Stacy (Lowry) Geer (second from left) accepts the 2008 Young Alumni Achievement Award from Black Hills State University President Kay Schallenkamp, BHSU Alumni Association President Hugh Palmer, and BHSU Alumni Relations Director Tom Wheaton.
The Black Hills State University Alumni Association recently presented the Young Alumni Achievement Award to Stacy (Lowry) Geer, a 1998 graduate of the University who is a practicing veterinarian and co-owner of Camelot Pet Castle kennel, which she operates with her husband, Bryan.

The Young Alumni Achievement Award is given to honor an alumnus who attended BHSU within the last 10 years and is noted by outstanding achievements and contributions to society, the community, as well as Black Hills State University.

During her time as a BHSU student, Geer was a member of the Scientia Club and the Health Sciences Student Organization (HSSO). She was also team manager for the BHSU volleyball team.

After graduating from BHSU with a degree in biology, Geer continued her education at Colorado State University. She graduated in 2004 as a doctor of veterinary medicine. As an addition to her veterinary practice, she and her husband opened the Camelot Pet Castle in Gillette, Wyo., in 2005. The Camelot Pet Castle is a kennel that houses both cats and dogs as well as a small area for pet food and supplies. Geer and her husband plan to transform the kennel into a 3,000-square foot pet store with a full-time groomer.

Geer is active in the American Veterinary Medical Association and the American Angus Association. She and her husband also have a small herd of Black Angus cattle.

For more information on the BHSU Young Alumni Achievement Award, contact Tom Wheaton, director of alumni relations, at 642-6446 or TomWheaton@BHSU.edu.