Alumni News Kudos & Announcements
Clarence “Sandy” Huffman, Class of ’61, Warden, Wash., retired after 15 years at Warden School District. Sandy earned the 2009 Excellence Award for Outstanding Teacher; this is the second time he has received this honor.
Margie (Preszler) LaDue, Class of ’68, Sturgis, retired in 2004 after 33 years of teaching. After retirement, Margie wrote and published the children’s book Crawl into the Night – the story of Hugh Glass.
David Moore, Class of ’68, Rapid City, was one of 10 South Dakotans to teach carpentry skills as part of Habitat for Humanity’s goodwill home building excursion. The volunteers helped build 42 homes for the Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter Work Project in Vietnam.
Linda (Kaitfors) Stephens, Class of ’66, Buffalo, and her husband, Wally, celebrated 30 years as editors of the Nation Center News. The couple also owned and operated the newspaper for 20 years.
Richard “Dick” Termes, Class of ’64, Spearfish, had one of his Termespheres, “The Big Bang,” chosen for the cover of the reprinted French edition of Steven Hawking’s best-seller A Brief History in Time.
Terry Wanless, Class of ’69, Sacramento, Calif., was named Under Armour West Region Athletic Director of the Year (football championship subdivision). Terry is the director of Athletics at Sacramento State.
Mike Berg, Class of ’72, Grand Forks, N.D., was
inducted into the National High School Athletic Coaches Association Hall of Fame. Mike has coached football for 35 years.
David Broadie, Class of ’76, Rapid City, retired after 33 successful years as head coach of the Douglas High School football team.
Bruce “Toby” Day, Class of ’73, Chandler, Ariz., has been hired as Arizona Market President for the Arizona Business Bank. Toby has more than three decades of experience in the Phoenix banking community.
Glenn Freeburg, Class of ’77, Guernsey, Wyo., was inducted into the National High School Athletic Coaches Association Hall of Fame. Glenn has coached seven different sports throughout his career. He is currently the athletic director and head coach for volleyball, girl's basketball, and boy's and girl's track at Guernsey-Sunrise High School.
Russell Harford, Attended, Chadron, Neb., was appointed by Nebraska Governor Dave Heineman to serve on the County Court in the 12th Judicial District.
Mark Herreid, Attended, Rapid City, was named postmaster for Rapid City. Mark is responsible for retail sales, and delivery, processing, transportation, and collection of the mail.
Author Paul Higbee, Class of ’76, Spearfish, and photographer Les Voorhis,
Attended, Spearfish, have teamed up to publish Bear Butte, Sentinel of the Plains. The book features full-color photographs of Bear Butte and the wildlife that lives there along with a history of the Sentinel of the Plains.
Duane “Spike” Millslagle, Class of ’73, Duluth, Minn., was promoted to professor at the University of Minnesota, Duluth campus. Duane teaches and conducts research in the exercise science department, specializing in motor control and learning.
Robert “Bob” Ward, Class of ’71, Power, Mont., finished third in the Greco-Roman division and fourth in the Freestyle division of the Veteran National Wrestling Tournament.
Judy Whirlwind Horse, Class of ’77, Eagle Butte,
was named the 2008 Crazy Horse Memorial Native American Educator of the Year. Judy is a fifth-grade teacher at Cheyenne-Eagle Butte Upper Elementary School.
Carla “C.B.” Alexander,
Class of ’84, Fort Meade, received
her master's degree and was appointed as the health systems specialist/staff assistant to the associate director of the VA Black Hills Health Care System.
Donald Beahm, Class of ’80, Ridge, N.Y., received the Spring 2009 PRIDE Award from Dowling College for his hard work and dedication. Donald is an associate professor of political science.
Allen Benoist, Class of ’84, Eagle Butte, was honored by the South Dakota High School
Activities Association (SDHSAA) as the Assistant Coach of the Year. Allen is a physical education teacher at Cheyenne-Eagle Butte Upper Elementary School.
Kirk Bertsch, Class of ‘85, Spearfish, was inducted into the Farmers Insurance “Topper Club” for his outstanding sales.
Scott Bohall, Attended, Glendale, Ariz., was recognized by National Jeweler Magazine as one of America’s Best Jewelers. Scott owns Treasures Jewelers.
Chris Eastman, Class of ’85, Henderson, Nev., was honored by Golf Digest as one of the “Best Teachers” in Nevada.
Gogie (Julius) Enstad, Class of ’86, Rapid City, was honored for her volunteer efforts by the Rapid City Chamber of Commerce
Floyds host holiday hot rod reception
Joe and Elaine Floyd, Harrisburg, hosted a holiday reception that featured nearly 20 of their pre-war Ford and Mercury models and cars from the 50s and 60s. Shown here is a woody wagon that was just finished. BHSU President Kay Schallenkamp and Steve Meeker, vice president of University Advancement, were among those whose attended to view the fleet of cars. Elaine is an alumna and former employee of BHSU.
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