Alumni News Engagements & Marriages
James Roth, Class of ’73, married Joyce McBrayer-
Freidel, May 6, 2007. James is in the retail gro- cery business.
Pamela Martin- Powlowski, Class of ’78, married Roger Burg, July 1, 2006. Pamela is a sixth-grade teacher in Kemmerer, Wyo.
Kuykendall, Class of ’86, married
Leslie Warren, June 17, 2006. He teaches physics and math. The couple lives in Chicago, Ill.
Scott Rovere, Class of ’91, and Belinda Webster
married July 7, 2007. Scott works for the City of Sturgis Engineering Department.
Sheri Maroney, Class of ’96, married Josh Hardman, Aug. 11, 2006. Sheri is a special educa- tion teacher at Mitchell High School. The couple lives in Mitchell.
Krista Erickson, Class of ’97, and James Buchholz were married March 21, 2007. Krista is a busi- ness manager of surgical services at Rapid City Regional Hospital.
Jeb Hughes, Class of ’99, married Andrea Bowar, attended, Sept. 16, 2006. Jeb is a realtor for Western Properties. Andrea is an account manager for Leavitt Recreation and Hospitality.
Donatta Vanden Bos, attended, married Kevin Hansen, Sept. 30, 2006. Donatta is a receptionist at Ray Dental Group in Rapid City.
Grace Thompson, attended, married Andy Plaggemeyer, June 3, 2006. Grace is employed at Don’s Supermarket in Wright, Wyo.
Jennifer Dahme, Class of ’00, mar- ried Shane
Novotny, July 7, 2007. Jennifer is a store man- ager at Wells Fargo Bank.
Jason Knapp, Class of ’00, married Stephanie Tveidt, June 24, 2006. Jason is an environmen- tal engineer with Kirk Engineering. The couple lives in Helena, Mont.
Nastel Sander, Class of ’00, married Jesse Dean July 7, 2007. Nastel is a graphic design artist/ photographer.
Sara Cox, Class of ’01, married James Connolly, June 24, 2006. Sara is a graphic designer. The couple lives in Apopka, Fla.
Cari Ross, Class of ’01, and Ben Clark married July 21, 2007. Cari is a teacher for Rapid City Area Schools.
Chad Carlson, Class of ’02, married Tara Liedtke, Feb. 11, 2006. Chad is an operations manager for Haugo Broadcasting. The cou- ple lives in Sturgis.
Maher among several alums serving as state legislators R
yan Maher, a Class of '00 graduate with a degree in business, served as an intern during the state legislative session when he was a student at BHSU. That experience opened Ryan’s eyes to the possibility of serving in politics, and he now serves as a state legislator of District 28 for South Dakota. Ryan says his legislative internship prepared him so he knew what to expect when he began. He currently serves on the Senate Appropriations Committee, which he also served on as a part of his internship.
After graduating from BHSU
in 2000, Ryan accepted an audi- tor position at the Department of Health of Human Services in Omaha, Neb. He later transferred to Denver, Colo. He says two years later he had had his fill of city life and was ready to return to his home state. He worked for the Department of Agriculture with the Farm Service Agency and later for Farmers State Bank in Faith as a loan officer. In 2005, he purchased the café and lounge in Isabel. Ryan advises students to take learning opportunities, such as his legislative internship, whenever and wherever they
Isabel; and Rep. Paul Nelson, Hetland.
are presented. “Take the opportunity, it will change the way you look at things. An important factor of life is networking and meeting
people,” Ryan says. Looking ahead, Ryan says he has no idea what’s in his future; although, considering what he’s accomplished so far,
it’s bound to be impressive. “Ten years ago if you would have told me that I would be serving in the South Dakota State Senate, I would have said
you were nuts,” Ryan says. Black Hills State University Alumni Magazine Page 11
Wendy Emerson, Class of ’02, married Leif Jacobsen, June 3, 2006. Wendy is a teacher at Nenana City Public School. She received her master's in spe- cial education. The couple lives in Nenana, Alaska.
Lori Petersen, Class of ’02, mar- ried Nathan McQuirk
Dec. 30, 2006. Lori is a fifth grade English teacher.
Ryan Maher joins five other BHSU alumni on the South Dakota State Legis- lature. Shown are: Rep. Mark Kirkeby, Rapid City; Rep. Ed McLaughlin, Rapid City; Rep. Tom Hills, Spearfish; Rep. Tim Rounds, Pierre; Sen. Ryan Maher,
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