Diamond continues to support and inspire BHSU students Creating a Legacy
avid Diamond, retired BHSU mass communication professor, created a scholarship to honor students who demonstrate exemplary talents in the University’s media programs while pursuing their degrees at BHSU. Diamond, who has agreed to bequeath $25,000 through his estate plan, will begin funding the $500 scholarship immediately with yearly donations. The scholarship will be designated for a junior mass communication student who has shown exceptional talent through participation in any BHSU media program, including radio, TV, newspaper, podcast, and photography. A South Dakota native, Diamond taught at BHSU for over 10 years following an amazing radio career that included a well-known show in Los Angeles. He has experience working with numerous big
names in music,including Janis Joplin, Jim Morrison, and the The Doors. During the 60s and 70s, his radio show “The Diamond Mine” was one of the most popular shows in Hollywood, Burbank, Los Angeles, and San Francisco. Diamond was a popular professor who inspired students by embellishing his lectures with real-life experiences. He is proud of the many students who have gone on to successful careers in radio, television, public relations, and advertising. Through this scholarship, Diamond will continue to inspire and support mass communication students.
Descendants of Guy and Sylvia Doll are honored as 2010 Legacy Family
lack Hills State University honored the descendants of Guy and Sylvia Doll as the 2010 Legacy Family. The
award was presented by BHSU President Kay Schallenkamp and Steve Meeker, vice president of University Advancement, during a men’s basketball game. Guy Doll attended BHSU in the late 1920s where he played football and ran track. He married Sylvia (Des Camps) in 1936 and became an outstanding rancher in Harding County. Elaine Doll-Dunn, Guy and Sylvia’s daughter, says her family has
enjoyed a long history of attending BHSU and she’s anxious to see that tradition move into the future as she encourages the next generation of family members to consider attending her alma mater as well. The award was created to honor families who have attended, graduated, or who are currently attending BHSU. For more information about the award or to nominate a deserving family, email Tom.Wheaton@BHSU.edu
or call 605-642-6385.
Prior to joining the faculty at BHSU,
Diamond was a professor at Buena Vista College and Morningside College in Iowa. He is also an accomplished writer who has received many honors for his fiction works.
$15,000 to establish the Dr. Ben Henry Instrumental Music Scholarship Fund at BHSU.
B While at
Black Hills State, Carol taught in the
Carol and Ben Henry
mass communication department. Ben Henry, a longtime music professor at BHSU, retired in 1987. He received numerous awards for his dedication to teaching music including the Distinguished Service Award from the South Dakota High School Activities Association. The South Dakota Band Association also named him an All-State Band Judge Emeritus. The recipient(s) will be selected each
BHSU honored the descendants of Guy and Sylvia Doll as the 2010 Legacy Family. Those attending the ceremony included: (left to right) LeVay “Blinkie” (Doll) Byers, Class of ’60, Wheatland, Wyo.; Tim Olson, Class of ’81, Buffalo; Laura (Halligan) Olson, Class of ’81, Buffalo; Tom Olson, Class of ’81, Norfolk, Neb.; Nick Olson, Attending, Spearfish; Janet (Lammers) Doll, Class of ’82, Prairie City; Sam Olson, Attending, Spearfish; Samra (Olson) Trask, Class of ’83, Wasta; Marcia (Orwick) Olson, Class of ’86, Spearfish; Trevor Olson, Attending, Spearfish; Elaine Doll-Dunn, Class of ’79, Spearfish; Dan Olson, Class of ’83, Spearfish; and Doug Doll, Class of ’81, Prairie City.
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year by the head of the Music Department and the band director(s) at BHSU. The recipient(s) must participate in instrumental music at BHSU and be from South Dakota, Wyoming, Nebraska, or North Dakota. Preference will be given to students from South Dakota and Wyoming. The recipient must be a new freshman or a new transfer student who is enrolled in a minimum of 15 credit hours per semester and maintains a 2.5 grade point average.
Ben and Carol Henry establish music scholarship fund en and
Carol Henry donated
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