Ed McLaughlin & Doris Marie Strom

Ed McLaughlin and Doris Marie Strom have donated $100,000 to the Building on Strength & Stature Campaign at Black Hills State University. They are long time supporters of BHSU and have given 35 gifts in 22 years and have made a total commitment to BHSU of almost $117,000.

“To say that the University appreciates their generosity would be an understatement,” says Steve Meeker, vice president of University Advancement. “While their giving record to the University is impressive, perhaps even more impressive is their record of service to BHSU, Spearfish, Rapid City, the Black Hills region, and the state.”

Ed’s history with BHSU goes back to his time as a student at the old lab school as a child and he later served as principal there. He was also Director of Student Teaching at BHSU. Ed and Doris Marie have been active in public service in Rapid City. Ed served three terms as mayor of Rapid City and currently is finishing his fourth term as a State Legislator for District #34. He is also continuing his long service to the University by serving as a member of the BHSU Campaign Steering committee. Doris Marie was recently honored by the Rapid City Chamber for her service to the community.

“We are very proud to have Ed and Doris Marie involved with Black Hills State University,” noted Meeker.