Archives for July 2015

Home sweet home: Hasselmann Alumni House

Hasselmann Alumni House Landscaping         Sam O'Keefe/Missouri S&TAfter 141 years of makeshift meeting space and office migration, Miner alumni finally have a home of their own on campus. The dedication of Hasselmann Alumni House in March planted the permanent roots of home ownership for the first time in Miner Alumni Association history. [Read more…]

Karl Hasselmann: the man behind the name

20150611 Hasselmann Facade 013The story of how Hasselmann Alumni House got its name begins in 1921, when a tall Iowan enrolled at the Missouri School of Mines. [Read more…]

Boonchai Songthumvat: educating Thailand

Boonchai Songthumvat, MS EMgt’76, is doing everything he can to make education possible for children in Thailand. Known as Boon, Songthumvat and his wife, Nuchanart, own Nuboon Co., a Bangkok-based manufacturer of fruit and vegetable juices, coffee and tea.

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Furnished with gratitude

Bill, PetE’53, and June Patterson provided the baby grand piano in Hasselmann Alumni House, among other gifts to the Miner Alumni Association.

Bill, PetE’53, and June Patterson provided the baby grand piano in Hasselmann Alumni House, among other gifts to the Miner Alumni Association.

From its groundbreaking on April 23, 2010, to the grand opening in March 2015, Hasselmann Alumni House was conceived and built thanks to the support from our alumni — some 57,000 strong — and from friends who know what an asset Missouri S&T is to our region, our nation, our world. [Read more…]

A flight of generosity

20150428 Hasselmann Alumni House 006Located just past the Miner Alumni Association’s Berry Welcome Center, the Order of the Golden Shillelagh Grand Staircase has 19 steps — 20 if you count the landing halfway down. Its rich, dark finish and ornate newel posts make the staircase more than a functional element. It’s a showcase of the craftsmanship present throughout Hasselmann Alumni House.

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Vision makes a house come to life

The Hasselmann Alumni House Donor Dinner on Thursday March 12, 2015.              Sam O'Keefe/Missouri S&T

The Hasselmann Alumni House Donor Dinner on Thursday March 12, 2015. Sam O’Keefe/Missouri S&T

The central gathering place in Hasselmann Alumni House — the Kinyon-Koeppel Grand Hall — is named for two men with a vision for the future of the Miner Alumni Association. Although they’re no longer with us, their generosity is a big reason why the house now stands as a welcoming destination for alumni and guests the world over. [Read more…]

A look inside

14,368 – miles volunteer project manager Matt Coco, CE’66, drove during the planning and construction process

194 – donors to Hasselmann Alumni House

660.48 – ounces of beer in the keg during the inaugural tapping

230 – guests can be seated in the Grand Hall

133,000 – nails used to construct the roof

12,500 square feet – usable space in Hasselmann Alumni House

1,012 – paving stone line the front walk

In gratitude

The Miner Alumni Association gratefully recognizes the contributors whose generous support raised the roof on Hasselmann Alumni House. [Read more…]

Aysen Malone: Guiding the next generation

FIRST Robotics mentor Aysen Malone works with a team at Rolla High School on Tuesday Feb. 10, 2015.        Sam O'Keefe/Missouri S&T

FIRST Robotics mentor Aysen Malone works with a team at Rolla High School on Tuesday Feb. 10, 2015. Sam O’Keefe/Missouri S&T

Incoming junior engineering student Aysen Malone knows that a strong mentor can leave a lasting impression on a person. Inspired by her own first mentor, she returns to the high school she graduated from twice a week to help support its robotics teams.

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Golden Alumni Reunion

The 50-year anniversary of the graduating class of 1965 begins on May 19, 2015.       Sam O'Keefe/Missouri S&T

The 50-year anniversary of the graduating class of 1965 begins on May 19, 2015. Sam O’Keefe/Missouri S&T

On May 19–20, 35 members of the class of 1965 and their guests returned to their alma mater 50 years after graduation for the 2015 Golden Alumni Reunion. Pictured at right, Bob, CE’65, and Carol Otto dance to classic Beatles tunes in the Kinyon-Koeppel Grand Hall. Entertainment was provided by Ticket to the Beatles, a St. Louis-area tribute band. Pictured below on the front porch of Hasselmann Alumni House, the alumni and their guests gathered to celebrate and reminisce over luncheons, banquets and a campus update from Chancellor Cheryl B. Schrader. Alumni toured their departments and other interesting campus spots like the Kummer Student Design Center.