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2009 Spirit of BH Award Recipient: Casey Hibbert

Casey Hibbert receives the 2009 Spirit of BH Award
Casey Hibbert (second from left), Black Hills State University senior speech and communications major from Spearfish, receives the Spirit of BH Award from Tom Wheaton (left to right), director of Alumni Relations; Sandy Mattern, BHSU Alumni Association President; and BHSU President Kay Schallenkamp, during the 2009 Student Volunteer Awards Celebration. Each year the Alumni Association presents a BHSU student, who has made significant contributions that reflect positively on the University, as well as the community as a whole, with the Spirit of BH Award.

The Black Hills State University Alumni Association presented the Spirit of BH Award to Casey Hibbert, senior speech and communications major from Spearfish, at the 2009 Student Volunteer Awards Celebration.

Each year, the Alumni Association presents a BHSU student with the Spirit of BH Award. The award is given to a student who has made significant contributions that reflect positively on the University, as well as the community as a whole. Hibbert participates in various campus activities and organizations. He has performed in over 25 university or community shows, including the role of “Scrooge” in A Christmas Carol, “Wild Bill” in Deadwood Dick and “John the Beloved” in the Black Hills Passion Play. Hibbert is a nominee for the Irene Ryan Acting Competition for his performance in “Much Ado About Nothing” and competed for a national acting scholarship award in January at the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival. Last summer he participated in the BHSU Summer Theater Program and also found time to help orient new students during registration by serving as a student leader.

In addition to Hibbert’s acting, he has provided technical support for the BHSU theatre and the Matthews Opera House from 2004 to the present. In 2006, he was voted secretary for Props and Liners and Theatre Society and in 2007 was voted president for Props and Liners and Theatre Society. Hibbert serves as a Student Technology Fellow and has been on the Dean’s List. He was one of two students on an eight person panel discussion titled “Why Volunteer?” during Volunteer Week this past fall. The past five years, he has volunteered at the Spirit of the Hills Animal Sanctuary and in 2007 was the organizer for “Paws and Claws.”

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