BHSU honors outstanding faculty and staff

Author: BHSU Communications/Tuesday, May 31, 2016/Categories: 2016







   

   

   

       

           

       

       

           During the Black Hills State University 2016 Employee Awards Reception held recently, the BHSU Bookstore staff and students won the Outstanding Area Award for optimistic perseverance when challenged with extraordinary growth and change with establishment of the Jacket Zone stores on campus as well as in Sioux Falls, Rapid City and Spearfish.

       

       

           

       

       

            Dr. Barbara Looney (left), assistant professor in management, accepts the Black Hills State University Outstanding Service Award given annually to a faculty member to honor their commitment to teaching, scholarship, and service. The award was bestowed during the 2016 Employee Awards Reception held recently at Black Hills State University where BHSU honored retirees, milestone anniversaries, and outstanding faculty and staff.

       

       

           

       

       

           Amanda Krueger (left), elementary education major from Spearfish, receives the Outstanding Student Employee award from Nick Oaks, director of human resources, during the 2016 Employee Awards Reception held recently at Black Hills State University.  BHSU honored retirees, milestone anniversaries, and outstanding faculty and staff during the Reception.

       

   





Black Hills State University recognized faculty and staff retirements, milestone anniversaries, and accomplishments during the annual Employee Awards Reception held recently.

BHSU staff members were nominated by their peers for their commitment to students, the community, and the University.

&middot         Janette Hettick, recruitment and retention specialist, won the Community Service Award for her positive influence, hard work, and selfless involvement in volunteerism within the Spearfish and Black Hills Community.  

&middot         Erica Whitiker, student engagement and program coordinator, won the Student Service Award for her dedication to creating purposeful student programs and opportunities while challenging student&rsquos growth.  

&middot         BHSU Bookstore staff and students won the Outstanding Area Award for optimistic perseverance when challenged with extraordinary growth and change with establishment of the Jacket Zone stores on campus as well as in Sioux Falls, Rapid City and Spearfish.

&middot         Danny O&rsquoDea, senior network analyst, was honored for his creative efforts that resulted in significant savings and environmental sustainability. He earned the Economic Savings Award for his hard work.  

&middot         Ryan Delzer, senior computer support specialist, won the University Impact Award for being a positive member in the BHSU community through his dedicated commitment to service.  

&middot         Amanda Krueger, elementary education major from Spearfish, won the Outstanding Student Employee Award for her work ethic and initiative. A student employee for three years, Krueger is known for her willingness to tackle challenging projects.

&middot         Marilyn Luscombe, senior accountant, won the Spirit of BHSU Award for her positivity, work ethic, and years of commitment to the campus community.  

&middot         Jodi Gabriel, program assistant I in Academic Affairs, won the Outstanding Service Award for her excellent service and kindled collaboration within different departments at BHSU.

BHSU faculty members were recognized for their excellence in the classroom and service to the University and community.  The Outstanding Research, Scholarship, Creative Achievement, Teaching, and Service awards are recognized on a university-wide basis for the recipient&rsquos hard work within teaching, scholarship, and service.

&middot         Dr. Parthasarathi Nag, mathematics professor and undergraduate research coordinator, won the Distinguished Faculty Member Award that is meant to encourage and reward outstanding professional education by faculty members of BHSU.  Only one award is given out each year for the Distinguished Faculty Member Award.

&middot         Dr. Kara Keeter, associate professor of physics, won the Outstanding Research, Scholarship, and Creative Achievement Award.  

&middot         Dr. Andy Johnson, assistant professor in physics, won the Outstanding Teaching Award and Dr. Barbara Looney, assistant professor in management, won the Outstanding Service Award.

A tree will be planted on campus in honor of each BHSU retiree.  BHSU honored 11 retirees during the reception who contributed a total of 181 years of service to the University:  

&middot         Peggy Buckwalter, professor of Spanish, served 19 years  

&middot         Curtis Card, associate vice president for academic affairs served 28 years

&middot         James Fleming, director of counseling and international students, served eight years

&middot         Jeanne Hanson, assistant director of facilities, served 18 years

&middot         Beth Haug, senior secretary of admissions, served 12 years

&middot         Candy Huddleston, facility worker in Meir Hall, served 18 years of service

&middot         Sandra Klarenbeek, instructor of health education, served 15 years

&middot         Kent Meyers, English professor, served 33 years

&middot         Jeannie Salazar, program assistant I, served nine years of service

&middot         Ken Schallenkamp, business law professor, served 10 years

&middot         Dr. Patricia Simpson, dean of the College of Education and Behavioral Sciences, served 11 years

Longevity awards were also given to 50 BHSU employees for their years of service with the state of South Dakota, including work study, temporary, or full time service. The 2016 honorees have a total of 540 years served.

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