Honorary knights

Eight S&T alumni and friends kissed the Blarney Stone after St. Pat dubbed them Honorary Knights of St. Patrick during knighting ceremonies on March 16. Thomas Markowski, a junior in petroleum engineering, portrayed St. Pat. Tom Green, president and owner of Key Sport Shop in Rolla, was named Honorary St. Pat.


2012 HONORARY KNIGHTS

  • David Bernhard, EMgt’92, technical sales representative for Seltec Sales Corp.
  • Dan Brown, Missouri senator in the state’s 16th senatorial district and longtime Rolla veterinarian
  • Charlotte Divincen, executive staff assistant to the chancellor at S&T
  • John Eash, AE’79, MS EMgt’90, director of F/A-18 production operations for The Boeing Co.
  • Greg Gelles, professor and chair of economics at S&T
  • Jeanie Hofer, Econ’90, director of international affairs at S&T
  • Bob Hribar, senior laboratory mechanic in the mechanical and aerospace engineering department’s machine shop
  • Kevin Mullally, owner of Mullally Distributing Co.

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