posted on May 25, 2010 08:44
During American Indian Awareness Week, Black Hills State University hosted the seventh annual American Indian Alumni gathering in conjunction with annual Lakota Omniciye Powwow. Those in attendance were: standing left to right, Maria Barrera, attended, Rapid City; Lila (DeMarrias) Mehlhaff, attended, Rapid City; Stewart Mehlhaff, Class of ‘83, Rapid City; Jessie (Taken Alive) Rencountre, Class of ‘04, Rapid City; Whitney Rencountre, attended, Rapid City; Sandor Iron Rope, Class of ‘07, Spearfish; Murray Lee, current BHSU student, Rapid City; LaFawn Janis, Class of ‘04, Golden, Colo.; Urla (Charette) Marcus, Class of ‘99, director of the BHSU Center for American Indian Studies at BHSU, Spearfish; and Tom Wheaton, Class of ‘87, director of BHSU Alumni Relations, Spearfish. Front row, left to right, Rilea (Hutchins) Moyer, Class of ‘06; Glenda (Marshall) Nedved, Class of ‘71, Spearfish; Monica (Garreau) Schmidt, Class ‘73, Rapid City; Jace DeCory, BHSU faculty, Spearfish; and Beverly (Shott) Running Bear, Class of ‘00, Rapid City. During the gathering, Monica (Garreau) Schmidt was honored as the BHSU Alumni Lakota Omniciye Educator of the Year.