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Robert I. & Kathleen Kohn
Black Hills State University alum Bill Kohn, class of 1967, donated $10,000 to establish the Robert I. & Kathleen Kohn Scholarship Fund for athletic scholarships, to honor his parents who have held long ties to BHSU.

In 1943, Robert was an aviation cadet and an outstanding player for the football team at BHSU. He and Kathleen met during this time and were married Sept. 26, 1943.  Robert earned his bachelor's degree from BH in 1947 and later attained his master's degree in education from the University of South Dakota. They had two children, William “Bill” and Robert “Bobby” Kohn Jr.

The Kohns lived in South Dakota for many years while Robert worked as a teacher, later moving to St. Louis, Mo., to work as a high school administrator. In 1964 they moved to Custer, where he worked as principal of the high school for 21 years until he retired in 1983. One of couple’s two children, Bill, and two of their grandchildren, Tina Trogstad and Ryan Kohn, are graduates of BHSU.

For more information about donating to BHSU, contact Steve Meeker, vice president of Institutional Advancement at BHSU at (605) 642-6228 or SteveMeeker@BHSU.edu.