Welcome to the Alumni Association webpage

The SDSM&T Alumni Association promotes communication and interaction among alumni, students, faculty and administrators of the South Dakota School of Mines and Technology with the objective of strengthening the school's academic, research and service roles. The Alumni Association also maintains an alumni network and support services for SDSM&T graduates and friends throughout the world.

The Alumni Office is located in Surbeck Center on campus If you have any questions, comments, concerns, or suggestions feel free to contact us.

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Watch short Alumni videos by clicking on the images above. 

Three Reasons to Give

Our organization relies on your time, talents, and financial support to carry out our purpose and mission.  Here are three projects that need your help today.

  • Area Meetings and events
  • 50-Year Reunions and All School Reunions
  • Alumni Networking

Distinguished Alumni

Laurie W. Chamberlin (ChE75) was born in Aberdeen and raised in Bristol before receiving his bachelor of science degree in chemical engineering from the School of Mines in 1975.


Jeane L. Hull (CE77) hails from Deadwood and graduated from the School of Mines in 1977 with a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering. She later earned an MBA in 1985 from Nova University in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, attended executive training at the London Business School, and is a registered professional engineer.


Roger E. Kiel (GenE58), PhD, was raised in Highmore and earned a bachelor’s degree in general engineering from the School of Mines in 1958. He earned a master’s degree in engineering science in 1962 and a doctorate in aeronautics, astronautics and engineering science in 1965 from Purdue University.


Robert P. Mudge (MetE76), born in Hot Springs and raised in Rapid City, graduated from the School of Mines in 1976 with a bachelor’s degree and in 1978 with a master’s degree, both in metallurgical engineering.


Lawrence G. Schmaltz (CE79) was born and raised in Belle Fourche and earned his bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from the School of Mines in 1979.


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1964 Class Reunion


Dear Class of 1964,


Each year the South Dakota School of Mines and Technology recognizes the members of the class that graduated fifty years ago.  In May 2014 we will honor those members of the Class of 1964 that join us on campus and as part of the spring commencement program.  We hope you join us for all of the events, as your Class Reunion promises to be memorable. 

The schedule of activities for May 8-10, 2014 includes:


Thursday, May 8, from 4-6 p.m.


  • A welcome social at the Adoba Eco Hotel, 445 Lounge

Friday, May 9, beginning at 8 a.m.


  • A hosted breakfast in the SDSM&T Surbeck Center Ballroom.

  • An update on campus activities, followed by (optional) SDSM&T campus tours

  • A light lunch at the tour’s completion in the SDSM&T, Christensen Hall of Fame

  • A special event where we invite you and your spouse and/or guest(s) to join us at the Holiday Inn Hotel, Hammons Room for an evening dinner (beginning at 5:30 p.m.)

Saturday, May 10, beginning at 8 a.m.


  • The 169th Commencement ceremony at the Rushmore Plaza Civic Center


For more information, please contact the Alumni office at (605) 394-2347




Upcoming Events


Click on Calendar Highlights above to see various area alumni gatherings.



Sunday, April 20, 2014





Saturday, April 26, 2014 


Alumni Board Meeting

Board Meeting

Alumni Recognition Dinner



Click on Calendar Highlights above to see various area alumni gatherings.