2015 Honorary Knights

In March, the St. Pat’s Celebration Committee honored the following 2015 Honorary Knights of St. Patrick.

  • Delbert Day, CerE’58, Curators’ Professor emeritus of materials science and engineering, served as Honorary St. Pat and parade marshal.
  • Dr. Henry Antolak, a Rolla dentist and former co-owner of the Cavern, now known as The Grotto
  • Henry C. “Hank” Foley of Columbia, Mo., senior vice chancellor for research and graduate studies at the University of Missouri-Columbia and executive vice president for academic affairs, research and economic development at the University of Missouri System. Foley also holds a joint appointment in chemical and biochemical engineering at Missouri S&T
  • William J. “Bill” James of Rolla, professor emeritus of chemistry at Missouri S&T
  • Cheryl McKay of Rolla, manager of web and interactive marketing at Missouri S&T
  • Susan Hadley Rothschild, CSci’74, of St. Louis, retired certified public accountant and former Miner Alumni Association president
  • Jesse Singleton of St. James, Mo., manager of printing and mail services at Missouri S&T
  • Phil Whitefield of Rolla, chair and professor of chemistry and director of the Center of Excellence for Aerospace Particulate Emissions Reduction Research at Missouri S&T.

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Using big data to reduce childbirth risks

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, complications during pregnancy or childbirth affect more than 50,000 women annually, and about 700 of them die every year. Steve Corns, associate professor of engineering management and systems engineering, is working with researchers from Phelps County Regional Medical Center through the Ozarks Biomedical Initiative to reduce […]

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Bogan solves Benton mural mystery

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Breaking bias

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