Behavioral sciences degrees including psychology and human services are some of the fastest growing and most popular majors at Black Hills State University. Recent graduates Alyssa Gonshorowski, Ian Craig, Megan Schinestuhl, Tristan Atak, and Kerry Tarrant
share their early-career experiences in the field.
Nearly 400 graduates will be recognized during the 177th Black Hills State University Commencement Ceremony. View
the list of graduates. The spring commencement ceremony is at 10 a.m. Saturday, May 4 at the Donald E. Young Sports and Fitness Center on the BHSU campus. An honorary doctorate will be bestowed upon Lt. Col. Brett Theeler, MD, a 2001 graduate of BHSU, who serves as deputy chief of the Department of Neurology at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center.
Black Hills State University welcomed students from Pakistan and Tunisia this academic year thanks to a new collaboration with two scholarship programs – the Global Undergraduate Exchange Program in Pakistan (Global UGRAD-Pakistan) and the Tunisia Undergraduate Scholarship Program (Tunisia UGRAD). Both programs are sponsored by the U.S. Department of State with funding provided by the U.S. Government and supported in their implementation by IREX.
Her Lakota name, Ožáŋžaŋ Taíŋ Wíŋ, means “Appearing Light Woman.” It’s easy to see why Black Hills State University student Koty Janis was given this name. She has a special light and it’s something she aims to use to inspire others in her future profession. Koty is studying psychology and American Indian studies at BHSU in Spearfish. She plans to become a school counselor back home on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation.
Successful graduates, new academic offerings, and sustainability achievements...just to name a few.
As we approach the New Year, here’s a look back at the Top 10 moments for Black Hills State University in 2018.