Summer 2019


Editor's Note

ScreenShot20180709at3.47.14PM.pngThere’s always plenty to celebrate at Bismarck State College.
You’ll find stories and photos inside about Commencement and
awards, national designations and renovated spaces. This campus
is hopping and humming academically.

But that’s not the only place we thrive. Not only do we have a
MonDak Conference tournament champion baseball team, and an
NBA champion to proudly call our own!

Former Mystic basketball player Masai Ujiri, '95, is the president of
the 2019 NBA champion Toronto Raptors.

BSC Men's Basketball Coach Buster Gilliss never doubted Masai’s potential. “I knew from the start that Masai was destined to do good things,” Gilliss said in an interview about 1993-95 Mystic alum Masai Ujiri for an archived BSC Connections newsletter. “He always had goals and worked hard to
achieve those goals. He has done the bluecollar type jobs to get where he’s at."

Congratulations, Masai! Bismarck State College is proud to have been part of your story.

Marnie Piehl, Editor