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Meet the 2019 Alumni Award Winners - Distinguished Alumnus

Wayne R. Mundt, ’70, a combat medic in the 101st Airborne in Vietnam, Wayne was awarded the Silver Star Medal for Valor, Purple Heart, Bronze Star, and several other honors for his service and gallantry in action. He was wounded on three occasions. After discharge from the Army, Wayne worked in state government encouraging companies to expand to South Dakota. He then started a general contracting company, was successful in real estate sales and development, and retired from the oil industry. Wayne coached numerous youth activities in Spearfish including boxing, basketball, and track. He is a supporter of Wounded Warrior Outdoors, and is an avid Yellow Jacket sports fan. Wayne serves on the BHSU Board of Directors, Capital Campaign, and Real Estate Acquisition Committee. Wayne and Patti, ’69, are the proud parents of four sons, and have generously included BHSU in their estate planning.

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