SM Energy Donates to Montana Tech



SM Energy, an independent energy company, presented a $16,000 donation to Montana Tech today. Mike Whillock and Rob Diedrich, representing SM Energy, presented the check to Montana Tech Chancellor Don Blackketter and Montana Tech Department representatives.

The donation is in support of Montana Tech’s comprehensive campaign, Strengthening Foundations...Ensuring the Future. Montana Tech’s campaign efforts are focused on raising funds for students, programs, faculty, and capital projects at Montana Tech. SM Energy’s donation will be directed toward enhancing Tech’s Geological and Petroleum Engineering Departments and the Office of Career Services.

Since 2007, SM Energy has attended and recruited at Montana Tech’s Career Fair. “Currently SM has a solid contingency of Montana Tech alumni working for them,” noted Blackketter. “SM Energy investing in our students is truly SM investing in the future of their own company. Montana Tech is proud to have companies like SM Energy as a member of the Tech family.”

“We recognize Montana Tech as a great organization to support,” said Whillock. “A lot of our successes come from Montana Tech students,” added Diedrich. “We know our investments are paying off by all the Montana Tech license plates in our parking lot.” Whillock also complimented Montana Tech and the Butte community for producing such high quality, dedicated college graduates.

For more information about SM Energy and Montana Tech’s internship programs, please contact Amanda Badovinac, Director of Public Relations, at 406-496-4828 or