South Dakota State University Holds Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for New CIM Program

South Dakota State University (SDSU), in conjunction with the CIM National Steering Committee, will hold a public announcement Aug. 31 on the SDSU campus regarding SDSU’s concrete industry management bachelor’s degree. The event, which will start at 4 p.m. and last approximately an hour, will be outside on the south side of the Chicoine Architecture, Mathematics and Engineering Hall. In case of inclement weather, the event will move inside Chicoine Hall.

“The program supports our mission as a land-grant university of addressing workforce needs in the communities of South Dakota and beyond. These Jackrabbits will become knowledgeable in concrete technology and techniques, capable of managing people and systems, skilled in technical sales and expected to advance to industry leadership positions,” said Bruce Berdanier, dean of the SDSU’s Jerome J. Lohr College of Engineering.

SDSU is the fifth school in the nation to offer a bachelor’s degree in concrete industry management. The NSC and the North Central Region patron groups are combining resources to provide SDSU approximately $1.5 million over five years to develop the degree program and assist in employing a CIM program director, recruiter and laboratory manager.

In addition to SDSU President Barry Dunn, the following individuals are scheduled to speak and answer questions:

Eugene Martineau, CIM NSC executive director

Thor Becken, NCR patrons chairman

Tim Hostettler, SDSU concrete industry management program director.