The Veterans' Services at BHSU are extended to current members and veterans of the United States Armed Forces as well as their dependents. Our staff will aid in researching and receiving education benefits through the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), the State of South Dakota, as well as state/federal organizations. We are here to offer a place for independent study and a safe atmosphere where veterans can feel free to share military experiences.
At BHSU, we offer over 60 degree programs including associate's, bachelor's, and master's degrees with options to participate in classes from multiple locations including Spearfish, Rapid City, Souix Falls, Yankton, and online. BHSU is a VA approved school, and a member of the Service Members Opportunity College consortium. BHSU is proud to have been named a Military Friendly School by the G.I. Jobs magazine every year since 2011.
The Veterans' Services office is located within the Student Success Center in Woodburn Hall.
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Three Black Hills State University students presented summer research projects at the South Dakota Undergraduate Research Symposium in Pierre last month.
More than 100 undergraduate students from universities across the nation presented at the symposium, which was sponsored by the South Dakota Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (EPSCoR) and National Science Foundation.
The Black Hills State University Veterans Center received a facelift and is planning a re-opening in September.
The on-campus student veteran facility, located in The Student Union, was recently remodeled thanks to a $75,000 Veteran Services Higher Education Grant from the South Dakota Governor’s Office.
Heidi Kegler checked one more thing off her bucket list. She rode a motorcycle.
Kegler was a passenger during the 2014 Jacket Ride Tuesday. The annual Jacket Ride takes motorcycle riders through the scenic Northern Black Hills during the famed Sturgis Motorcycle Rally.
The Black Hills State University photography student Julieanne Morse from Spearfish recently returned from a nine-month deployment with South Dakota’s National Guard 129th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment where she teamed up with a broadcast journalist and documented the daily lives of the troops.
Thousands of veterans return home each month with a goal of going back to college. As veterans transition back into civilian and academic life, higher education institutions such as BHSU and the University Center are increasing support, developing programs and providing resources to help make the transition from military service into academia smoother.
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Veterans Resource Coordinator and VA Certifying Official
1200 University St. Unit 9518
Spearfish, SD 57799-9518
Black Hills State University, 1200 University St., Spearfish, SD 57799, (800) 255-2478 | © 2014
Monday, September 1, 2014