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!

Give Back to SD Mines by Adopting a High School


Looking for a way to give back to SD Mines?  

Consider spreading the word about SD Mines by adopting a local high school in your area.  It requires 3 easy steps:

1.  Contact Samantha Dunn, admissions counselor, at (605) 394-6144 or by email at samantha.dunn@sdsmt.edu to request a packet of information along with your personal School of Mines experiences.

2.  Make an appointment with a school administrator, counselor, teacher, or other point of contact.  In this meeting you will share the packet of information along with your own SD Mines experience.

3.  Complete a visit summary form and return it to Samantha Dunn.

For additional information please visit sdsmt.edu/alumniambassador.

Please help spread the SD Mines good word!  For more information on attending SD Mines, visit the www.gotomines.com webpage.



Shop and Support SD Mines 

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Rapid City, SD - January 12, 2017 - at 5:30 PM MST- Join us for the Paleotology Reserach Lab on the SD Mines campus for  a Mines on the Road gathering of alumni, students, potential students and their parents. Hear about SD Mines from President Heather Wilson and enjoy appetizers and fellowship with fellow area alumni. RSVP to alumni@sdsmt.edu.

Rapid City, SD - January 17, 2017- SD Mines vs. Black Hill State at the Rushmore Civic Center. Lady Hardrockers start at 5:30 PM MST and following the Men's game starts at 7:30 PM. To get your tickets go to www.gotomine.com.

Fort Myers, FL- January 21, 2017 - Stacie Sattler (IE 93) is hosting an event in Fort Meyers, Fl. The event will be held at Picher's at the Marina in a private room at Edison Ford from noon to 5pm on Saturday, January 21, in Fort Myers. Alums and their families that join us will be allowed to order a pay for themselves from the menu (please note there is a 20% required gratuity).

2360 West 1st Street
Fort Myers, FL 33901

There is also an option for anyone interested to take a 1.5 hour sunset cruise @ 5pm with Pure Florida in Fort Myers (departs from Pincher's). Reservations can be made at: http://www.purefl.com/ Keep an eye out as Groupons pop up frequently to bring the price down from $32.

Please have guests RSVP to: staciesattler@gmail.com

Rapid City, SD - January 19, 20, 23, 24 and 26th - Alumni Open House Social. The Alumni Association will be hosting a series of events to give area alumni the opportunity to meet the new staff, see the new office space, and share ideas about how we can benefit the university. Each night we will be hosting a "decade" at the office starting at 5 PM. Food from Texas Roadhouse will be provided. There will be no charge food, but we would like to get a head count to properly order food. An RSVP to 394.2347 or alumni@sdsmt.edu would be helpful. Watch your emails for more details to come. Alumni may attend their decade event and/or any of the other socials.

    • Thursday, January 19 at 5PM- Alumni from the 40s, 50s, 60s
    • Friday, January 20 at 5PM - Alumni from the 70s
    • Monday, January 23 at 5PM - Alumni from the 80s
    • Tuesday, January 24 at 5PM - Alumni from the 90s
    • Thursday, January 26 at 5PM - Alumni from the 2000's

Rapid City, SD - February 14, 2017 - Spring Career Fair Recruit interns and prospective employees from 11 AM - 4 PM in the King Center and have the opportunity to interview on campus the next day. Email darrell.sawyer@sdsmt.edu for more information. Alumni are welcome to attend the career fair as prospective job candidates as well.