Professional degrees awarded

Twelve Missouri S&T alumni received professional degrees during Spring Commencement. The degrees recognize these graduates for professional achievement. Receiving degrees were:

  • Bentley C. Alexander, EE’84, vice president of engineering for T-Mobile’s USA’s south region
  • Darryl W. Davis, MS ME’86, president of Phantom Works for Boeing’s Defense, Space and Security Business Unit
  • Michael L. Deelo, MetE’67, who retired from management positions with St. Joe Minerals Corp. and Kinder Morgan
  • Thomas M. Hayden, CE’71, chair and president of the board of Shive-Hattery Inc.
  • Donald L. Hey, CE’63, co-founder and director of Wetlands Research Inc. and the Wetlands Initiative
  • Harry C. Hershey, ChE’60, MS ChE’63, PhD ChE’65, professor emeritus of chemical engineering at The Ohio State University
  • James R. Knox, Chem’63, former member of the University of Connecticut faculty
  • Samuel C. Mahaney, Hist’85, a licensed attorney and adjunct professor of federal appropriations law and fiscal policy at Georgetown University
  • Donald M. Mayberry, MSys’93, enterprise architect for Walmart
  • Adonica D. Randall, CSci’75, president and CEO of Abaxent LLC
  • Daniel A. Reed, CSci’78, corporate vice president of technology policy and strategy and leader of the eXtreme Computing Group for Microsoft
  • Thomas A. Wetteroth, CerE’79, MS CerE’82, vice president of array operations at Applied Microarrays Inc.

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