2012 Alumni Award Recipients
Black Hills State University honored five individuals during the annual BHSU Alumni Awards Luncheon on Friday, September 21, at 12:00 p.m. in the Jacket Legacy room of the David B. Miller Yellow Jacket Student Union. Those honored this year were, left to right: Keith Stover, Class of ’71, Excellence in Education Award; William “Bill” Weyer, Class of ’62, Distinguished Alumnus Award, Johanna Meier & Guido Della Vecchia, Special Service Award; and Jerome A. Greene, Class of ’68, Special Achievement Award.
Jerome A. Greene, class of ’68, enrolled in the United States Army after graduating high school in Watertown. He then went on to further his education, earning his bachelor’s degree in history education from Black Hills State University and his master’s degree in history from the University of South Dakota. He also completed doctoral work in American History at the University of Oklahoma.
Greene has a wealth of experience in careers associated with American History, including most recently serving as a research historian and staff curator for Historic Furnishings at Harpers Ferry Center in West Virginia.
Greene officially retired in 2007 but continues his love of writing and making appearances around the nation speaking about history. He is the author of many articles, books, contributed chapters, reviews, and government reports pertaining to Indian-white relations in the trans-Mississippi West and other aspects of American History and cultural resources preservation.
Greene has been a part of numerous history projects including completing a special reconnaissance study of Indian-U.S. Army Battlefields of the Northern Plains for the American Battlefield Protection Program and conducting oral history interviews with Pearl Harbor survivors for the USS Arizona Memorial.
He is a member of the boards of editors for South Dakota History, Montana: The Magazine of Western History, and the Campaigns and Commanders Series by the University of Oklahoma Press.