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( May 8, 1997)
135th SDSM& T COMMENCEMENT SATURDAY, MAY 10 / NASA ADMINISTRATOR DANIEL GOLDIN TO GIVE COMMENCEMENT ADDRESS
The South Dakota School of Mines and Technology will hold its 135th commencement ceremony this Saturday, May 10th, at 10: 00 a. m. in the Rushmore Plaza Civic Center Arena. 242 students are candidates for undergraduate or graduate degrees.
The commencement address will be given by Daniel S. Goldin, Administrator of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration ( NASA), Washington, DC. Golden also will be presented with an Honorary Doctorate of Aerospace Administration during the ceremony.
Eric Broughton, an Electrical Engineering major from Canton, will deliver the senior class message. Dr. Richard J. Gowen, President of SDSM& T, and Regent Harvey C. Jewett IV will present degrees to the 196 Bachelor of Science, 46 Master of Science and four Doctor of Philosophy ( Ph. D.) candidates. Geraldean Loeleta Fluke ( Physics ’ 48) will receive the first Ph. D. degree from the Atmospheric, Environmental, and Water Resources ( AEWR) program, which is a joint doctoral program approved by the South Dakota Board of Regents in 1993 for SDSM& T and South Dakota State University.
The Guy E. March Medal, which recognizes a distinguished Tech alumnus for outstanding professional achievement, will be awarded to Lowery J. Smith ( GeolE ’ 51). Smith currently is president and owner of Ag- Lime Sales Inc., St. Paul, and has been a very active supporter of SDSM& T Foundation, Alumni and Scholarship programs. He currently serves as National Co- Chairman of the SDSM& T Vision 2000: Leadership for the Next Century Campaign.
Dr. Gowen also will present 50- Year Graduate Certificates to members of the Class of 1947 who will be attending this year’s commencement. 50- Year Graduates from the Black Hills area include Art Colgan ( EE), Hill City; James R. England ( CE), Rapid City; and Sylvan K. Williams ( EE), Spearfish.
“ We are very honored to have NASA Administrator Daniel Goldin as our commencement speaker,” said SDSM& T President Richard J. Gowen. “ His visit to our campus further demonstrates South Dakota Tech’s reputation as a nationally recognized science and engineering institution, as well SDSM& T’s growing involvement with NASA activities.”
( MEDIA ADVISORY: Mr. Goldin will also be speaking briefly at a pre- commencement breakfast and would be available at that time for individual media interviews. The breakfast will be held at 8: 00 a. m. in the Rushmore H Room of the Rushmore Plaza Civic Center.)
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