Dr. Jacob Haffner was recognized at the 1999 Black Hills State University volunteer awards banquet as the Young Alumni Achievement Award winner.
Haffner graduated from BHSU cum laude in 1989 and from Iowa State University Veterinary School in 1994 in the top ten percent of his class. He worked as a veterinarian in Spearfish until 1997 when he moved to a practice with the Vet Smart Pet Hospital and Health Center in St. Cloud, Minnesota. Haffner told the gathering that his academic experience at BHSU prepared him well for his chosen career.