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May 11, 2001
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Tech’s 143rd Commencement Saturday, May 12
A Tech alum who has risen to the top ranks of Dow Corning Corporation will deliver the commencement address during the South Dakota School of Mines and Technology’s 143rd Commencement, scheduled for 10 a. m. Saturday, May 12, at the Rushmore Plaza Civic Center arena. Approximately 200 students are candidates for degrees.
Doug Aldrich of Midland, Mich., is the global manager of lab facilities for Dow Corning Corporation. Aldrich earned a bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering from Tech in 1964. He earned a master’s degree in chemical engineering from Tech in 1968.
Tech student Brent Scheele will be the ceremony’s student speaker. The 23- year- old Civil Engineering major is from Belle Fourche.
South Dakota Board of Regents member Shane Penfield will represent the Regents. Penfield is a student at the University of South Dakota Law School.
More than 90 percent of Tech grads receive job offers within 30 days of graduation. Starting annual salaries average more than $ 43,000.
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