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.

Ralph Video               Joe Video

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

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 alumni@sdsmt.edu and we will be certain they are shared with the family.  The http://www.osheimschmidt.com/ 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!



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.



Independence Day

Friday, July 4, 2014, campus closed


Alumni Board Meeting

Board Meeting

Friday, July 11, 2014, McKeel