A $1 million gift from Black Hills State University professor of psychology, Dr. James Hess, continues to make it possible for students to apply their course material and make a difference in the community. Rachel Dather, outdoor education major from Verdigre, Neb., is one of this year’s recipients of the Make a Difference Scholarship.
Black Hills State University honored Spearfish resident Carol Lundberg recently by naming the Anatomy & Physiology Lab on campus in her honor. Lundberg is a generous supporter of BHSU having established a scholarship fund for students with additional support in her estate plan for math and science scholarships.
This is going to be a big weekend for Maryanne Darling-Reich of Belle Fourche. On Friday, Dec. 7, Maryanne will turn 50 years old. On Saturday, Dec. 8, she will graduate from Black Hills State University with her bachelor’s degree in business administration. Maryanne completed all her classes online while working full-time at Black Hills Energy.
Nearly 180 candidates for graduation will be recognized during the 176th Black Hills State University commencement ceremony. The fall commencement ceremony begins at 10 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 8 at the Donald E. Young Sports and Fitness Center on the BHSU campus.
Black Hills State University music students Sarah Rathert of Rapid City and Zachary Kerr of Spearfish won first-place awards at the South Dakota Music Teachers Association competition in Brookings recently.