|The Spirit of BH Award was presented to Theresa Mutter at the fourteenth annual Student Volunteer Awards celebration at Black Hills State University.
The Black Hills State University Alumni Association honored Theresa Mutter, a senior political science and mass communications major from Oehningen, Germany, with the Spirit of BH Award at the 14th annual Student Volunteer Awards celebration.
The Spirit of BH Award recognizes a student who has made significant contributions that reflect favorably on the university and the local community.
While completing all of her course work in three years, Mutter maintained a grade point average (gpa) of 3.9. In addition to being an excellent student, she has been involved in numerous campus organizations and has served as a resident assistant for the past two years.
Mutter’s leadership roles on campus have included serving as the public relations officer and president of the University Programming (UP) Team; entertainment chair and co-chair of the Swarm Days Committee; president of the Honors Program; president and hall representative for the Residence Hall Association; vice president for the Honors Advisory Committee for Academic Affairs; vice president of the Student Ambassadors; and assistant editor and staff writer for the Today Newspaper.
In addition to her leadership responsibilities, Mutter has also been a member of the Chi Theta Xi sorority, KBHU-FM staff, Emerging Leaders Program, Student Senate and BHSU Theatre. She has volunteered with Habitat for Humanity, the OXFAM Hunger Banquet, Make a Difference Day, Relay for Life Samaritan’s Purse Operation Christmas Child, Make a Wish, and the Salvation Army.
Mutter was the first student to win the prestigious Chiesman Foundation Award for her research on American foreign policy. She was also honored as the BHSU Outstanding Freshman two years ago, received the Outstanding Residence Life Involvement Award last year, and was named the Honors Program Outstanding Member last year.