Mines News

Release Date Friday, August 18, 2017

200 Students Volunteer to Serve Community During Day of Service

RAPID CITY, S.D. (Aug. 18, 2017) –  Over 200 South Dakota School of Mines & Technology freshmen will take part in this year’s Freshman Day of Service Sunday, Aug. 20, heading to neighborhoods and service organizations to clean, restore and assist with projects.
 
Volunteers will serve 13 locations in the Rapid City and Black Hills area, completing over 1,100 hours of community service before the first day of class.
 
“The School of Mines and the Student Activities and Leadership Center is thrilled to coordinate the 5th Annual Freshmen Day of Service. The experience of serving one’s community is invaluable to our incoming students. We thank our students and community partners for their generosity, because without them, this event would not be possible," said Graham Davis, Assistant Director of the Student Activities and Leadership Center.
 
Students will spend time at a variety of locations in the community this year, including:
  • Boy Scout Ranch
  • Rapid City Parks and Recreation
  • Feeding South Dakota
  • Kiwanis Mary Hall Park
  • Journey Museum
  • Outdoor Campus West
  • SD Mines Foundation
  • SD Mines Campus
  • Girl Scouts Dakota Horizons
  • Main Street Square
  • Alpha Chi Sigma - Professional Chemistry Fraternity
  • Mercy Housing, affordable housing nonprofit
  • McGillycuddy House

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About SD Mines  

Founded 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 2,654 students with a student-to-faculty ratio of 15:1. The SD School of Mines placement rate for graduates is 97 percent, with an average starting salary of more than $61,300. Find us online at www.sdsmt.edu and on  Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram and Snapchat

Contact: Dani Mason, (605) 394-2554, danielle.mason@sdsmt.edu