Creating a Legacy Lantis endowment established to support the BHSU rodeo team
Fund. Ten thousand dollars is to be endowed, and the additional $1,000 was awarded in the spring and fall of 2008. The fund will be used to support the rodeo team at Black Hills State University.
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The recipient must be a female fresh- man from South Dakota majoring in educa- tion. Preference will be given to students from western South Dakota. The recipient must also enroll in a minimum of 15 credit hours each semester and have a minimum grade point average of 2.75 in high school and in college. The scholarship is renewable each year.
The Runnings, known for their vegeta-
ble stand on Evans Lane, have been longtime residents of Spearfish. The scholarship was established in memory of Helen, who gradu- ated from BHSU in 1943 with a bachelor's degree in education.
Running establishes scholarship fund for education majors
ay Running donated $100,000 to establish the Helen Mahoney Running and Ray Running Scholarship Fund at Black Hills
ary Ellen Lantis, and her son Travis Lantis, Class of '00, donated $11,000 to establish the Lantis Endowment
The recipient must be an active member of the BHSU rodeo team. The fund will be used to offset fuel expenses involved with attending rodeos.
The Lantis family provides the use of
their Seven Down Arenas for BHSU rodeo team practice. The arenas are also host to the annual BHSU Will Lantis Yellow Jacket Stampede Rodeo, which was named in honor of Will Lantis, Mary Ellen's late husband.
"Without the support of Mary Ellen and the Lantis family the rodeo program would not be what it is today.
The fact that they
donate the use of their state-of-the-art practice facility, and with the establishment of the Lantis Foundation Scholarship, proves what a generous family they are. The student ath- letes and I are appreciative of all they do and are very thankful to have their support," said Glen Lammers, BHSU rodeo coach.
BHSU conference room named in honor of Swarts
conference room in the remodeled David B. Miller Yellow Jacket Student Union will be named to honor longtime BHSU
employee Jerry Swarts thanks to the gener- ous donation of Don Endres, CEO of VeraSun Energy.
Endres and his wife, Jill LaPlante, desig- nated $10,000 to the remodeling project and asked that the conference room be dedicated in honor of Swarts to show their apprecia- tion for his work and commitment to the University. Endres worked with Swarts exten- sively while instituting an all-card access system at BHSU. Swarts has been employed at the University for nearly 40 years and is
ois Northrup, Class of '62, donated $15,000 to establish the Lois M. Northrup Scholarship Endowment. The scholarship is designated
for female students majoring or minoring in physical education and/or exercise science and are involved in athletics at Black Hills
currently the director of University Support Services. “It was a pleasure to work with Jerry
Swarts and I appreciate his professionalism and dedication not only to the University but also to advancing technology whenever pos- sible to provide the best services to students, faculty, and staff,” Endres said.
The Student Union remodeling is near- ing completion, which will more than double the space available for students and provide a location for all the dining services options. This fall the new dining services area will be opened as well as the expanded bookstore. The entire remodeling project is expected to be completed in January 2010.
Lois M. Northrup donates to establish scholarship
State University. They must also maintain a minimum grade point average of 2.75 and be enrolled in a minimum of 15 credit hours per semester.
Lois is a retired principal living in Redman, Ore.
Williams and Ree present scholarship to BHSU music major
Tom Wheaton (far right), director of Alumni Relations at BHSU, presents Kimberly Ullmen, junior instrumental music major from Kadoka, with the Williams and Ree Scholarship this year at their performance during Swarm Week 2008. Ullman was awarded a $1,250 scholarship, which is funded by an endowment from BHSU alumni Bruce Williams (right) & Terry Ree (left). Williams and Ree have toured the world entertaining crowds with a unique blend of humor. Williams and Ree have entertained thousands, performing over 300 shows every year. They have shared the stage with Garth Brooks, the Oak Ridge Boys and Randy Travis, among others.
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