BHSU announces Student Support Services Students of the Month

Author: BHSU Communications/Thursday, February 11, 2016/Categories: 2016

Ann'D Hager, human services major from Timber Lake, was honored as the September 2015 Student Support Services Student of the Month at BHSU.

Trevor Baker, business management major from New Underwood, was honored as the October 2015 Student Support Services Student of the Month at BHSU.

Alex Rettinghouse, art education major from Newcastle, Wyo., was honored as the November 2015 Student Support Services Student of the Month at BHSU.

Tiona King, general studies major from Spearfish, was honored as the December 2015 Student Support Services Student of the Month at BHSU.

Four Black Hills State University students are being recognized for their accomplishments by Student Support Services (SSS).

Students of the Month are selected based on their commitment and attitude with academics and the SSS program.

The Fall 2015 SSS Students of the Month at BHSU are:

September: Ann'D Hager, human services major from Timber Lake

Debbie Liddick, math specialist for SSS who nominated Hager for the award, said Hager's commitment to her academic achievement resulted in an excellent outcome in a recent math course and that she has even joined the The Math Club. Hager is also a member of the "Helping Hands" sign language club and has a job on campus. Hager uses the SSS math lab several times a week.

October: Trevor Baker, business management major from New Underwood

SSS advisor Nora Leinen nominated Baker for his dedication and consistent responsibility to his education goals. Baker uses the SSS area at BHSU for homework, studying for tests, asking questions, and accessing tutoring.

November: Alex Rettinghouse, art education major from Newcastle, Wyo.

Peggy Madrid, Alex's SSS advisor, said Rettinghouse's artistic talent and teaching ability will make him an outstanding art teacher. Rettinghouse has shown exceptional growth and has earned success as a student.  

December: Tiona King, general studies major from Spearfish

King, who plans to join the Peace Corps as a health care volunteer to help families and children, was nominated by Susan Hupp, SSS director, for her perseverance in overcoming several obstacles to continue her education. SSS helped King overcome employment and financial barriers and learn study skills.

Student Support Services is one of seven federal TRiO programs, funded by the U.S. Department of Education. Services provided at BHSU as part of SSS program include tutoring as well as academic, career, personal, and financial advisement.

To be considered for the SSS program, students must either be a first-generation college student (neither parent has earned a bachelor's degree) meet income eligibility criteria or have a documented disability.

For more information on the Student Support Services program at BHSU, contact Susan Hupp, director of SSS, at 605-642-6824 or Susan.Hupp@BHSU.edu
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