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BHSU recognizes student employee of the year

Tennille Nelson, a junior business-administration major from Hazen, N.D., was recently recognized as student employee of the year at Black Hills State University.

Cody McMichael, student employment coordinator, introduced the six nominees and announced the winner at a university sponsored reception. Each nominee was given a certificate of appreciation and a guide book for resume writing.


Nelson has worked in the university business office for nearly three years. She was honored for her initiative and diligence. She developed quick reference documents at the student fee payment check-in and refined procedures to the standing purchase order process by developing self-help guides. She is described as dependable and responsible in all endeavors. She worked in accounts payable, contacted vendors and researched documentation requests. She is an individual who gets the job done, says her supervisor.

President Thomas Flickema presented a plaque and recognition certificate to Nelson. She was also named the South Dakota student employee of the year. She received a $200 award from the BHSU Foundation and a $75 award from the Midwest Association of Student Employment Administrators. She is now eligible to compete for regional honors.

Other nominees recognized at the reception were Whitney Waters, Colstrip, Mont.; Nelson, Brenda Berry, Kadoka; Jay Beyer, Rapid City; Mandy Barthel, Dawson, Mont.; and (not pictured) Katrin Kania, Germany.

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