Golden Alumni return to S&T

On May 16–17, the Miner Alumni Association and Missouri S&T welcomed back 59 alumni and guests from the Class of 1967 to celebrate their Golden Alumni Reunion. Guests visited the Kummer Student Design Center and the hot glass shop during their campus tour. Alumni also toured their academic departments and heard a campus update from Robert J. Marley, provost and executive vice chancellor for academic affairs. The two-day event culminated with a re-enactment of the graduates’ commencement ceremony when they officially earned the title of Golden Alumni.

Alumna ventures into the unknown

Hannah Mills, ME’16, couldn’t imagine herself overseeing a production line or sitting in an office cubicle. [Read more…]

Hiatt shoulders the load as orthopedic surgeon

Standing on the mound, freezing cold, his left shoulder ached. Still, he pitched. It was the 2004 season opener, and he was Missouri S&T’s starting pitcher. Of course he pitched. And when his turn in the rotation came up, he pitched again. And again. And again. [Read more…]

Sunrayce ’99 jacket makes triumphant return

When Mike Hunter, Math’99, decided to donate his Solar Car Team Sunrayce ’99 jacket to the Missouri S&T archives, it wasn’t necessarily for altruistic reasons. [Read more…]

Above and beyond

If influence is about shaping outcomes, the 10 alumni spotlighted on these pages have achieved remarkable results. Across diverse fields and demanding challenges, they have made a difference through the power of technology, the sure footing of national security, the engine of job creation, the exploration of outer space and earth’s resources — and as builders raising the roof on a better quality of life. [Read more…]

Joe Ballard: Chief and commander

Joe Ballard, MS EMgt’72, says it was Chicago winters, the Army — and Bernard Sarchet — that brought him to Rolla. [Read more…]

Bob Brackbill: Petroleum pioneer

Bob Brackbill, MinE’42, remembers the day he put his career plans on hold to serve his country. It was a December afternoon in 1941, and he was hanging out with the guys at the Sigma Nu house in Rolla. [Read more…]

Bob Brinkmann: Builder and big thinker

Bob Brinkmann, CE’71, credits a mindset he calls looking for “the second right answer” with growing the company he founded more than 30 years ago. [Read more…]

Matt Coco: True and tireless believer

Matt Coco, CE’66, was a student the first time he served on the Phi Kappa Theta building committee after a fire destroyed his fraternity house in 1964. “I wanted the new house to have a red brick exterior and a fireplace,” he says. “I didn’t get either.” [Read more…]

Roger Dorf: Communications pioneer

As a commuter student, Roger Dorf, ME’65, carpooled to Rolla to earn his degree. On days when he finished classes before the others riding with him, he’d head to the student union to study. But what Dorf remembers most about those afternoons is the magical hour when studying succumbed to slapstick. [Read more…]