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.

Pete Kinyon, an honorary S&T alumnus and a graduate of the University of Michigan, believed that Rolla is strengthened by the presence of a great university. A proud Rolla resident and longtime supporter of Missouri S&T athletic teams as well as the Miner Alumni Association, he made a gift of stock that went toward the Grand Hall naming opportunity.

Beverly Koeppel, EE’38, made a bequest to Missouri S&T. And in 2012 Chancellor Cheryl B. Schrader designated that estate gift — Koeppel’s contribution to the university — in support of Hasselmann Alumni House. Koeppel’s bequest allowed the alumni association to offer matching funds on a one-to-two basis for naming donors.

“I am sorry that neither Mr. Kinyon nor Mr. Koeppel were able to see their gifts put to work,” said
Joan Nesbitt, Missouri S&T’s vice chancellor for university advancement, during the dinner celebrating the home’s grand opening. “I believe they would be thrilled to know their legacies will live on every single time we welcome a visitor to Hasselmann Alumni House.”

Around the Puck

By the numbers: Fall/Winter 2018

8,607 Students enrolled for the fall semester at Missouri S&T. Classes started Aug. 20. 91 Percentage of first-year freshmen who receive scholarships and financial aid.

[Read More...]

Making tornado alley safer

Growing up in northeast China, Guirong “Grace” Yan didn’t see many tornados in a country where the number of documented twisters is a fraction of those that hit the United States. But as her academic career took Yan to several postdoctoral fellowships and then faculty positions in Indiana, Missouri and Texas, the assistant professor of […]

[Read More...]

Living laboratory houses lead battery research

This past November, Missouri S&T installed two new advanced lead battery microgrid systems at the EcoVillage, a “living laboratory” that is home to S&T’s solar-powered homes.

[Read More...]

Partners for progress

An expansion of the partnership between Missouri S&T and Missouri State University will allow students to pursue a mechanical engineering degree on the Missouri State campus with courses taught by faculty from both institutions. Students began applying this fall. The program will begin in fall 2019.

[Read More...]

Chancellor search is underway

This past August, University of Missouri President Mun Choi announced the formation of a 23-member committee to lead a nationwide search for a chancellor at Missouri S&T.

[Read More...]