Alumni News Births
CoriAnn (Latham) Battista,
husband Richard “Rick," Snellville, Ga., had a baby boy, Robert William, Jan. 10, 2009. He weighed 9 lbs. 14 oz. and was 21 ½ inches long. CoriAnn is the office manager for Arco Building Systems, Inc., in Norcross, Ga.
Janis (Bates) Hammond, Class of ’95, and husband Michael, Casper, Wyo., had a baby girl, Camille Chanel, May 27, 2008. She weighed 8 lbs. 11 oz. and was 21 inches long. She joins brothers Sloan (7), Drue (6) and sister Sydney (3). Janis is the corporate accountant for Mossholders and Audie Jeans Photography.
Melissa (Schofield) Hull, Class of ’97, and husband Chris, Pierre, had a baby girl, Charlotte Isabella, March 28, 2008. She weighed 8 lbs. 3 oz. and was 21 inches long. Melissa works for the South Dakota Department of Transportation.
Erin (Gillaspie) MacIver, Class of ’92, and hus- band Andy, Nantucket, Mass., had a baby boy, Eli Alexander, Nov. 12, 2008. He weighed 7 lbs. 13 oz. and was 19 ½ inches long. He joins big brother, Iain Andrew (1 ½). Erin teaches middle school music and drama.
Kelly Merager, Class of ’96, and wife Annmarie, Cody, Wyo., had a baby girl, Mali Cedar, June 29, 2008. She weighed 8 lbs. 3 oz. and was 20 inches long. She joins big brother Mason (7). Kelly is the principal of Wapiti and
Haughian plays for Swedish basketball team
Valley Schools and the assis- tant principal of Eastside Elementary.
Kim (Schmitz) Nida, Class of ’97, and Aaron Nida, Class of ’93, Spearfish, had a baby girl, Reese Caroline, Oct. 9, 2008. She weighed 7 lbs. 9 oz. and was 19 ½ inches long.
She joins big sister Claire. Aaron teaches geography and government, and coaches football and track at Spearfish High School. Kim is the assistant direc- tor of Financial Aid at BHSU.
JoEllen (Hofer) Salmen, Class of ’99, and Tom Salmen, Class of ’99, Fargo, N.D., had a baby boy, Matthew Eldon, Oct. 13, 2008. He weighed 8 lbs. 15 oz. and was 22 inches long. He joins sister Elizabeth (7) and brothers Thomas John (4) and Erik (2). Tom is a police officer for the city of Fargo. JoEllen is a stay-at- home mom.
(Griswold) Appiah, Class of ’03, and
husband Jonathan “Joe," Gillette, Wyo., had a baby boy, Drayson Boamah, Sept. 1, 2008. He weighed 6 lbs. 9.1 oz. and was 19 ¼ inches long. Sarah is a preschool teacher for the Campbell County Memorial Hospital Children’s Center in Gillette.
Tara Arsaga, Class of '08, and Derek Nelson, Class of '08, Rock Springs, Wyo., had a baby girl, Taylor Jo, Dec. 4, 2008. She weighed 7 lbs. 10.5 oz and was 19 1/4 inches long. Tara is a graphic designer at Fotos by Jenni. Derek works as the building ground and truancy monitor for Rock Springs High School.
Lillian “Lily” (Van Vlack) Bruckner, Class of ’07, and husband Tyler, Rapid City, had a baby boy, Riley James, July 20, 2008. He weighed 7 lbs. 1 oz. and was 19 ½ inches long. Lily is a stay-at-home mom and is working toward her master’s degree.
Lindsey J. (Backes), Class of ’08, and Tyler Foster, Class of ’06, Winner, had a baby boy, Carter Lee, July 16, 2008. He weighed 9 lbs. 6 oz. and was 20 ½ inches long. Tyler is an agricultural loan officer at First Fidelity Bank in Winner. Lindsey is teach- ing Spanish at Winner High School.
Misty (Turner) Holzwarth, Class of ’05, and husband Greg, Cedar Rapids, Iowa,
Former Black Hills State University basketball star Lacey Haughian, Class of '08, signed a one-year contract to play professional basket- ball in Sweden. Lacey joined the Sallen Team in Uppsala, Sweden, whose season began last September and will continue through April. Sallen plays in the second-highest divi- sion. Lacey played for four straight seasons at BHSU, where she achieved third on the University’s all-time rebounding list with 815 boards and fifth in scoring at 1,417 points. She was a first-team National Association for Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) Division II All-American selection and was part of the 2007-08 Yellow Jacket women’s basket- ball team that finished in the Elite 8. Lacey graduated in the spring of 2008 with a wellness management degree and participated in a nine-week internship at the Holy Rosary Health Care Center in Miles City, Mont.
had a baby boy, Dylan Allen, Oct. 11, 2007. He weighed 8 lbs. 3 oz. and was 19 ¾ inches long. He joins big sister Alexa Dawn (3). Misty is a stay-at-home mom.
Jennifer “Jenn” (Pope) Renner, Class of ’00, and husband Nate, Summerset, had a baby girl, Tara Lynne, July 24, 2008. She weighed 6 lbs. and was 18 ½ inches long. She joins big brother Chet (3). Jenn is a stay-at-home mom and a Mary Kay Cosmetics senior consultant.
Tobie (Eveland) Shinkle, Class of ’00, and Jaceson Shinkle, attended, Casper, Wyo., had a baby boy, Garrett Douglas, July 9, 2008. He weighed 7 lbs. 11 oz. and was 20 inches long. He joins big sister Alexandria (1 ½). Jaceson is a maintenance worker for Arch Coal. Tobie is a stay-at-home mom.
Haylee (Pearson) Swiden, Class of ’03, and Chris Swiden, Class of ’05, Watertown, had a baby boy, Elyk Christopher, Oct. 12, 2008. He weighed
7 lbs. 2 oz. and was 20 ¼ inches long. He joins big sister Tessa (2). Chris and Haylee are both employed with the Watertown School District. Chris teaches in the science department at the high school, and Haylee teaches kindergarten at Mellette Elementary.
Jamie (Hahn), Class of ’06, and Andy VanDeest, Class of ’04, Spearfish, had a baby girl, Peyton Marie, Nov. 26, 2008. She weighed 7 lbs. 10 oz. and was 19 inches long. Jamie is the sales director for the Silverado Franklin in Deadwood. Andy is a con- tractor and co-owner of J & A Construction.
Amber (Aker) Vogt, Class of ’03, and husband Jay, Whitewood, had a baby girl, Jaysa Jane, Sept. 16, 2007. She weighed 7 lbs. 2 oz. and was 19 inches long. Amber is the director for Lawrence County Planning & Zoning in Deadwood.
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