman, Okla.,
teaching for the Todd           studying the effects of    Middle School in            Class of ‘98, Rapid         drug-free schools          Spearfish, was recently      (MSCM) and was                 an assistant archivist            a physical science             is attending graduate
County School                   estrogen on breast         Rapid City. He previ-       City, graduated from        coordinator for the        promoted to director         named Outstanding              for the Redemptorists             teacher at Sturgis             school at the University
District. He and wife           cancer, thymus, and        ously taught physical       the USD School of           Meade County School        of the Artemis House,        Graduate Student for           Religious Order since             Brown High School.             of Oklahoma. He will
Jessie (Bordeaux),              pituitary tissues at the   education/health in         Law in May 2005. He         District.                  a shelter for battered       the MSCM program.              October 2004.                                                    receive his masters in
                                                                                                                                              women and children                                                                            Heidi Baltezore,               social work in May
Class of ‘97, have              University of              Belle Fourche for nine      accepted a position in                                                              Troy and Karin
                                                                                                                   Lori Linco, Class of       and victims of sexual                                       Julie (Bode) Wenger,              Class of ‘01, Beresford,       2006. He and his wife,
three daughters.                Nebraska Medical           years.                      the Pennington County                                                               recently adopted a
                                                                                                                   ‘99, Belle Fourche,        assault. She has been                                       Class of ‘91, Lancaster,          was hired as a phar-           Lindsey, have a two-
                                Center. She has also                                   Public Defender's                                                                   son, Elijah Umoja, who
Dadra (Morris) Avery,                                      Wendi (French) Coop,                                    recently passed her        working with the pro-                                       Ohio, recently received           maceutical representa-         year-old daughter.
                                done some cloning.                                     Office in October.                                                                  was born Jan. 10, 2005.
Class of ‘97, Sturgis,                                     Class of ‘98, Thornton,                                 national certified         gram for seven years.                                       her master of social              tive with Pfizer.
was recently hired as           Michele Carlin, Class      Colo., received her         Doug Custis, Class of       rehabilitation coun-                                    Randy Vetch, Class of          work from Ohio State                                             Nicholas Horning,
                                                                                                                   selor exam. Lori has       Troy Stende, Class of                                       University. Previously,           Burke Binning, Class           Class of ‘05, Reno,
a guidance counselor            of ‘95, was honored as     master’s in education       ‘91, Spearfish, was                                                                 ‘98, Rapid City, has
                                                                                                                   been employed with         ‘97, Acworth, Ga., was                                      she received a master’s           of ‘01, Burke, Va., was        Nev., is working on his
at Sturgis Brown                a Beta Sigma Phi                                                                                                                           been nominated twice
                                                                                                                   the state of South         once again named the                                        in counseling and                 named the assistant            Ph.D. in interdiscipli-
High School.                                                                                                                                                               for Teacher of the
                                                                                                                   Dakota for six years.      "Best Campus Speaker"                                       human resource devel-             women's track and              nary social psychology
                                                                                                                                                                           Year and has received
                                                                                                                                              by the Association for                                      opment from SDSU.                 field/cross country            at the University of
                                                                                                                                                                           the Golden Apple
                                                                                                                   Sean McGary, Class         the Promotion of                                                                              coach at the NCAA              Nevada.
                                                                                                                                                                           Award for his work
                                                                                                                   of ‘93, Billings, Mont.,   Campus Activities                                           Lanette (Cole) Zubrod,            Division I George
                                                                                                                                                                           as a literacy teacher.
                                                                                                                   was named interim          (APCA). This is Troy's                                      Class of ‘91, Spearfish,          Mason University.              Jeremy Hoven, Class
                                                                                                                   head softball coach at     third award, making          Donald Weiand,                 recently purchased                                               of ‘05, Spearfish, has
                                                                                                                   MSU (Montana State         him the APCA's only          Class of ‘96, Custer,                                                                           been named a Wells

                                                                                                                                                                                                                      uba                                             i    Fargo business bank-

                                                                                                                                                                                                        SU pride in D
                                                                                                                   University) in August      multi-year winner,
                                                                                                                   2005. Sean has worked                                                                                                                                   ing relationship man-
                                                                                                                   with the MSU softball
                                                                                                                   program since it was
                                                                                                                                                                                                     BH                         e with their fa
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   mily in Dubai
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            ager. Jeremy provides
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            financial services
                                                                                                                    started five years ago.                                                        ic and D   ebi Caskey liv                ss of ‘99,   and Debi,          support to area
                                                                                                                                                                                                                         irates. Ric, Cla
                                                                                                                   Robin (Overweg)
                                                                                                                   Meyerink, Class of
                                                                                                                                                                                                   United Arab Em teach at the American Scho
                                                                                                                                                                                                    Class of ‘90,
                                                                                                                                                                                            Dubai. The co
                                                                                                                                                                                                                 le and their ch
                                                                                                                                                                                                               for more than
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   ildren, Ian and
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 six years. Alth
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               ol of
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Halley, have
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    ough, that area
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          , Ric says
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             business customers.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Melanie Hurley,
                                                                                                                   ‘91, recently joined                                                     lived in Dubai                          usal " to most of us                    Class of ‘00, Rapid
                                                                                                                                                                                                               quite "exotic, un                       s to stay for
                                                                                                                   the Spearfish office                                                     of the world is              at home     there and plan                         City, was named
                                                                                                                    of Ketel Thorstenson,                                                    his fam   ily feels right                                                      the Rapid City

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             we find
                                ship                                                                                                                                                                                                         years now so
                                                                                                                                                                                                  e time.                                                                   School District

                   aise scholar
                                                                                                                    LLP. Robin and her                                                       som                                        six
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      here for over                       The photo
                                                                                                                                                                                                 "We have lived                          mon by now.                         Teacher of the Year.
              rs r
                                                                                                                    husband, Rick

  Alumni mile
                                                                                                                 s                                                                                              e world pretty                           newly built
                                                                                                n ual Black Hill     Meyerink, Class of                                                       this part of th                           front of the                         Melanie is a
                                                                              in the 14th an
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Palace Road                         " Ric said. "It is
                                               ross the U.S . participated                       in g for a social ‘01, live in Spearfish.                                                    was taken on                          s Burj Al Arab,                          literacy teacher
                             nners from ac                                      n Friday even                                                                                                       inat and the w
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      orld famou                                to stay
           ximately 25 ru                                       p gathered o                         then partic-                                                                              Mad                                       r ch ildren. We plan                 at Knollwood
   Appro                           ile in Janu   ary. The grou           all games    . The alumni                   Justin O'Neill,                                                              extremely safe
                                                                                                                                                                                                                     place to raise ou
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            d most likely
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             until Ian
                            mni M                                   ketb                                 enter on                                                                                                                                                             Heights
                                                  d women's bas
                                                                                          the Young C
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   tes an
   State   University Alu                   's an                                 k at                                Class of ‘99, Hot                                                        at least until
                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Halley gradua
                           w Jacket men                         vitational Trac                        ium Sports
         wing the Yello                          avid Little In                       es at the Stad
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    South Dakota
                               during the D
   follo                                                                          ag                                  Springs, opened                                                          graduates."
                                                                  od and bever                           ant coach                                                                                                               found several                                 School.
   ipated    in a mile run                cipan   ts enjoyed fo                  serv   es as the assist              his own private                                                               Ric notes that
                                                                                                                                                                                                                     they have
                          e meet, parti                         op, who now                            was raised,                                                                                                                                                    le ft
         rday. After th                          was Tim Bish                          more $1,000                                                                                                                                                   re who have
    Satu                                     ile                                    ,                                  law practice in                                                          nections in Dub                  people over he
                           f the alumni m                          ams. This year                     senior from                                                                                            e not the only                          of the world,"
    Grill. The winner o                      trac  k and field te                  al  Hostetter, a                    Hot Springs. He                                                              "We ar
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            sandier, hotter
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                part                            Johnson, Class
                             country and                          17,000. Cryst                         the annual                                                                                       Dakota for this                             presidents is fr
            e BHSU cross                          ent to over $                          ere awarded                    plans to focus on                                                       South                                       college                             of ‘01, Belle
    for th                               dowm                                  City, w                                                                                                                                   Ric, one of the                         ai was a
                      A lumni Mile en                     nio r from Rapid                                                                                                                            . According to                            friends in Dub                   Fourche, was
     bringing the
                                                                                                                        property, estate
                                          Watkins, a ju                                                                                                                                                                                  osest
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        one of their cl                      th were in
                      W  yo., and Luke                                                                                  planning, and                                              ch ildren, Rapid City. Also,                            s when they bo                        hired as an
     Thermopolis,                                                                                                                                                    y, and their                                 Ric's in the la
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     te 70
                 ile sc holarships.                                                                                     corporate law.
                                                                                                                                                 Debi an d Ric Caske                 Dubai, classmate of h Dakota School of Mines and                                            information
     Alumni M                                                                                                                                                            y living in
                                                                                                                                                           Halley, enjo
                                                                                                                                                                                                  enrolled at So                                                                  technology
                                                                                                                                                 Ian and           ates.
                                                                                                                                                  United Arab Emir                                                                                                                instructor at

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Kudos & Announcements                                                                                                                        Engagements & Marriages
                                                                                        and Wyoming in           Stacey Yost, Class of
                                                                                                                                             The       Claire
                                                                                                                                                                           The       Beth Carter,         Shannon Scott, Class             Michelle Thomas,               Nick is a graduate
         ns now to atten
                                                                                        October 2005.            ‘05, Gann Valley, has                 Johnson-                      Class of ‘99,        of ‘94, Rapid City, and          Class of ‘97, Omaha,           student at Brandeis
                                                                                                                                             70s                           90s
Make pla
                                                                                                                 received an early                     LeDuc,                        and Scott            Chris VandeVenter                Neb., married Brian            University. The couple
                                                                                         Kyle Smith, Class
                                                                                                                 childhood special                     Class of ‘73,                 Nielsen              were married Oct. 22,            Smith Jan. 22, 2005.           lives in Boston.

      baseball reunio
                                                                                         of ‘02, Rapid City,     education teaching          Spearfish, married            were married July 30,          2005. She works at

  the                                                                                    recently joined the
                                                                                         First Western
                                                                                                                 job in the Chamberlain
                                                                                                                 School District.
                                                                                                                                             Danny O'Neill,
                                                                                                                                             May 14, 2005.
                                                                                                                                                                           2005. Beth is an
                                                                                                                                                                           individual program
                                                                                                                                                                                                          Arrowhead Country
                                                                                                                                                                                                          Club as an accountant.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Adelle Beltman,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Class of ‘01, Berdi,

       at BHSU
                                                                                         Bank team as a                                                                    coordinator at Black                                                      Class of ‘01,        Minn., married
                                                                                          loan officer.          Christina Haines,
                                                                                                                 attended ‘80-’83, was
                                                                                                                                             The       Tina
                                                                                                                                                                           Hills Special Services.        Sona Starkey, Class
                                                                                                                                                                                                          of ‘99, Spearfish, mar-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Rapid City,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           married Heather
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Jonathan Kallemeyn
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          June 11, 2005. Adelle
                                                                                          Mikayla                recently named the          80s       Class of ‘89,       Kimberly Foley,                ried Craig O'Connell             Carpenter Oct. 8, 2005.        is currently finishing
                                                                                          (Tetrault) Graslie,    NJCAA 2005                            Midlothian,         Class of ‘99, Philip,          Sept. 17, 2005. She is           Jeremy is a compen-            a BS in graphics/web
                                                                                          Class of ‘02,
                               June 23-24
                                                                                                                 Administrator of the        Va., married Bill             and James Bouman               an advertising repre-            sation and benefits            design at DSU.
                                                                                           Spearfish, joined     Year by the National        Clarke in August 2005.        were married June 25,          sentative at the Black           analyst at Rapid City
                                                                                           the Lead-                                                                                                                                                                      Amanda Benedick,
                                                                                                                 Association of              She is an elementary          2005. She is a junior          Hills Pioneer.                   Regional Hospital.
                                                                                           Deadwood High         Collegiate Women            teacher with the              high school science                                                                            Class of ‘01, Fort
                                                                                            School teaching      Athletics Administra-       Chesterfield County           and math teacher.              John Stelljes, Class of          Tina Beguin, Class of          Collins, Colo., married
                                                                                            staff in August      tors. She is the athletic   School District.                                             ‘98, Milwaukee, Wis.,            ‘04, and Nick VanKley,         Brent Uhrich July 9,

                                    Events include:
                                                                                            2005.                director for South                                        Shane Hime, Class of           and Angela Mickelson             Class of ‘05, married          2005. Amanda is an
                                                                                                                                             Kelly Trenary, Class of       ‘94, Torrington, Wyo.,         were married April 23,           June 18, 2005. Tina is         elementary special
                                                   al and picnic
                                                                                                                 Mountain Community
                               Campus tour, soci
                                                                                            Norma Walks,                                     ‘83, New Underwood,           will marry Keri                2005. John is a theology         a graduate student at          education teacher for
                                                                                                                 College in Chandler,
                                                                                            Class of ‘00,
                               as well as a golf to
                                                                                                                 Ariz.                       married Judy Bowman           Minnmann June 24,              graduate student at              Harvard University.            Poudre School District.
                                                                                            Tucson, Ariz.,                                   Nov. 18, 2005. Kelly is       2006. Shane works for          Martin Luther College.

                                                                                                                                                                                           he Crosswait fam
                                                                                             recently                                        a corrections officer.        Union Pacific Railroad.

                                                                                                                                                                             campus with t
                                 ail JodiNeiff for de
                                                                                             from                Former
             Call 642-6446 or em                                                              Minnesota                                                                                                                                                                          Hills State
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           attending Black
                                                                                      Medical School. She is     Faculty                                                                                         he Crosswait      family has been
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   nerations. It all
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       started when Bi

Sturgis Williams
Middle School.
                                elected president of
                                the South Dakota
                                                           his master's degree
                                                           from the University of
                                                           Sydney, Australia.
                                                                                      now in general sur-
                                                                                      gery residency at the
                                                                                      University of Arizona.
                                                                                                                 & Staff                                                                                             T
                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Universit  y for several ge
                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Crosswait, Class
                                                                                                                                                                                                        after the war.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       of '50, enrolled at

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     oonsocket, in the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Black Hill s State University

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           eastern part of So
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 uth Dakota,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  for a vaca-
                                Technology                                                                                                                                                                    Bill grew up in W ills each summer with his family
                                Education Association      Anya Olverson-Linn,        Mark Watson, Class         Merlyn and Shirley                                                                     and came to       the Black H                    llege in 1946,  Bill and his broth-
Michael Jones, Class                                                                                                                                                                                                             s ready to begin co . Bill lived on the second floor
                                and was a nominee          Class of ‘02, Sturgis,     of ‘03, Spearfish, was     Aman celebrated                                                                         tion. When he wa                         d BHSU
of ‘05, Spearfish, was                                                                                                                                                                                                              ed to atten                                 when he first
                                for Teacher of the         was named a Ten            recently named city        their 50th anniver-                                                                     er Bruce both decid (where his grandson also lived                                    r
recently hired as a
                                                                                                                                                                                                          of Wenona Cook
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  H all                                 e lab school unde
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    rs teaching at th
fifth-grade teacher             Year award from the        Outstanding Young          editor for the Black       sary July 23, 2005.
                                                                                                                                                                                                          came to colle     ge). Bill remembe           e graduated      with a bachelor's
                                West Region S.D.           Award recipient by         Hills Pioneer.                                                                                                                               Mrs. Warren. H                    rn a doctorate de
at Whitewood                                                                                                                                                                                              the direction of                        He went on to ea
Elementary School.              Technology Education       the S.D. Jaycees. Anya                                Jan Golliher, retired
                                                                                                                                                                                                          degree in sc     ience and math.                  perintendent     of schools for a
                                                                                      Jennifer (Wagner)          assistant professor                                                                                                 ration and was su                            studies and
                                Association.               and husband Derrick                                                                                                                             in school administ served as director of graduate                                     ,
Justin Kopp, Class of                                      Linn, Class of ‘02,        Williams, Class of         and outdoor educa-
                                                                                                                                                                                                           few years.      He later                             m 1969    to 1985. His wife
                                Pat Moriarty, Class of                                ‘02, Pierre, is working                                                                                                                        co urses at BHSU fro
‘01, Billings, Mont.,                                      own and operate the                                   tion coordinator at                                                                        taught education BHSU.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     d                                             Mary's son,
will receive his master         ‘03, joined the Lead-      Sturgis Dance Studio.      as a law clerk for the     BHSU, was named                                                                            Mary, also attende second generation, Bob, Bill and                                to
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Representing th     e                                   He later went on
of science in mental            Deadwood High                                         South Dakota               the South Dakota                                                                                                                   a biology degree.
                                School faculty in          Dan Patterson, Class       Supreme Court. She         Outstanding                                                                                 came to BH     SU in 1974 to earn              rk as dentist  in Spearfish. Bob's
health and rehabilita-                                                                                                                                                                                                                d continues to wo BHSU and earned teaching
                                August 2005. He            of ‘02, Spearfish, coor-   recently moved to          Environmental                                                                               dentistry school an                   o attended
tion from Montana                                                                                                                                                                                                                    ondra), als                                    tend BHSU.
                                                                                                                                                                                                             wife, Charlene (V                                 by his father to at
State University in             teaches social studies.    dinates hundreds of        Pierre with husband        Educator for 2004 by                                                                                               ys  he was persuaded be. And it is. People seem
                                                           audio blogs, manages       William Williams Jr.       the Environmental                                                                            certificate. Bob sa            s the best place to                      ys.
May 2006. He is also            Michael R. Odle,                                                                                                                                                                   "He said BHSU wa ey graduate from BHSU," Bob sa
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        ter th                                           rsuing a
pursuing a Ph.D. in             Class of ‘02, Redding,
                                                           two bands from San
                                                                                      David Worthington,
                                                                                                                 Education Council.                                                                           to do   pretty well af                  e's oldest  son Jonathon is pu in the
interdisciplinary                                          Francisco, and pro-                                   She was also                                                                                      Current   ly, Bob and Charlen considering dentistry school
                                Calif., was named the                                 Class of ‘05, Littleton,                                                                                                                         BHSU and is
studies with an                                            duces three podcasts.                                 presented with                                                                                biology degree at
                                public affairs officer                                Colo., has joined the                                                                                                                                                                           connection
                                                                                                                 an honorable                                                                                  future.                                          the same alumni
emphasis on multi-              of the 2.1-million-acre    Shaun Reinhart, Class      Department of                                                                                                                 Other family m       embers who have uated in '81 and is now the
                                                                                                                 mention award                                                                                                                               grad
cultural issues.                                                                                                                                                                                                                      b's brother. Craig School District. Craig's wife
                                STNF (Shasta Trinity       of ‘00, Casper, Wyo.,      Defense Contract                                                                                                          include Craig, Bo
                                                                                                                 for the National                                                                                                          for the Spearfish                          e is a phys-
Kenneth                         National Forest).          graduated in May           Audit Agency as a
                                                                                                                 Environmental                                                                                  business manager ), graduated with honors in '94. Sh Class of
                                Michael joined the         2005 with a degree in      GS-9 auditor at their                                                                                                      Kimberly    (Mickelson                        ne (Crosswa    it) Degen,
Krzyzanowski,                                                                                                    Educator in June                                                                                                        . Meade. Also, An            of '78. In additio
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           n Katie
                                STNF staff in June         law. He was admitted       Lakewood, Colo.,                                                                                                           ical therapist at Ft             ve Degen, Class
Class of ‘00, Rapid                                                                                              of 2005.                                                                                                      r husband Da
                                                                                                                                                                                            present three '76 and tended BHSU.
                                                                                                                                                                            on Crosswait re
                                2003 after receiving       to practice in Colorado    branch.
                                                                                                                                                            Bill and Jonath
City, was recently                                                                                                                                                                                                Degen at
                                                                                                                                                       Bob,                      ndance at BHSU
                                                                                                                                                                           family atte
                                                                                                                                                       generations of
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Engagements & Marriages                                                                                                                       Births
Candace Brunner,                2005. She is a benefits    Environment and
                                                                                             16th Annua                                       The        Catherine       Julie (Raad)

Class of ‘05, and Alex          specialist with the        Natural Resources.                                                                            (Holland)       Chapman, Class of
Gustafson, Class of             Department of Social                                                                                                     Hafner,         ‘94, and husband Eric,
‘04, Spearfish, were            Services. The couple       Mary                                                                                          Class of ‘73,   Billings, Mont.,
married July 8, 2005.           lives in Caputa.           Laudenschlager,                                                                    and husband Mike,          announce the birth of
He works at Pioneer                                        Class of ‘04, Rapid                                                                Camas, Wash., are          their first child, Cody
Bank and Trust.                 Carol Halter, Class of     City, married Luke                                                                 proud new grandpar-        Patrick, who was

                                                                                           llow Jacket
                                ‘00, Rapid City, and       Baker Feb. 18, 2006.                                                               ents of a baby girl,       born Sept. 1, 2005.

Kimberly Buck, Class            Adam Waider were           Mary is a teacher at                                                               Sophia Elizabeth,          Julie works as an
of ‘03, Rapid City,             married Oct. 8, 2005.      West Middle School                                                                 born July 2005.            account manager for

                                                                                         Golf Classic
married Mike Van                They are both elemen-      in Rapid City.                                                                                                AZ & Company.
Loan Sept. 24, 2005.            tary teachers.
                                                           Hope Hauber, Class                                                                 The       Lila

Kimberly is pursuing                                                                                                                                    (DeMarrias),     Travis Geppert, Class
a master's at USD.              Katie Holberg, Class       of ‘03, Gillette, Wyo.,                                                                      attended         of ‘95, and his wife,
                                of ‘05, Rapid City,        married Whitney                                                                              ‘82-‘85, and     DeYon, Spearfish,
Erin Carr, Class of ‘03,        married Jeremy             Lyon Sept. 17, 2005.                                                               Stew Mehlhaff, Class       announce the birth of
Broomfield, Colo.,              Casteel July 2, 2005.                                                                                         of ‘83, Rapid City,        daughter Morgan

                                                                                                                                                                                                                   ion eld
                                                                                                                                                                                                   Roundball reunrecently hurned to
married Brian Baldwin           Katie is a head start      Brandy Miller, Class
                                                                                                                                              recently adopted a         Mae, born June 10,
Aug. 20, 2005. Erin is          teacher in Rapid City.     of ‘03, married Kyle
                                                                                                                                              baby girl, Aleya           2005. She joins Daxon
a pharmaceutical sales                                     Vavruska, Spearfish,
                                                                                                                                              Janae. Stew is general     (8) and Madelynn (4).                            ret
                                Elizabeth (Betsy)          Aug. 26, 2005. She is a                                                                                                                              rs         all playe
                                                                                                                                                                                                   Former BHSU basketb
representative for Eli
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         undball Reunion,
                                                                                                                                              manager for Qdoba          Travis was named the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  ter for the annual Ro
Lilly & Company.                Holdhusen, Class of        special education
                                                                                                                                              Mexican Grill, and         October 2005              their alma ma                                    e Yellow
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            th the beginning of th
                                ‘04, married Timothy       teacher with Region
                                                                                                                                              Lila works for Senator     Spearfish Chamber         held in conjunction wi                       the BHSU
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           ason. Members of
Teresa Cooley, Class            Stearns March 18,          Three Development
                                                                                                                                                                                                   Jacket basketball se
                                                                                                                                              John Thune. They           of Commerce
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  t to right,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                         m were, front row, lef
of ‘03, was married to          2006. They live in         Services.
                                                                                                                                                                                                    women's alumni tea
                                                                                                                                              have three other           Ambassador of the
William Norwood                 Prescott, Ariz., where
                                                                                                             une 24                                                                                                        leen (Herber) Lete
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                llier, Traci
                                                           Erika Miller, Class of                Saturday, J             b                    children, Arianne (17),    Month. He has been
                                                                                                                                                                                                    Courtney Berry, Co
                                                                                                             Country Clu                                                                                                                             Heibult;
May 7, 2004. They               Betsy works as an
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            da Schelle, and Sarah
                                                                                                 ish Canyon
                                                                                                                                              Kalen (15), and            an insurance agent at
                                                                                                                                                                                                    (Schenk) Dana, Aman
                                                           ‘03, married Nic Allen
                                                                                          Spearf                                                                                                                                                 thier, Jodi
live in Sioux Falls,            assistant professional
                                                                                                                                              Jordan (14).               Western Dakota                                    to right, Christa Au
                                                                                                                                                                                                    and back row, left
where Teresa works              and merchandising          Aug. 19, 2005. Erika
                                                                                                                s support th
                                                                                                                             e                                                                                                                    ltzel, Kim
                                                           works at First Western                  All proceed                   Fund                                    Insurors the past                                  Annie (Rossow) He
as a benefits specialist        manager for Prescott
                                                                                                             thletic Scholarship              The        Jodi                                       (Wherley) VerHey,                            r, Amanda
                                                           Bank. The couple                      and Gold A                 r email
                                                                                                                                                                         eight years.                                       Kayla Bolke-Hemme
in the Department of            Lakes Golf and                                             Green           call 642-63
                                                                                                                       85 o                              (Alcorn),                                   (Rochlitz) Niemann,                        Braegger.
Social Services.                Country Club.              lives in Rapid City.                For details
                                                                                                                              du              90s        Class of ‘99,   Nicole (Tomes)              Mortenson, Marla Gu
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           stufsen, and Melissa
                                                           Abby Osberg, Class                                                                            and Dave        Halligan, Class of ‘98,
Sara Cox, Class of ‘01,         Kelsey Hurlburt,
                                                           of ‘04, Brandon, mar-                                                              Addy, Brooklyn Park,       and husband Scott,
and James Connolly              Class of ‘05, Bowman,                                                              Nicole Weimer, Class
                                                           ried Chad Schmidt          Colo., married Billy                                    Minn., announce the        Norfolk, Neb.,
will marry June 24,             N.D., married Jon                                                                  of ‘05, married Elliot
                                                           June 11, 2004.             Marsh April 4, 2005.                                    birth of their son,        announce the birth of
2006. Sara is a graphic         Brosz July 30, 2005.                                                               Moser, Class of ‘98,
                                                                                      Trish works for LPL                                     Logan Thomas, who          their second child,
designer in Tampa, Fla.         Kelsey is a substitute                                                             Sept. 24, 2005. They
                                                           Nicki Oxford, Class                                                                was born Aug. 25,          Richard Michael, born
                                teacher.                                              Financial Services.          live in Whitewood.
Amber DeSmet, Class                                        of ‘02, Rapid City,                                                                2005. Jodi is coordina-    Jan. 27, 2005. He was
                                                           married Doug Kroeger                                    Nicole is an entertain-
of ‘05, Rapid City, mar-        Michelle Janish,                                      Amy Rosacker, Class                                     tor for the Sports         welcomed home by
                                                           Sept. 24, 2005. She is a                                ment consultant, and
ried Richard Hudson             Class of ‘03, Spearfish,                              of ‘05, Yankton, and                                    Cities Connection          brother Garrett (4).
                                                           school-age coordinator                                  Elliot is the owner/
May 21, 2005. Amber             married Jeremy Tracy,                                 Michael Pollard were                                    adult volleyball league.
                                                           for Youth and Family                                    operator of Moser                                     Tara (Pietz), Class of
is a microbiologist for         attended, Sept. 24,                                   married June 11, 2005.
                                                           Services.                                               General Construction.      Melissa (Mettler)          ‘98, and James
Environmental                   2005. Michelle works
                                                                                      Michelle Stensaas,                                      Boyer, Class of ‘98,       Harmon, Class of ‘97,
Laboratories.                   in the Graphics and                                                                James Williams,
                                                           Brandon Pieper, Class      Class of ‘00, married                                   and husband Justin,        Sugar Land, Texas,
                                Media Department at                                                                Class of ‘03, Spearfish,
Wendy Emerson,                                             of ‘04, Lincoln, Neb.,     Jason Glodt, Class of                                   Sidney, Mont.,             announce the birth of
                                BHSU. Jeremy works                                                                 and Amanda Hardin,
Class of ‘02, Nenana,                                      will marry Afton           ‘97, Pierre, July 3, 2005.                              announce the birth of      their fourth child,
                                at Beck’s Nursery.                                                                 attending, will marry
                                                           Olson July 15, 2006.                                                               their daughter,            Wyatt Samuel, born                                                          re, front
                                                                                                                                                                                                                               men's alumni team we
Alaska, will marry Leif                                                               Michelle works with
                                                                                                                   July 7, 2006. James
Jacobsen June 3, 2006.          Jason Knapp, Class of      He is a second-year        the Stanley County                                      Brooklyn Olivia, who       Sept. 13, 2005. He           Members of the BHSU                           ris Rozell,
                                                                                                                   works at Wal-Mart                                                                                           Gould, Mark Nore, Ch
She is a special educa-         ‘00, Pierre, will marry    dental student at the      School District as a                                    was born Nov. 1, 2005.     joins Colton (7), Katie      row, left to right, Mark                         ck row,
                                                                                                                   and Eagle Country.                                                                                          Eldon Marshall; and ba
tion teacher and coach.         Stephanie Tveidt           University of              middle school lan-                                      She was welcomed           (5), and Cassidy (3).        James Mortenson, and                         son, Tory
                                                                                                                   Amanda is majoring                                                                                           lentine, Eric Thom
                                                                                                                                                                                                      left to right, Aaron Va
                                June 24, 2006. Jason       Nebraska-Lincoln           guage arts teacher.                                     home by brother            James teaches and
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      d Bryan
                                                                                                                   in elementary educa-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                               an, Devin Gonzalez, an
                                                                                                                                                                                                      Schwartz, Brad Massm
Melody Gossard,                 is an environmental        School of Dentistry.       Jason is a senior                                       Logan (2). Melissa is a    coaches and is work-
Class of ‘03, married                                                                                              tion at BHSU working
                                engineer with the                                     advisor to Governor                                     project director for       ing on his master’s
Matt Larson Oct. 29,                                       Trish Richards, Class                                   at Premier BankCard.                                                                Heck.
                                Department of                                         Rounds in Pierre.                                       the Richland County        degree in education
                                                           of ‘01, Centennial,
                                                                                                                                              Health Department.         from the University of

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Births                                                                                                                                    Obituaries                                                   Do
Houston. Tara stays             tor for the state of      Kristi (Hansen)            Hope (Hauber) Lyon,        at Madigan Army           The        Myrtle          Marvin Kallenberger,
home with the chil-

Fred Jackson, Class of

                                Marcia (Metz)
                                Sexton, Class of ‘97,
                                                          Turman, Class of ‘96,
                                                          and husband Chad,
                                                          attended ‘90, Fort
                                                                                     Class of ‘03, and her
                                                                                     husband, Whitney,
                                                                                     Gillette, Wyo.,
                                                                                                                Medical Center.

                                                                                                                Jennifer (Herbst)
                                                                                                                Vaughn, Class of ‘00,
                                                                                                                                          30s        (Dusing)
                                                                                                                                                     attended in
                                                                                                                                                                     Class of ‘58, San
                                                                                                                                                                     Antonio, Texas, died
                                                                                                                                                                     Jan. 8, 2006. Marvin
                                                          Pierre, announce the       announce the birth                                   the ‘30s, Spearfish,       worked in education
‘98, and wife Jennifer,         and husband David,        birth of their son, Ty     of their son, Josiah       and husband Ryan,         passed away July 14,       for nearly 15 years,
Holbrook, Ariz.,                Baton Rouge, La.,         David, who was born        James, who was born        Rogers, Ark., had a       2005. After receiving      then he worked in the
announce the birth of           announce the birth of     June 8, 2003. Kristi is    Nov. 10, 2005.             baby boy, Connor Jay.     her teaching certifi-      insurance adjustment

their first child,              their baby boy, Robin     the director of the S.D.                              Born Aug. 26, 2005,       cate, she taught at        business.
Dakota Edward, born             Michael. He was born      Office of Emergency        Melissa McGee,             Connor joins big          Ingersall School. She
July 6, 2005. Fred was          April 27, 2005. Marcia                               Class of ‘02, and          brother Logan.            then spent 35 years        Georgiana (Giroux)
honored as the 2004-            works for the Ramapo                                 Dave Barth, Spearfish,     Jennifer is a seventh-    ranching with her          King, Class of ‘52,
                                                                                                                                                                     Quail Valley, Calif.,

05 Holbrook School              College of New Jersey.    Kalla (Traversie)          announce the birth of      grade reading teacher.    husband, Roland,
District Elementary                                       Vieth, Class of ‘98,       their baby girl, Ellee                               and raising their five     passed away Oct. 31,
Teacher of the Year.            Jennifer (Wales),         and husband Paul,          Marie. She was born        Tessa Anderson-           children.                  2005. While at BHSU,
                                Class of ‘98, and Tory    Mitchell, announce         Aug. 18, 2005.             Voyles, Class of ‘01,                                she was elected Most
Eric Koster, Class of           Schwartz, Class of        the birth of their son,                               and husband Cory,         The        Chester         Representative

‘97, and wife Heather,          ‘97, Gering, Neb.,        Alex, who was born         Jennifer (Pope)            Belle Fourche, are                   (Chet)          Woman by the teach-
Le Mars, Iowa,                  announce the birth                                   Renner, Class of ‘99,      the proud parents                    Worth,          ing staff. She worked          Due to ch
                                                          April 7, 2005. He was                                                                                                                                anging po
announce the birth of           of their third child,                                and husband Nate,          of Aiden Alexander.                  Class of ‘49,   in the medical field           endorsem              stal
                                                          welcomed home by                                                                                                                                     ents, any
their first child,              Ashtyn Reece. She         brother Adam (5).          Black Hawk, had a          He was born               Gillette, Wyo., passed     for many years.               who rece              one
                                                                                                                                          away Aug. 5, 2005.                                                  ntly chan
Katelyn Jean, born              was born Aug. 31,                                    baby boy, Chet Jacob,      Sept. 23, 2005.
                                                                                                                                                                     Madonna (Hill)                their add            ged
Sept. 1, 2005.                  2005. Other children      Jensen (Morris)            Sept. 3, 2005. Jennifer                              He served the Sturgis                                              ress may
                                                                                                                                          School District for        Reynolds, Class of           have rece            not
                                include Tori (6) and      Moore-Copple, Class        works as a Mary Kay
                                                                                                                                                                     ‘59, Thermopolis,                       ived their
Tommi Jo (Casteel)              Trevor (2).               of ‘99, and husband        consultant.                                          many years as a                                         copies of
                                                                                                                                                                     Wyo., passed away                      the Alum
Krautschun, Class of
‘98, and husband                Natasha (Taylor)
                                                          Matthew, Jefferson
                                                          City, Mo., welcomed        Kylea (Habitzruther)       Calling                   teacher, coach, assis-
                                                                                                                                          tant principal, and as     Nov. 19, 2005. She          Magazine
                                                                                                                                                                                                 received th
                                                                                                                                                                                                            . We are u
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        nable to d
                                                                                                                                                                     taught all over the                                           etermine
Bart, Spearfish,                Starr, Class of ‘99,                                 Scott, Class of ‘05,                                 the athletic director.                                              eir copies
announce the birth of           and husband Jayde,
                                                          their first child,
                                                                                     and her husband,           all BHSU                                             world, including posi-     would lik
                                                                                                                                                                                                           e copies o
                                                                                                                                                                                                                         and who              who
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   didn’t. If y
their third child, Lane         Dupree, announce the
                                                          Jocelyn Angeline,
                                                                                     Justin, Douglas, Wyo.,                               The        Elizabeth       tions in South Dakota,     contact th            f the mag
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 azines sh
                                                          Dec. 7, 2005. Jensen is                                                                                                                           e Alumni
Allen. He was born              birth of their son,       employed by the            announce the birth of
                                                                                                                                          50s        (DeHaven)
                                                                                                                                                                     California, Nebraska,
                                                                                                                                                                     and South America.         alumni@b
                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Office at
Sept. 9, 2005. He joins         Haydon Leon, who          University of Missouri     their daughter, Jyllian
                                                                                                                                                     Class of ‘52,                                                                          446 or
brother Levi (3) and            was born June 16,         School of Journalism.      Marie, born June 16,                                                            Charles Swanson,
                                                                                                                                          Denver, Colo., passed                                All issues
sister Mesa (2).                2005. Natasha works                                  2005. Kylea is a first-        The Alumni                                       Class of ‘55, Fremont,               are also a
                                                                                                                                                                                                                     vailable in
                                                                                                                                          away Jan. 20, 2006.                                  the BHSU
                                for First Financial                 Danielle         grade teacher at           Association relies on     She was dedicated to       Calif., passed away                  website a              PDF form
Patricia (Nickisch)
                                                                                                                                                                                               www.bhs               t                     at on
                                Bank.                               (Mahlen)         Douglas Primary            student callers to                                   Dec. 3, 2005. Charles
LaMont, Class of ‘97,                                                                                                                     education for many                                   
                                                                    Harding,         School.                                                                         taught for many years                          mni+mag
and husband Michael,            Marianne (Palleria)                                                             contact BHSU alum-        years, retiring from                                                                 azine.asp
Columbus, Ohio,                 Trandall, Class of ‘97,
                                                                    Class of ‘04,
                                                                                     Stephanie (Trezona)        ni for scholarship        the Belle Fourche          in South Dakota and                                                 x
                                                          and her husband,                                                                                           in the Fremont area.      the community
announce the birth of           and husband Josh,                                    and Brett Theeler,         gifts. Because the        School District in 1985.
                                                          Douglas, Rapid City,                                                                                       He also served as a       as a youth coach in
their baby girl, Alyssa         Asuncion, Paraguay,       announce the birth of      both Class of ‘01,         federal government                                                             many activities.                 Louis Bagley, Class
                                                                                                                                          George Cheshire,           pastor and volun-
Grace, born May 9,              announce the birth of     their baby girl,           Dupont, Wash.,                                                                                                                             of ‘69, died July 20,          passed away Dec. 15,
                                                                                                                realizes that private     Class of ‘51, Redmond,     teered as a chaplain at
2005. She joins big
sister Leah.
                                their second child,
                                Abigail. She joins a
                                                          Felicity Abigail, born     announce the birth
                                                                                     of their first child,
                                                                                                                giving is essential for   Ore., died Jan. 6, 2006.   numerous hospices.        The        Marvin G.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                2005. He worked in
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                the mining industry
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               2005. He was a long-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               time supporter of the
Chad Pickett, Class of
                                brother, Jackson (3).
                                                          June 24, 2005.
                                                                                     Braden James, who          campuses to cover         He worked as an edu-
                                                                                                                                          cator until he retired     Wilfred Ray Tope,         60s        Class of ‘61,         for many years.                community. After
                                Marianne is nearly        Martha (Griffith)          was born Sept. 9,          unmet tuition costs                                  attended ‘57-‘58, Belle              Kyle, died                                           retiring from working
‘98, and his wife,                                                                                                                        in 1987.                                                                              Marilyn (Pribble)
                                finished with her         Johnson, Class of ‘03,     2005. Brett recently       and other enhance-                                   Fourche, passed away      Sept. 19, 2005. Marvin                                          full time in the bank-
Tessa, Encampment,                                                                                                                                                                             taught and coached               Fitzgerald, Class of
                                MSCI online degree        and husband Scott,         received his doctor of     ments, universities       Kehala 'Kay' (Gilland)     June 18, 2005. Wilfred                                                                    ing business, he con-
Wyo., announce the                                                                                                                                                                             for many years before            ‘69, Hermosa, passed
                                from BHSU. Both           Pierre, announce the       medicine from the          are exempt from the       Cliff, Class of ‘59,       served in the United                                                                      tinued to drive school
birth of their son,                                                                                                                                                                            continuing his educa-            away Dec. 30, 2005.
                                Marianne and Josh         birth of their baby        Uniformed Services                                   Zion, Ill., passed away    States Navy from                                                                          bus for area schools.
Kaben Cecil, born                                                                                               “Do Not Call                                                                   tion and receiving a             She worked for the
                                are teachers at the       girl, Morgan Lynn,         University of Health                                 Dec. 12, 2005. She         1953-57. After an
April 18, 2005. Chad                                                                                            Registry.”                                                                     juris doctorate from             South Dakota                   Carol (Poferl)
                                American School of        born Sept. 28, 2005.       Sciences. He is a first-                             taught for 34 years,       honorable discharge,
is an acreage inspec-                                                                                                                                                                          USD. He served as a              Department of                  Merfeld, Class of ‘68,
                                Asuncion in Paraguay.                                year neurology intern                                33 of which she spent      he returned to Belle
                                                                                                                                                                                               legal advisor to the             Social Services for            Rapid City, passed
                                                                                                                                          in Winthrop Harbor,        Fourche and attended
                                                                                                                                                                                               Ogalala Sioux Tribe              over 35 years.                 away Nov. 13, 2005.
                                                                                                                                          Ill. She also taught       Black Hills State
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               She taught in the
  For updated classnotes see                                                                            swimming lessons.          College from 1957-58.
                                                                                                                                                                     He was active in
                                                                                                                                                                                               for 29 years.                    Bill Hannah, Class of
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                ‘60, Belle Fourche,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Rapid City area from
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               1968 until 1992 except

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for one year teaching           Katherine (Brief)         passed away Jan. 23,         for 21 years as a            Communications.
in Geneva , N.Y. She            Wallace, Class of ‘64,    2006. He worked in           respected Lakota
was recognized for              Belle Fourche, passed     for the U.S. Labor           educator at the Oglala       Norman C. "Sonny"
her dedication to               away Nov. 28, 2005.       Department and               Lakota College on the        McNall, Class of ‘93,
education by being              She taught at various     Rapid City Regional          Pine Ridge Indian            Lead, died Dec. 27,
named one of South              South Dakota schools      Hospital in addition         Reservation.                 2005. He spent a
Dakota's "Annie                 and served in many        to serving 22 years in                                    number of years
Tallent" teachers.              community organiza-       the U.S. Air Force.          Karyl (Reman) King,          working in institu-
                                tions.                                                 Class of ‘82, Fairburn,      tional food sales.
Penny (Horman)                                            David Meyers, Class          passed away July 28,
O'Dea, attended ‘69-
‘71, Spearfish, passed
                                The       Florence
                                                          of ‘77, Laramie, Wyo.,
                                                          passed away June 12,
                                                                                       2005. Upon graduation
                                                                                       she became an art
                                                                                                                    Rhonda Lynn
                                                                                                                    (Parsons) Thompson,
away Sept. 5, 2005.             70s       Class of ‘72,   2005. David taught           director for a silk          Class of ‘90, New
                                                                                                                    Underwood, passed
She worked at                             Rapid City,     industrial arts at           screening business.
Pioneer Bank and                passed away Dec. 29,      Edgemont High                                             away Aug. 11, 2005.
Trust in the opera-             2005. She taught for      School and Laramie           Gregory Schumacher,          She worked as a
tions department, a             35 years, 26 of them      Junior High School.          Class of ‘84, Hot            kitchen manager, co-
position she held for           in Rapid City.                                         Springs, passed away         owner of the Lester
20 years.                                                 Donald Miles,                Jan. 6, 2006. He was         Inn steakhouse,
                                Dakota Lorraine           attended ‘70-’73,            a member of the              dietary manager,
John D. Samuelsen,              (Threadgold)              Spearfish, passed            ROTC and was                 and Pampered Chef
Class of ‘67, Rapid             Hildebrandt-Nelson,       away Sept. 12, 2005.         commissioned as a            consultant.
City, died Nov. 29,             Class of ‘73, Sturgis,    He attended BHSC             U.S. Army officer
2005. John worked in            passed away April 26,     for three years then         upon graduation              The        Charity
various positions
until he joined his
                                2005. After retiring
                                from teaching after
                                                          began working at the
                                                          Homestake Sawmill.
                                                                                       from BHSU.
                                                                                                                    00s        Class of ‘00,
family’s company,               25 years, Dakota          He later worked at           The       Jerome
                                                                                                                    Australia, died Oct.
Highland Beverage,
becoming a partner in
                                worked at Wall Drug.      Pope and Talbot,
                                                          where he worked              90s       Class of ‘91,      30, 2005. She moved
1973. He was later              James L. Hoff, Class      until his death.                       Las Cruces,        to Wollongong,
part-owner of the               of ‘77, Rapid City,                                    N.M., died July 7, 2005.     Australia, in 2004 to
Rapid City Thrillers.           passed away Sept. 12,     Carol Ann Nightser,          He served in the             complete her master's
John served on the              2005. James spent         Class of ‘77, Rapid          Marines and the Air          degree in strategic
                                24 years teaching first   City, died Nov. 9,           Force, serving tours in      human resource man-                                                 Let us know
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Class of ‘67, passed            attended ‘72-‘74,         Class of ‘72, Spearfish,                                  Richard Wagner,
away Jan. 15, 2005.             Beulah, Wyo., passed      died Jan. 2, 2006. She       Steven Hopwood,              Class of ‘03, Belle
Verla taught high               away Oct. 28, 2005.       taught second grade          Class of ‘95, Rapid          Fourche, died Oct. 19,        Name ______
                                She enjoyed garden-                                    City, passed away                                                          ____________
school vocal music in                                     for a few years in                                        2005. He worked in                                           ____________
                                                                                                                                                  Graduation ye                                ____________
Belle Fourche for over          ing, doll collecting      Moorcroft, Wyo. She          Nov. 19, 2005. He            the oil fields in                             ar _______ M                               ____________
                                                                                                                                                                                ajor ________                              ____________
                                and quilt making in                                    worked as a commu-                                        Spouse’s nam                                   ____________                               ____________
30 years. She was also                                    also enjoyed sewing                                       Wyoming and as a                             e___________                                 _                                           ____________
                                addition to spending                                   nications consultant                                                                    ____________                                                                             ________
an avid supporter of                                      and reading.                                              heavy equipment              Address ____                                 _____ A BHSU
                                time with her family.                                  for By Light                                                              ____________                                 graduate? (If
the BHSU Music                                                                                                      operator in Lead.                                           ____________                                so, list year)
                                                          Mildred “Midge”                                                                         ____________                                ____________                                  ____________
Department.                                                                                                                                                      ____________                               ____________
                                Carol “Pohl” Justus,      (Meyer) Vance, Class                                                                                                 ____________                               ____________
                                                                                                                                                Phone ______                                  ____________                                ____________
                                                                                                                                                                                                            ____________                                 ____________
V. Eileen (Lambert)
Stoddard, Class of
                                Class of ‘78, Martin,
                                passed away July 19,
                                                          of ‘74, Spearfish, died
                                                          Dec. 27, 2005. After
                                                                                     Former Faculty & Staff                                     Email ________
                                                                                                                                                                ____________                                             ____________                                 ________
‘64, Mountain Home,             2005. Carol was a         receiving her masters                                                                                               ____________                                               ____________
                                                                                                                                               Employment                                    ____________                                               ____________
                                teacher for 30 years at                              Fred W.W. Anderson, emeritus faculty, Spearfish,                          ____________                                ____________                                               ________
Idaho, died Nov. 5,                                       from BHSU, she                                                                                                     ____________                               ____________
                                the Little Wound                                     passed away Nov. 16, 2005. Fred was a faculty               ____________                               ____________                                ____________
2005. She taught                                          taught at Deadwood                                                                                   ____________                               ____________                                 ____________
                                School.                                              member for 20 years and a dedicated member of                                           ____________                               ____________                                 ________
school in S.D. for 17                                     Elementary until she                                                                 Note or new                                  ____________                                ____________
                                                                                                                                                            s items ______                                ____________                                 ____________
years and in Idaho for                                    retired in 1985.           the community of Spearfish.
                                                                                                                                                                            ____________                               ____________                                  ________
                                Viola (Bright)                                                                                                  ____________                               ____________                                ____________
23 years. She was also                                                                                                                                        ____________                               ____________                                 ____________
                                Mackrell, Class of ‘76,                                                                                                                                                                ____________                                 ________
taught Sunday school
                                Sturgis, passed away      The        Calvin
                                                                                     Evelyn Elliott, Spearfish, passed away May 3,
                                                                                     2005. Evelyn came to Black Hills State in June 1945        ____________
for 23 years. After
retiring, she was a
                                Sept. 16, 2005.           80s        Bull, Class     as acting registrar and continued on as a business
volunteer at Elmore                                                  of ‘80,         teacher. She retired in 1982 as professor emeritus                                                                                               ____________
                                Pietro Anthony                                                                                                                                                          Send to:
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Memorial Hospital.                                        Oglala, passed away        in the division of business after serving at Black          Unit 9506, 12                                                                                                     ________
                                "Pete" Mazzio, Class                                                                                                            00 University                    BHSU Alumni
                                                          at age 75. He served       Hills State University for 37 years.                                                      , Spearfish, SD                  Magazine
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Creating a legacy                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Creating a legacy

Davis contributes                                               Juneks contribute additional scholarship money                                                                      Recent donations create more scholarships
          rthur Davis, Rapid City, recently

          donated an additional $10,000 to the
          E.W. and H.W. Clarkson scholarship
                                                                    erry and Carol Junek recently donated an additional $10,000 to the Betty and Jerry
                                                                    Junek scholarship fund. The Juneks, longtime supporters of the university, established
                                                                    the scholarship in 1997, and it currently has a balance of $20,625. Interest from this
                                                                fund is used for athletic scholarships.
    The latest donation brings the total                            Jerry has lived in Spearfish since 1931 when he moved here with his family from east-
Clarkson fund to $192,500. Interest from this                   ern South Dakota at the age of 11. He attended Black Hills Teachers College from 1938-
fund is used to provide Clarkson Scholarhips                    40. Jerry was active in many student activities, played basketball and participated in cho-
for BHSU students. The scholarships are cur-                    rus while attending BHSU. Jerry took the Civil Pilot Training course while attending
rently awarded for three years at $2,500 annu-                  BHSU, which was useful when he joined the Army Air Force in 1942. Jerry received the
ally as long as the students maintain full-time                 BHSU Presidential Award and is an honorary member of the Yellow Jacket Hall of Fame.
status and meet grade-point average require-                        Jerry and Carol (Davis) were married in December 1997 after both had lost longtime
ments. Each year, another student is added,                     spouses. Carol graduated as a cadet nurse from the Presentation School of Nursing in
so there are usually three students attending                   1947. She spent most of her professional life working as a librarian, first at the Sturgis
BHSU on a Clarkson scholarship.                                 Public Library and later as the reference librarian at the Health Sciences Library at Rapid
                                                                City Regional Hospital. In 1974, Carol was honored as the Librarian of the Year by the
Shipley donates to                                              South Dakota Library Association, and in 1997, the association presented her with the
                                                                Distinguished Service Award. Jerry and Carol Junek were chosen as Swarm Day parade
American Indian                                                 marshals this year to recognize their longstanding support of the university
                                                                and community.
Studies program
                                                                     eates  business scholak Hills State
                                                    Elliott estate cr a former business instructor at aiBlacer trust estab-
         oris Shipley, Class of ‘65,

D        Spearfish, recently donated
         $7,000, which will be used to
create the Shipley Family Fund
                                                    he estate of
                                                                        Evelyn Elliott,
                                                                                   ntributed $77,
                                                                                                   m nd
                                                                                                         890 from a ch
                                                                                                                              aritable re
                                                                                                                                           fund for busine
                                                                                                                                                                 ss stu-
    These funds will be used to support
American Indian Studies at BHSU.                       T
                                                     lished in 1998
                                             dents at th
                                                                     recently co
                                                                        . The gift will
                                                            e university.
                                                                            business course
                                                                                             create an endo

                                                                                                   s at BH
                                                                                                                   w  ed scholarship

                                                                                                           SU for nearly 40
                                                                                                                                   years before re
                                                                                                                             ogram at BHSU
                                                                                                                                                        tiring in 1982,
                                                                                                                                                   . During her pr
                                                                                                                                                                        o-                                                                                       Premier donates a
                                                                                                        the business pr                                  SU and even
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 total of $120,000
Earnings from the fund are designated                   tt, who taught
                                                  Ellio                               ishment of                                                     BH
                                                                   le in the establ                                          class offered at                           b-
to bring American Indian speakers to
                                              played a key ro                                          every business                                has several pu
campus, provide educational equip-                               er, she taug    ht practically                   of business   . Elliott, who
                                              fessional care
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 for scholarships
                                                                                     n for the divisi                                  .
ment, fund seminars for students to                              rim chairperso                                   e award in 1998                                 during
                                               served as inte                                Special Servic                                    ram at BHSU
learn about graduate school opportuni-                  works, receiv     ed the BHSU                    pment of th     e business prog               tes has evolve
                                               lished                                    the develo                                       l certifica
ties, conduct research projects in the area
                                                    Elliott was in    strumental in                                o- year secretaria                        or's de  grees
                                                                                           ith one- and tw                              w offers bachel                                                                                                              Premier Bankcard and First Premier
of Indian Studies and provide scholar-                                What began w                                  ogram that no                                   liott as
                                                th e early years.                       to a   full business pr                ram, which        began with El                                                                                                       Bank recently pledged an additional
ships for American Indian students at                               over the years                         business prog                              pand   ed through-
                                                                                          degree. The                            in 1945, has ex                                                                                                                     $100,000 donation for scholarships at
BHSU.                                                                and a master's                          ss instructors                                  e College of
                                                                                        rt-time busine                                  instructors. Th                                                                                                               BHSU. With this pledge, the company's
                                                                     one of two pa                                es   19 full-time                         ors and eight
                                                                                          and now includ                                offers six maj
Krautschun family                                                     out the years
                                                                      Business and
                                                                                          Technology at
                                                                                                                BH   SU currently
                                                                                                              s as well as a m
                                                                                                                                    aster's degree
                                                                                                                                                        in business serv
                                                                                                                                                                             -                                                                                        total donation amounts to $120,000.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      The five-year pledge of $20,000 per
                                                                                            elor's degree                                               ch   was recently
donates funds                                                          minors for bach
                                                                       ices manag     ement. The BH
                                                                                                               SU business
                                                                                                                        l Assembl
                                                                                                                                   program, whi
                                                                                                                                       y for Collegi
                                                                                                                                                             ate Business                                                                                              year will provide academic and athletic
                                                                                               the Internatio
                                                                                                                     na                                        it one of the                                                                                           scholarships for BHSU students.
                                                                       accredited by                                                      rolled, making
         arvey and Joy Krautschun,                                                                                  800 students en

H        Spearfish, recently donated $5,000
         to the Joy Proctor Krautschun
Scholarship Fund at BHSU.
                                                        Elliott bega
                                                                        Education (IA
                                                                        larg est universi
                                                                        n painting whe
                                                                                           CBE), has near
                                                                                              ty business pr
                                                                                             n she retired
                                                                                             the Black Hill
                                                                                                                  ograms in the
                                                                                                                  and de
                                                                                                                  s re
                                                                                                                            veloped an ar
                                                                                                                       gion. Her artw
                                                                                                                                                tistic talent fo
                                                                                                                                            ork is featured
                                                                                                                                                                   r creating
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Dr. Thomas Flickema, president of
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        BHSU, and Myles Kennedy, president
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        of the Yellow Jacket Foundation,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        accept a $100,000 donation from
                                                                        cting scenes of                                 the campus of

                                                                                                                                                                                                      $140,000 for
   This scholarship fund was originally set                                                                                                                                died
                                                    paintings depi                                  Meier Hall on                                      tie) Elliott. She                                                                                                Premier Bankcard. Representatives
up in 1999 by June and the late T.H. Proctor,                   ays on the thir
                                                                                   d floor of                                      d Mary (Chris
                                                                                                              k to George an
                                                                                                                                                                                     Alberts dona te scholarships
                                                    the hallw                                       Frederic                         Spearfish.                                                                                                                          from Premier Bankcard include Miles
who donated $100,000 via a charitable                                         ov. 23, 1916, in                  isted Living in                                     ed School
                                                         She was born N                  arden Hills Ass                                       ard Consolidat                                                                                                            Beacom, president and CEO of
remainder trust. Interest from the deferred                              3, 2005, at G                      condary       school at Barn                      bachelor of sc
                                                     Tuesday, May
                                                                                                                                                                                     football athl
                                                                                      entary and se                                     liott received a                                                                                                                  Premier Bankcard; Monte Bertsch,
scholarship fund will be distributed to female                     attended elem                                    ledictorian. El                        ucatio  n and busi-
                                                         Elliott                               gh school as va                         in business ed
basketball players to honor Joy Krautschun,                                uated from hi                            master of arts                                  m through                                                                                      w      directing officer, customer service;
                                                     where she grad                             later earned a                                 e RSVP progra                                                                                   0 check to Y
the first head women's basketball coach at                               io n degree and                           was a    member of th                         other organi-                                                    nt a $28,00                             Amy Lee, human resources officer;
                                                      ence in educat                        retirement she                                    l Library and                                                                    se                                eve
                                                                        tration. Upon                                     lloch Memoria                                                                          (center) pre                     eft) and St
                                                                                                                                                                                                  nda Albert,                        Kennedy (l
BHSU, who coached in the mid 70s.                                                                                                                                she served on                                                                                             Darcy Emme, directing officer, col-
                                                      ness adminis                       work for the G
                                                                                                               race Ba
                                                                                                                                           of Christ where                           Bob and Li                                   s
   Joy is a 1973 graduate of BHSU with a                             did volunteer                                   United Church                                          nited                                   sident Myle                       ment. This is
                                                       which she                                             rfish                                       much of the U                             ndation pre                      utio nal advance                       lections; Jerry Krambeck, facilities
physical education major and a music minor.                     . She was a mem
                                                                                       ber of the Spea
                                                                                                                rsistent travel
                                                                                                                                   er who visited                                    Jacket Fou                       ent of instit                     all scholar-
                                                       zations                                   tt was a pe                                                                                       ht) , vice presid                   led ge for footb                    manager at Premier Bankcard and
As a student, she was involved in the dance                                mmittees. Ellio                                                                      mester for jun-      Meeker (rig                         $140,000 p            more than $
                                                       boards and co                       ts.                           t $1,000 schola
                                                                                                                                             rships each se                                          allm ent of their                    uted
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            mayor of Spearfish; and Dana
program at the university, was a cheerleader
                                                        States and m     any continen                         suppor                                           ors at BHSU.           the first inst                       erts contrib
                                                                                         dowment will                                      inistration maj                                          to this  gift, the Alb                                                  Dykhouse, president and CEO of
                                                                     gs from the en                                  d business adm                                                                                           since 1999.
and was involved in intramural sports. Joy
                                                            Earnin                                 education an                                                                       ships. Prior              ips at BHSU                                                 First Premier Bank, were also on
taught high school physical education and                                   -level business                                                                                                         scholarsh
                                                        ior- and senior                                                                                                                for athletic                                                                         hand for the presentation.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Black Hills State University   Alumni Magazine Page 21
 Creating a legacy                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   University News

Naming opportunities announced at BHSU                                                                                                             Williams scholarship supports non-traditional females
      lack Hills State University recently       building, was added to the BHSU campus             recitals and faculty concerts, and each year

                                                                                                                                                          he recently established Linda Kay Williams Scholarship will     Williams fund. According to Gene, Linda's life was dedicated to
      announced that several naming
      opportunities are available in Clare
and Josef Meier Hall for donors who wish
                                                 two years ago. The building, which
                                                 includes a magnificent recital hall, offers
                                                 music students some of the best practice
                                                                                                    performers from outside the university are
                                                                                                    invited to campus to provide concerts and
                                                                                                    master classes. During the summer, the
                                                                                                                                                   T      support non-traditional female students pursuing a college
                                                                                                                                                          degree at BHSU.
                                                                                                                                                              The scholarship, established by the family of Linda Kay
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          helping others in a variety of ways.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                             "The main thing Linda tried to do throughout her life was to
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          help others. Whether it was by working with pre-schoolers in a
to make a lasting impact on the university.      and performance halls in the region. The           Johanna Meier Opera Theatre Workshop           (Hibbert) Williams, will be awarded annually. An endowment has         story-hour class to promote interest in reading; working with elect-
   Following a nationwide fundraising            building includes rehearsal rooms, sound-          brings in faculty from the Metropolitan        also been established so this scholarship will continue in perpetuity. ed officials through Women Involved in Farm Economics to help
trend of naming buildings in honor of            proof practice room facilities, a piano lab,       Opera House in New York City and other             Linda was working toward a degree in business through the          them understand the needs of people in agriculture; or helping
donors, BHSU is offering donors the              sound studio, classrooms as well as audio          well known opera centers to provide stu-       Rapid City campus of Black                                                                                adults learn how to use their
opportunity to name a room in Meier Hall,        recording and electronic keyboarding               dents with unique learning and perform-        Hills State University prior to                                                                           computers so they could e-mail
including the recital hall, which is recog-      labs.                                              ance opportunities.                            being diagnosed with cancer in                                                                            their grandchildren and keep
nized as the finest facility of its kind in the     According to Dr. Janeen Larsen, music               "Many of our music graduates are           July of 2003. She passed away                                                                             up on the world around them,
region, in honor of their financial support      professor and chair of the department of           teaching music in public schools in South      from complications related to                                                                             Linda tried to help however she
of the university. Money raised through          fine and applied arts, there are many rea-         Dakota, Wyoming, Minnesota, Colorado,          lymphoma in August 2004. Her                                                                              could," says Gene. "Her family
this naming effort will be dedicated to cre-     sons that students interested in music             Arizona, California, and elsewhere,"           wish was that memorial money                                                                              and friends all recognized this
ating scholarships for music students.           should consider attending BHSU, the pri-           Larsen says. She adds that others have         given in her name be used to                                                                              as a very special gift that Linda
   Meier Hall, a state-of-the-art music and                        mary reason being that           chosen careers as private piano or voice       help other women attain their                                                                             shared with all of us. This schol-
classroom                                                          the university offers an         teachers while other graduates have joined     goal of earning a college degree.                                                                         arship is intended to help other
                                                                    exceptional music pro-          military bands or are involved in music-           Family     members       who                                                                          women who have that same
                                                                    gram that is fully accred-      related businesses. Some students have         helped make this wish a reality                                                                           interest in making the world a
                                                                    ited by the National            used their music degree as a springboard       include her two sons, Tristen                                                                             better place. The scholarship
                                                                     Association of Schools         to other fields such as law or computer sci-   and Trevor; her husband, Gene;                                                                            award is a financial recognition
                                                                     of Music.                      ence. Many students combine a music            her mother, Kathryn Hibbert;                                                                              for their efforts."
                                                                         "BHSU music stu-           minor with another major, such as English,     her brother, Dewayne Hibbert;                                                                                 The $500 scholarship will be
                                                                     dents have the opportu-        math, business, or elementary education.                                             Nancy Hendricks (center), a senior BHSU education
                                                                                                                                                   and her sisters, Janet Ryan and                                                                           awarded annually. Recipients
                                                                      nity to participate in            According to Steve Meeker, vice presi-                                           major from Wilmot, is the first recipient of the Linda
                                                                                                                                                   Nancy Hibbert.                                                                                            must be a female student age 25
                                                                      classes with low num-         dent for institutional advancement at                                                Kay Williams Scholarship. The scholarship was estab-
                                                                                                                                                       Earlier this year, Linda's                                                                            or older. Preference is given to
                                                                      bers of students and          BHSU, naming opportunities have gained                                               lished by Linda's family members including her sons,
                                                                                                                                                   grandmother, Marie Stoneall,                                                                              students coming from farm or
                                                                       have access to individ-      popularity in recent years.                                                          Tristen (left) and Trevor (right); and her husband,
                                                                                                                                                   passed away, and a portion of                                                                             ranch families.
                                                                       ual mentoring by                 "Black Hills State University must do                                            Gene. Linda was pursuing a business degree from
                                                                                                                                                   her memorial was also con-
                                                                       experienced, highly          all we can to raise scholarship funds for                                            BHSU prior to being diagnosed with cancer.
                                                                                                                                                   tributed to the Linda Kay
                                                                        educated          faculty   future students. One approach that is
                                                                        members. The music
                                                                        building is brand
                                                                                                    being used successfully by our peers is to
                                                                                                    offer naming opportunities for new facili-     Railroad materials donated to Case Libary at BHSU
                                                                         new, with a beautiful      ties," Meeker said. "An investment in Black
                                                                                                                                                         he first installment of what promises to be a very significant          Chicago and Northwestern (C&NW) narrow gauge lines through
                                                                         and elegant recital
                                                                         hall;          spacious
                                                                          ensemble rehearsal
                                                                                                    Hills State University is truly an invest-
                                                                                                    ment in the future that will produce sig-
                                                                                                    nificant benefits for students for many        T     collection of Black Hills railroad materials arrived at the
                                                                                                                                                         BHSU Case Library for Western Historical Studies this sum-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 the Bald Mountain and Ruby Basin mining districts. Drawn by the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 railroad company in 1914, the map not only highlights the C&NW

                                                                                                                                                   mer. The donation comes from Joseph R. Douda of Westmont, Ill.,               rail lines, but also the Burlington's and the area mines.

               athon reache
                                                                          rooms; and sound          years to come."
                                                                                                                                                   and includes more than 35 large format drawings and maps and                      "This is an invaluable piece for anyone interested in these his-

                                                                          proof,       attractive       Meeker noted that donors can use this
                                                                           practice room facil-     opportunity to memorialize, honor or           other written documents relating to area railroads.                           toric mining regions," Wolff says.

                 record for $$
                                                                           ities," Larsen says.     remember a friend, colleague, mentor,             According to David Wolff, associate history professor at                                   Another fascinating map details the C&NW rail lines

          a new
                                                                                                                                                   BHSU, one of the more interesting maps                                                    in Rapid City. Stretching for 12 feet, this map shows the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            l collec-
                                                                                Larsen notes        family member or themselves.
                                                                                                                                                   details         the                                         , specia                       main line, sidings and businesses served by the railroad.
                                                                            that students have          "It's an opportunity to fulfill a dream,
                                                                                                                                                                                                Bob  bi Sago          n, me
                                                         our best                                                                                                                                          libraria
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Among the written documents is the "Register of
                                         on utilizes                        a wide variety of       to remember a loved one or simply to                                                                                              of
                ry year,  the phonath            pon alumni
                                                                  on         performance            leave a personal legacy at the university.                                                  tions
                                                                                                                                                                                                            f the "R
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          egister              Enginemen at Deadwood" from 1927-1958. This is a full
           Eve                              ll u                                                                                                                                                 pages o                      wood,"
                              ents - to ca                       eth                                                                                                                                             at Dead
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               record of daily train activity in Deadwood, listing what
           ass  et - our stud          ate Un   iversity. JoB                opportunities,         These gifts are an investment in the future
                                                                                                                                                                                                      inemen                     ion of
                         lack Hills St                                                                                                                                                           Eng                         ect                trains came to town and left, their point of origin or des-
                                                           lle rs for                                                                                                                                          of a coll
           behalf of B
                                                                             including music        of Black Hills State," Meeker said.
                                          e student ca                                                                                                                                               e piece                       ateri-
                           as one of th                                                                                                                                                           on                           m                tination, the engines used, and the engineers and fire-
                                                              which           theater produc-           Naming opportunities at Meier Hall                                                                       railroad
            Stenerson w                     phonathon,                                                                                                                                                ck Hills                   by the men involved, on a daily basis. From the pages of this
                           holar Dollars                    e s. The          tions, small wind     include the following: the recital hall for                                                   Bla
                                                                                                                                                                                                              tly receiv
            the 2005 Sc                    00 in pledg                                                                                                                                             als recen y at BHSU. Th
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          e register come the intimate details of railroading in
                             than $74,0                      ree col-          ensembles,       a   $250,000; the band room or choir room for
            raised more             llars support
                                                     the th
                                                                                                                                                                                                   Case Lib
                                                                                                                                                                                                              rar                        by Deadwood over a 31-year period.
                             ese do                      chnology,
                                                                               concert band, a      $100,000 each; classrooms for $50,000 each;                                                                             onated
             majority of th              usiness & Te                                                                                                                                                         n was d                      f          The donor of this collection, Douda, has been
                          & Sciences, B                o directly to
                                                                               pep band, a          audio recording lab or electronic record-                                                       collectio                 uda o
             leges: Arts                                                                                                                                                                                         R. Do
                            on. The   donations g                               large chorus, a     ing lab for $40,000 each; ensemble practice
                                                                                                                                                                                                    Joseph                      include    s studying Black Hills railroading for over 50 years. In
             and Educati                               dy that has                                                                                                                                                , Ill., and                      the process he has collected a massive amount of pri-
                               in the  area of stu                ffers
                                                                                jazz band, a        room for $35,000 each; practice rooms for
                                                                                                                                                                                                     W estmont             large fo
                 e students                       oundation o                                                                                                                                                  an 35                               mary documents about the area railroads. This
              th                               F                                 jazz choir and a   $25,000 each; sound studios for $25,000
                                                                                                                                                                                                     more th                            and donation is just one part of his collection. Douda has
                              ed. The BHSU          ntinued gen
                                                                     er-                                                                                                                                                 d maps
              b een request                   e co                                c h a m b e r     each; piano labs for $20,000 each; and                                                                      s an
                                                                                                                                                                                                     drawing ten document
                                anks for th                        , for
                 ur sincere th lumni who participated
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    written two manuscripts on Black Hills railroads
                                                                                  orchestra.        recital hall chairs for $300 each.                                                                           rit
                              of a                                ever!                                                                                                                               other w area railroads.                        but has decided not to publish them at this time.
               o us support               essful   phonathon                       BHSU hosts a
                                                                                                                                                                                                         lating to
                           ur most succ                                                                                                                                                               re                                             Instead, he is beginning to make his collection
               this was o
                                                                                   regular series
                                                                                   of    student                                                                                                                                                     available to others.

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BHSU people in the news                                                                                                                      BHSU people in the news
                    i r
Meyers named writer-in-residence                                                                                                             Meeker returns fulltime to advancement;
        ent Meyers, BHSU English profes-       what I can write. It will give me the oppor-   it well, you find your energy from writ-       Albers named athletic director at BHSU
K       sor and accomplished author, has       tunity to explore possibilities," Meyers       ing," Meyers says. Meyers will continue to
                                                                                                                                                   teve Meeker, vice president for insti-                            and now turns the position                                 Both    Meeker      and

        been named a Writer-in-Residence       says.                                          teach several writing courses including an
at the university, Dr. Thomas Flickema,            He notes that once the position takes      advanced creative writing course, a litera-          tutional advancement at BHSU,                                     over to Albers who has                                 Albers are graduates of
president of BHSU, recently announced.         shape, it will offer increased opportuni-      ture of the American West course, an envi-           returned fulltime to the advancement                              shown strong leadership                                BHSU and have longstand-
   "This appointment recognizes the            ties to                                        ronment and literature course and a com-       office in order to focus all of his efforts on                          and        decision-making                             ing records of exceptional
widespread acclaim                                                                            position course, on a rotating schedule.       his duties there. Since the fall of 2003,                               skills.                                                and dedicated service to
bestowed                                                                                          A devoted writer for 25 years, Meyers      Meeker has also been serving as athletic                                    Meeker says he is excit-                           the university.
u p o n                                                                                       writes daily for three hours before coming     director. Jhett Albers, associate athletic                              ed to once again focus all                                 Meeker first began
Professor                                                                                     to campus. He disciplines himself to write     director, will take over as athletic director.                          of his attention on leading                            working at BHSU in 1986
Meyers for his                                                                                at least two pages every day whether he            Dr. Thomas Flickema, president of                  Meeker           campus          fundraising            Albers          as an admissions coun-
extraordinary                                                                                 feels like writing or not. However, finding    BHSU, announced the changes and                                         efforts to raise money for                             selor. He was later named
achievements                                                                                  time for research has been difficult and       praised both individuals for their dedica-             academic scholarships and capital needs.                coordinator of enrollment management. In
in the field of                                                                               Meyers is looking forward to a reduced         tion and hard work.                                        "It's important to enhance our fundrais-            1990 he was named director of advance-
literature,"                                                                                  class load that will allow him time to con-        "Steve did a marvelous job for us as               ing efforts for the entire campus and I'm               ment, and in 2001, he was promoted to his
Flickema said.                                                                                duct research needed for future writing        athletic director," Flickema stated. "He               dedicated to doing that," Meeker said. "As              current position as vice president for insti-
"The Black Hills                                                                              projects. He noted that a recent sabbatical    took over the athletic department at a time            vice president of institutional advance-                tutional advancement. Meeker is a native
State University                                                                              leave allowed him time to conduct              of uncertainty and confusion and created a             ment for Black Hills State University, I am             South Dakotan who graduated from
community takes                                                                               research, including reading 40-50 books        positive environment and made a series of              entrusted with raising funds for BHSU to                Britton High School in 1980 and BHSU in
pride in Kent                                                                                 and traveling to Germany, needed to write      decisions that will have a profoundly pos-             support building endeavors, acquire the                 1984.
Meyers' achieve-                                                                              his latest novel, The Work of Wolves.          itive effect on the long-range development             latest equipment, fund endowed chairs,                      Albers served as the head varsity
ments."                                                                                           Although writer-in-residence pro-          of the athletic program. He stepped in at a            and most critically, underwrite student                 volleyball coach at Spearfish High School
   Meyers, who                                                                                grams are fairly common at other univer-       critical time and handled all challenges               scholarships. That is what I'm committed                prior to joining the coaching staff at BHSU
has been a faculty                                                                            sities in the nation, Meyers' designation as   superbly."                                             to doing."                                              in 1999. Albers earned a bachelor's degree
member at BHSU                                                                                Writer-in-Residence at BHSU is the first of        According to Flickema, Meeker                          Albers will continue to serve as head               in 1987 and a master's degree in 1991 from
since 1980, has                                                                               its kind at the university and unique in       brought the athletic department through a              volleyball coach and is looking forward to              BHSU.
published many                                                                                many ways. According to Dr. Dean Myers,        difficult time, including a Title IX review,           taking over the athletic director duties.
articles and short                                                                            vice president of academic affairs at
stories, as well as                                                                           BHSU, it's quite unusual for an author
four books that
have earned him
                                                                                               who has been teaching at a university for
                                                                                               many years to receive such designation.       Ebbert research                                             Continued from page 7
well-deserved                                                                                  Usually the position is reserved for well-    understand all of the great things that science professors are doing          need to have an environment assessment and a mechanical survey
national recognition.     Kent Meyers                                                           known writers who have achieved great        at BHSU.                                                                      of the land. These reports are done on property to determine if it
   Humble about                                                                               writing status in the literary field.             "Faculty are working on some great things. BHSU has things                 has biological value before the Nature Conservancy enters into
his achievements,                                         write and be available to assist        Meyers, who presents at many writing       that no one in the entire area has. Some people just don't realize            contracts for land purchases and easements.
Meyers is honored by                           aspiring student writers in their projects.    workshops and meetings throughout the          what an incredible program there is at Black Hills State. It's amaz-

                                                                                                                                                                                                                     ounce tuition
the Writer-In-Residence designation. The       He says that it may also offer an opportu-     year, sees this change as an opportunity to    ing to me what all they have," Elaine says.
designation will reduce Meyers' teaching       nity to extend the writing program on          increase the time spent at these types of

                                                                                                                                                                                                        Regents ann
                                                                                                                                                She mentioned the volcano research by Dr.
load and provide him with additional           campus as well as opportunities for writ-      events. He recently made a class presenta-     Steve Anderson, research by Dan Durben and

                                                                                                                                                                                                                     r out-of-state
writing opportunities as well as more time     ing workshops in the region, state and         tion at his alma mater, the University of      the recently established DNA lab under the

                                                                                                                                                                                                        reduction fo
to do research and present at writing con-     nation.                                        Minnesota-Morris, and was also a keynote       direction of Dr. Shane Sarver as a few examples.
ferences and workshops in the state and           On a practical level, the designation       reader and presenter at the University of         Elaine says the best part of her current career
nation.                                        means a different day-to-day schedule          South Dakota. He also has plans to attend                                                                                                                                                                   er
                                                                                                                                             continues to be the research aspect.                                                                                                       itions of high
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       five state inst
   Meyers, a dedicated writer who is           which will allow the research and writing      and present at numerous writing confer-           In fact, the research that she did as an under-                                              as wel l as the other                       e fr eshmen and
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            e University,                              tes for first-tim
working on several new writing projects        time necessary to complete additional          ences throughout the country. In the last      graduate with Audrey Gabel, entering data, creat-             lack Hills Stat                         ident tuition ra           is 150 percen
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               t of in-state
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  r lower nonres
including another novel, says he is uncer-
tain what the future holds but is confident
that this designation will create positive
opportunities in the future.
                                               projects. Meyers has mixed feelings about
                                               the fact that the designation will decrease
                                               the amount of time he spends in the class-
                                               room, but is looking forward to commit-
                                                                                              year he has made many presentations
                                                                                              throughout South Dakota because his lat-
                                                                                              est novel was chosen to receive the state's
                                                                                              One-Book designation. He was also a fea-
                                                                                                                                             ing charts and graphs, and presentations, gave her
                                                                                                                                             the real world experience she needed for her cur-
                                                                                                                                             rent work as a researcher for the Nature
                                                                                                                                             Conservancy, Forest Service, National Turkey
                                                                                                                                                                                                            new   transfer studen
                                                                                                                                                                                                     tuition, begins
                                                                                                                                                                                                                     n, will offe

                                                                                                                                                                                                                      this summer.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    ts. The new tu

                                                                                                                                                                                                                         ore attractiv
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        The move seek
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        e to regional
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      ition   rate, which
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          s to make a So
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       and internatio
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         ade th
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             uth Dakota pu
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          nal students.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  e announcem
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   ent in Novem
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                blic univer-

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     ber in a
                                                                                                                                                                                                       ty education                      of Regents m                          y will mean si
    "This will open all sorts of doors for     ting more time to writing projects. He is an   tured speaker at the Bookfest in               Federation, and many other organizations who si                          Dakota Board                          The new polic                    states, as wel
                                                                                                                                                                                                         The South                 sident enrollm
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            sfers from 32
me. What are the possibilities? I'm not        excellent teacher as evidenced by the fact     Deadwood this fall. Meyers was also            hire her for her expertise.
                                                                                                                                                                                                          rt to gr ow its non-re                          and new tran                      ll no  n-resident
                                                                                                                                                Elaine collaborated with her former professor to effo                                  -time freshmen                       ld pay the fu
sure. It's unknown, highly significant and     that he has been chosen as distinguished       recently chosen as one of very few authors                                                                              rates for first                    currently wou                             w rate will
                                                                                                                                                                                                      lower tuition                       ose students                          nts pay. The ne
kind of frightening. It's a remarkable         faculty member by both the faculty senate      to serve as a faculty working with master      publish a book about mushrooms in the Black Hills.
                                                                                                                                                                                                            ternational   students. Th                   ent of  what reside                        more than
                                                                                                                                                Elaine also continues to do contract research. as in                                    ur, or 317 perc         t is projected
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 to increase by
thing; and I know it will lead to things I     and the student senate.                        of fine arts students for Pacific Lutheran                                                                       $242.6 0 per credit ho                   llmen                                 countries.
                                                                                                                                             According to Elaine, whenever the Nature rate of                                         edit hour. Enro                        international
haven't even imagined yet. It will make a         "I like to teach. It's always been my       University.
                                                                                                                                                                                                              ate to $114.55 per cr                        , Illinois, and
                                                                                                                                             Conservancy does a conservation easement, they transl                                        om Wisconsin
big difference in how much I can write and     career. But once you start to write and do                                                                                                                               particularly fr
                                                                                                                                                                                                       that number—
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BHSU people in the news                                                                                                                    BHSU in the news
Bukralia named director of the library                                                                                                     BHSU grant assists school districts meet mandate
                                                                                                                                                  HSU, along with Montana State            only 59 percent of paraprofessionals met           bound, and the distance from their home

       ajeev Bukralia has been named
       director of the E.Y. Berry Library
       Learning Center at BHSU. Bukralia
has served as systems librarian since 2002.
                                               library, offering checkout of laptop com-
                                               puters, and providing other services.
                                               These changes have resulted in an increase
                                               in the number of students who use the
                                                                                               many          technological
                                                                                               changes at the library that
                                                                                               have set the stage for the
                                                                                               university to provide
                                                                                                                                           B      University-Billings and Casper
                                                                                                                                                  College, received a three-year $1.5-
                                                                                                                                           million grant for a joint effort to address a
                                                                                                                                                                                           the "highly qualified" requirement. By
                                                                                                                                                                                           June 2006, 100 percent must meet this
                                                                                                                                                                                           requirement according to the NCLB Act.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              and workplace to a university makes it dif-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              ficult to take traditional on-campus class-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              es. BHSU currently collaborates with
    Bukralia, who has a strong information     library at a time when many libraries are       enhanced services for stu-                  requirement under the No Child Left                 This tri-state grant, from the U.S.            Northern State University to offer a para-
technology background as well as exten-        seeing a decline in their numbers.              dents as well as faculty and                Behind (NCLB) Act that all instructional        Department of Education, is collaborative          professional program. Courses are offered
sive library experience, has several goals         Bukralia says collection development is     staff.                                      staff meet "highly qualified" criteria by the   and each state will have a unique                  on campus and through distance learning
for the library including improving the        one of his priorities and he plans to use          Previously,      Bukralia                end of the 2005-06 school year.                 approach to provide training opportuni-            options.
collections and enhancing and promoting        technological means, along with personal        served as a business and Bukralia              School districts in South Dakota and         ties for paraeducators. The overall goal of            BHSU is also organizing workshops to
the special collections area.                  feedback from faculty and students, to          technology consultant for                   neighboring states are facing a looming         this grant is to guarantee that participating      help the paraprofessionals prepare to take
    Bukralia noted that in recent years the    determine the most effective and useful         business promotion, e-commerce, enter-      deadline to address this requirement.           paraeducators in these rural western states        and pass the national Praxis exam by the
BHSU library instituted some rather            ways to improve the collections.                prise resource planning and management      Most rural school districts in western          achieve the status of “highly qualified”           2006 deadline, which is another way to
unorthodox changes including the estab-            Bukralia plans a strong effort to pre-      information systems. Bukralia earned a      South Dakota, as well as in neighboring         through a number of activities.                    reach the "highly qualified" status set by
lishment of a coffee shop in the                                            serve and cata-    master of science degree in information     states, have severe budget constraints and          Calhoon and Dr. Pat Simpson at BHSU            the national legislation. BHSU will con-
                                                                            log the special    systems from Dakota State University. He    do not have resources to support the            are coordinating the efforts in South              tract with DIAL, an educational service
                                                                            collections in     has a book publishing post graduate         required education and training for para-       Dakota through a Rural Site-Bound                  organization that has already developed
                                                                             the library. In   degree from the University of Delhi in      professional staff, according to Dr. David      Paraeducator Program recently estab-               and provided this training, to provide
                                                                             the past three    India as well as a bachelor of science      Calhoon, chair of the department of edu-        lished through the College of Education at         these sessions.
                                                                              y e a r s ,      degree with majors in chemistry, botany     cation.                                         Black Hills State University.                          The paraeducator program staff mem-
                                                                              Bukralia has     and zoology.                                   Paraeducators, commonly known as                 Through this grant, BHSU is working            bers will also work to establish academic
                                                                              spearheaded                                                  teacher's aids and teacher's assistants, are    with school districts statewide to offer sev-      credit for paraeducator experience
                                                                                                                                           in great demand. However, they are not          eral options to help current paraeducators         through the development of modules to
                                                                                                                                           well paid and generally cannot afford to        complete requirements to become "highly            demonstrate content knowledge.
                                                                             Kietzmann begins as                                           further their formal education. Calhoon
                                                                                                                                           notes that paraeducators are the lowest
                                                                                                                                                                                           qualified" by the end of the 2005-06 school
                                                                                                                                                                                           year. The grant money is being used for
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Simpson has already begun to recruit
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              paraeducators in school districts through-

                                                                             development director                                          paid individuals charged with helping to
                                                                                                                                           educate children. He adds that the number
                                                                                                                                                                                           tuition support for paraeducators to enroll
                                                                                                                                                                                           in classes that will put them on the path to
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              out the state who wish to become “highly
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              qualified” through the two-year degree
                                                                                                                                           of paraeducators has grown at a signifi-        reaching the "highly qualified" criteria.          option. She will also work with school dis-

                                                                           ohn Kietzmann, formerly multi-media
                                                                           coordinator at Colorado State University,
                                                                           has been named director of development
                                                                       at Black Hills State University.
                                                                                                                                           cant rate in the last decade.
                                                                                                                                              Data from the January 2005 South
                                                                                                                                           Dakota Department of Education
                                                                                                                                                                                           Paraeducators can meet the legislative cri-
                                                                                                                                                                                           teria by earning 48 hours toward a degree
                                                                                                                                                                                           in education.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              tricts to develop ongoing plans for train-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              ing, recruitment and retention of paraedu-
                                                                                                                                           Consolidated Performance Report indi-               Paraeducators in South Dakota and
                                                                           Kietzmann, who joined the staff in the
                                                                                                                                           cates that during the 2003-04 school year,      surrounding states are generally site-
                                                                       BHSU institutional advancement office, now
                                                                        works under the direction of Steve Meeker,

        er wins world d
                                                                        vice president of institutional advancement.
                                                                        He is working primarily with athletic devel- Kietzmann
                ionship                                                                                                                       Order BHSU
                                                                        opment and the Yellow Jacket Foundation

  golfing champ
                                                                        Board of Directors. According to Meeker, Kietzmann's
                                                                         duties will be approximately 80 percent athletic fundrais-
                                                         d wooden
                       earfish, won    this handcrafte
   Don Altmyer, Sp nted portable Mach 5 disc golf
                                                                         ing and 20 percent other fundraising duties as needed.
                                                                         Meeker is focusing the majority of his time working on the           merchandise
         and custom-pai                                          the
                                              aster Division at
                                         ndm                              academic scholarship program.
                      e Advanced Gra                         mateur
   when he won th Disc Golf Association (PDGA) A                               "John brings significant athletic experience to the posi-
   2005 Professiona
                        l                                College of
                      f Championsh     ip. Altmyer, a                     tion. He's got a lot of energy," Meeker says.
   World Disc Gol                                          as instru-
                                         ate professor, w                      Kietzmann has a bachelor's degree in business and is
       siness and Te  chnology associ         se on the BHSU
                                                                cam-       currently pursuing an MBA from Colorado State                         The BHSU Bookstore has items featuring
   Bu                                    cour
                       ping a disc golf         d community m
    mental in develo          en, students an
                                                                           University. As multi-media coordinator at CSU,                        the new Yellow Jacket mascot as well as
    pus in 19   95. Since th                      SU Bookstore sells       Kietzmann was active in fundraising and friend-raising
                             the sport. The BH an aerial map of                                                                                 books by local authors. To view these and
    bers   have embraced                       in g                         activities for the university. He maintained the athletic
                            s a display featur                     lay                                                                           other items access the bookstore online
    go  lfing discs and ha i-basket as well as a custom disp                website and served as a primary contact for the CSU for-
                       a min                                  college
    the course and                  with   custom-stamped
                                                                            mer athletes association. He was also responsible for                               from the
    rack feat   uring 100 discs                  ld ov er 2,000 discs        coordinating all printed materials for the athletics                          BHSU homepage or
                             bookstore has so ts by sponsoring
     logo  s. To date, the                    men                            department and handling media relations for women's
                                                                                                                                                              go directly to
                          d campus tourna e traditional golf.
     an  d has supporte                much    lik                           basketball. He has also worked as a sports information
      prizes. Disc   golf is played                   ers use a flying        intern, sports broadcast producer and assistant athletics
                                   s, however, play
      Inst ead of a ball and club          rget    .                          coordinator.
                        a tee area to a ta
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BHSU students in the news                                                                                                                     BHSU students in the news
BHSU student does groundbreaking research on squirrels                                                                                        Bachand has the drive for success
        Black Hills State University facul-      fles, are much smaller than the species       research also documents the presence of

A       ty member and student, in collab-
        oration with the staff members of
the U.S. Forest Service, are con-
                                                 which are highly valued for eating.
                                                     The BHSU research is the
                                                                                               hypogeous fungi in the Black Hills of
                                                                                                      South Dakota.
                                                                                                           The study included digging
                                                                                                                                                     rive. Some people have it, others
                                                                                                                                                     don’t. Drive is what pushes an ath-
                                                                                                                                                     lete to continually strive to better
                                                                                                                                              themselves. Those student-athletes that
                                                                                                                                                                                             Dakota in January 2005.
                                                                                                                                                                                                 “I was running in the 800-meters,” said
                                                                                                                                                                                             Bachand, “and I stepped on a girl after she
                                                                                                                                                                                             cut in front of me. I suffered a hyper-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               said Bachand. “He said that he dreaded
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               coming to see me because it was so hard.”
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Bachand pushed on. She continued
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               through her rehab, and over time, was
ducting groundbreaking research                                                                       and recovering fruiting bodies          compete in track and field are driven to       extension and dislocation in my knee.”            able to pedal a bike. Then she was able to
on the diets of flying squirrels in                                                                   (sporocarps) of the fungi.                                      perform not only           The injury was extensive. Doctors were        jog. And after defying the odds, she was
the Black Hills.                                                                                       Ackerman, who is also active on                                 for their team-       concerned about the damage done to                able to run again.
   Callie Ackerman, a senior biolo-                                                                    the track team at BHSU, says the                                mates and coach-      Bachand’s knee and told her that she only             “I was scared,” said Bachand.
gy/environmental science major                                                                         research opportunity taught her                                 es, but for them-     had a slim chance of being able to run            “Originally I was going to wait until the
from Hulett, Wyo., spent a major                                                                       many things. She says one of the                                 selves also. The     again.                                            outdoor track season to get back compet-
part of the summer working on the                                                                       most important things she                                       BHSU       record        “I was devastated,” remarked                  ing because the turns on the indoor track
research. Dr. Audrey Gabel, emeri-                                                                      learned while working on this                                   holder in the        Bachand.                                          are so tight. After talking with my physi-
tus professor of biology at BHSU,                                                                       project is how the research                                      women’s indoor          Less than two weeks after her injury,         cal therapist, we decided that I was ready
and Elizabeth Krueger, U.S. Forest                                                                       process really works.                                           pentathlon has      Bachand was under the knife to repair the         to try it.”
Service, Spearfish ranger district,                                                                           "I've always been interested                               shown that she      damaged knee. After surgery, Bachand                  So she did. Bachand competed for the
are co-principal investigators for the                                                                   in working in the outdoors and                                  has this drive.     and her physical therapist focused on her         Yellow Jackets for the first time in
project. Dr. Mark Gabel, emeritus                                                                        like to work with mammals so                                        Sturgis         strength and flexibility. During her rehab,       December 2005, less than a year after suf-
professor of biology at BHSU, and                                                                         this research project was perfect                               native Jenna       Bachand was not progressing as quickly            fering her devastating injury.
Scott Weins, from the U.S. Forest                                                                         for me," Ackerman said.                                         Bachand was        as she should have been. The decision was             However, the story doesn’t end there.
Service, are also participating in the                                                                         At the encouragement of her                                 en route to       made to undergo another surgery to                For most people, the success of rehabbing
research.                                                                                                  professors, Ackerman is mak-       Bachand                      becoming one      manipulate her knee into the right posi-          a potentially career-ending injury would
   The research is being funded by                                                                         ing plans to attend graduate                                    of the best all   tion. Surgeons removed scar tissue that           be enough. Not for Bachand. Less than
the South Dakota Game, Fish and                                                                            school after she graduates         around athletes in the history of Black        had built up in her knee during the heal-         three months after competing for the first
Parks and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife                            , a se nior biology/envi                    from BHSU in May.                 Hills State. As a sophomore, Bachand           ing from her original surgery. Some might         time since her injury, Bachand would win
Service.                                    Callie Ackerman conducted research on the                           "I'm from a ranch, and I      had already set the school record in the       have been discouraged by all of these set-        the Dakota Athletic Conference women’s
   According to Audrey Gabel, it has        tal science major els in the Black Hills.                       always liked learning about       women’s indoor pentathlon and was              backs and given up. Not Bachand though.           indoor pentathlon and set a new Black
                                            diets of flying   squirr
been reported from research in the                                                                           plants and animals. I've just    looking to improve on her mark at the          She was driven to overcome this injury.           Hills State school record in the process.
Pacific Northwest that flying squirrels                                          first doc-    kept building on that interest while in        2005     conference       championships.           “The physical therapist told me that
include hypogeous (underground) fungi            umentation of the presence of hypogeous       college," Ackerman says. She's consider-       However, Bachand would suffer a cata-          my injury was one of the five most intense
in their diet. These fungi, which are            fungi in scat (excrement) from flying         ing a career in research.                      strophic knee injury during an indoor          therapies that he ever had to work on,”
sometimes called truffles and false truf-        squirrels captured in the Black Hills. The                                                   track meet at the University of South

                                                                               Black Hills
                                                                            Summer Institute
                                                                              of the Arts
                                                                                    June 11-24, 2006

                                                                     This program offeres the highest level of artistic train-
                                                                    ing and performance experience. This unique program
                                                                       of study, performance and personal growth takes
                                                                       place in the inspirational setting of the Black Hills
                                                                       of South Dakota. Participants in the program are
                                                                             urged to stretch creative potential with
                                                                             an emphasis on individual expression.

                                                                                        For details call
                                                                                   Kay Kerney at 642-6420.

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Sports                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Sports
Cross country teams place at national meet                                                                                                                 Football team ends with a winning season
     he women's and men's cross country            expected. The women's team finished in              Freshman Kerry Washburn and redshirt

T    teams were ranked sixth and tenth
     going into the nationals. However,
the teams finished higher than
                                                   second place and the men earned an
                                                   eighth place finish at nationals. The
                                                                  Yellow Jackets also fin-
                                                                                                       freshman Wesleigh Jastorff both qualified
                                                                                                       for the award by finishing in the top 30.
                                                                                                          After an impressive top-20 finish at the
                                                                                                                                                                  he Yellow Jacket football program
                                                                                                                                                                  finished the year with a 7-3 record,
                                                                                                                                                                  one of the best seasons the team has
                                                                                                                                                           had in 30 years. The Jackets, under the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      BHSU had five first-team all-conference
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  selections: tight end Zach Alcorn, defen-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  sive lineman Luke Neely, defensive back
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Tanner Tetrault, kickoff returner Craig
                                                                  ished third in the com-              NAIA meet in 2004, senior Zach Kintzley
                                                                                                                                                           direction of head coach John Scott, placed                                             Tschetter, and kicker Rocky Stevens.
                                                                  bined title race and also            finished his 2005 year in 60th place.
                                                                                                                                                           third in the tough Dakota Athletic                                                         The Jackets had another eight selections
                                                                   had two harriers earn All-          Kintzley struggled with numerous injuries
                                                                   American          honors.           this season.                                        Conference (DAC) and was ranked 24th in                                                to the second team in running back James
                                                                                                                                                           the final NAIA football rankings.                                                      Lemke, wide receiver Kyle Gerik, tight end
                                                                                                                                                               The 2005 season got off to a rough start,                                          Dale Query, offensive line Jeremy Cox,
                                                                      Track team competes at nationals                                                     after losing to Dickinson State in a non-con-
                                                                                                                                                           ference game and falling to Valley City in
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  defensive line John Smit, linebacker Travis
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Peetz, linebacker Shad Schneider and
                                                                             he men’s and women’s indoor track and field teams had a success-              the DAC opener. In the next four games the                                             defensive back Tschetter.

                                                                      T      ful season this spring, which culminated in a national meet compe-
                                                                             tition with six members winning All-American honors for the
                                                                       women’s team.
                                                                                                                                                           Jackets came back with four wins.
                                                                                                                                                               A highlight of the season was the fact
                                                                                                                                                           that the Yellow Jackets defeated three
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      The team is already making plans for
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  an even more successful season next year.
                                                                                                                                                                                                           The Yellow Jacket football team earned The Yellow Jackets will lose 10 seniors,
                                                                          Amber Brodersen, a freshman from Wolsey, earned All-American                     tough North Dakota teams with impres-           the honor of displaying the coveted however, there are 11 juniors coming back
                                                                       honors at the national meet with a fourth-place finish in the shot put              sive wins against Dickinson State, the          Homestake trophy after beating S.D. and Scott is busy recruiting an impressive
                                                                       competition. The women’s 3,200-meter relay also earned a fourth-place               University of Mary and Minot State.             Tech.                                  group of newcomers.
                                                                       finish. Members of the 3,200-meter relay were Jamie Hahn, Crystal
                                                  takes                Hostetter, Liz Woodruff, and Wesleigh Jastorff. The women’s distance
                               cross country team
  The Yellow
  a break
               Jacket women’s
           during the natio
                            nal meet. The te
                                            am finished
                                           g at the top
                          Members, startin n, Kendra
                                                                        medley relay team from BHSU finished fifth. This was the fifth time in
                                                                        six years that the BHSU women’s DMR finished in the top six in the
                                                                        nation and were named All-Americans. Members of the medley team
                                                                                                                                                           Alcorn keeps it simple and dreams big
  seco nd in the nation.               ie Hah
                       ckwise, are: Jam                                 were Liz Woodruff, Callie Ackerman, Wesleigh Jastorff, and Crystal                          od, family and football. It's pretty          "In high school I was told that I had the        Alcorn. A former assistant coach from his
  left and going clo ulst, Liz Woodruff, Wesleigh
   Karst, Alicia Ve tetter and Kerry Washburn.
             Crystal Hos
                                                                                 Hostetter, a BHSU senior from Thermopolis, Wyo., finished
                                                                            eighth with a time of 5:06.11, just two seconds from the sixth-place
                                                                                                                                                           G        simple to me." Black Hills State
                                                                                                                                                                    senior Zach Alcorn has his priori-
                                                                                                                                                           ties set in life and he is on the brink of
                                                                                                                                                                                                             potential to be pretty good," says Alcorn.
                                                                                                                                                                                                             "It just happened that the ball bounced my
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         way a couple of
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   days in Chadron was now an assistant at
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   BHSU. Alcorn decided to play for the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Yellow Jackets and has had a very success-
                                                                            runner. Freshman Kerry Washburn finished 12th in the women’s                   making          his                                                           times and I got a         ful career here.
Gurney named softball                                                       5,000-meter run. A total of 14 men’s and women’s indoor track ath-
                                                                            letes competed at the national meet.
                                                                                                                                                           dreams of play-
                                                                                                                                                           ing football pro-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         shot to keep
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       In 2005, Alcorn competed in the inau-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   gural Magnolia Gridiron All-Star Classic

coach at Black Hills State                                                       The women’s team also won their first-ever Dakota Athletic
                                                                            Conference Indoor Track and Field Championship this season.
                                                                                                                                                                             a                                                                Alcorn start-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          ed out his col-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   in Mississippi. He earned a spot in the All-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Star Game by catching 43 passes for 689
                                                                                                                                                                   "I have                                                                lege career at           yards and seven touchdowns during the
         my Gurney, an assistant softball coach at Northern State

A        University in Aberdeen (NSU), has been named head
         women's softball coach at BHSU.
                                                                           BB te ams miss nationa
                                                                                                                                                           wanted          this
                                                                                                                                                           since I was a lit-
                                                                                                                                                           tle boy," says
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Chadron State
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           College in his
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           hometown of
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   regular season, leading the Yellow Jackets
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   to a 7-3 record.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       All of Spearfish and the surrounding

                                                                             ourney by one po
   Gurney has been an assistant coach at Northern since 2004. Prior                                                                                        Alcorn. "It feels                                                               Chadron, Neb.           area have encouraged Alcorn in his quest.
to her coaching experience she was a pitcher for the NSU Wolves
softball team from 1999-2003. Gurney also served as head softball
coach for the Aberdeen Parks and Recreation program and has
                                                                           t                                   sketball teams at Bla
                                                                                                                                       ck Hills State
                                                                                                                                                           awesome for me
                                                                                                                                                           to finally have a
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Before long,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Alcorn real-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       "It feels so awesome to have the sup-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   port of the community around me," says
                                                                             oth the me  n’s and women’s ba                        from the nation-
                                                                                                                                                           chance to achieve                                                                ized         that      Alcorn. "People that I have never met will
                                                                                                            sons just one point
served as a volunteer softball coach and pitching clinic director at
                Yankton. She has been involved in a number of pro-
                fessional activities including the South Dakota
                Counseling Association, South Dakota Education
                                                                            B Unive rsity ended their sea
                                                                              al tournament.
                                                                           The Lady Jac     kets fell 53-52 to
                                                                                         game Feb. 27 in M
                                                                                                                     Minot State in th
                                                                                                               inot, N.D. It was a
                                                                                                                                             e DAC
                                                                                                                                                           my dream."
                                                                                                                                                               During his past
                                                                                                                                                           two seasons at
                                                                                                                                                           BHSU, Alcorn has
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Chadron State
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             was not right
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             for him. He
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             took a year off
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   come up to me and wish me luck.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Everyone is pulling for me."
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       The one constant for Alcorn has been
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   his family. Alcorn is married to his high
                                                                        Championship                                         n finished the seaso
                Association and Kappa Mu Epsilon.                                                     r season. The wome                                   posted           some                                                             to work out           school sweetheart, Jennifer. They have a
                                                                        way to   end a roller-coaste              five losses this   season by three       impressive stats. At                                                               and train for        son, Justus, and are now expecting the
                    Gurney is currently a counseling center intern and                       the team suffered                     iors, center Becca
                                                                        15-16 overall, but                 ts will lose two sen                            6'3"      and      250                                                    n,       what         he      birth of their second child.
                disability services graduate assistant at NSU. She pre-
                                                                        points or less.  The Lady Jacke                                                                                                        n w ith hi s so
                viously served as a substitute math teacher and resi-                         Jill Thomas.                                          all
                                                                                                                                                           pounds, his meas-          Za ch A lc or n, sh ow nnifer, is pursu-                hoped would              "We started dating during my sopho-
                                                                        Walters and guard                                      the men’s basketb                                                          ife, Je
                dence life program coordinator in Aberdeen.
                                                                                der first-year head
                                                                                                       coach, Paul Sather,
                                                                                                                                 ting one-point loss,
                                                                                                                                                           urements are that of
                                                                                                                                                                                      Justus, and his w becoming a profes-                    eventually be        more year in high school. My family
                    Originally from Yankton, Gurney graduated from
                                                                                                ndous season with
                                                                                                                      a devasta                            the      prototypical
                                                                                                                                                                                      ing his    dream of                                      a shot at the       means so much to me,” says Alcorn.
                                                                         team ended a treme                                     Conference champi-
Gurney          NSU with a bachelor’s degree in education with a                      ayville State in  the Dakota Athletic                        th a
                                                                                                                                                           tight end. His 40-
                                                                                                                                                                                       siona l football player.                                big time.               However, not far behind his family, is
                                                                         69-68, at M                                        ished the season wi            yard dash time                                                                         In the fall      football. He now knows that no matter
                coaching minor in 2003. She will finish her master's                                  basketball team fin
                                                                          onsh ip game. The men’s                    will leave  the team, including       ranks among the                                   of 2003, the possibility of going back to             what happens in his professional career,
degree in education, guidance and counseling this spring.                                     record. Six seniors                d/forward Ammo
                                                                          17-14 (10-4 DAC)                d J.J. White, guar
                                                                                                                                                           best in the nation for tight ends. His creden-    college and finishing his collegiate career           he will always be a Yellow Jacket and have
     In a written coaching philosophy, Gurney says she believes coach-
                                                                          guard Case   y Doolan, guar                                     and forward
                                                                                                                    rd Scott Ferguson                      tials are impeccable. He earned first-team        became more and more of a reality for                 loyal fans in Spearfish.
ing is a matter of creating an environment of expectations and trust.                          vi Memmer, forwa
                                                                          Bemis, forward Le                                                                NAIA All-American status in 2005 among            Alcorn. BHSU and the community of                         "I guess people just like cheering for an
                                                                           Hallard Jackson III                                                             numerous other top awards.                        Spearfish seemed to be a perfect fit for              underdog."
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Flickema                                           Continued from page 3
                                                                                                                                                                        Looking ahead
                                                                      during Flickema's tenure at BHSU.                Vision, a regional economic development

Dr. Thomas
                                                                           "One of the best ways to keep enthusi-      group seeking to add new dimensions to
                                                                      asm in the field is to do research in the        the economy through technology. In addi-
F li c k e m a
                                                                      field. Our faculty are doing that. Research      tion, the university has several ongoing
                                                                      doesn't take away from teaching, it adds         projects in conjunction with the gover-          May 13
                                                                      another dimension. I take great pride in         nor's 2010 initiative to promote economic           y
                                                                                                                                                                        50-year class reunion
                                                                      our faculty research," Flickema says. He         development in the state.
                                   e, Flickema
         Michigan nativ                                               adds that faculty are also committed to              "The role that BHSU will play in all of

A                                                                                                                                                                       Old Baldy Golf Classic
                                  . from W       ayne
         received a Ph.D                                              providing opportunities for undergradu-          these important endeavors is important,"
                                       in    Detroit,
         State University                                             ate research to students.                        Flickema says. "We need to be proactive.
                          th a polit    ical science                                                                                                                           5
                                                                                                                                                                        June 3-5
Mich., in history wi                                 in                    He values undergraduate research and        There is much we can do. This is a for-
                          a master's degree                                                                                                                             Saratoga, Wyo.
minor. He earned                                    du-               has encouraged more undergraduates to            ward-moving institution that makes a
                         1962. His undergra
history at WSU in                              on was                 pursue graduate school.                          profound impact on the community and
                      story and educati
ate degree in hi
acquired at Hope
                              College     , Holland,                       "It's important to get the students to
                                                                      see the bigger picture. A lot of times they
                                                                                                                       outlying region."
                                                                                                                           Flickema's vision for BHSU has includ-
                                                                                                                                                                        Black Hills Summer Institute of the Arts
Mich., in 1960.                                        t-             don't see their own potential," Flickema         ed expanding the reach of the university                 2
                                                                                                                                                                        June 11-24
                             a teaching assistan
     After completing                           history,              says.                                            by increasing the number and types of
                         ter's degree in
 ship and his mas                                                          Perhaps the most noticeable change is       courses offered in the surrounding area.
 Flickema began hi
                            s profes
                          ry instr
                                        sional career
                                      uctor at Henry                  the transformation of the campus with            BHSU now offers classes at several sites in      Baseball Reunion
 in 1962 as a histo
                                     ge in Dearborn,                  ongoing landscaping and building                 the Rapid City region and also makes                     2
                                                                                                                                                                        June 23-24
  Ford    Community Colle                      t in 1966,             improvements, and most recently, the             classes available at other locations and
                             e West Coas
  Mich. Moving to th                       essorship at               addition of Clare and Josef Meier Hall, a        through distance learning options. BHSU
                          story prof
  he accepted a hi
  California State
                            Univ     ersity-Fullerton.
                                                                      magnificent music and classroom build-
                                                                      ing located in the center of campus.
                                                                                                                       now has a full-time presence in Rapid City
                                                                                                                       at the Higher Education Center - West
                                                                                                                                                                        Gold Dust Yellow
                               director of summ
   There he served
   sessions in Mexico
                              and Guate       mala, and                     "The physical changes are supplemen-       River to assist residents in that area with      Jacket Golf Classic
                            ctor of La     tin American               tary to what is going on inside the univer-      higher educational needs and goals.
   ultimately, as dire                   . From 1975 to               sity. It's important to provide the facilities       Flickema led the university through a        June 24
   studies     from 1973 to 1975                          ry                                                                                                            Spearfish Country Club
                               man of the histo                       needed. Overall, we've tried to make facil-      successful national accreditation visit
    1979 he was chair                           mpus.                 ity improvements that enhance the cam-           from the Higher Learning Commission in
                              Fullerton ca
    department at the
         Flickema was ap
                                     poin  ted dean of
                                     the University of
                                                                      pus and create a learning atmosphere so
                                                                      people feel good about being here,"
                                                                                                                       2002. The university also received positive
                                                                                                                       accreditation approvals from several dis-        Gold Dust Yellow
     graduate studies
     Nebraska at Kear
                             ne  y in 1979. He serv
                           83 when he was ap
                                                                      Flickema says.
                                                                           Clare and Josef Meier Hall is an excel-
                                                                                                                       cipline-specific organizations.
                                                                                                                           The BHSU Foundation and the Yellow           Jacket Auction
     as dean until 19                      emic affairs at            lent example of facility improvement. The        Jacket Foundation have seen huge increas-        Sept. 8
                              for acad
     ed vice president
                                        ty in Aberdeen.               magnificent music and classroom build-           es in the last decade. The assets of the         Spearfish Pavilion
      North    ern State Universi                        gust
            Flickema cam      e to BHSU in Au                         ing boasts the finest recital hall and music     foundations now total more than $8.5 mil-
                                                    serve as          practice facilities in the region and is the     lion. The scholarship programs adminis-
                          was appointed to
      1994 when he
      interim president.
                                 He wa     s named to the             site of the annual internationally-known         tered by the BHSU Foundations have               Homecoming Week
                                 in   February 1995 fol-               Black Hills Summer Institute of the Arts.       grown dramatically, and BHSU was able
      post permanently                                   -year                                                                                                                   2
                                                                                                                                                                        Sept. 17-23
                                ide search. His 22                          Flickema stressed the growing role         to award more than $662,000 in scholar-
       lowing a nationw                                higher                                                                                                           BHSU vs. Dickinson State
       career in the So      uth Dakota public                         that BHSU has taken in community and            ships last year, compared to $150,000
                                   also includes serv                  regional affairs. The university has also       when Flickema arrived at BHSU in 1994.
        education system
                                 for   academic affairs at              greatly enhanced economic and educa-               "The greatest strength of this campus is
        as vice president                                     to
                                    iversity from 1983                  tional outreach activities through the         the people. Through the years I've learned
        Northern State Un
         1994. Flickem      a is BHSU's eight
                                                      h presi-          addition of several centers including the
                                                                         Center for the Advancement of Math
                                                                                                                       to rely on people around me," Flickema
                                                                                                                                                                        BHSU events
         dent.                                                 k-                                                                                                       For a complete list of events at BHSU,
                                       t, Flickema is loo                and Science Education, the Center for             He noted that because of limited
               During retiremen                           rol of
          ing forward to        having more cont                         Tourism Research, the Center for the          finances, people often get the job done          see
                                                    end more
                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Looking backthe past will meet in Spearfish e 23su4, mer
          his time an     d planning to sp                               Conservation of Biological Resources,         with extra effort and creative thinking -        or choose About BHSU,
                        ng, gardening. He
                                                   will contin-           the Center for Business and                  something that happens every day across          then Calendars from the                                                              this m
           time golfi                                             -                                                                                                                                                                                              -2 will
                                        community organi                  Entrepreneurship and the Center for          the BHSU campus.                                                                                            s from                  n
           ue to be involved
                                     in                                                                                                                                 BHSU home page
                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Baseball player                                 union, Ju
                                     ep his professio
                                                              nal                                                                                                                                                                               union. The re             golf tournamen
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                ver baseball re
                                                                           Indian Studies. These centers provide a         I have people coming to me all the time
            zations and ke                           's interest-                                                                                                                                                at the first-e                   al pa rticipation in a                  ll
                           ts. He also said he                             link to the community with services,        with good ideas. What I do as president is
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 time and option                          g-time baseba
            involvemen                            on the history                                                                                                                                                 include social                           ill honor lon
                       ing some research                                    assistance and development.                encourage people to make their ideas a
                                                                                                                                                                        For athletic                                                 ame.  Attendees w                   gathering. Th
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    d baseball g                       e right, at the
            ed in do
                                              teach a history                                                                                                                                                    an                              om th                        e Schatz, Ken
                   is area and may                                              BHSU is taking a lead role in the      reality and make suggestions about how
             of th                                                                                                                                                      information see                                           pik, second fr             to right, Jerom
             course or two.
                                                                            development of the educational out-        their ideas fit together in the big picture to                                             coach, Cliff Pa           team are, left
                                            d his wife, Judy
                                                                    ,                                                                                                                         the 1957
                 The president an
                                                                             reach component of the DUSEL Lab at       improve our campus. My job is to coordi-                                                   players, from                 and Wes Stor
                        ree grown ch          ildren, Patricia,              Homestake. Members of the faculty         nate and help make things happen,"                                                         W agner, Te  rry Bell, Papik,
             have th
                                              n grandchildren.
              Todd  , and Jan, and seve                                      are highly involved with Black Hills      Flickema says.
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