Black Hills State University graduate, Dr. Lorri Riley, Class of ’87, earned second place in the 2012 Governor’s Giant Vision Business Awards Competition for her latest product, J1 Insoles. She received a cash prize of $5,000.
Accounting students at Black Hills State University are highly sought by regional accounting and financial businesses for internships and job openings.
James Knutson, professor of art at Black Hills State University, received a surprise announcement during class from BHSU President Kay Schallenkamp and Dr. Rod Custer, provost and vice president of Academic Affairs, honoring him with the 2012 Distinguished Faculty Award. Faculty members are chosen for the award by their peers.
Black Hills State University social science graduate Sharon House, Class of '71, was one of 10 who were nationally recognized with the 2010 Great Women of Gaming Proven Leader Award by Casino Enterprise Management magazine.
The Black Hills State University 20th Annual Alumni Mile registered a record-breaking number of runners for the second consecutive year, with over 40 alumni and friends in attendance.
Black Hills State University alumnae and former employee, Elaine Floyd, and her husband, Joe, recently announced a $1 million pledge to endow the Elaine and Joe Floyd Scholarship at BHSU. The couple announced their scholarship endowment at the University’s annual 1883 Donor Recognition Dinner.
Black Hills State University graduate Nicole (Fellows) Keegan, Class of ’05, received a surprise visit from BHSU’s Yellow Jacket mascot, Sting, and Tom Wheaton, director of Alumni Relations at BHSU. Keegan, who teaches seventh-grade science and social studies at Dakota Middle School in Rapid City, received the Milken Family Foundation National Educator Award for excellence in teaching.
The descendants of Lewis Levi and May (Bovell) Painter were honored as the 2012 Black Hills State University Legacy Family. The award was presented to Joe Painter, Class of ’82, and his wife, Cindy, Class of ’80, by BHSU President Kay Schallenkamp; Jhett Albers, athletic director; and Glen Lammers, rodeo coach, during halftime of a recent BHSU basketball game.
Black Hills State University will usher in its 129th anniversary with a Founders’ Day luncheon from 12 to 1:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 27, in the Jacket Legacy room located in the David B. Miller Yellow Jacket Student Union.
The Johnnie and Shirley Johnson Family Foundation have pledged $250,000 for Black Hills State University business scholarships and to help with the construction of the BHSU Alumni-Foundation Welcome Center.
After just five years on the professional strongman circuit, Brian Shaw, Class of 2004, is dominating the strongman world and building a successful business, creating training products, and booking appearances across the country. After going undefeated in every strongman competition he entered in 2011, Brian claimed the ultimate title of World’s Strongest Man in September.
Wells Fargo Bank in Spearfish recently donated $3,000 to the Black Hills State University Foundation.
All Black Hills State University alumni, including former and current track and field and cross country athletes, are invited to attend the 20th Annual Stadium Sports Grill Alumni Mile Friday, Jan. 27 and Saturday, Jan. 28.
Black Hills State University alumnus Cody Byrum was one of 40 young professionals selected by Prairie Business magazine for their fourth annual 40-Under-40 listing.
Pioneer Bank and Trust and the F.L. Clarkson Family Foundation recently pledged an additional $50,000 to the Clarkson Family Scholarship Fund at BHSU.
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