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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 14, 1999
FOUR NATIVE AMERICAN STUDENTS RECIPIENTS OF
SCHOLARSHIPS AT SDSM& T
Four Native American students at the South Dakota School of Mines & Technology ( SDSM& T) have been sponsored this year as they pursue their degrees in Science and Engineering. Mr. and Mrs. Richard Kruse, of Minneapolis/ St. Paul, have concurred with the School of Mines scholarship committee’s recommendation to fund the four students.
The students are Robert Whipple, Rapid City, senior, Civil and Environmental Engineering; Connie Giroux, Rapid City, junior, Chemistry; J. R. High Elk, Dupree, sophomore, Civil and Environmental Engineering; and Lonnie Wright, Eagle Butte, sophomore, Industrial Engineering.
The Kruse Foundation selectively works with colleges and universities throughout North America to enhance educational efforts for Native American students.
Photo caption: President of SDSM& T Dr. Richard Gowen ( right) and Dr. Doug Lange ( left), Vice President of Student Affairs and Dean of Students, pose with ( from left to right) Lonnie Wright, Robert Whipple, Connie Giroux, and J. R. High Elk, recipients of scholarships at SDSM& T.
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