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December 21, 2004
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Tech Holds 150th Commencement
The following students were candidates for degrees from South Dakota Tech during commencement ceremonies held Dec. 18 in Rapid City. Approximately 80 students were candidates for degrees during Tech’s 150th Commencement.
South Dakota Tech alum Dan Landguth, chairman of the board of Black Hills Corporation, delivered the commencement address. Lindsay Lipps of Hay Springs, Neb., gave the senior class message. Tech also awarded five Distinguished Alumni awards to Tech graduates who have made tremendous contributions to their professions and their communities.
Associate’s of Arts
General Studies: Sheila Wilson, Sacramento, Calif.
Bachelor’s of Science
Chemical Engineering: Jennifer Aldrich, Rapid City; Donald DeBerg, Cody, Wyo.
Civil Engineering: Christopher Escandon, Rapid City; Adam Krogman, White River; Christopher O'Bryan, Martin; Timothy Olson, Inver Grove Heights, Minn.; James Warne, Humboldt; Jason Carlson, Alexandria; Troy Docken, Pierre
Computer Engineering: Kevin Moormann, Sequim, Wash.; Sarah Farber, Glendive, Mont.; Jonathan Lefor, Rapid City
Computer Science: Nicholas Rogness, Sidney, Mont.,
Electrical Engineering: Gregory Holzwarth, Gillette, Wyo.; Cory Lillesve, Kasson, Minn.; Arthur Silbernagel, Sloan, Iowa; Tonya Taggart, Deadwood
Environmental Engineering: Danielle Fischer, Killdeer, N.D.
Geological Engineering: Blake Jones, Prior Lake, Minn.
Industrial Engineering: Andrew Coats, Rapid City; Patrick Dardis, Fargo, N.D.; Christopher Dougherty, Watford City, N.D.; Heather Jensen, Sioux Falls; Anna Karsky, Rapid City; Mitchell Kruger, Gillette, Wyo.; Jason Kusler, Rapid City; Lindsay Lipps, Hay Springs, Neb.; Gregory Morehouse, Parkston; Nancy Morris, Pierre; Jonathan Pentland, Wheatland, Wyo.; Lonnie Wright, Dupree
Interdisciplinary Sciences: Patricia Quade, Rapid City
Math: Brandon Lester, Rapid City
Mechanical Engineering: Zuhair Abdul-ghani, Saudi Arabia; Mohammed AlGhamdi, Saudi Arabia; James Beat, Bryan, Texas; Steven Bickett, Upton, Wyo.; David Bowar, Gillette, Wyo.; Brent Carr, Redfield; Bradley Cowell, Luverne, Minn.; Matthew Heath, Hettinger, N.D.; Dwayne Hughes, Rapid City; Matthew Husman, Sheridan, Wyo.; Joshua Mann, Fargo, N.D.; Karla McClain, Rapid City; Daniel Meinders, Egan, Minn.; George Ouais, Syria; Jason Pape, Parkston; Michael Phenicie, Westminster, Colo.; Carl Secker, Selby; Robert Sharpe, Delta, Colo.; Christopher Stahl, Cody, Wyo.; Donald Stahl, Bridgewater; Michael Vogl, Rock Rapids, Iowa; Bryan Woods, Rapid City; Andrew Zeller, Badger, Minn.
Physics: Tobin Schwab, Rapid City; Jeff West, Hettinger, N.D.; Fanuel Banda, Zambia
Master��s of Science
Civil Engineering: Fanuel Banda, Zambia; Garret Kuchenbecker, Spain; John Leahy, Newcastle, Wyo.; Andrey Moor, Russia; Zhong Tan, Canada
Computer Science: Vinod Vemireddi, India
Mechanical Engineering: Aaron Gough, Salem; Magne Habbestad, Norway; Magne Ingvaldsen, Norway; Eric Pollard, Sioux City, Iowa; Bryan Tweedy, Yankton
Paleontology: Lori Browne, Monroe, N.Y.; Margaret Hart, Brea, Calif.; Mike Knell, Council Bluffs, Iowa
Technology Management: Scott Farnsworth, Rapid City; Matthew Genelin, LeSueur, Minn.; Aaron Pasala, India; Otgonbileg Tserenn, Mongolia;
Doctor of Philosophy
Geology and Geological Engineering: Genet Duke, Rapid City
Materials Engineering and Science: Nam Soo Kim, Korea; Min Lu, China
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