Mines News

Release Date Friday, May 5, 2017

SD Mines to Host 175th Commencement May 6

RAPID CITY, SD (May 5, 2017) – About 300 students will receive their Associate of Arts, Bachelor of Science, Master of Science or Doctor of Philosophy degrees at the South Dakota School of Mines & Technology’s 175th commencement ceremony beginning at 9 a.m. Saturday, May 6, in the Rushmore Plaza Civic Center Ice Arena. South Dakota Attorney General Marty Jackley will deliver the commencement address, and Alexander Spilman of Mandan, N.D., a chemical engineering major, will deliver the senior class message.

Lorin Brass, who graduated from SD Mines with a degree in metallurgical engineering in 1975, and Mary Brass, who graduated from SD Mines with a degree in civil engineering in 1977, will receive the Guy E. March Medal award for their contributions and positive interactions with students, the institution and alumni. Graduates of the class of 1967 are also being recognized on their 50-year anniversary.


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: Charles Michael Ray, 605-394-6082, charles.ray@state.sd.us