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Black Hills State University will honor seven alumni and friends for their service and contributions to the university during ceremonies Swarm Day weekend Sept. 24 and 25.

Receiving recognition from the BHSU Alumni Association at the alumni awards breakfast, Saturday, Sept. 25 at 8 a.m. at the Miller Student Union are Gene Bovee, Longdale, Nev.; Doris Phillips, Spearfish; and Hope Glenn, San Bernardino, Calif.

BHSU Distinguished Alumnus Award — Gene Bovee, Class of '59, will be awarded the Distinguished Alumni Award. He has traveled extensively to South America, Europe, North Africa and the Middle East during 35 years of international banking. During his career in banking, he dealt primarily in financing of United States agricultural exports to over 35 countries. He has worked for Chase Manhattan Bank of New York, Panama, Puerto Rico, and Venezuela; First Interstate Bank, Seattle, Wash.; Central Bank for Cooperatives, National Bank for Cooperatives, and CoBank, Denver, Colo.
Special Services Award — Doris Phillips will be awarded the BHSU Special Service Award. She retired in 1982 after 30 years of service at BHSU. During that time, she was head librarian (1952-1972), library service coordinator (1972-1982), and taught library science (1952-1982). She was included in the first edition of the “World Who's Who of Women in Education” in 1978 and named South Dakota Librarian of the Year in 1982. She also catalogued and filed the BHSU picture collection in the Leland D. Case Library as a volunteer from 1989-1995.
Dakota Territory/Spearfish Normal Award — Hope Glenn, Class of '39, will receive the Dakota Territory/Spearfish Normal Award. Her accomplishments were numerous during a teaching career that spanned 35 years. During those years, she served as a consultant to various districts in Southern California in developing continuums and proficiency standards. She represented the districts at the state level in developing California proficiency tests and was assistant to the superintendent in curriculum for grades K-12 in the San Bernardino Unified School District.

Information is available regarding tickets and the agenda for the awards breakfast and hall of fame banquet by contacting the office of institutional advancement at 605 642-6385.

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