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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.  

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


Our organization appreciates and relies on the time and talents of our many alumni.  

  • Student recruitment - 40% of SD Mines freshmen first heard about us from an alum.  
  • Area Meetings and events - events all over the country to reminisce and connect.
  • 50-Year Reunions and All School Reunions - to connect 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!

Upcoming Alumni Social Gatherings

For additional details regarding the events, please contact Larry Simonson at 605.484.4147 or at

March 23San Antonio, TX – In the Rim: Maggiano's Little Italy. 17630 I-10. Social starts at 5 PM and dinner to follow at 6 PM.

March 24Austin, TX –  Fibercove (a shared office space). 1700 S Lamar Blvd - Suite #338. Catered BBQ meal. Social starts at 5 PM (bring your own drinks) and dinner to follow at 6 PM. $28 payable at the event.

March 25Dallas, TX – (Two Events) 1. Spring Creek BBQ. 270 N Central Expy, Richardson, TX. Lunch at 11:30 AM. 2. YeShire Tavern. 3600 Shire Blvd #122, Richardson, TX. Social starts at 5 PM and dinner to follow at 6 PM.

March 26Oklahoma City, OKThe Legacy Grill. 224 Johnny Bench Dr. Brunch at noon.

April 1 - Mitchell, SD  - The Depot. 210 S Maint St. Social at 6 PM  and dinner to follow at 7 PM.




Houston, TX - March 22 - 6:30 PM – (LyondellBasell Tower) -  Join us at a Mines on the Road gathering of alumni, potential students and their parents. Hear about SD Mines from the President Heather Wilson or a University and  Alumni Association representative. Enjoy appetizers and fellowship with fellow area alumni. RSVP to

Rapid City, SD - April 1, 2017 - STEMinist Star 5K Run - Support Girls Inc. with the fundraiser brought to you be WiSE and Alpha Omega Epsilon sorority. $20 registration fee. The race will begin and end at Main Street Square.

Rapid City, SD - April 1, 2017 - Cultural Expo 2017 -  International students from the South Dakota School of Mines & Technology and a variety of community groups will celebrate their cultural diversity with food, entertainment and displays during the annual expo.

Events will be open to the campus and community, with food and entertainment available. Tickets for a variety of international food samplings prepared by students and community groups will be $8 for adults and $4 for children under 10. Food will be available from 11:30 AM.-1:30 PM. Free entertainment will begin at approximately 11 a.m. and will feature a variety of traditional music, dancing and fashion shows from a wide range of cultures.

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Chandler, AZ – April 2, 2017 – Mines Masters - at the Ocotillo Golf Resort, 3751 S Clubhouse Drive. First tee-time starts at 11 am. Team Scramble with pin prizes. Registration is $150 per golfer (Includes golf, cart, and dinner) Please register for the Mines Masters and dinner by clicking here: or register by phone at: 605-394-2601 or email the Hardrock Club.

Not a golfer? All alumni are invited to register for the SD Mines reception and dinner at 4:45pm on April 2nd, 2017 at Ocotillo Golf Resort ($30 per person).

Rapid City, SD - April 25, 2017 - The 2017 Design Fair will be held in the Surbeck Center Ballroom from 9 AM to 2 PM. The Design fair will feature senior capstone design projects from all engineering disciplines along with Computer Science majors. Teams will showcase the engineering systems developed in support of their 2-semester senior capstone design course. This is a great opportunity to see relevant projects one might work on in the various STEM disciplines and to talk to those students who are nearing completion of their Degrees.

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