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Release Date Wednesday, February 12, 2020

Mines Graduates 149 During Fall 2019 Commencement

RAPID CITY, SD (Feb. 12, 2020) — During the fall 2019 commencement, South Dakota School of Mines & Technology graduated 149 students. Twenty-seven students graduated with honors. Six doctoral degrees and 29 master’s degrees were awarded.

See the list of graduates below. 

Name Degree City State
Tyler Jensen Civil Engineering Chandler AZ
Cassandra Williams Mining Engineering Florence AZ
Shannon Harrel MS - Paleontology Scottsdale AZ
David Pineda Mechanical Engineering Antelope CA
Mikel Frost Mechanical Engineering Redding CA
Connor Silveria Electrical Engineering Redding CA
Cory Mohill-Smith Mechanical Engineering Temecula CA
Seth Vidrio Mechanical Engineering - Summa Cum Laude Temecula CA
Eric Morrison MS - Physics Boulder CO
Kristofer Bruxvoort Mechanical Engineering Castle Rock CO
Timothy Been Mechanical Engineering Eaton CO
Caleb Hiss MS - Construction/Engineering Mgmt Englewood CO
Anna Haugen Applied Biological Sciences - Cum Laude Fort Collins CO
Justine Langas Geological Engineering Highlands Ranch CO
Isaac Boden Mechanical Engineering Longmont CO
Christopher Fitzgerald Mechanical Engineering Longmont CO
Daniel Gernant Chemical Engineering Longmont CO
Thomas Guffey Computer Engineering Loveland CO
Ross Barney Mechanical Engineering Montrose CO
Eric Dobbs Metallurgical Engineering Parker CO
Brandon Allwine Mechanical Engineering Westminster CO
Connor Gronski Ind. Engr & Engr Mgmt/Six Sigma Greenbelt - Magna Cum Laude Wheat Ridge CO
Nathan Kessenich Industrial Engr & Engr Mgmt/Six Sigma Greenbelt Le Mars IA
Jacob Huber Mechanical Engineering Sioux City IA
Landon Wilhite MS - Mining Engr & Mgmt/Engr Mgmt & Leadership cert. Wellsville KS
Carson Purtell MS - Construction/Engineering Mgmt Saugus MA
Trevor Carlson Mechanical Engineering Ada MI
Andrew Mitchell Geology Saint Joseph MI
Kristen Haller Mechanical Engineering - Cum Laude Albertville MN
Rose Kelzenberg Electrical Engineering Cambridge MN
Seth Kinneman Mechanical Engineering Chaska MN
Spencer Drach Computer Engineering Eden Prairie MN
Joshua Baldvins Industrial Engr & Engr Mgmt Hopkins MN
Alexander Schimbeno Electrical Engineering - Summa Cum Laude Lake City MN
Caleb Ubl MS - Geology/Geological Engineering Lake Elmo MN
Ian DeBois Metallurgical Engineering - Cum Laude Maple Grove MN
Evan Smith Mechanical Engineering Minneapolis MN
Brian Shrestha Mining Engineering Minnetonka MN
Gabriel Miller Mechanical Engineering Otsego MN
Shawn Peterson Computer Engineering Plymouth MN
Kali Regenold Computer Science Rosemount MN
Sierra Wahlin-Rhoades Computer Science Rosemount MN
Ryan Larson Metallurgical Engineering Rothsay MN
Dylan Thoeny Computer Engineering Wabasha MN
Brady Johnson Chemical Engineering - Summa Cum Laude Wolverton MN
Brooke Bialas Mechanical Engineering - Cum Laude Billings MT
Stefan Aviles Physics Charlotte NC
David Mayaka Industrial Engr & Engr Mgmt Morrisville NC
Carl Dickhut Chemical Engineering - Magna Cum Laude Bismarck ND
Devin Frohling Mechanical Engineering Bismarck ND
Benjamin Tkach Geological Engineering Dickinson ND
Remington Thurber Computer Science - Magna Cum Laude Ellendale ND
Caleb Musick Civil Engineering Grassy Butte ND
Walter Wrage Mechanical Engineering Gwinner ND
Lukas Masseth Mining Engineering/Eng. Mgmt & Leadership cert - Cum Laude Mandan ND
Thomas Kadlecek MS - Physics Hay Springs NE
Mark Wathen Mechanical Engineering - Cum Laude Lincoln NE
Thomas Voboril Mechanical Engineering Pleasant Dale NE
Peter Daly Geology Madison NJ
Arjun Ayyangar MS - Computational Science/Robotics Moorestown NJ
William Landwer MS - Engineering Management Albuquerque NM
Benjamin Lewis Metallurgical Engineering Santa Fe NM
Christopher Beal Chemical Engineering - Cum Laude Claremore OK
Jonathan Caspersen MS - Construction/Engineering Mgmt Tulsa OK
Justin Winkelmann MS - Construction/Engineering Mgmt Ottawa ON
Justin Banks Civil Engineering Junction City OR
Andre Bieber Mechanical Engineering Aberdeen SD
Shea Krause Industrial Engr & Engr Mgmt/Six Sigma Greenbelt - Cum Laude Aberdeen SD
Seth Trautman Mechanical Engineering Aberdeen SD
Luke Hartmann Mechanical Engineering Armour SD
David Fielding MS - Engineering Management Black Hawk SD
Tasha Hodges PhD - Civil/Environmental Engr Black Hawk SD
Jordan Johnson Mechanical Engineering Box Elder SD
Brian Myers Mechanical Engineering Box Elder SD
Rebeccah Travis Pre-Prof Health Science Box Elder SD
Brock Hanson Mechanical Engineering - Magna Cum Laude Brandon SD
Allison Becker Chemical Engineering Chamberlain SD
Benjamin Hinricher Chemical Engineering/Six Sigma Greenbelt - Cum Laude Dell Rapids SD
Dowain Kerner Chemical Engineering Gregory SD
Zacharie Barker Biology Herreid SD
Gage Skillingstad MS - Construction/Engineering Mgmt Hill City SD
Andrea Lazcano Industrial Engr & Engr Mgmt/Tech. Innovation cert Lead SD
Jacob Thaler MS - Mining Engineering & Mgmt Lead SD
Crystal Ochoa Industrial Engr & Engr Mgmt/Tech. Innovation cert North Sioux City SD
Joseph Updike Civil Engineering Oelrichs SD
Benjamin Deis Mechanical Engineering Pierre SD
Sandesh Acharya MS - Electrical Engineering Rapid City SD
Cory Barker MS - Engineering Management Rapid City SD
Lucas Bartek Metallurgical Engineering Rapid City SD
Leanna Bender MS - Atmospheric/Environmental Sci Rapid City SD
Steven Bendt Mining Engineering Rapid City SD
Anjelica Brackins MS - Engineering Management Rapid City SD
Anja Carlson Chemistry Rapid City SD
Nirajan Chhetri MS - Electrical Engineering Rapid City SD
Samuel Crittenden Mining Engineering Rapid City SD
Brandon DeVries Physics Rapid City SD
Hannah Eppard Geology Rapid City SD
Roberto Garcia MS - Engineering Management Rapid City SD
Yun Seok Gwon MS - Mechanical Engineering Rapid City SD
Kyle Hazelwood PhD - Geology/Geological Engineering Rapid City SD
Cody Hight Mechanical Engineering - Cum Laude Rapid City SD
Caitlin Hone Civil Engineering Rapid City SD
Sarah Kelly Chemical Engineering - Cum Laude Rapid City SD
Young Jae Kim Industrial Engr & Engr Mgmt Rapid City SD
Justin King MS - Mechanical Engineering Rapid City SD
Brent Knottnerus MS - Construction/Engineering Mgmt Rapid City SD
Carl Kuehner  Associates - General Studies Rapid City SD
Jennifer Malon MS - Engineering Management Rapid City SD
Tyson Meidinger Mechanical Engineering Rapid City SD
Mark Owens Interdisciplinary Sciences Rapid City SD
Cameron Parette Computer Engineering Rapid City SD
Ishara Ratnayake PhD - Nanoscience/Nanoengineering Rapid City SD
Tyna Raye Interdisciplinary Sciences Rapid City SD
Ardan Samy Mining Engineering/Eng. Mgmt & Leadership cert. Rapid City SD
Theodore Seeley Electrical Engineering - Magna Cum Laude Rapid City SD
Eric Simonton Civil Engineering Rapid City SD
Casey Skillingstad MS - Civil/Environmental Engr Rapid City SD
Rosemary Squillace MS - Civil/Environmental Engr Rapid City SD
Chase Storgaard Civil Engineering Rapid City SD
Eirik Valseth PhD - Mechanical Engineering Rapid City SD
Zachary White Computer Science Rapid City SD
Umit Yildiz PhD - Geology/Geological Engineering Rapid City SD
Tyler Rehmeier Civil Engineering Saint Onge SD
Brady Fiedler Industrial Engr & Engr Mgmt - Cum Laude Selby SD
Emily Berger Industrial Engr & Engr Mgmt/Six Sigma Greenbelt Sioux Falls SD
Charles Heyer Mechanical Engineering Sioux Falls SD
Isaac Smith Computer Science - Summa Cum Laude Sioux Falls SD
Jamie Smith Civil Engineering - Magna Cum Laude Sioux Falls SD
Hunter Comer Computer Science Spearfish SD
Clayton Pankonin Mechanical Engineering Spearfish SD
Miranda Stadel Chemical Engineering/Global Engineering Science cert. Spearfish SD
Tanner Linderman Civil Engineering Timber Lake SD
Ethan Klimisch MS - Biomedical Engineering Yankton SD
Christopher Jahnke MS - Materials Engineering/Science Knoxville TN
Kevin Ptak Electrical Engineering - Summa Cum Laude Allen TX
Joseph Kolb Industrial Engr & Engr Mgmt/Technology Innovation cert. Austin TX
Michael Eagan Mechanical Engineering Cypress TX
Adam Zaman Mechanical Engineering Herndon VA
Charles Hibbeln Chemical Engineering - Magna Cum Laude Olympia WA
Jake March Industrial Engr & Engr Mgmt Puyallup WA
Brett Rankin Mining Engineering Puyallup WA
Matthew Hansen Electrical Engineering Casper WY
Cole Conrad Mechanical Engineering Gillette WY
Emily Sande Civil Engineering - Cum Laude Powell WY
Zachary Ahlstrom Civil Engineering Sheridan WY
Michael Bowles PhD - Physics    
Winston Pinto MS - Engineering Management MANGALORE India
Sahil Prabhudesai Mechanical Engineering - Cum Laude Panaji, Goa India
Pratik Sinai Kunkolienker Electrical Engineering - Magna Cum Laude Verem India

           

 

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