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( April 21, 1997)
SDSM& T STUDENT FROM RIVERTON NAMED KENNECOTT SCHOLAR
Nathan Chupka of Riverton, who is a student at the South Dakota School of Mines and Technology in Rapid City, has been named a recipient of the Kennecott Scholarship. He will receive a $ 3500 scholarship for the 1997- 1998 school year. In addition to the scholarship, Nathan has been selected for a paid internship this summer with Kennecott’s Utah Copper Concentrator operation in Salt Lake City, Utah.
Nathan is currently completing his junior year as a Metallurgical Engineering major. He is the son of William Chupka of Riverton. Lyle Randen, General Manager of Kennecott’s Spring Creek Coal Company, and Steve Carlisle, Human Resources Manager of Kennecott’s Spring Creek Coal Company, announced Chupka’s selection as a Kennecott Scholar during a recent awards luncheon on the South Dakota Tech campus in Rapid City. Lyle Randen, a 1971 Chemical Engineering graduate from South Dakota Tech, is one of many SDSM& T graduates employed by Kennecott companies.
“ We are grateful for the very generous support which Kennecott Corporation is providing to South Dakota Tech. Kennecott’s decision reflects Tech’s national reputation as a top- notch science and engineering institution that offers the disciplines and the type of quality graduates that Kennecott is seeking,” said SDSM& T President Gowen. “ Our partnership with Kennecott will mark a new level of educational excellence for South Dakota Tech. Nathan Chupka is to be congratulated on receiving this scholarship. We are pleased that Nathan is a part of the South Dakota Tech family.”
Kennecott companies have supported SDSM& T for many years, with recent gifts exceeding $ 100,000 in direct support to students and departments. Kennecott Energy Corporation, based in Gillette, WY, is a subsidiary of RTZ/ CRA, based in London, England and Melbourne, Australia, respectively.
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Pictured here congratulating Nathan Chupka on being named a Kennecott Scholar are: ( l to r)
Dr. Stanley Howard, Chair of SDSM& T Metallurgical Engineering Department; Nathan Chupka, Riverton, WY; and Dr. Richard J. Gowen, President of SDSM& T.
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