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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
( May 12, 1997)
SIOUX FALLS AREA STUDENTS CANDIDATES FOR SDSM& T DEGREES
Several SDSM& T students from the Sioux Falls area were candidates for Bachelor of Science degrees from the South Dakota School of Mines and Technology during SDSM& T’s spring commencement. Area students with their hometown and major are as follows:
Brandon: Kurt Stoel, Metallurgical Engineering
Canistota: Chad Gortmaker, Electrical Engineering
Canton: Jerry Sorum, Computer Science
Chamberlain: Dana Dominiack, Mechanical Engineering
Freeman: Kerri Pfeiffer, Mechanical Engineering; Jay VanHove, Civil Engineering
Marion: David Fitzgerald, Mechanical Engineering with Honors
Parkston: Nicholas Hoffman, Civil Engineering
Platte: Daniel Machacek, Mechanical Engineering; Brenden Schaefer, Civil Engineering with
Honors; Jennifer Sheffield, Interdisciplinary Sciences
Sioux Falls: Melissa Boettcher ( SF Washington), Geology with High Honors; Steve Horner ( SF
Roosevelt) Civil Engineering with Highest Honors; Jeffrey Horton ( SF Washington), Computer Science; Thomas Jackson ( SF O’Gorman) Chemical Engineering with Highest Honors; Bill Karas ( SF Roosevelt) Civil Engineering; Joshua Lien ( SF O’Gorman) Chemical Engineering with Highest Honors; Lance Mayer ( SF Lincoln) Civil Engineering with Honors; Scott Moos ( SF Lincoln) Mechanical Engineering;
Robert Small ( SF Washington), Interdisciplinary Sciences; Eric Tennessen ( SF Roosevelt), Civil Engineering; Curtis Wong ( SF Roosevelt), Chemical Engineering with High Honors; Travis Zimmerman ( SF Washington), Chemical Engineering with Highest Honors
Tripp: Jason Fink, Chemical Engineering; Andrea West, Mathematics
Wagner: Jeffrey Uecker, Industrial Engineering
Wolsey: Corey Haeder, Master of Science in Civil Engineering
[ Highest Honors = 3.80- 4.00GPA; High Honors = 3.60- 3.79GPA; Honors = 3.40- 3.59 GPA.]
SDSM& T’s commencement ceremony was held May 10 in the Rushmore Plaza Civic Center Arena. The commencement address was given by Daniel S. Goldin, Administrator of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration ( NASA), Washington, DC. Goldin also was presented with an Honorary Doctorate of Aerospace Administration during the ceremony.
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