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Distinguished Alumni Award Recipients

The Center for Alumni Relations & Advancement presents the Distinguished Alumni Award to recognize alumni who make outstanding contributions to their careers, their communities, and to Mines. Congratulations to these alumni - you make us so proud! 

The 2020 & 2021 award recipients were honored at the 2021 Fall Commencement at the The Monument Fine Arts Theater on December 18 , 2021.

Meet the 2020 & 2021 Distinguished Alumni Award Recipients 

Click here to read the bios for the 2020 Distinguished Alumni and here to read the bios of the 2021 Distinguished Alumni.

Mines Advancement Fund

As the foundation of philanthropy at South Dakota Mines, the Mines Advancement Fund ensures the Center for Alumni Relations & Advancement (CARA) remains the focal point of giving, engagement, and alma mater pride. 
With every dollar gifted to the Mines Advancement Fund, CARA’s development team will raise an average of $9 more to support departments, scholarships, and programs. This is the sort of focus, efficiency, and mission-driven mindset that results in South Dakota Mines’ reputation for excellence.
Consider designating your gift to the Mines Advancement Fund to maximize your influence at South Dakota Mines. For more information, contact Lucas Lund, Annual Giving Director, at