Mines News

Release Date Monday, April 4, 2016

Day of Excellence Speaker to ‘Zap the Gap’

Meagan Johnson will speak at the Wednesday, April 6, Day of Excellence at SD Mines.

RAPID CITY, S.D. (April 4, 2016) – Meagan Johnson, a motivational speaker who focuses on bridging the generational gap, will be the guest speaker at the 2016 Day of Excellence hosted jointly by the South Dakota School of Mines & Technology and Black Hills Energy. The media is invited.

Johnson will present “Zap the Gap” to Mines students, faculty and staff and Black Hills Energy employees in the Surbeck Center ballroom from 5-7 p.m. Wednesday, April 6. She will focus on how different generations interact in the work place.

Born in 1970, Johnson is a Generation Xer who has researched and studied the ever-changing multi-generational workforce since 1997.

She has written a variety of articles about the multiple generations, been interviewed for numerous publications and audio programs and is often consulted by media professionals about how to successfully navigate the multi-generational marketplace.

Johnson wrote the “Generational” chapter in the book Success is A Team Effort. Her television interview topics range from “Employing the New Millennium Generation” to “Creating Multi-generational Harmony in the Workplace.”

In addition to sponsoring the event, Black Hills Energy will donate to support the Women in Science and Engineering (WiSE) mentor program, and all tickets sales from the Day of Excellence event will benefit the WiSE program at the School of Mines.

A scholarship will be raffled to the SD Mines summer camp of the winner’s choice.

Additional information about Meagan Johnson may be found at meaganjohnson.com/. Her bio is also included with the Day of Excellence information at http://www.dayofexcellence.com/2016-day/.


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 2,778 students with a student-to-faculty ratio of 15:1. The SD School of Mines placement rate is 96 percent, with an average starting salary of $62,929. Find us online at www.sdsmt.edu and on Facebook and Twitter.


Contact: Fran LeFort, (605) 394-6082, Fran.LeFort@sdsmt.edu