The Black Hills Pioneer increases contribution to journalism scholarship fund at BHSU

Author: BHSU Communications/Wednesday, March 4, 2015/Categories: 2015








           The staff of the Black Hills Pioneer stands by the newspaper press at the printing plant in Spearfish.  The Pioneer recently increased its endowment donation for journalism students at BHSU.  Photo courtesy of BH Pioneer.   



The Black Hills Pioneer continues its commitment to Black Hills State University&rsquos journalism program with a $10,000 increased donation to the Pioneer&rsquos journalism endowment at BHSU.  The additional funds boost the scholarship amount provided to eligible students from $250 per year to $750 annually.

Letti Lister, BH Pioneer publisher, said the journalism scholarship fund was established 17 years ago to recognize outstanding students seeking a career in journalism.  

"Our entire staff is proud to provide this financial assistance to a deserving student.  BHSU is especially meaningful to us, as nearly half our full-time staff is alumni of the university," said Lister.

The mass communication program at BHSU is one of the university&rsquos fastest growing programs with a high level of career placement upon graduation.  The program provides students with advanced skills and knowledge for careers in graphic design communication, photography, telecommunications, journalism, public relations, science communication, and sports media.  

At BHSU, mass communication students get hands-on experience by working with student organizations such as Shutterbuzz Photography Club, Swarm Advertising Solutions, Public Relations Club, the award-winning student newspaper The Jacket Journal, as well as the campus television and campus radio stations.

For more information on the scholarship contact Steve Meeker, vice president of university advancement, at or 605-642-6385.

For more information on the mass communication program at BHSU contact Dr. Amy Fuqua, chair of arts and humanities, at or 605-642-6397.

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