Creating a legacy BHSU donors of the year
Richey's add $41,000 to scholarship
n additional donation of $41,000 was recently added to the Betty Richey scholarship fund from her estate. Betty established the scholar- ship endowment for education majors at BHSU in 1994 which now exceeds $102,700.
he James McDaniel family,which recently contrib- uted over $100,000 to their scholarship at Black Hills State University, was presented with the first-ever
Difference Maker Award during the 1883 banquet this spring.
This award will be given yearly to the top donor of The McDaniel family scholarship fund now totals over
James, a 1963 graduate of BHSU, is a retired bank president at Dakota State Bank.
$150,000. Two freshmen recipients will receive $2,500 per academic year and two sophomores will receive $3,000 per academic year.
The 1883 banquet, which will become an annual event, honored 53 donors that contributed $1,883 (to coincide with our founding year 1883).
Lipartiti estate scholarship set
atthias Lipartiti, Riverside, Calif., left Black Hills State University $175,659 in his estate plan to establish the Matthias and Elena Lipartiti Scholarship fund. The scholarship recipient(s) must be planning a career in education or a career assisting youth, i.e. juvenile justice or a related field.
M Matthias, Class of 1934, later earned a master’s degree
from the University of Southern California. He served in the United States Air Force and taught. He was also past president of AARP and past president of the California Retired Teachers Association.
First Western Bank establishes scholarship
irst Western Bank recently pledged $50,000 to establish a scholarship endowment at Black Hills State University. The scholarship will be awarded annually to a BHSU business student from western South Dakota. Interest from the fund will be used for the yearly scholarship. Bruce Byrum, president of First Western Bank in Spearfish, said the bank is proud to support Black Hills State University and its students. “We see this as an investment in the university and com-
munity,” Byrum says. “As the university is successful, so is the rest of the community.”
Richey earned a teaching certificate at BHSU in 1943, a bachelor’s degree in 1951 and a master’s degree in 1964. She was an elementary school educa- tor for more than 44 years. She taught school in Tripp County, McLaughlin, Winner, Rapid City and overseas in Japan, France and Germany. She was also a team leader for Teacher Corps. Richey established the scholarship endowment at BHSU because of many positive asso- ciations with the university as a student, teacher and mentor to student teachers.
Albert's donate to athletic scholarships
Alberts have been long-time sup- porters of Yellow Jacket athletics. Bob and Linda both attended BHSU in the late 60s and early 70s. Bob earned an education degree in 1976 and Linda returned to BHSU to earn her degree in 1982. After teaching and coaching
for several years, Bob and Linda relocated to the Denver, Colo. area where they now own and oper- ated Greenleaf Construction and Timberco Manufacturing. The Alberts are involved in many community and chari- table activities including partici- pating in Habitat for Humanity, the Children's Hospital, the BHSU Foundation, Volunteers of America, and the Boys and Girls Clubs of America.
Hasenmueller family establishes education scholarship
The recipient(s) must be a freshman majoring in elementary educa- tion and enrolled in a minimum of 15 credit hours per semester. Both Peter and Laurella taught school for many years and enjoyed participating in flea markets over the years. Peter graduated from BHSU in 1963 with a bachelor of science degree in elementary education.
eter and Laurella Hasenmueller, Hayward, Calif., recently con- tributed $10,000 to establish the Peter and Laurella Hasenmueller Scholarship Fund at BHSU.
ob and Linda Albert recently donated $27,500 for general athletic scholarships.The
Bruce Byrum, (center) president of First Western Bank, presents a $50,000 donation to Dr. Kay Schallenkamp, (left) president of BHSU, and Steve Meeker, (right) vice president of institutional ad- vancement at BHSU.
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