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Dykhouse named June's Civil Service Employee of the Month

Dave Dykhouse - June 2019 employee of the month
Dave Dykhouse

Dave Dykhouse has been named South Dakota State University’s Civil Service Employee of the Month for June. Dykhouse, who works in maintenance and painting for Facilities and Services, will be honored at 2 p.m. June 17 in the Facilities and Services Building.

“When it comes to painting and maintenance, Dave is very talented,” said Abby Whitelock, a project coordinator and interior designer for Facilities and Services. “I can say with great confidence that he is the quickest, most detailed and gifted painter I have ever met. Any creative idea or concept I can come up with, he can execute. He is a wonderful asset to Facilities and Services and essential to keeping our campus maintained.”

Dykhouse has worked in Facilities and Services since 2008 but served as a South Dakota State subcontractor for 31 years before joining the university’s paint shop.

“Dave’s experience painting in the private sector for many years gave him an incredible gift and eye for repairing, painting and staining any surface,” said Jane Dunn, noting the work Dykhouse did when working at the SDSU President’s Home. “Whether it’s new construction or the many remodel projects on campus, Dave has risen to the level of the job. I am thankful that he works for SDSU, and I appreciate his loyalty, positive attitude and many gifts he brings to his job every day.”

Dykhouse and his wife, Mona, celebrated their 40th wedding anniversary this past year. He is a member of the Brookings Stand for Peace and the Interfaith Council and a fan of the Minnesota Twins and Kansas City Chiefs.

All SDSU Employee of the Month selections are determined through a nomination process by the Civil Service Advisory Council. Each civil service employee of the month receives an appreciation monetary gift from the F.O. Butler Foundation. The trustees of the foundation recognize the importance of civil service employees and take this opportunity to thank them for their exemplary service.