|Alumni Award Winners: dee (Denise) Welsch, Dick DuBois, Walter Higbee, Roger Risty
dee (Denise) Welsch was an honoree for the Special Achievement Award for her work in graphic design and photography.
Welsch is a Torrington, Wyo. native that earned a bachelors degree in mass communications/ photography from BHSU in 1982. While attending she participated in the campus newspaper and yearbook. She served as both photographer and photo editor. Welsch was also an accomplished volleyball player and was a four-year letter winner.
After graduating, she worked for the Queen City Mail, a local newspaper in Spearfish. She then relocated to the west coast, where she attended Brooks Institute of Photography in Santa Barbara, Calf. In California, Welsch worked for Fuji Film during the 1984 Olympics and was employed at a commercial photographic laboratory in Los Angeles as manager and in sales. Welsch has had clients in the aerospace, entertainment, architectural, and sporting industries.
For the past 12 years, she worked for various industries as a graphic designer and photographer in Denver, Colo. area. In 2005 Welsch was employed at PEN-TAX Imaging in Golden, Colo., as a graphic designer, coordinating visual marketing concepts, graphic design, photography and all printed materials. Welsch also was a freelance photographer for the National Football League and a national stock photography photo agency.