Academy inductions

This year, 26 alumni and friends were inducted into Missouri S&T academies. Academy membership recognizes a career of distinction and invites members to share their wisdom, influence and resources with faculty and students.

Academy of Chemical Engineers

  • Richard A. Bausell, ChE’70, of Chesterfield, Mo., retired director ofpipeline and power for URS Corp.
  • David R. Scharf, ChE’78, of Tulsa, Okla., president of natural gas gathering and processing with ONEOK Partners LP

Academy of Civil Engineers

  • Brett Hanke, CE’72, MS EMgt’84, of Wentzville, Mo., president of Hanke Constructors
  • Alan A. Kamp, CE’64, MS CE’66, of Kansas City and Branson, Mo., vice president and senior project manager for Black & Veatch Co.’s oil and gas business line
  • Pat McCown, CE’74, of Kansas City, Mo., CEO of McCownGordon Construction LLC
  • Ranney McDonough, CE’66, of Dunwoody, Ga., president of McDonough Engineering
  • Stephen H. McVeigh, CE’72, of Houston, an independent oil and gas consultant
  • Michael J. Perry, CE’80, of St. Louis, president of HBD Construction Inc.
  • Amy Strauss, CE’90, MS CE’91, of Springfield, Mo., senior engineer in power generation for City Utilities of Springfield
  • Paul Wojciechowski, CE’83, of Wildwood, Mo., senior associate and St. Louis office manager for Alta Planning + Design

Academy of Computer Science

  • Pam Leitterman, AMth’75, of Sunnyvale, Calif., retired from Hewlett-Packard
  • Susan Rothschild, CSci’74, of St. Louis, a CPA with John T. Straub

Academy of Electrical and Computer Engineering

  • Barry D. Freiner, EE’85, of St. Louis, president of Rogers-Schmidt Engineering Co.
  • Stephen R. Nelson, EE’77, of Gunter, Texas, vice president of IC Design for REMEC Defense and Space
  • Steven Pflantz, EE’87, of St. Louis, association and I&C/electrical engineer for CRB Consulting Engineers Inc.
  • David C. Wang, EE’77, of Langley, Wash., president of Boeing China
  • Kory G. Mathews, EE’84, of Ballwin, Mo., vice president and program manager for Boeing Defense, Space and Security and vice president and program manager of the Phantom Works division

Academy of Engineering Management

  • Wendell L. “Buddy” Barnes, EMgt’73, of The Woodlands, Texas, client services manager for MWH Americas in the municipal wastewater division in Southeast Texas
  • Bill Daughton of Colorado Springs, Colo., former professor and chair of engineering management and former special assistant to the provost for eLearning at Missouri S&T
  • Dan Hinkle, EMgt’73, of Sugar Land, Texas, owner of a contract-lobbying firm that represents clients before the Texas legislature and regulatory agencies

Academy of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineers

  • Edward H. Gerding, ME’84, of St. Charles, Mo., director of engineering for the global services and support division of Boeing
  • Charles P. Ketterer, ME’89, of St. Charles, Mo., vice president of information technology and supply chain for Emerson Hermetic Motors

Academy of Miner Athletics

  • Robert T. Berry, CE’72, of St. Louis, retired vice president and general manager of Burns & McDonnell’s St. Louis office, football team
  • John Borthwick, PetE’86, of Clinton, Mo., project manager for Shaw Environmental, cross country and track teams
  • Dick Boyett, CE’58, of Fort Smith, Ark., a retired civil engineer in the coal production industry, football team
  • Diane Butrus, CSci’85, of St. Louis, chief operating officer of Diba Imports, softball team
  • Terry Buzbee, EMgt’77, of Marshalltown, Iowa, president of Fisher Controls International, basketball team
  • David Cadoff, ChE’96, Gainesville, Va., director of partner solutions for pureIntegration, swimming team
  • Kenneth Cage, ME’63, MS NucE’66, of Bumpass, Va., an attorney with McDermott, Will and Emory, football team
  • Donald J. Dowling Jr., ChE’51, of Sun City, Ariz., retired product manager for Buckeye Cellulose and retired chemical and production engineer for Proctor and Gamble, football team
  • Gene Edwards, CE’53, of Paducah, Ky., retired CEO of Kit-Mo Rental and Supply, football and track and field teams
  • Cecilia Elmore, EMgt’86, of Rolla, Mo., director of student diversity, outreach and women’s programs at Missouri S&T, basketball and softball teams
  • Curt Elmore, GeoE’86, of Rolla, Mo., professor of geological sciences and engineering at Missouri S&T, cross country and track and field teams
  • Lloyd Flowers, CE’88, of Marietta, Ga., senior project manager with McCarthy Building Companies, football and track and field teams
  • John Frerking, CE’87, of Columbia, Mo., business development manager at Engineering Surveys and Services, football team
  • John Gibson, EMgt’74, of Tulsa, Okla., chair, president and CEO of ONEOK Partners, basketball team
  • Kevin Griesemer, EMgt’83, of St. Louis, principal of G&W Engineering Corp., football team
  • Morris E. Hervey Jr., MinE’81, of St. Louis, co-founder and president of TSI Engineering Inc., football team
  • Tony Kaczmarek, LSci’87, of Rolla, Mo., a physician at Central Missouri Urology Clinic, football team
  • Jeffrey Kipp, ME’81, of Denver, co-owner and vice president of operations for Conception to Reality Inc., basketball team
  • J. Gary McAlpin, CE’73, of Plantation, Fla., director of coastal zone management for Collier County, Florida, football and wrestling teams
  • Donald McGovern, ME’58, of Lake Saint Louis, Mo., retired vice president and general manager of McDonnell Douglas’ Joint Advanced Strike Technology Program, football team
  • Steve McVeigh, CE’72, of Spring, Texas, a consultant with Celerant Consulting, football team
  • James Murphy, ME’56, of Stamford, Conn., president of Murphy & Murphy Realtors and Moorings Apartments Inc., football team. Mr. Murphy died Aug. 3, 2012
  • Zebulun Nash, ChE’72, of Houston, retired plant manager of ExxonMobil Chemical Co.’s Baytown Chemical Plant, wrestling team
  • Thomas Owens, CE’68, MS EMgt’71, of Easton, Pa., retired vice president of operations for Crayola Corp., football team
  • Eric Potts, CE’73, of Houston, a retired U.S. Army colonel now working as deputy director of the Houston Airport System, football, baseball, basketball, and track and field teams
  • Perrin Roller, GeoE’80, of Spring, Texas, a principal at Upstream Forensics, football and wrestling teams
  • Ronald Rosner, AE’89, of Lake Ozark, Mo., director of environment, health and safety for Haas Group International, cross country and track and field teams
  • Paul Stricker, LSci’82, of San Diego, a sports medicine physician with Youth Sports Awareness Enterprise, swimming team
  • Royce Vessell, CerE’76, of St. Louis, president and owner of VMPC Resources, basketball and golf teams
  • Charles “Pete” Weitzel, ME’55, of Ballwin, Mo., president of Weitzel Construction Co., football and track and field teams
  • Newton Wells, ME’59, of College Station, Texas, retired general manager of Dover Corp., football team
  • Billy Key of Rolla, Mo., retired director of athletics, basketball coach and professor emeritus of physical education at Missouri S&T, honorary member
  • Mark Mullin of Rolla, Mo., director of athletics and former swimming coach at Missouri S&T, ex-officio member

Academy of Mines and Metallurgy

  • Charles D. Croessmann, NucE’81, of Edgewood, N.M., senior manager at Sandia National Laboratories
  • Phillip D. Ferguson, NucE’88, MS NucE’93, PhD NucE’95, of Knoxville, Tenn., neutron source group leader and neutronics team leader at Oak Ridge National Laboratories
  • Ricky L. Martin, MetE’82, MS MetE’84, of St. Charles, Mo., enterprise manager of Metallic Material and Process at Boeing
  • Philip D. McPherson, CerE’83, of Yorktown, Ind., senior vice president and general manager at Saint-Gobain.

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