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honored by President Barack Obama as one of the recipients of the Presidential Award for Excellence in Science, Mathematics, and Engineering Mentoring. He also received the Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching. David is a sixth-grade teacher at South Middle School in Rapid City.
Kathy (Madzo) Keffeler, Class of ’04, Rapid City, participated in the
prestigious Fulbright-Hays Seminars Abroad Program. The program explores the pedagogy of teaching English in China. Kathy is a Spanish teacher for Douglas High School in Box Elder.
Kelly Kirk, Class of ’08, Bozeman, Mont., is pursuing a master’s degree in Western American History at Montana State University.
Haley Lux, Class of ’09, Spearfish, accepted a human resources position at Green Tree Financial Services in Rapid City.
Robert “Rob” Mansheim, Class of ’04, Gillette, Wyo., received his master’s degree in communication arts, advertising, and public relations. Rob is a marketing specialist for Campbell County Memorial Hospital.
Theresa Mutter, Class of ’06, Washington, D.C., was recently named assistant director of Alumni Relations and Class Programs for the Office of Advancement at Georgetown University. Theresa also became the University of Southern California's development chair for the USC Alumni Club of the Nation’s Capitol.
Michael “Mike” Odle, Class of ’02, Billings, Mont., was named one of the “15 to Watch” for 2009 by PR News. This program honors 15 budding
public relations leaders and creative practitioners who are under age 30. Mike is the regional public affairs chief for the Bureau of Reclamation and Public Affairs for the Air National Guard.
Abby (Monnens) Olson, Class of ’06, Whitewood, was hired as a senior accountant for Wharf Resources in the Northern Hills.
Jenny Phillipe, Attended, Rapid City, was hired as the director of Youth Ministry at Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church in Rapid City.
Erin Power, Class of ’06, Bismarck, N.D., graduated from AmeriCorps National Civilian Community Corps (AmeriCorps NCCC) Pacific Region, wrapping up 10 months of nationwide community service.
Jamie Richey, Class of ’09, Spearfish, is the sales and marketing director for the Best Western Black Hills Lodge.
Kathryn (Katie) Severns, Class of ’08, Rapid City, was hired as the director of music at the Cathedral of Our Lady of Perpetual Help in Rapid City. She was also elected as the assistant director for recruitment for the Rapid City chapter of the National Association of Pastoral Musicians.
Heather Smith, Class of ’08, Belle Fourche, is serving a year with AmeriCorps VISTA in Phoenix, Ariz.; assisting with marketing and communications for the Arizona Grantmakers Forum.
Amber Tweedy, Class of ’08, Bigfork, Mont., was hired by the Valley Chiropractic Center in Kalispell, Mont. She is responsible for the business's finances and setting up patient care plans.
Several BHSU alumni have joined the Lead-Deadwood School District for the 2009-10 school year: Kena (Juso) Brown, Class of ’01, teaches pre-school; Oliver Burgoyne, Class of ’03, teaches visual arts; Nita (Stevens) Jardee, Class of ’08, is a pre-school paraprofessional; Tom Paulsen, Class of ’01, teaches fifth grade; Blake Proefrock, Class of ’09, teaches social science, government, American history, and Constitutional law; Breon Schroeder, Class of ’09, teaches health,
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BHSU alumni who have joined the Spearfish School District for 2009-10 school year include: Jennifer Linn, Class of ’04, teaches eighth grade; Samantha Bartels, Class of ’09, teaches special education; and Jessica Mathern-Netzer, Class of ’09, teaches third grade.
Several BHSU alumni were recognized by the Rapid City Public School Foundation as a Teacher of Distinction: Cher (Walker) Daniel, Class of ’94, teaches K-2 at Rapid Valley Elementary School; Sharyl (Walla) Glader, Class of ’72, teaches K-5 at Valley View Elementary School; Kelly (Galbraith) Gorman, Class of ’97, teaches K-5 at Horace Mann Elementary School; Mary (Coyle) Mahoney, Class of ’89, teaches ninth and 11th grade at Rapid City Central High School; Laura (Givens) Harrison, Class of ’90, teaches sixth through eighth grade at North Middle School; David Ireland, Class of ’06, teaches sixth grade at South Middle School; Vera (Schofield) O’Grady, Class of ’71, teaches eighth grade at Dakota Middle School; Amanda (Simonson) Price, Class of ’07, teaches fourth grade at Grandview Elementary School; Travis Swartz, Class of ’06, teaches fifth grade at South Canyon; and Nancy (Gaffin) Ward, Class of ’71, teaches K-5 at General Beadle Elementary School. Each year, the Rapid City Public School Foundation invites every school in the district to select a Teacher of Distinction.
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