|Mike Porter, vice president and trust officer at Pioneer Bank and Trust; Bonnie Harrison, niece of Elnora and Loyd Hultgren; and Louise Chaffee, co-trustee of the Bruce Page Hultgren Music Scholarship present Dr. Kay Schallenkamp, Black Hills State University president, with a check to establish the Bruce Page Hultgren Music Scholarship at BHSU. The Hultgren’s originally established a memorial scholarship fund to assist Black Hills State University students pursing an instrumental music degree, when their son Bruce, an exceptional instrumental musician, died of acute leukemia.
The Bruce Page Hultgren Music Scholarship fund was recently established at Black Hills State University through a trust that was originally established by Loyd and Elnora Hultgren.
The remaining funds of the Elnora Hultgren trust - totaling $221, 451 - were to be transferred to the Bruce Page Hultgren Music Schloarship upon her death.
Bruce was a member of the National Honor Society and three-time Iowa all-state member of the band an orchestra at Emmetsburg High School. He graduated from North Texas State University with a degree in instrumental music. He was a bass trombone player who worked with many big bands. He died of acute leukemia in 1988 at the age of 38.
The Hultgren’s established a memorial scholarship fund to assist Black Hills State University students pursing an instrumental music degree.
For information about the Hultgren scholarship or about gift annuities, contact Steve Meeker, vice president of university advancement at BHSU, at (605) 642-6385 or email SteveMeeker@BHSU.edu.