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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.  

Tom Video   

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

Volunteer

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 larry.simonson@sdsmt.edu


February 17 - Casper, WY - Casper Country Club, 4149 Country Club Rd. Social starts at 5 PM and dinner to follow at 6 PM.

February 22 – Wichita, KSScotch & Sirloin, 5235 E Kellogg Dr. Social starts at 5 PM and dinner to follow at 6 PM.

February 23St. Louis, MOHelen Fitzgerald’s, 3650 S Linderbergh Blvd. Social starts at 5 PM and dinner to follow at 6 PM.

February 24Peoria, IL- Bernardi’s Restaurant, 12200 N Brentfield Dr., Dunlap, IL. Social starts at 5 PM and dinner to follow at 6 PM.

February 25Chicago, IL – (two events - same venue) White Chocolate Grill. 1803 Freedom Dr, Naperville, IL. Two events have been scheduled (attend either or both!!). 1. Lunch at noon. 2. Social starts at 5 PM and dinner to follow at 6 PM.

February 26Quad CitiesThe J Bar, Holiday Inn & Suites. 4215 Elmore Ave, Davenport, IA. Social starts at 5 PM and dinner to follow at 6 PM.

February 27Austin, MN – Lansing Corners Supper Club. 27017 US-218. Social starts at 5 PM and dinner to follow at 6 PM.

March 10Kansas City – Granite City Brewery. 15085 119th St, Olathe, KS. Social starts at 5 PM and dinner to follow at 6 PM.

March 11Cedar Rapids, IA – Zeppelins. 5300 Edgewood Rd NE. Social starst at 5 PM and dinner to follow at 6 PM.

March 12Rochester, MN – Wildwood Sportsbar and Grill. 1517 16th St SW. Social starts at 5 PM and dinner to follow at 6 PM.

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, OK – The Legacy Grill. 224 Johnny Bench Dr. Brunch at noon.


Events

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. We would like Alumni who will be representing their companies to contact us at alumni@sdsmt.edu

Sheridan, WY- February 16, 2017 - Mines on the Road - Join us at a Mines on the Road gathering at Vacutech 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 president@sdsmt.edu.

Denver, CO – February 21, 2017 – WAAIME Celebration & Alumni Reception- Alumni are invited to a reception at the SME conference at 5:30 PM in the Hyatt Regency Centennial ballroom at from the Colorado Convention Center. During the conference, WAAIME will be celebrating 100 years of service and a grand reception for alumni will be held. For more information, please contact Larry Simonson.

Pierre,SD - February 28, 2017 - Mines on the Road - Join us at a Mines on the Road gathering at the Redrossa/Clubhouse Inn & Suites 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 president@sdsmt.edu.

Omaha, NE - March 9, 2017 - Mines on the Road - Join us at a Mines on the Road gathering at Kiewit 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 president@sdsmt.edu.

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: http://www.hardrockclub.org/golf/index.php or register by phone at: 605-394-2601 or email Nate Brown at 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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