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WDT to hold 46th Commencement Ceremony

Western Dakota Tech will host the 46th Commencement Ceremony at 10 a.m. Saturday, May 17, at the Rushmore Plaza Civic Center.

Approximately 349 students will receive Diplomas or Associate of Applied Science Degrees. Mike Maltaverne, Rapid City Fire Department Chief, will give the commencement address. John Carlson, President/CEO of Highmark Federal Credit Union, will be presented with the Distinguished Service award. The Distinguished Alumni Award will go to Captain James Johns of the Rapid City Police Department.

Western Dakota Tech is the only technical institute that serves the western South Dakota region. WDT offers more than 30 programs in a variety of fields, including Business and Computers, Construction Trades, Health Services, Legal and Public Services, Manufacturing and Mechanical Trades, and Science and Technology. More than 97 percent of WDT's most recent graduates are working, continuing their education, or serving in the military, and 85 percent remain in South Dakota.

WDT faculty, staff, and administration focus their efforts on helping students gain the skills and experiences they need to succeed. Through hands-on learning, internships, and industry partnerships, WDT students graduate ready to make real and immediate contributions to their employers and their communities.

Learn more at or by contacting WDT at (800) 544-8765, (605) 718-2565 or

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