|The BHSU Alumni Association will recognized four individuals for their service and achievements during an awards breakfast Saturday, Oct. 4, at 8:30 a.m., in the David B. Miller Yellow Jacket Student Union Jacket Legacy Room. Individuals recognized were John Fidler, Palmdale, Calif., Special Achievement Award; Beth (Gallup) Benning, Spearfish, Distinguished Alumni Award; Linda (Morris) McKay, Belle Fourche, Excellence in Education Award; and Jim Benning, Spearfish, Special Service Award.
Linda McKay, a 1966 graduate with a degree in business education who was recently named Belle Fourche Teacher of the Year and South Dakota Teacher of the Year, is the recipient of the excellence in education award.
Linda taught in Idaho and Oregon before returning to South Dakota, where she has held various teaching positions in the Lead-Deadwood, Meade, and Belle Fourche school districts. Since 1989 she has worked for the Belle Fourche School District, where she teaches business and computers to high school students. She is also involved in career preparation and the school-to-career program and serves as business department chairperson.
Linda has received the South Dakota State Director's Award for Innovation and Excellence from the Office of Adult, Vocational, and Technical Education and is a member of Who's Who Among America's Teachers.