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Before submitting a nomination, please review the criteria listed below for each award. Nominations are due by January 31. Awards will be presented at the Hardrocker Heritage Alumni Awards Gala during Rocker Days (M Week). We encourage you to nominate someone whose personal and professional achievements reflect the values of South Dakota Mines.


Guy E. March Medal

The Guy E. March Medal may be presented to a Mines graduate in recognition of the individual’s positive interaction with students, the university and the alumni of South Dakota Mines. Graduates who receive the March Medal exemplify the caring spirit of Dr. Guy March.

Click here to nominate a graduate for the March Medal award.

Distinguished Alumni Award

The Distinguished Alumni Award recognizes alumni who make outstanding contributions to their careers, their communities, and to Mines. 

Click here to nominate a graduate for the Distinguished Alumni Award.

Outstanding Recent Graduate Award

The Outstanding Recent Graduate Award honors graduates who have achieved exemplary career progress and recognition within ten years of their graduation. The individuals selected for this award serve as excellent role models to showcase the importance of continued personal growth in a rapidly changing world. 

Click here to nominate an Outstanding Recent Graduate.

Mines Advancement Fund

The Mines Advancement Fund supports the greatest needs of our students and faculty, including scholarships, department resources, facilities updates, industry partnerships, and more. With every dollar gifted to the Mines Advancement Fund, the Center for Alumni Relations & Advancement raises an average of $9 more to support departments, scholarships, and programs. 
Consider designating your gift to the Mines Advancement Fund to maximize your influence at South Dakota Mines.