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Remembering Ken "Doc" Gifford

With great sadness, we learned of the passing of Ken "Doc" Gifford this last weekend. Doc was Director (President) of our college from 1982-2000 and his accomplishments were many. When you walk into our beautiful building, you can thank Doc Gifford as he was instrumental in its construction. 

Doc Gifford was the recipient of WDT's first Exceptional Legacy Leader Award in 2019. His contributions to our college will be remembered.

Click to watch the video of Doc talking about his time at WDT during a 2017 interview.

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Congratulations, High School Graduates!

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WDT Approved to Form S.D.'s First Technical College Local Education Agency

New Board to Include Trustees from Outside Rapid City 

A decision by the South Dakota Board of Technical Education (BoTE) will be monumental in the future course of Western Dakota Tech (WDT). By unanimous vote, following a special hearing, the board approved the college’s petition to become the first Local Education Agency in S.D. on May 21.

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Qualifying WDT Students to Receive CARES Act Emergency Relief Funds

Western Dakota Tech (WDT) has launched the WDT Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act for Higher Education Emergency Relief Funds (HEERF), an emergency aid program for students who might be experiencing difficulties with expenses related to COVID-19 campus disruptions.

There are 602 qualifying WDT students, at this time, who will be mailed a $650 emergency check Friday, May 15, according to Jill Elder, WDT Admissions and Financial Aid Director.

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