SPEARFISH | Black Hills State University, which has the largest teacher preparation program in the state and is recognized for its legacy of preparing teachers, recently released a campaign “All Inspired by Teachers” honoring teachers for their positive influence.
“Military men and women, business people, dentists, communications professionals – we were all inspired by teachers,” said BHSU President Tom Jackson, Jr. “Teachers take the time to invest in us and inspire us to achieve. At BHSU we’re investing in the future by ensuring we continue to prepare exceptional teachers.”
Local BHSU alumni featured in the campaign include Julieanne Morse, 2nd Lieutenant in the South Dakota Army National Guard; Alex Hanson, Chief Budget Analyst for the State of South Dakota; Dr. Jesse Dana, Orthodontist with Meyer & Dana Orthodontics; Anya Mueller, Reporter and Social Media Director for KNBN; and Rylan Sprague, Northern Hills District Botanist with the U.S. Forest Service.
Dr. Pat Simpson, dean of the BHSU College of Education & Behavioral Sciences, said high-quality teacher preparation programs ready educators to make a great impact in the workforce.
“Strong programs prepare teachers for all grade levels and in many content areas, with results that show high job placement rates and award-winning alumni performance,” said Simpson.
For more information on bachelor’s and master’s education programs at BHSU, visit www.BHSU.edu/education or contact Simpson at 605-642-6551.
To read BHSU’s successful alumni stories honoring the impact of teachers, visit www.BHSU.edu/Alumni/NewsInformation/InspiredbyTeachers.