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Welcome to the Alumni Association webpage

The SDSM&T Alumni Association promotes communication and interaction among alumni, students, faculty and administrators of 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.  Wherever you are, there is an SDSM&T alum near by!

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

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Reasons to Give

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

  • Area Meetings and events - events all over the country and the world to bring SDSM&T graduates together.
  • 50-Year Reunions and All School Reunions - held on the SDSM&T campus to connect SDSM&T alumni back to their alma mater.
  • Alumni Networking - aid new graduates in finding employment; help for alumni changing careers; resources for moving to areas; and having fun!

2015 All School Reunion Registration:


In Memory of Dr. Howard C. Peterson (1928-2014)

SDSM&T family mourns loss of beloved Howard “Dean Pete” Peterson (GeolE50). 

Mentor,  advocate, alumnus, icon – These  words only begin to describe the man who touched the lives of countless SDSM&T students, faculty, staff,  friends, and most certainly, alumni.  Dr. Howard “Dean Pete” Peterson (GeolE50) served as Dean of Students for 23  years.  However, his legacy at SDSM&T spanned more than five decades.  Howard referred to himself as a ‘true freshman’  n 1946, enrolling upon graduation from Alpena High School; and he often referred to the early days as a student when  walking with alumni.  Dean Pete shared many stories over the years, always with a special word of appreciation, pride, and  joy for the students, alumni, and friends that made-up his special memories.  Howard was also a ‘walking Alumni Directory’ and was uncanny with his recall of students and their families before, during, and after their time at Mines.  His service  truly was a lifetime dedicated to everything related to the South Dakota School of Mines and Technology, culminated by  earning Professor Emeritus status in Social Sciences SDSM&T.  For any alumni and friends that wish to send stories or  notes of remembrance, please feel free to use and we will be certain they are shared with the family.  The website also has a ‘Guestbook’ available for those that wish to share a note with the family their too.  We will miss you, Dean Pete!



Alumni Tailgate                 

Saturday January 10, 2015  
Pierre, SD
20th Annual SD Mines Alumni Tailgate Party
Let's make this the biggest tailgate party Pierre has ever seen!
Cooking contests and fun for all ages.  Email for more details.
Come share stories and reconnect!
Hear information and updates from all around campus!  
See you at the tailgate!


Event Calendar Highlights         

Save the Dates and watch for more details in the weeks to come:

      • Sioux Falls, SD - January 6, 2015 - Alumni, Students, Potential Students, and Friends of SDSM&T Reception
      • Pierre, SD - January 10, 2015 -  20th Annual SD Mines Alumni Tailgate Party
      • Denver, CO - February 15, 2015 - SME Annual SD Mines Alumni Social
      • Rapid City, SD  - May 7-9, 2015 - 50 Year Reunion for graduates of 1965!
      • Rapid City, SD – July 8-12, 2015 – 2015 SDSM&T (5-Year) All School Reunion!

For questions or to RSVP to any of these events email us at  Watch for updates as upcoming events are organized.


  SDSM&T All School Reunion     

July 8-12,2015! We invite you to the 2015 All-School Reunion.  Come back, explore campus, see old friends, join in on the planned activities, and have some FUN!  You can follow along with all of the reunion preparations by liking SDSM&T Alumni Association on Facebook.  We can't wait to see you! Register HERE now.