Mines News

Release Date Monday, July 22, 2019

SD Mines Graduates Nearly 300 During 2019 Spring Commencement

RAPID CITY, SD (July 22, 2019) — Nearly 300 students graduated from South Dakota School of Mines & Technology during the spring 2019 commencement.  

Mines graduated 68 students with honors and awarded six doctoral degrees and 53 master’s degrees.

See the list of graduates below.

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Lynn Taylor Rick

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University Relations

Lynn.TaylorRick@sdsmt.edu

605-394-2554

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 an average class size of 24. The SD School of Mines placement rate for graduates is 97 percent, with an average starting salary of more than $63,350.  Find us online at www.sdsmt.edu and on Facebook, Twitter,LinkedIn, Instagram and Snapchat.



  SD Mines Spring 2019 Graduates
Name Degree Hometown State
Mark Ebarle Computer Science - Magna FPO AP
Savanah Eckhardt Industrial Eng. & Eng. Management Bullhead City AZ
Jamir Moore Civil & Environmental Engineering Coolidge AZ
David Grifo Civil & Environmental Engineering Fountain Hills AZ
Robert Schrock Metallurgical Engineering Mesa AZ
Griffin Facciano Civil & Environmental Engineering Tucson AZ
Troy Kurtz Civil & Environmental Engineering Anaheim CA
Wesley Adams Computer Science Chatsworth CA
Anna Haydock Metallurgical Engineering Fresno CA
Jakob Stevenson Industrial Eng. & Eng. Mgmt/Cert. Six Sigma Greenbelt - Laude La Habra CA
Tristan Walker Geology - Laude San Diego CA
Tanner Holthus Computer Science San Jose CA
Fleford Redoloza MS - Geological Engineering, accelerated Sunnyvale CA
Ian Beamer Computer Science Ventura CA
John Hauso Civil & Environmental Engineering Yucaipa CA
Sarah Hemler Mechanical Engineering - Laude Arvada CO
Cameron Javaheri Computer Science - Summa Aurora CO
Andrew Tillman Geological Engineering Aurora CO
Nicholas Edwards Mechanical Engineering Brighton CO
Walter Coombe Mechanical Engineering Centennial CO
Christopher Oram Mechanical Engineering - Summa Colorado Springs CO
Weston Shutts Mechanical Engineering Divide CO
Anna Breidt Industrial Eng. & Eng. Management - Summa Fort Collins CO
Alexander Frye Electrical Engineering - Magna Fort Collins CO
Tristan von Nieda Mechanical Engineering - Magna Fort Collins CO
Nicholas Andersen Civil & Environmental Engineering Greeley CO
Joshua Fogel Mechanical Engineering - Laude Greeley CO
Saige Herbert Industrial Eng. & Eng. Mgmt/Cert. Six Sigma Greenbelt Greeley CO
Catherine Iverson Applied Biological Sciences Larkspur CO
Trenton Blow Metallurgical Engineering - Laude Longmont CO
Emily Newton MS - Civil & Environmental Engineering, accelerated Loveland CO
Simon Schaefer Mechanical Engineering - Magna Monte Vista CO
Joshua Burkart Electrical Engineering Monument CO
David Donahue Computer Engineering Monument CO
Brett Anderson Civil & Environmental Engineering Peyton CO
Samuel Jacobs Metallurgical Engineering - Summa East Windsor CT
Nathan Ducasse Computer Science Hawaii National Pk. HI
Taylor Topping Industrial Eng. & Eng. Mgmt/Cert. Tech. Innovation Dubuque IA
Jessy Stueven Mechanical Engineering - Laude George IA
Seth Vandenberg Geology/Cert. Geospatial Tech Gilbert IA
Jason Roskilly MS - Engineering Management Le Mars IA
Ryan Bozer Geology/Cert. Geospatial Tech North Liberty IA
Victoria Karnes Geology Pella IA
Lance Kotter MS - Materials Engineering & Science Boise ID
Cody Stock MS - Geological Engineering Pocatello ID
Kale Friesen Mechanical Engineering Caledonia IL
Kathryn Weyeneth MS - Materials Engineering & Science, accelerated Dunlap IL
John Seifert Mechanical Engineering - Magna Lisle IL
Jacob Adams Geology Oregon IL
Mathew Volkmer Metallurgical Engineering Plainfield IL
Julie Driebergen MS - Paleontology Tinley Park IL
Boris Western MS - Engineering Management Lafayette IN
Averyonna Kimery Metallurgical Engineering - Magna Terre Haute IN
Soham Naik Computer Science Margao India
Ishaan Shetye Electrical Engineering - Magna Ponda Goa India
Clinton Chapman PHD - Chemical & Biological Engineering Baldwin City KS
Katharine Ross Geology Mission KS
Kathleen Brown Computer Science Olathe KS
Kevin Genson MS - Materials Engineering & Science Waldorf MD
Jaden Balster Mechanical Engineering/Cert. Six Sigma Greenbelt Adrian MN
Zane Hiller Civil & Environmental Engineering Adrian MN
Anthony Shanks MS - Engineering Management Albert Lea MN
Daniel Koelfgen MS - Mining Engineering Management, accelerated Albertville MN
Brendan Holm Industrial Eng. & Eng. Management Alexandria MN
Grace Andersen Electrical Engineering - Laude Austin MN
Hannah Moen Metallurgical Engineering Avon MN
Zeke Brallier Mechanical Engineering Buffalo MN
Maxwell Southbloom Geological Engineering - Summa Cambridge MN
Austen Palmer Electrical Engineering Coon Rapids MN
Daniel Boe Mechanical Engineering - Summa Cottage Grove MN
Margaret Rizor Industrial Eng. & Eng. Management Delano MN
Calvin Nodsle Mechanical Engineering/Cert. Six Sigma Greenbelt Detroit Lakes MN
Ethan Peterson Mining Engineering & Management Duluth MN
Matthew Spandl Chemical Engineering Eden Prairie MN
Brady Bos Physics/Math - Magna Edgerton MN
Ryan Puzel MS - Geological Engineering Ely MN
Mitchel Anderton Metallurgical Engineering - Laude Fairmont MN
Karl Keller Metallurgical Engineering - Magna Faribault MN
Daniel Seilkop Chemical Engineering Farmington MN
Lyndon Engel Computer Science Golden Valley MN
Brandon Sieh Metallurgical Engineering Hastings MN
Ryan Siedschlag Mechanical Engineering Hutchinson MN
Darla Drenckhahn Computer Science Lakeville MN
Guy Clay Chemical Engineering - Laude Laporte MN
Dillon John Mechanical Engineering Lismore MN
Benjamin Evans Metallurgical Engineering Lynd MN
Alysia Rupp Industrial Eng. & Eng. Management - Laude Marshall MN
Gideon Bode MS - Civil & Environmental Engineering, accelerated New Ulm MN
Michael Pfeifer Computer Science - Magna Owatonna MN
William Smith Civil & Environmental Engineering - Magna Pipestone MN
Tad Radtke MS - Civil & Environmental Engineering, accelerated Prior Lake MN
Josie McAllister Chemistry Richville MN
Rachel Lovelace Civil & Environmental Engineering - Summa Rochester MN
Evan Burandt Computer Science Rogers MN
Johnathan Westlund Computer Science Rosemount MN
Matthew Seitzer MS - Civil & Environmental Engineering, accelerated Saint Peter MN
Ronald Kitoy Civil & Environmental Engineering Shakopee MN
Nicholas Wendt Computer Engineering - Summa Shakopee MN
Blake Gagnon Computer Engineering - Laude South Haven MN
Cody Dilger Civil & Environmental Engineering South Saint Paul MN
Joel Swanson Chemistry - Magna Stillwater MN
Ezra Grothe Computer Engineering - Laude Thief River Falls MN
Drew Pitt MS - Civil & Environmental Engineering, accelerated Walker MN
Josiah Taves Electrical Engineering - Summa Warroad MN
Ryan Macy MS - Materials Engineering & Science Saint Peters MO
Anthony Morast MS - Computational Sciences & Robotics, accelerated Glendive MT
Walter Vaughan Electrical Engineering - Magna Sherrills Ford NC
Brandon Volk Mechanical Engineering Linton ND
Hannah Stork Mechanical Engineering Mandan ND
Dylan Shaffer Computer Science Bridgeport NE
Zachary Sextro Civil & Environmental Engineering - Magna Butte NE
Clint Jordan Mechanical Engineering - Magna Chambers NE
Christian Fattig Computer Engineering Ellsworth NE
McKinley Harm Civil & Environmental Engineering Gothenburg NE
Mindy Castle Civil & Environmental Engineering - Summa Imperial NE
Brandon Bernhardt Mechanical Engineering Minatare NE
Chance McAllister Civil & Environmental Engineering Minatare NE
Lucas Chmela Civil & Environmental Engineering - Laude Norfolk NE
Chase Goddard Mechanical Engineering Omaha NE
Sarah Zabawa MS - Atmospheric & Environmental Sciences Omaha NE
Kyle Lorenz Computer Science O’neill NE
Michael Montalbano MS - Physics Hammonton NJ
Darin James MS - Materials Engineering & Science, accelerated Corrales NM
Andrew Clift PHD - Geology & Geological Engineering Glenmont NY
Elizabeth Kilcer Geology Philadelphia NY
Dylan Payne Computer Engineering Maineville OH
Alexander Rogaski MS - Geological Engineering Perry OH
Karl Stark Industrial Eng. & Eng. Mgmt/Cert. Six Sigma Greenbelt Newtown Square PA
David Musgrave Civil & Environmental Engineering Black Hawk SD
Miles Neville Mechanical Engineering Black Hawk SD
Jacob Oberpriller Industrial Eng. & Eng. Mgmt - Magna Black Hawk SD
Katelyn Wachendorf Applied & Comp. Math Black Hawk SD
Ryan Hinrichs Computer Science Blunt SD
Dylan Maher Civil & Environmental Engineering Box Elder SD
Patrick Neuf Mechanical Engineering Box Elder SD
Emily Hagge Industrial Eng. & Eng. Mgmt - Laude Brandon SD
Evan Tellinghuisen Electrical Engineering/Cert. Eng. Mgmt & Leadership Brandon SD
Spencer Heidbrink MS - Civil & Environmental Engineering, accelerated Brandon, SD
Matthew Schallenkamp Computer Science Brookings SD
Isaac Rath Computer Science Canton SD
Alex Voog Chemical Engineering - Laude Centerville SD
Cole McCarty Electrical Engineering Colome SD
Brian Joachim Mechanical Engineering Corsica SD
Blake Bauer Mechanical Engineering Deadwood SD
Morgan Jensen Civil & Environmental Engineering Dell Rapids SD
Conner Kneip Chemical Engineering - Summa Elk Point SD
Jace Christiansen Civil & Environmental Engineering Flandreau SD
Grady Tibbs Industrial Eng. & Eng. Mgmt/Tech. Innovation; Six Signa Greenbelt Fort Pierre SD
Jacob Fleck Electrical Engineering Hartford SD
Zachary Schlag Mechanical Engineering Hartford SD
Gabriel Wieczorek Physics Hartford SD
Fabian Sanchez Pre-Professional Health Science - Magna Hill City SD
Desiray Wilson Geology - Magna Hill City SD
Brandon Conley Mechanical Engineering Hot Springs SD
Tyler Kleinsasser Civil & Environmental Engineering - Summa Huron SD
Quintan Green Mechanical Engineering - Magna Jefferson SD
Chance Knutson Civil & Environmental Engineering Kadoka SD
Broc Barthel Industrial Eng. & Eng. Mgmt/Cert. Six Sigma Greenbelt Lead SD
Harold Zoodsma Mining Engineering & Mgmt Lead SD
Amber Steele Civil & Environmental Engineering Manderson SD
Jason Kaufman Mechanical Engineering Marion SD
Christina Koeck Industrial Eng. & Eng. Mgmt/Cert. Six Sigma Greenbelt - Laude Miller SD
Alex Murtha Computer Science Mitchell SD
Victoria Parks Chemical Engineering North Sioux City SD
Garrett McIntosh Computer Engineering Pierpont SD
Andrew Brown MS - Civil & Environmental Engineering, accelerated Pierre SD
Cole Hoelscher Mechanical Engineering - Magna Pierre SD
Ayobami Alao MS - Civil & Environmental Engineering Rapid City SD
Christopher Blumer Computer Science Rapid City SD
Samuel Bonebright Applied & Comp. Math Rapid City SD
Sophie Brogdon Civil & Environmental Engineering Rapid City SD
Laura Brunmaier Applied Biological Sciences - Laude Rapid City SD
Josef Ceritelli Computer Science Rapid City SD
Nicholas Chmielewski Applied & Comp. Math Rapid City SD
Kyla Coan Mining Engineering & Mgmt Rapid City SD
Daniel Conde Industrial Eng. & Eng. Mgmt - Laude Rapid City SD
Adam Dando Civil & Environmental Engineering Rapid City SD
Joshua Eixenberger Electrical Engineering Rapid City SD
Tochukwu Emeakaroha MS - Nanoscience & Nanoengineering Rapid City SD
Benjamin Garcia MS - Computational Sciences & Robotics, accelerated Rapid City SD
Logan Gayton MS - Civil & Environmental Engineering Rapid City SD
Robert Gerarden Mechanical Engineering Rapid City SD
Kayla Gill Metallurgical Engineering Rapid City SD
Kinslee Hage Civil & Environmental Engineering Rapid City SD
Christopher Hailey Civil & Environmental Engineering Rapid City SD
Victoria Helfenstein Civil & Environmental Engineering Rapid City SD
Tylin Hillard Science, Tech & Society - Laude Rapid City SD
James Hinker Computer Science Rapid City SD
Lawrence Hoffman Computer Science Rapid City SD
Bryce Johnson Metallurgical Engineering Rapid City SD
Serge Kavunga MS - Mining Engineering Management rapid city SD
Kendra Kimball Applied Biological Sciences Rapid City SD
Kevin Kinney Mechanical Engineering Rapid City SD
Kavitha Konduru MS - Electrical Engineering Rapid City SD
Divya Kota MS - Nanoscience & Nanoengineering Rapid City SD
Preston Kraenzel Industrial Eng. & Eng. Mgmt/Cert. Tech. Innovation Rapid City SD
Abigail Labahn MS - Mining Engineering Management, accelerated Rapid City SD
Kyle Lady Applied & Comp. Math - Summa Rapid City SD
Madison Larsen MS - Biomedical Engineering Rapid City SD
Skylar Larson MS - Civil & Environmental Engineering, accelerated Rapid City SD
Gian Laurenti Chemical Engineering Rapid City SD
Orrenzo Lee Mechanical Engineering Rapid City SD
Hannah Leppert Applied Biological Sciences/Chemistry - Summa Rapid City SD
Enricko Mahardhika Geology Rapid City SD
Alvar Marin Quispe Quispe MS - Mining Engineering Management Rapid City SD
Kazuhisa Matsuda Civil & Environmental Engineering - Summa Rapid City SD
Jordan McArthur Chemistry - Magna Rapid City SD
Ryan McCaskell Computer Science Rapid City SD
Colton Medler MS - Geological Engineering Rapid City SD
Jeffrey Miesen Mechanical Engineering Rapid City SD
Andrew Montoya Electrical Engineering - Summa Rapid City SD
Golibsho Nasymov MS - Materials Engineering & Science Rapid City SD
Grant Nelson Mechanical Engineering - Laude Rapid City SD
Mitchell Newhouse Industrial Eng. & Eng. Mgmt Rapid City SD
Zachary Owen Computer Science Rapid City SD
Xavier Pasala MS - Nanoscience & Nanoengineering Rapid City SD
Jacob Petersen PHD - Materials Engineering & Science Rapid City SD
John Quinby Mechanical Engineering Rapid City SD
Jeffrey Ross Computer Science Rapid City SD
Awat Safari MS - Engineering Management Rapid City SD
Ethan Sager Science, Tech & Society Rapid City SD
James Sanovia MS - Geology & Geological Engineering Rapid City SD
Sambhu Sapkota MS - Civil & Environmental Engineering Rapid City SD
Jacob Schluckebier Mechanical Engineering Rapid City SD
Jeremy Schumacher Metallurgical Engineering Rapid City SD
Joshua Sherwood Civil & Environmental Engineering Rapid City SD
Megan Shoemaker Industrial Eng. & Eng. Mgmt Rapid City SD
Stacia Slowey MS - Civil & Environmental Engineering Rapid City SD
Eileen Spilman Industrial Eng. & Eng. Mgmt/Cert. Six Sigma Greenbelt Rapid City SD
Jakeb Sullivan Industrial Eng. & Eng. Mgmt Rapid City SD
Anneka Swedlund Computer Engineering - Laude Rapid City SD
Christina Taylor Mechanical Engineering - Summa Rapid City SD
Michael Thompson Physics Rapid City SD
Jia Wang PHD - Chemical & Biological Engineering Rapid City SD
Krey Warshaw Computer Science Rapid City SD
Kiley Westergaard Chemistry Rapid City SD
Mathias Wingert Computer Science Rapid City SD
Jerome Wright PHD - Civil & Environmental Engineering Rapid City SD
Matthew Howard Mechanical Engineering - Summa Rapid City SD
Kurtis Mentele Mechanical Engineering Salem SD
Zane Brandt Mechanical Engineering Sioux Falls SD
Natalie Buckley MS - Civil & Environmental Engineering Sioux Falls SD
Kyden DeGross Applied Biological Sciences Sioux Falls SD
Rizbi Hassan MS - Electrical Engineering Sioux Falls SD
Mishael Ivanov Metallurgical Engineering Sioux Falls SD
Marit Johnson PHD - Biomedical Engineering Sioux Falls SD
Christian Jones Mechanical Engineering Sioux Falls SD
Mariya Sachek Electrical Engineering Sioux Falls SD
Kylie Berger Master of Engineering Sioux Falls, SD
Connor Janovy Industrial Engineering & Engineering Managment - Laude Spearfish SD
Annie Bruch Metallurgical Engineering Sturgis SD
Heidi Hendrickson MS - Engineering Management Sturgis SD
Brennen Udager Civil & Environmental Engineering Sturgis SD
Levi Butts Computer Engineering Watertown SD
Garret Odegaard Computer Science - Laude Watertown SD
Donovan Schoenefeld Chemical Engineering - Laude Watertown SD
Kyle Johnson Mechanical Engineering - Magna Webster SD
Isaac Fredrick Mechanical Engineering Westport SD
Tristan Kenny Chemical Engineering Whitewood SD
Hannah Covey Civil & Environmental Engineering Winner SD
Landon Engel Electrical Engineering Winner SD
Derek Ferwerda Civil & Environmental Engineering Winner SD
Taylor Goodell Electrical Engineering Winner SD
Chase Olson MS - Engineering Management Woonsocket SD
Jonathan Barkl Metallurgical Engineering - Magna Yankton SD
Ethan Klimisch Applied Biological Sciences/Chemistry  Yankton SD
John Lillevold MS - Chemical & Environmental Engineering, accelerated Yankton SD
Erica Westerman Chemical Engineering - Magna Yankton SD
Alexander Cantrall Mining Engineering & Management Kingsport TN
Lydia Ford Pre-Professional Health Science Kountze TX
Nicholas Reid Geology Potomac Falls VA
Chad Reimer Civil & Environmental Engineering - Magna Blaine WA
Everette Deveaux Civil & Environmental Engineering Lakewood WA
Nickolas Fletcher MS - Engineering Management Redmond WA
Jacquelyn Belock MS - Paleontology Shelton WA
Lucas Carpenter Computer Science Silverdale WA
Karissa Kjenstad Chemical Engineering Tacoma WA
Nathan O'Hanlon Industrial Eng. & Eng. Mgmt/Cert. Six Sigma Greenbelt Woodinville WA
Isaac Bliek MS - Civil & Environmental Engineering, accelerated Chippewa Falls WI
Jordan Beyer Industrial Eng. & Eng. Mgmt - Laude De Pere WI
Emmy Dressen Industrial Eng. & Eng. Mgmt - Summa De Pere WI
Nathan Secosh Mining Engineering & Mgmt/Cert. Eng. Mgmt & Leadership Hartland WI
Amandeep Singh Electrical Engineering South Milwaukee WI
Adam Gettinger Ind. Eng. & Eng. Mgmt/Cert. Six Sigma Greenbelt - Laude Casper WY
Spencer Stupak Mechanical Engineering Casper WY
George Tillman, Jr. Metallurgical Engineering Casper WY
Jennifer Wales Civil & Environmental Engineering - Magna Casper WY
Alexandra Wagner Applied Biological Sciences Cheyenne WY
Joshua Hammell MS - Mechanical Engineering Evansville WY
Dustin Berg Mechanical Engineering Farson WY
Tyler Kinnear Computer Engineering Gillette WY
Aaron Campbell Computer Science/Math - Magna Sheridan WY
Carson Reimers Geological Engineering Sheridan WY
Allison Smith Civil & Environmental Engineering Sheridan WY

 

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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 an average class size of 24. The SD School of Mines placement rate for graduates is 97 percent, with an average starting salary of more than $63,350. Find us online at sdsmt.edu and on  Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram and Snapchat

Contact: Lynn Taylor Rick, (605) 394-2554, Lynn.TaylorRick@sdsmt.edu