Welcome to the SD Mines Alumni Association

The SD Mines 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 maintains an alumni network and support services for SD Mines graduates and friends throughout the world.  

Tom Video   

Tom Zeller (ME70), Alumni Association Executive VP, click for a short video.     

Volunteer

Our organization appreciates and relies on the time and talents of our many alumni.  Help us today:


  • Student recruitment - 40% of SD Mines freshmen first heard about us from an alum.  Thank you!
  • Area Meetings and events - events all over the country to reminisce and connect.
  • 50-Year Reunions and All School Reunions - to connect SD Mines alumni; July 2020 - 5 Year Reunion.
  • Alumni Networking - aid new graduates in finding employment; help for alumni changing careers; resources for moving to areas; and having fun!
  • Zero Year Reunion - connect with graduating seniors to induct them into their lifetime legacy as SD Mines alums.                   

Give Back to SD Mines by Adopting a High School

 

Looking for a way to give back to SD Mines?  

Consider spreading the word about SD Mines by adopting a local high school in your area.  It requires 3 easy steps:

1.  Contact Samantha Dunn, admissions counselor, at (605) 394-6144 or by email at samantha.dunn@sdsmt.edu to request a packet of information along with your personal School of Mines experiences.

2.  Make an appointment with a school administrator, counselor, teacher, or other point of contact.  In this meeting you will share the packet of information along with your own SD Mines experience.

3.  Complete a visit summary form and return it to Samantha Dunn.

For additionaly information please visit sdsmt.edu/alumniambassador.

Please hlp spread the SD Mines good word!  For more information on attending SD Mines, visit the www.gotomines.com webpage.

 

 

Hardrocker Heritage Award         

The South Dakota School of Mines & Technology has established the Hardrocker Heritage Award to offer in-state tuition and fees to highly qualified, first-time, full-time nonresident freshmen who have at least one parent or legal guardian who earned a degree from SD Mines.  It is designed to attract exceptional students to South Dakota in areas of critical need, this award recognizes that children of alumni have a stronger connection to the region and are a priority for the state to support.
 
With a 98 percent placement rate and average early-career salaries of $65,500, SD Mines is already a valuable investment for out-of-state students.  In a recent article in the Wall Street Journal, the University topped the list of "Best Public Universities for Returns on Investment" and has been ranked one of "America's 100 Best College Buys" for 17 consecutive years.
 
Now, with the Hardrocker Heritage Award, equivalent to approximately $3,000 a year for the average student in 2014-15, nonresident students with a connection to South Dakota have even greater incentive to attend the university.  
 
 

Events                                                


St. Louis, MO - May 16 - Join Alumni Director Larry Simonson (EE69) at Charley Gittos in Chesterfield, 15525 Olive Blvd, at 6 PM for campus updates and dinner off the menu. RSVP to alumni@sdsmt.edu.

Memphis, TN - May 17 - Join us at Corky's BBQ at 6 PM in Germantown at 5259 Poplar Avenue. Hear campus updates form Alumni Director Larry Simonson (EE69). Order off the menu. RSVP to alumni@sdsmt.edu.

Nashville, TN - May 18 - Join Alumni Director Larry Simonson (EE69) at Amerigo in Brentwood, 1656 Westgate Cir at 6 PM. No host order off the menua nd cash bar. RSVP to alumni@sdsmt.edu.

Knoxville, TN - May 19 - Join us at Mimi's in Turkey Creek, 10945 Parkside Drive at 6 PM. Hear campus updates from Alumni Director Larry Simonson (EE69). Order off the menu and cash bar. RSVP to alumni@sdsmt.edu.

Charlotte, NC - May 20 - Join Alumni Director Larry Simonson (EE69) at 6 PM for dinner and campus updates at Skyland Family Restaurant, 4544 South Boulevard. No host order off the menu. RSVP to alumni@sdsmt.edu.

Cary, NC - May 21 - Join us at 5 PM at Dean's Seafood Grill & Bar at 1080 Darrington Drive. Hear campus updates from Alumni Director Larry Simonson (EE69). Order off the menu. RSVP to alumni@sdsmt.edu.

Washington D.C. - May 22 - Join us for lunch at 11:30 AM at the Washington Golf & Country Club, 3017 N Glebe Road in Arlington. Ken Walsh, Presidential Coorespondent for U.S. News and World Report will give background on the past U.S. Presidents he has worked with as well as an overview of the current President. We welcome SD Mines Alumni Director Larry Simonson (EE69) to share news about our alma mater and the Alumni Association. Menu includes Gazpacho and assorted salads and marinated vegetables, chilled roast lemon-basil chicken, roasted beef tenderloin, marinated albacore tuna with a selection of assorted breads and rolls. Tropical fruit tarts and vanilla ice cream. $45 per person (tax and gratuity included). RSVP to Bill Tucker (GeolE56) at bill@tuckintl.com.

Indianapolis, IN - May 23 - Join us for dinner at Castleton Grill at 6 PM with campus updates from Alumni Director Larry Simonson (EE69). Find us at 6010 E 82nd Street. RSVP to alumni@sdsmt.edu.

Moline, IL - May 24 - Join us for dinner at Johnny's Italian Steakhouse at 6 PM with campus updates from Alumni Director Larry Simonson (EE69). Find us at 1300 River Road in Moline. RSVP to alumni@sdsmt.edu.

Tyler, TX - June 9-11 - The SD Mines Student Chapter of the American Society of Engineers and the 2016 Concrete Canoe team request your presence at the 2016 National Competition, join us a tthe University of Texas at Tyler to cheer on the SD Mines Concrete Canoe Team. Saturday, June 11th from 9 AM - 3 PM, teams will race at hte Green Acres Retreat Center on Lake Tyler. Please cheer us on!