Two BHSU alumni honored by Spearfish City Council for induction into the South Dakota Hall of Fame

Author: BHSU Communications/Tuesday, September 9, 2014/Categories: 2014


           Richard "Dick" Termes and Kay Jorgensen are congratulated by former BHSU President Dr. Kay Schallenkamp and current BHSU President Dr. Tom Jackson, Jr., after receiving the proclamation of Sept.  2, 2014 as Dick Termes and Kay Jorgensen Day.


Two distinguished Black Hill State University alumni were honored last week when Spearfish Mayor Dana Boke proclaimed Sept . 2, 2014 as Dick Termes and Kay Jorgensen Day.  The proclamation honored the announcement of Termes and Jorgensen&rsquos induction into the South Dakota Hall of Fame on Sept . 13, 2014.

Richard "Dick" Termes graduated from BHSU with a degree in Education and Art.  Termes built the Termesphere Gallery in Spearfish in 1997 which attracts global visitors.  Mayor Boke proclaimed that "Termes travels on the lecture circuit around the world but always returns home to his sources of inspiration his ever-talented and lovely wife Markie, his family, and the Black Hills of South Dakota."

Kay Jorgensen graduated from BHSU with a Bachelor of Science in Education.  Jorgensen has served South Dakota as a state Legislator, member and chair of the Board of Regents, and member and chair of the Mid-Continent Regional Laboratory Board, among others.  Mayor Boke proclaimed that Jorgensen "is grateful for every opportunity she has had in the areas of public service and business, her greatest joy is trying to make a positive difference in the lives and futures of others."

Termes and Jorgensen are among the top 125 Accomplished Alumni of BHSU.

Another BHSU alumnus, artist Don Montileaux of Rapid City, will also be inducted into the South Dakota Hall of Fame on Sept. 13, 2014.
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