2018 Homecoming Award Recipients

Alumni Achievement

1.  David Heikkinen, ME’93, founding partner and chief executive officer, Heikkinen Energy Advisors

2.  William Tedesco, GGph’97, vice president, Gulf of Mexico Explorations, Anadarko Petroleum Corp.

Alumni Merit

3.  Diane Butrus, CSci’85, chief operating officer, Diba Imports

4.  Larry Gragg, Curators’ Distinguished Teaching Professor emeritus of history and political science, Missouri S&T

Robert V. Wolf Alumni Service

5.  Dale Morse, EE’79, engineering group manager, General Motors (retired)

Distinguished Young Alumni

6.  Karen (Strothkamp) Hogan, EMgt’02, division manager-special projects, Turner Construction Co.

7.  Traci Walker, Hist’00, director of digital service procurement, United States Digital Service, Office of Management and Budget, Executive Office of the President

Frank H. Mackaman Alumni Volunteer Service

8.  Dennis Leitterman, EE’76, MS EE’77, channel development manager, Hewlett-Packard Co. (retired)

Class of ’42 Excellence in Teaching

9.  Wenqing Hu, assistant professor of mathematics and statistics at Missouri S&T.

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.

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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 […]

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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.

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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.

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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.

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