Faculty Achievement

Faculty Focus: Updated weekly, presents a publication, new research project, etc.

South Dakota Mines Faculty Awards

Recent Winners

Presidential Award for Outstanding Professor


The Presidential Award for Outstanding Professor honors a full-time faculty member who has demonstrated a sustained record of outstanding overall accomplishment at South Dakota Mines.

  • Grant Crawford

Bernard Ennenga Award


The Bernard A. Enenga (eh-neen-ga) Award recognizes a teaching assistant, teaching associate, instructor, or professor who has demonstrated excellence in teaching and/or motivating students.

  • Mike West

Virginia Simpson Award


The Virginia Simpson Award recognizes faculty or staff members for their involvement in the Rapid City community through participation in community activities, social services, and/or volunteer work.

  • Adam Piper

Previous Award Winners