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!




Rapid City, SD and SDSM&T celebrate M-Week – Sunday, September 14-Sunday, September 21, 2014 (M-Day, September 20, 2014) – with a weeklong list of activities.  From the Senior/Frosh Picnic to the Hall of Fame Induction Luncheon, from the M-Day Parade to the M-Day Football Game vs. Wisconsin River Falls (6PM Kick-off), M-Week promises a full menu of fun and traditions.  Also, please plan to join Alumni-On-The-Ramps for a special celebration of the 80th Anniversary of our Alumni Association!  For questions about specific events, please inquire via alumni@sdsmt.edu or call 605-394-2347.

Rapid City, SD and SDSM&T President Heather Wilson, DPhil cordially invite you to attend the Sixth Annual Mines Medal Dinner and Award Ceremony – Thursday, October 2, 2014, 6PM – at the Rushmore Plaza Civic Center, LaCroix Hall.  This year’s honoree will be W. Mark Saltzman, an expert in biomedical engineering, drug delivery, tissue engineering and gene therapy.  Net proceeds from the event benefit graduate student fellowships.  Advance registration is now available.  For complete information regarding the Mines Medal, please visit the http://mines-medal.sdsmt.edu webpage.




Event Calendar Highlights

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

      • Rapid City, SD – July 8-12, 2015 – 2015 SDSM&T (5-Year) All School Reunion!!
      • Rapid City, SD – September 20, 2014 – M-Day and Mines Musters around the World!

Rockies vs. Diamondvacks


Friday, September 19, 2014 - 6:10 pm

Bonus FIREWORKS DISPLAY immediately following the game. 

Special ticket pricing expires on September 9, 2014.


Denver, CO and the Colorado Rockies welcome SDSM&T alumni and friends to Mines Night @ Coors Field – Friday, September 19, 2014, 6:10PM game start – for the Arizona Diamondbacks vs. Colorado Rockies baseball game in the Mile High City. 


Tickets are now on sale for ~$16 per person (plus $1.60 Ticketmaster service charge) in our own reserved section (Behind Home Plate, Section 332) available by clicking  HERE


(Special Offer Code: ROCKIES).  This promotion has an 12 ticket limit, so if you want seats next to anyone in particular, you must purchase all the tickets together (same online order).  Section tickets are limited – first come, first serve – and the special price and reserved seats in our section expire Tuesday, September 9, 2014 at midnight. 


Be sure to wear your SDSM&T attire – shirts, (senior) hats, etc. – and arrive early to mingle with other alumni and friends near the third level clock tower (mountain view side) just outside the Section 332 portal. For additional questions, please contact alumni@sdsmt.edu or call 800-394-2394.