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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.


Mitchell Area Spring Dinner                 

Saturday, March 21st  
6 pm Social 7 pm Dinner
Mitchell Depot
Take a break and have a meal with fellow Mines alums!
Hosted by Keith Beck (EE90)
RSVP to beckk@graphicpkg.com by March 13, 2015.
Email alumni@sdsmt.edu for more details.
Come share stories and reconnect!
Hear information and updates from all around campus!  
See you in Mitchell!

Event Calendar Highlights         

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

      • Chandler, AZ - March 28, 2015 - 7th Annual Mines Masters at Ocotillo Golf Resort
      • Omaha, NE - March 30, 2015 - President Heather Wilson invites you to a reception for alumni, students, potential students, and friends at Kiewit Plaza in the Cloud Room from 5:30-7:00 PM RSVP to anne.ekern@sdsmt.edu or 605.394.2436
      • Rapid City, SD - April 24-25, 2015 - 36th Annual Hardrocker Weekend
      • Houston, TX - May 2, 2015 - Houston Area Dinner Mixer with University President Heather Wilson 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 at Tres Amigos Restraunt, 1801 S. Capitol of Texas Highway from 1-3PM.  RSVP to Dave Glanzer Daglanzer@aol.com.
      • Rapid City, SD  - May 7-9, 2015 - 50 Year Reunion for graduates of 1965
      • Washington, DC - May 17, 2015 - Lunch at the Washington Golf and Country Club
      • Rapid City, SD – July 8-12, 2015 – 2015 SDSM&T (5-Year) All School Reunion