Alumni News Kudos & Announcements
Sturgis. He plans to bring new programs to the commu nity, including Clover Buds, a pre 4 H program for ages 5 7, and an after school program.
Shannon Moore, Class of 00, recently joined the SDSU
football staff in
Brookings as assis tant coach for tight ends and running backs.
Lecy, Class of 93, Rapid City,was recently selected as the new elementary and middle school principal for the Rapid City Catholic School System. She has taught at St. Elizabeth Seton since 1994.
Carlene Schlup, Class of 92, Spearfish, was selected to Who s Who Among America s Teachers for 2005 06. She is a fourth grade teacher for the Spearfish School District.
Jeff Simmons, Class of 91, Timber Lake, was recently hired as principal of Sturgis Brown High School.
He had been the principal and athletic director at Timber Lake High School since 2004. He and his wife have two children.
Kenneth Thompson, Class of 97, Wall, was presented the Department of Interior sAward for Valor for pulling two people out of a burning car and saving their lives. He works for Badlands National Park.
Michael Wells, Class of 97, Sterling, Colo., was named the head men s basketball coach at Northeastern Junior College. He was the assistant coach before
he assumed the head coaching position.
Armbrust, Class of 01, Springfield,
Ohio, received her master s degree in creative writing from Antioch University McGregor in June 2006. She wrote a novel for her thesis.
Nate Brown, Class of 04, Spearfish, recently
won the South Dakota Press Play by Play Announcer of the Year Award. He is begin ning his fourth year of broadcasting high school sports in the Black Hills and is cur rently employed as the sports director for
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The Eagle 95.9 FM radio station.
Leonard Hopper, Class of 02, Spearfish, recently opened a new dental practice in Deadwood. He and his wife have two boys and are expect ing a girl in July.
Mike Iversen, Class of 02, Custer, is the area
director for Young Life in Custer, Hill City and Keystone. He is also working toward his masters in pastoral ministry at Fuller Theological Seminary. He and his wife, Kate, are expecting their third child in September 2006.
Martin Lemke, Class 05, Sturgis, is the new 4 H coordinator for
Hans Stephenson, Class of 03, Rapid City, is the new owner of Dakota Angler & Outfitter, which sells outdoor gear, fly fishing equipment, fly tying supplies and fishing themed artwork.
Alex Weber, Class of 04, is the new director
of the Ft. Meade Museum, located just east of Sturgis. He plans to create differ ent displays and a new look for the inte rior of the museum.
Kevin Wormstadt, Class of 01, Spearfish, is currently displaying one of his sculptures, AIM: True, Strong, & Free, in Sioux City s second annual Sculpt
Dana receives alumni award
Dr. Jesse Dana (right), a 1996 graduate of BHSU, was awarded the Young Alumni Achievement Award at the fourteenth annual Student Volunteer Awards Banquet at BHSU. Presenting the award are Larry Vavruska (left), president of the BHSU Alumni Association.
r. Jesse Dana, Class of 96, received the Young Alumni Achievement Award from the BHSU Alumni Association this spring.
After graduating summa cum laude from BHSU in
the spring of 1996, Dana went on to complete his den tal degree. At BHSU, he was named the Academic Top Male Freshman and was a member of the Pre Professional Club and the Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA). Dana played four years on the BHSU men's varsity
basketball team. During that time, he was named the most valuable player (MVP) of the Perkins Classic bas ketball tournament, an academic all American, a first team all conference selection. Currently in the private practice of orthodontics in
Spearfish and Rapid City, Dana also guest lectures and has authored several papers. Dana and his wife Traci (Schenk), who also graduated from BHSU in 1996, reside in Spearfish with their son and are well known for their loyalty to the Spearfish community and the surrounding area.
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