Orientation Leaders

Meet your 2017 SD Mines Orientation Leaders                                                                    
 


Cody Cooper  

Cody Cooper-Tri-Chair

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Tyler Kubasta  

Tyler Kubasta-Tri-Chair

  • Major: Industrial Engineering
  • Hometown: Wheat Ridge, CO
  • Organizations: Triangle Fraternity, Order of Omega, PDI, Rocker Days, IISE
Fun Fact: I have a hole in one on par 4.
 

Achen  

Danielle Taylor-Tri Chair

  • Major: Chemical Engineering
  • Hometown: Blair, ME
  • Organizations:  Student Ambassador, Telecounselor, Research, Rocker Days
Fun Fact: I've seen the Queen of England in person!
 

Alexia Hodgson  

Alexia Hodgson

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Andrew Uttecht  

Andrew Uttecht

  • Major: Applied Biological Sciences
  • Hometown: Huron, SD
  • Organizations: American Society for Microbiology, Skynamics Ultimate Frisbee, LEAP, Triangle Fraternity, Order of Omega Fermentation Club
Fun Fact: I have a daughter who was voted cutest in Huron for 2017.
 

Ayden Drabek  

Ayden Drabek

  • Major: Computer Engineering
  • Hometown: Belle Fourche, SD
  • Organizations: Triangle Fraternity, Rocker Days
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Benjamin Hinricher  

Benjamin Hinricher

  • Major: Chemical Engineering
  • Hometown: Dell Rapids, SD
  • Organizations: Triangle Fraternity, Rocker Days, American Institute of Chemical Engineers, Fermentation Club
Fun Fact: I was in All State Choir for 3 years.
 

Cody Dilger  

Cody Dilger

  • Major: Civil Engineering
  • Hometown: South Saint Paul, MN
  • Organizations: Triangle Fraternity, Rocker Days
Fun Fact: I have two school records for swimming the 200 medley relay and the 400 freestyle relay.
 

Connor Gronski  

Connor Gronski

  • Major: Industrial Engineering
  • Hometown: Wheat Ridge, CO
  • Organizations: Triangle Fraternity, Rocker Days, Greek Council, Order of Omega, Institute of Industrial and Systems Engineers, Innovation Club for Entrepreneurs, Soccer Club 
Fun Fact: My swimsuit completely fell of during a swim meet and I kept going and won.
 

Dakota Merrival 

Dakota Merrival

  • Major: Industrial Engineering and Engineering Management
  • Hometown: Rapid City, SD
  • Organizations: AISES, Tiospaye, IISE Triangle Fraternity, Rocker Days
Fun Fact: I love any and all outdoor activities.
 

Daniel Seikop  

Daniel Seikop

  • Major: Chemical Engineering
  • Hometown: Farmington, MN
  • Organizations: Intervarsity Christian Fellowship, ChemE Car CAMP Team, AIChE
Fun Fact: I have been skydiving twice.
 

Danika Pollreisz  

Danika Pollreisz

  • Major: Chemical Engineering
  • Hometown: Ethan, SD
  • Organizations: Alpha Delta Pi. Rotaract, American Institute of Chemical Engineers, WiSE, Student Association Senate, Rocker Days, Greek Council 
Fun Fact: My ideal day includes rain outside, a comfy couch inside, the movie Forrest Gump, and box of chocolates.
 

Darren Nissan  

Darren Nissan

  • Major: Mechanical Engineer
  • Hometown: Wausa, NE
  • Organizations: Hardrocker Track and Field, Theta Tau, Formula SAE
Fun Fact: I love to ride my Suzuki Intruder Volusia 800 motorcycle
 

Diamond Tuhy  

Diamond Tuhy

  • Major: Applied Biological Sciences
  • Hometown: Rapid City, SD
  • Organizations: Rocker Days, Alpha Omega Epsilon
Fun Fact: I went to Hungary this summer to work in a hospital.
 

Dillon John  

Dillon John

  • Major:  Mechanical Engineering
  • Hometown: Adrian, MN
  • Organizations: Theta Tau, HAP'N
Fun Fact: I am not a gamer-I don't even own a console. I would much rather be outdoors!
 

Emily Hagge  

Emily Hagge

  • Major: Industrial Engineering
  • Hometown: Scotland, SD
  • Organizations: Rocker Days, Alpha Omega Epsilon
Fun Fact: I've broken my tailbone three times.
 

Emily Sande  

Emily Sande

  • Major: Civil Engineering
  • Hometown: Sigourney, Iowa
  • Organizations: Steel Bridge, ASCE, SWE, Circle K, Engineers and Scientists Abroad
Fun Fact:  I love eating food that reminds me of my ancestry such as Norwegian and German food which are my favorites.
 

Ezra Grothe  

Ezra Grothe

  • Major: Electrical Engineering
  • Hometown: Thief River Falls, MN
  • Organizations: Student Association Senate, Lambda Chi Alpha, The Aurum, Choir
Fun Fact: My favorite food is lutefisk.
 

Gabriel Miller  

Gabriel Miller

  • Major: Mechanical Engineering with a minor in Metals
  • Hometown: Marion, IA
  • Organizations: Triangle Fraternity, ASME, Rocker Days
Fun Fact: I like sailing and sailboats 
 

Gina Elmore  

Gina Elmore

  • Major: Civil Engineering
  • Hometown: Hot Springs, SD 
  • Organizations: Alpha Omega Epsilon, Student Association Senate, American Society of Civil Engineers
Fun Fact: I can wiggle my right ear without moving my head..or moving it with my hand.
 

Hanah Eppard  

Hanah Eppard

  • Major: Geology
  • Hometown: Rapid City, SD
  • Organizations: Alpha Delta Pi, SD Mines Cheer Squad, Rocker Days, Tech Geological Association
Fun Fact: I love to travel!
 

Hannah Dudak  

Hannah Dudak

  • Major: Chemical Engineering
  • Hometown: Victoria, MN
  • Organizations: Hardrocker Pep Band, Hard Rockin' Drama Club
Fun Fact: I've been in band for 9 years and I've done competitive theater.
 

Hans Leonhardt  

Hans Leonhardt

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Justen Gelling  

Justen Gelling

  • Major: Mechanical Engineering
  • Hometown: Aberdeen, SD
  • Organizations: ROTC
Fun Fact: I have been to Malawi Africa.
 

Kaelyn Kaul  

Kaelyn Kaul

  • Major: Chemical Engineering
  • Hometown: Bismarck, ND
  • Organizations: Hardrocker Track and Field, Alpha Omega Epsilon, ROTC
Fun Fact: I love dogs!
 

Kate Knott  

Kate Knott

  • Major: Industrial Engineering and Engineering Management
  • Hometown: Hudson, WI
  • Organizations: Student Association Senate, Institute of Industrial and System Engineers, PDI, The Aurum, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Two Left Feet Swing
Fun Fact: I've written a book.
 

Kayla Bailly  

Kayla Bailly

  • Major: Chemical Engineering
  • Hometown: Stratford, SD
  • Organizations: Circle K, AIChE. Phi Eta Sigma
Fun Fact: I love to cook and bake.
 

Keyin Tburrell  

Keyin Tburrell

  • Major: Mechanical Engineering
  • Hometown: Denver, CO
  • Organizations: Triangle Fraternity, NSBE
Fun Fact: I've dislocated my shoulder 8 times in 5 months!
 

Kristen Haller  

Kristen Haller

  • Major: Mechanical Engineering
  • Hometown: Albertville, MN
  • Organizations: Alpha Omega Epsilon, Biomedical Engineering Society, Rotaract, 
Fun Fact: I drive a mini-van.
 

Megan Snyder  

Megan Snyder

  • Major: Chemical Engineering
  • Hometown: Grimes, IA
  • Organizations: Alpha Omega Epsilon, Hardrocker Dance Team, Phi Eta Sigma
Fun Fact: I have been dancing for 16 years!
 

Miranda Berge  

Miranda Berge

  • Major: Geological Engineering
  • Hometown: St. John's, NL, Canada
  • Organizations:  Alpha Omega Epsilon, Society of Petroleum Engineers, Society of Economic Geologists
Fun Fact: I can speak French.
 

Nate Kessenich  

Nate Kessenich

  • Major: Industrial Engineering/Engineering Management
  • Hometown: LeMars, IA
  • Organizations: Theta Tau, Rocker Days, Ski and Snowboard Club
Fun Fact:  I worked in an ice cream factory the last two summers!
 

Nathan Secosh  

Nathan Secosh

  • Major: Mining Engineering
  • Hometown: Hartland, WI
  • Organizations: Delta Sigma Phi, Fitness Club, ISEE, SME, Fermentation Club, Rocker Days
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Ryan Hinrichs  

Ryan Hinrichs

  • Major: Computer Science and Math
  • Hometown: Blunt, SD
  • Organizations: SD Mines Cheer Squad, Lambda Chi Alpha, Alpha Chi Sigma, Student Ambassadors, Two Left Feet Swing
Fun Fact: I have been involved in dance for 7 years!
 

Ryan Li  

Ryan Li

  • Major: Electrical Engineering
  • Hometown: Spearfish, SD
  • Organizations: IEEE, Pong Club, 3D Print Club
Fun Fact: I've been to several countries like China and France.
 

Sahil Prabhudesai  

Sahil Prabhudesai

  • Major: Mechanical Engineering
  • Hometown: Goa, India
  • Organizations: Delta Sigma Phi, Student Association Senate
Fun Fact: I am a self-taught entrepreneur.
 

Samantha Wolfe  

Samantha Wolfe

  • Major: Computer Science
  • Hometown: Carlisle, PA
  • Organizations: Alpha Omega Epsilon, Tech Geological Association, Society of Economic Geologists
Fun Fact: I love cats!
 

Sarah Kelly  

Sarah Kelly

  • Major: Chemical Engineering
  • Hometown: Rapid City, SD
  • Organizations: Society of Women Engineers, Alpha Omega Epsilon, American Institute of Chemical Engineers, Hardrocker Hockey Club, Ski and Snowboard Club,
Fun Fact: I used to work at a mini-golf course.
 

Shea Krause  

Shea Krause

  • Major: Industrial Engineering and Engineering Management
  • Hometown: Aberdeen, SD
  • Organizations: Delta Sigma Phi, Baseball Club, IISE
Fun Fact:  I ride dual boards for a snowboard.
 

Tanner Colpitts  

Tanner Colpitts

  • Major: Metallurgical Engineering
  • Hometown: Plymouth, MN
  • Organizations: Delta Sigma Phi, AIChE, ChemE Car, ICE
Fun Fact: I help run a small record label.
 

Troy Mcranie  

Troy Mcranie

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Tyler Ronkin  

Tyler Ronkin

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Zane Hiller  

Zane Hiller

  • Major: Civil Enginnering
  • Hometown: Luverne, MN
  • Organizations: ASCE, Baseball Club, Delta Sigma Phi
Fun Fact: I have six sisters.