CITY, S.D. (Dec. 2, 2013) – United States Sen. Tim Johnson will deliver the
address at the 168th commencement ceremony of the South Dakota School
of Mines & Technology. The ceremony will begin at 9 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 21,
in the Rushmore Plaza Civic Center Theatre. Approximately 150 Associate of
Arts, Bachelor of Science, Master of Science and Doctor of Philosophy degrees
will be awarded.
Johnson attended the University of South Dakota where he earned his bachelor’s,
master’s and law degrees. He began his political career in the South Dakota Legislature
in 1978, serving four years in the House of Representatives followed by four
years in the Senate. He was elected to his first of five terms in the U.S.
House of Representatives in 1986. In 1996, he was elected to his first term in
the U.S. Senate and has been re-elected twice.
in 1885, the South Dakota School of Mines & Technology is a science and
engineering research university located in Rapid City, S.D., offering
bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees. The university enrolls 2,640
students from 45 states and 37 countries, with a student-to-faculty ratio of
14:1. The average starting salary for graduates is $62,400 with a 98 percent
placement rate. Find us online at www.sdsmt.edu, on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/sdsmt and on Twitter at https://twitter.com/sdsmt.