Alumni News Births
G. Wayne Byrd, Class of ’89, and wife, Ranata, Peyton, Colo.,
welcomed their sixth child, a baby boy, Kian Ryley, July 1, 2009. He weighed 7 lbs. 11 oz. and was 20.6 inches long. Wayne is a professional bass
fisherman, seminar speaker, and outdoors writer.
Finnegan, Class of ’97, and Rebecca
(Butler), Hanover, N.H., had a baby girl, Maeve Aileen, Aug. 6, 2009. She weighed 7 lbs. 4 oz. and was 20 inches long. David is a research physical scientist at the U.S. Army Cold Regions Research & Engineering Lab in Hanover. He studies glacier and climate related activities across Alaska, Greenland, and Iceland.
Christina (Houghton), Class of ’97, and Shawn Marta, Spearfish, had a baby boy, Spencer Emery, Jan. 30, 2009. Spencer weighed 8 lbs. 10 oz. and was 20 inches long. Spencer joins sister Vivian (6) and brother Jensen (2). Christina is a stay-at-home mom and assists with bookkeeping for Shawn’s business.
Rose (Jagim), Class of ’98, and Paul Ruhland, St. Paul, Minn., had a baby boy, Keller Ryan, Oct. 30, 2009. He weighed 7 lbs. 14 oz. and was 19.5 inches long. Rose is a high school language arts teacher in the Twin Cities area.
Maj. Tony Patterson, Class of ’98, and Abigayle (Ross), Vicenza, Italy, had a baby girl, Hannah Marie,
July 9, 2009. She weighed 7 lbs. 15 oz. and was 19.75 inches long. Tony is an optometrist stationed at Caserma Ederle (Camp Ederle) in Vicenza, Italy.
Angela “Annie” (Rossow), Class of ’96, and Mark Heltzel, Spearfish, had a baby girl, Marlee Ann, June 27, 2009. She weighed 8 lbs. 4 oz. and was 21.5 inches long. Annie is a third-grade teacher at East Elementary School in Spearfish.
Patricia “Trish” (Schaefer), Class of ’93, and Brian Montgomery, Houston, Texas, had a baby girl, Hannah Ruth, Jan. 12, 2010. She weighed 7 lbs. 14 oz. and was 20 inches long. Trish is co-owner of a marketing and design boutique business.
Lori (Schuh), Class of ’98, and Todd Stverak, Class of ’98, Harrisburg, had a boy, Weston Robert, Dec. 6, 2009. He weighed 7 lbs. 11 oz. and was 21 inches long. Lori is a fourth-grade teacher in the Sioux Falls School District. Todd works for Jones Caulking and Tuckpointing in Sioux Falls.
Sara (Stilwell), Class of ’95, and James “Nick” Gottlob, Class of ’00, Spearfish, had a baby boy, Tanner James, Sept. 30, 2009. Tanner weighed 7 lbs. 5 oz. and was 20 inches long. He joins big sister Emma (3). Sara is a nurse practitioner at Queen City Regional Medical Clinic, and Nick is the principal at Lead- Deadwood High School.
Erin (Carr), Class of ’03, and Brian Baldwin,
Broomfield, Colo., had a baby boy, Noah Jeffrey Allan, July 8, 2009. He weighed 7 lbs. 3 oz. and was 19 inches long. Erin is a pharmaceutical representative for Lilly USA, LLC.
Monique Dana, Attended, and Thane Tetrault, Spearfish, had a baby girl, TyLee Marie, May 28, 2009. She weighed 7 lbs. 13 oz. Monique practices dentistry at Dana Dental Arts in Spearfish and Rapid City.
Brenna (Douglas), Class of ’96, and Brian Meyer, Spearfish, had a baby boy, Brooks Valentine, Nov. 30, 2009. He weighed 7 lbs. 12 oz. and was 20 inches long. He joins brothers Breckin (7), Bridger (5), and Brason (3). Brenna is an actress, director, and tap musical theater teacher. She is also part owner of Meyer Landscaping.
Trisha “Trish” (Grablander), Class of ’04, and Casey Mears, Mooresville, N.C., had a baby girl, Samantha Mae, Oct. 7, 2008. She weighed 8 lbs. 7 oz. and was 20.75 inches long.
Robert “Bob” Holm, Class of ’05, and his wife, Meagan, Rapid City, had a baby boy, Owen Daniel, June 4, 2009. He weighed 8 lbs. 11 oz. and was 21 inches long. Bob is a technology education teacher at West Middle School in Rapid City.
Danielle (Casados), Class of ’08, and Richard Kaumo, Class of ’06, Pinedale, Wyo., had a baby boy, Antone Joseph, June 29, 2009. He weighed 7 lbs. 11 oz. and was 19 inches long. Richard is a sheriff’s deputy in
Glanc reaches new heights
Dawn Glanc, Class of ’98, accomplished climber and mountain guide for the American Alpine Institute, won first place at the 2009 Ouray Ice Fesitival. She was also featured on the cover of Alpinist 27, a popular mountaineering magazine.
Glanc on cover of Alpinist 27
Dawn earned her degree in outdoor education from BHSU and it was the Black Hills where she started to climb both rock and ice. After spending eight years in the Hills, Dawn craved bigger mountains. In 2004, she began a full-time guiding position with the American Alpine Institute. Dawn has averaged more than 200 days of climbing and guiding each year, the past five years. Her career has taken her to mountains in the western United States, Canada, and France. She has participated in an awareness climb in Alaska for the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, was on Epic Conditions - a television show on The Weather Channel where extreme sports meet perfect weather conditions, and is certified by the American Mountain Guides Association.
Carpenter appointed director of Army National Guard
Maj. Gen. Raymond W. Carpenter, Class of ’75, is the acting director of the Army National Guard – its highest leadership position. He was appointed last spring at the Pentagon by General Craig R. McKinley, chief of the National Guard Bureau. As acting director, Raymond oversees the manning, training, equipping, and readiness of over 364,000 Army
National Guard soldiers in 54 states and territories. Raymond joined the South Dakota Army National Guard in 1967. He has held several assignments and leadership positions and was recognized with the prestigious Silver de Fleury medal for his outstanding contributions. He was selected as acting director based on his
extensive expertise at the state and national level of Guard structures, missions, and issues that need to be part of Pentagon decision processes. Raymond is also the Guard's face on Capitol Hill providing testimony to Congress on National Guard military construction. As acting director he will be the lead voice in all forums representing the Army National Guard interests.
(U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Mike R. Smith) Black Hills State University Alumni Magazine Page 10
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