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Register Now to Attend College Visit Night March 20

Western Dakota Tech helps students grow, develop their skills, and prepare them to enter the professional world work-ready.

To learn more about the many opportunities at Western Dakota Tech, plan to attend an upcoming College Visit Night at 5:30 p.m., Tuesday, March 20, at Western Dakota Tech. Western Dakota Tech is located at 800 Mickelson Dr.

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Former Educator Honored with Memorial Fund for Business Students

A long-time Western Dakota Tech educator will continue to make a difference in the lives of Business students thanks to a memorial fund her family has established in her honor.

Darlene Valades enjoyed teaching and was a strong advocate of continuing education and Western Dakota Tech. Following her retirement in 1990, after teaching business courses here for 18 years, she continued to speak highly of her time at the college and the education students receive.

Sadly, Darlene passed at age 83 in 2014. In honor of his wife, Darlene’s husband Salvador “Chuck” Valades, and their three children Vince, Tina, and Vance, have started the Darlene J. Valadez Memorial Fund with a generous contribution to the Western Dakota Tech Foundation.  

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Learn about Computer Science Program, Careers During Technology Camp March 22

If you are a high school student considering a career in Computer Science, there is a great upcoming opportunity to find out what working in the industry is like and what Western Dakota Tech's program is all about.

Register today to attend Western Dakota's Tech's FREE Technology Camp, Thursday, March 22. The camp will provide several hands-on activities related to the industry.

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Gerhardt Receives Rapid City Police Department's Achievement Medal

Kim Gerhardt, Western Dakota Tech Criminal Justice Adjunct Instructor and Rapid City Police Department Forensic Examiner, recently received the Department Achievement Medal from the Rapid City Police Department.

Kim received the award for exceptional quality management of crime scene evidence.

Rapid City Chief of Police Karl Jegeris, left, presents Kim Gerhardt, Western Dakota Tech Adjunct Instructor, with the Department Achievement Medal. 

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Western Dakota Tech Recognized for Online Learning Excellence (ACO), a leader in higher education information, resources and rankings has recognized Western Dakota Tech for its excellence in online learning.

"We wanted to honor the colleges and universities setting the bar for online learning," said Dan Schuessler, CEO and Founder of "These schools are going above and beyond the industry standard to help make online education programs an excellent option and more affordable."

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