BHSU President Kay Schallenkamp and BHSU Student Senate President Jill Kary display the plaque from Sen. John Thune with a replica of the Congressional Record that recognizes BHSU's Quasquicentennial anniversary. Thune noted that BHSU has provided qualitu educational experience for 125 years and noted that he's confident the University will continue to serve the state and region for the next 125 years.
Sen. John Thune recently presented Black Hills State University with a plaque noting the information he read into the Congressional Record in honor of the University’s Quasquicentennial celebration.

As a United States Senator, John Thune has the unique privilege of honoring South Dakotans for their extraordinary achievements by recognizing them in the Congressional Record, which is the official published record of the proceedings of the United States Congress. Last month, Senator Thune recognized Black Hills State University for providing 125 years of quality education since its founding as Dakota Territorial Normal School in 1883.

In part the Congressional Record reads “Mr. President, today I recognize Black Hills State University as they celebrate their 125th anniversary. Throughout the past 125 years, Black Hills State University, BHSU, has served the State of South Dakota by providing a quality educational experience. ... Now with three different colleges, an excellent academic environment, and many athletic opportunities, I am confident that BHSU will continue to serve the Spearfish community and the State of South Dakota for the next 125 years. It gives me great pleasure to rise with the students, faculty, and alumni of Black Hills State University on this milestone anniversary and wish them continued success in the years to come.

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