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BHSU hosts American Indian alumni gathering

During American Indian Awareness Week, Black Hills State University hosted the seventh annual American Indian Alumni gathering in conjunction with annual Lakota Omniciye Powwow. Those in attendance were: standing left to right, Maria Barrera, attended, Rapid City; Lila (DeMarrias) Mehlhaff, attended, Rapid City; Stewart Mehlhaff, Class of ‘83, Rapid City; Jessie (Taken Alive) Rencountre, Class of ‘04, Rapid City; Whitney Rencountre, attended, Rapid City; Sandor Iron Rope, Class of ‘07, Spearfish; Murray Lee, current BHSU student, Rapid City; LaFawn Janis, Class of ‘04, Golden, Colo.; Urla (Charette) Marcus, Class of ‘99, director of the BHSU Center for American Indian Studies at BHSU, Spearfish; and Tom Wheaton, Class of ‘87, director of BHSU Alumni Relations, Spearfish. Front row, left to right, Rilea (Hutchins) Moyer, Class of ‘06; Glenda (Marshall) Nedved, Class of ‘71, Spearfish; Monica (Garreau) Schmidt, Class ‘73, Rapid City; Jace DeCory, BHSU faculty, Spearfish; and Beverly (Shott) Running Bear, Class of ‘00, Rapid City. During the gathering, Monica (Garreau) Schmidt was honored as the BHSU Alumni Lakota Omniciye Educator of the Year.

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