2016 Miner Alumni Association Awards

Alumni Achievement

Jorge Ochoa, ME’85, principal engineer, Exponent Inc.

Craig Barnes, CE’78, executive director of technology strategy, Cummins (retired)

Distinguished Young Alumni

Xiaoliang Cheng, PhD Chem’10, president, Wuhan Quality Life Technology Co.

Kate Wasem, MetE’99, vice president, G&S Foundry

Alumni Merit

John Lovitt, CSci’70, chief executive officer, Pattern Insight (retired); adjunct professor, Missouri S&T

John Lovitt

John Lovitt

Robert V. Wolf Alumni Service

Pamela Leitterman, Math’75, marketing program manager, Hewlett-Packard Co. (retired)

Pamela Leitterman

Pamela Leitterman

Frank H. Mackaman Volunteer Service

Tom Feger, CE’69, special consultant, Hanson Professional Services Inc.

Tom Feger

Tom Feger

Honorary Life Member

Bill Kennedy, president and CEO, Kennedy Metal Products & Building Inc.

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Bill Kennedy

Class of ’42 Distinguished Teaching Award

Jillian Beth Schmidt, assistant teaching professor,  mechanical and aerospace engineering

Jillian Schmidt

Jillian Schmidt

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