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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 24, 1999
LOCAL STUDENTS RECOGNIZED FOR THEIR PARTICIPATION ON SDSM& T ORIENTATION COMMITTEE
Jamie Gramm, Brooke Dinger, and Jason Lamont of Aberdeen were recently recognized for their participation on the South Dakota School of Mines & Technology Orientation Committee for the Fall 1999 semester. Gramm is a junior chemical engineering major, Dinger is a sophomore computer engineering major, and Lamont is a sophomore computer science major at Tech.
The Orientation Committee worked together to develop a five- day orientation program for freshman, transfer, and non- traditional students entering their first year at SDSM& T August 26- 30, 1999. The activities planned focused on meeting others, learning about Tech, and having fun.
A wide range of orientation activities were scheduled -- including a scavenger hunt, a dance, the President’s Picnic, movie at the Elks Theater, and an entertainer. In addition to orientation sessions geared toward fun and meeting new people, the most important events included the Math, Chemistry, and Physics placement exams, meetings with mentors, and class registration.
Other students who served on the Orientation Committee and their home town included: Brianna Griffith, Escondido CA; Amy Landreth, Chadron NE; Amy Williams, Rapid City; Ben Simpson, Buffalo Gap; Julie Schochenmaier, Bonesteel; Hank Hollenbeck, Timberlake, Shirleine Kleppe, Hot Springs; Jennie Wilson, Hastings MN; Colleen Manning, Burbank; Anna Miller, Bloomfield NE; Chris Ahlers, Pierre; Heidi Jochim, Dupree; Abe Kean, Pierre; Anthony Raaphorst, Rapid City; Paul Chilson, Sisseton; Jason Thuringer, Parkston; Jamie Mathison, Omaha NE; Jill Soldatke, Sioux Falls; Steve Walker, Green River WY; Travis DeWeese, Spearfish; and Alexa Maxwell, Box Elder.
Photo Caption: Jamie Gramm, Brooke Dinger, and Jason Lamont receive congratulations from SDSM& T President Dr. Richard Gowen for their participation on the SDSM& T Orientation Committee.
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