Dr. Tom Flickema, who served as President of Black Hills State University from 1994-2006, still remembers the moment BHSU graduate, Dr. Nathan Steinle, walked into his exam room at Black Hills Regional Eye Institute. It had been 13 years since the two last saw each other, when Steinle gave the honors graduation speech as the valedictorian of the Class 2001 and shook hands with President Flickema at commencement. Now, the two shook hands again, with a reassurance from Steinle that he could restore his university president’s eyesight.
Before the fall semester officially begins Aug. 26 at Black Hills State University, faculty and staff gathered this week with Interim President Laurie Nichols as she shared her plans and goals for the university this academic year.
Black Hills State University held the 5th Annual BHSU Sutton Bay Golf and Fish Outing August 12-14 to raise money for athletic scholarships. Thirty-three people participated raising a record $143,556. Dana and LaDawn Dykhouse contributed an additional $150,000 and an anonymous donor contributed $125,000 to raise the total to $418,556 for the scholarship coffers.
Adan Munoz says transferring to Black Hills State University his sophomore year of college helped him find his career path. A mass communication major with emphasis in photography, Adan is already applying his education through work-study positions in BHSU Athletics and Marketing & Communications.
Students with the Black Hills State University Investment Club worked under guidance of the BHSU Foundation to invest $25,000 of Foundation funds in long-term stocks, bonds, and mutual funds this spring. Each year, the Foundation will donate a portion of the investment profits to deserving Investment Club students in the form of scholarships. The remainder of the profits will remain with the Foundation.