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Welcome to the SDSM&T Alumni Association

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 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!

Watch a short video by clicking on the photo below.

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Tom Zeller (ME70), Alumni Association Executive VP       


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 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!
  • Zero Year Reunion - connect with graduating seniors to induct them into their lifetime legacy as SDSM&T alums.

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For detailed 2015 Reunion information click here.

2015 All School Reunion Registration:  https://interact.sdsmt.edu/alumni/reunion/registration.htm



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Return on Investment Rankings


The South Dakota School of Mines & Technology is featured in a new Forbes article about the latest Return on Investment rankings.

In the same paragraph that includes the likes of Stanford, MIT, Princeton, Brown, Rice, U.C. Berkeley and Carnegie Mellon, the article points out that SD Mines graduates "are thriving professionally."  

"For the right student interested in a STEM education, it's a great investment," the article says, adding the university appears twice (for in-state tuition and out-of-state tuition) in the Top 25 of the 2015 PayScale ROI list released yesterday.  Read the full Forbes article.

It's the second time this week SD Mines has been nationally recognized in a leading media outlet.  On Monday, a story in the Wall Street Journal asked "Are Prestigious Private Colleges Worth the Cost?"  Accompanying an in-depth article were several 2014 PayScale College RO tables, with SD Mines #1 in the table ranking "Best Public Universities for Returns on Investment."  Read the full Wall Street Journal article.


Texas Bound                                  

Houston, TX
Saturday, May 2nd join University President Heather Wilson, Alumni Association President Mike Alley (GeolE73), and new Foundation President Joel Kincart at Willy G's at the Galleria beginning at 6PM.  
Join the Presidents for heavy appetizers and a cash bar in the private Post Oak dining room.  $30 per person.
Register online at https://foundation.sdsmt.edu/houston-2015-may or RSVP to the alumni office by calling 800-394-2394 or by email at alumni@sdsmt.edu.
Austin, TX
Sunday, May 3rd, join host Dave Glanzer (EE74) as he welcoms University President Heather Wilson and new Foundation President Joel Kincart to Tres Amigos Restraunt, 1801 S. Capitoal Highway from 1-3PM.  Enjoy a Tex Mex off the menu lunch and cash bar while visiting with fellow alums.  Then tune into President Heather Wilson's campus updates. 
RSVP to Dave Glanzer (EE74) by phone (512) 819-4050 or by email at daglanzer@aol.com by April 24, 2015.

Event Calendar Highlights         

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

    • Rapid City, SD - April 24-25, 2015 - 36th Annual Hardrocker Weekend more information here.
    • Houston, TX - May 2, 2015 - Houston Area Dinner Mixer with University President Heather Wilson, new Foundation President Joel Kincart, and Alumni President Mike Alley (GeolE73) at Willy G's at the Galleria.  RSVP to alumni@sdsmt.edu.
    • Austin, TX - May 3, 2015 - Lunch with University President Heather Wilson and new Foundation President Joel Kincart at Tres Amigos Restraunt, 1801 S. Capitol of Texas Highway from 1-3PM.  RSVP to Dave Glanzer (EE74) at Daglanzer@aol.com.
    • Rapid City, SD  - May 7-9, 2015 - 50 Year Reunion for the Class of 1965, information available by calling the alumni office at 800-394-239.
    • Minneapolis, MN - May 14, 2015 - President Heather Wilson invites you to a reception for alumni, students, potential students, and friends on Thursday, May 14, 2015 from 5:30-7:00 p.m.  Join us at Pace Analytical 1800 Elm Street SE.  RSVP to Anne Ekern 605.394.2366 or anne.ekern@sdsmt.edu.
    • Washington, DC - May 17, 2015 - Lunch at the Washington Golf and Country Club with Alumni President Mike Alley (GeolE73), Alumni Director Tim Vottero (Chem84), and Foundation representative Ron Jeitz (CE69).  Coordinated by Bill Tucker (GeolE56), RSVP to Bill at bill@tuckintl.com.
    • Rapid City, SD – July 8-12, 2015 – 2015 SDSM&T (5-Year) All School Reunion