Black Hills State University graduate Karen Bialas earned more than a degree when she returned to college at the age of 49. The mentorship of two BHSU faculty members continues to help her stay on the cutting edge of mass communication. Bialas is using her college degree daily as a visual information specialist and marketing representative for the 28th Force Support Squadron at the Ellsworth Air Force Base. It’s exactly the type of job Bialas strived for when she decided to return to college in her late 40s.
Four Black Hills State University students are being recognized for their accomplishments by TRiO Student Support Services (SSS). The spring 2019 SSS Students of the Month at BHSU are: Angie McDonnell, mass communication and professional accountancy major from Martin; Dayna Davenport-Dickson, human services and sociology major from Belle Fourche; Abby Bertram, exercise science major from Parkston; Molly Graesser, exercise science major from Gregory.
The Black Hills State University Women in Science Group will hold its second annual Women in Science Conference at BHSU in Spearfish Wednesday, May 8. Women in Science is a free, one-day workshop designed to provide middle school girls with engaging opportunities to learn about topics from the diverse fields of science, technology, engineering, and math.
Dr. Courtney Huse Wika, associate professor of English at Black Hills State University, was named the 2019 Distinguished Faculty member with a surprise visit to her classroom
by BHSU President Dr. Tom Jackson, Jr., April 16. The highest honor a faculty member can receive, the Distinguished Faculty Award is based on three areas: high quality teaching, research, and service. Faculty members at BHSU nominate their colleagues for the annual award.
Full-time jobs, internships, and advanced degrees. In this series, Black Hills State University will highlight the future plans of some of the University’s May 2019 graduates. Cadet Jared Kovall-Scarlett is graduating debt free thanks to the ROTC Scholarship and will become a transportation officer in the U.S. Army. He traveled on four different BHSU-led international trips and received course credit for each during college.