Black Hills State University will host a ribbon cutting for the Tom and Judy Flickema Courtyard Saturday, Sept. 19 immediately after the Swarm Day football game against Mayville State.

The ribbon cutting ceremony will be held between the Library and Woodburn following the Swarm Day football game at approximately 4:30 p.m. Light refreshments will be served.

The Flickema Courtyard, created in 2009, was named in honor of retired BHSU President Dr. Tom Flickema and his wife Judy for their dedication and service to Black Hills State University. Through their commitment to aesthetics, the BHSU campus was transformed through a number of facility and grounds improvements. Thanks to their efforts, BHSU is now recognized as one of the most beautiful campuses in the region.

Dr. Flickema, who retired from his position as president of BHSU in 2006, had a distinguished 45-year career in higher education which included 12 years as president at BHSU. Tom and Judy continue to live in Spearfish and are actively involved in a number of community organizations.
For more information about the ribbon cutting, contact Lynne at 642-6111.