Office of University Relations
SDSM& T News
501 E. St. Joseph Street • Rapid City, SD 57701- 3995
Phone: ( 605) 394- 6082/ 2554 • Fax: ( 605) 394- 6177
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
( December 29, 1999)
PHILADELPHIA STUDENT CANDIDATE FOR DEGREE FROM SDSM& T
During SDSM& T’s winter commencement held December 18th, Earl Marinus Francois of Philadelphia was a candidate for a Bachelor of Science degree with honors* in computer science from the South Dakota School of Mines and Technology.
SDSM& T’s 140th commencement ceremony was held December 18th in the Rushmore Plaza Civic Center Theater. Dr. Theodore Gull, Astrophysicist at the NASA Laboratory for Astronomy and Solar Physics at the Goddard Space Flight Center, gave the commencement address. Dr. Gull was presented with an honorary Doctor of Science degree during the ceremony. Special honored guests also included recipients of the Distinguished Alumni Award, Frank F. Aplan ( MetE ’ 48), James V. Chittick ( ChemE ’ 63), William L. Reuter ( EE ’ 56, MS EE ’ 58), Peter N. Stephans ( EE ’ 68, MS EE ’ 69), and Gary R. Veurink ( ChemE ’ 72). Fernando Rodrigues of Box Elder delivered the senior class message, and Regent Dr. James Hansen presented the message from the South Dakota Board of Regents.
* Honors = 3.40 – 4.59 GPA
( i: univrel\ pressrele\ 1299\ Commencement Philadelphia PA)
Click tabs to swap between content that is broken into logical sections.
The work from which this copy was made did not include a formal copyright notice. This work may be protected by U. S. copyright law (Title 17, United States Code), which governs reproduction, distribution, public display, and other uses of protected works. Uses may be allowed with permission from the copyright holder, if the copyright on the work has expired, or if the use is fair use or within another legal exemption. The user of this work is responsible for compliance with the law.
Devereaux Library. South Dakota School of Mines and Technology.