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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
( April 6, 2000)
BRUCE RAMPELBERG HONORED AT SDSM& T’s
49TH ANNUAL HONORS CONVOCATION
At the 49th Annual Honors Convocation held at the South Dakota School of Mines and Technology ( SDSM& T) on Thursday, March 30, Bruce Rampelberg, president for American State Bank in Rapid City, received the 2000 SDSM& T Outstanding Public Service Award. The Honors Convocation is an annual event at SDSM& T that recognizes students, faculty, and friends of the university for their outstanding service and academic achievements. The program began with a reception and luncheon with the recognition ceremony beginning at noon. Dr. James Munro, Interim Dean, College of Materials Science and Engineering, and Professor, Department of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, and Ms. Christina Rebel, a senior at SDSM& T, were the hosts.
Mr. Rampelberg is involved, and committed to the community of Rapid City and truly epitomizes the slogan chosen by his business, ‘ We love this town!’ He has been a working member for many organizations and has held positions in ten of them. They include: president, Black Hills Symphony; past president, Allied Arts Fund Drive; treasurer, Rapid City Chamber of Commerce, and Ellsworth Heritage Foundation; secretary, Platte Valley Bible College; chairman, Regional Hospital Development Council; director, South Dakota Bankers Association, RC Community Development Corporation, Development for the Disabled; and elder, First Christian Church.
Other individuals honored at the event include Jim Ghents, science teacher at Rapid City Stevens Senior High School, received an Award for Outstanding Teaching. The American Indian Science and Engineering Society ( AISES) Outstanding Teacher Award was given to Sandra Brandenburger, instructor of English College preparatory classes, and Gifted Coordinator at Cheyenne- Eagle Butte High School in Eagle Butte. Dr. Jan Puszynski, Professor, Department of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering at SDSM& T, received the Presidential Award for Outstanding Professor. The Benard A. Ennenga Faculty Award was given to Dr. Robin Lipke, Assistant Professor, Department of Social Sciences; and Dr. Sidney Goss, Professor, Department of Social Sciences, received the Virginia Simpson Award. This award was established by Mrs. Virginia Simpson, a long- time supporter of Tech and active community member, to help support and encourage new or continued involvement by SDSM& T faculty or staff with the Rapid City community.
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