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BHSU employees receive longevity pins from state

Faculty and staff at Black Hills State University were recently honored for their longevity as state employees and were awarded pins representing years of service.

Honored for 30 years of service were Don Chastain, assistant professor; Dick DuBois, associate professor; Ed Erickson, library director; Charles Follette, professor; Tom Hills, professor; and Jerry Swarts, director of university support services.

Employees honored for 25 years of service are Judy Berry, enrollment center assistant director; Art Jones, facilities services director; Ellen Koan, custodial supervisor; Al Sandau, associate professor and Hanna Swarts, press operator.

Faculty and staff receiving 20 years awards were John Buxton, director of media relations; Barb Chrisman, librarian; Riley Chrisman, professor; and Steve Parker, assistant professor.

Fifteen-year awards were given to Jace DeCory, instructor, and Dennie Dykeman, equipment service worker.

Ten-year longevity awards were presented to Sheila Aaker, instructor; Jim Bechtold, custodial crew leader; Shirley Brownell, financial aid assistant; Christi Couch, senior secretary; Corinne Hansen, information specialist; Marlene Hofer, staff assistant; Diane Mabey, child care center coordinator; Carolyn Skallerud, senior secretary; Sheryl Styles, compositor; Larry Tentinger, assistant professor; Tom Termes, assistant professor; and Linda Torgerson.

Employees honored at a recent employee recognition reception were: front, left to right, Sheryl Styles, Janet Bettelyoun, Ellen Koan, Carol Thomas, Deb Brauneller, Dr. Priscilla Romkema, Judy Berry; middle row, Gloria Spitler, Pete Fredrickson, Dr. Ed Ericson, Art Jones, Verla Fish, Tom Wheaton, Dr. Howard Perry, Barb Chrisman, Sheila Aaker; back row, Tom Termes, Carolyn Skallerud, Mike Isaacson, Dr. Charles Follette, Dr. Tom Hills, Steve Parker, Dr. Riley Chrisman and Al Sandau.

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