Kudos & Announcements Rice passes CPA exam on first attempt
ennifer Rice, Class of '04 an Auditor with Casey Peterson & Associates, LTD in Rapid City, passed all four parts of the Uniform CPA (Certified Public Accountant) Exam on her first attempt.
According to the South Dakota Board of Accountancy's July, '07 newsletter, 213 candidates sat for 293 parts of the exam and she was one of only four students to pass all four parts in one attempt.
Richard “Dick” DuBois, Class
of ’64, Rapid City, was inducted into the 2007 Spearfish High School Fine Arts Hall of Fame.
Ron Carlisle, Class of ’66, will not seek re-elec- tion after 17 years in the North Dakota legislature. He retired four years ago from his primary job as a nursery owner. In retirement, Ron plans to spend more time hunt- ing and being involved in politics as a volunteer and friend.
Walford A. “Wally” Eklund, Class of ’68, Gregory, has been elect- ed president of the South Dakota Trial Lawyers Association. This associ- ation, which has over 850 members, promotes pub- lic awareness of the legal system and encourages professional excellence within the legal field.
Mike Sullivan, Class of '69, Sioux Falls, was named executive director for the Sioux Falls Sports Authority. Mike will help bring a positive
economic impact to the greater Sioux Falls area through sports events and use of the sporting facilities.
Carolyn Turbiville, Class of ’68, Cheyenne, Wyo., has now traveled to all 50 states and 7 con- tinents. She’s a retired school teacher.
Benning, Class of ’73, Spearfish, retired after 35 years of service to the city of Spearfish as the city’s finance officer.
Camille (Herigstad) Binder, Class of ’73, Spearfish, was awarded the PrairieWave/ Slumberland Star Teacher of the Month for October 2007. Camille currently teaches second grade at West Elementary in Spearfish.
Aileen (Salmo) Brunner, Class of ’73, Nisland, is now serving as president of S.D. Society for Technology In Education, which is the K-12 technology coordi- nators’ organization.
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Aileen is currently the technology director for the Newell School District.
Elaine Doll-Dunn, Class of ’79, Spearfish, recently published her second book – “Running On – a soul’s journey … and on and on and on.”
Bob Fajardo, Class of ’74, Northglenn, Colo., graduated in May 2007 from Regis University with a bachelor’s degree in Computer Networking.
Donald Hefner, Class of ’72,
Hermiston, Ore., is currently teaching at Blue
Mountain Community College. In 2003, he retired from teach- ing after 31 years in the Oregon High
During that time, he was listed in the Who’s
Steven Thum, Class of ’88 (right), and Nick Matzke, received the Associated Press South Dakota Sports first place play-by-play award for 2006. Steven works for South Dakota Public Television in Vermillion.
Who among America’s Teachers and received the Award of Merit from Oregon DECA.
John Kohl, Class of ’74, Arvada, Colo., recently retired from Thrivent Financial. He is currently a substitute teacher for the Jefferson County School district in Denver, Colo.
Gail Scott, Class of ’75, Conyers, Ga., retired after 32 years of public school teaching; she taught first through sixth grades, and was an assistant principal at an elementary school for 10 years. Gail is currently teaching full-time at a new private school in Conyers.
Scott Amundson, Class of ’84, Langford,
was recently named the executive director of the Glacial Lakes Area Development group (GLAD). GLAD was formed several years ago by representatives from Britton, Langford, Eden, Lake City, and Pierpont to facilitate regional eco- nomic development.
David “Dave” Hughes, Class of ’86, Spokane, Wash., assisted in guid- ing the Lewis & Clark Tigers to a 21-14 victory over the Bothell Cougars in the Class 4A State (Washington) champion- ship game. Dave is the offensive coordinator and offensive line coach for the Tigers. Lewis & Clark finished the season with an 11-2 record. While at BHSU he was a linebacker for the Yellow Jackets.
Thum receives award
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