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.

Come together

With over 50 sections across the country, the Miner Alumni Association offers an abundance of opportunities for you to expand your professional and social circles. From sporting events to St. Pat’s festivities, Miners like you get together year-round to connect and play. Don’t miss out on the fun. Check out the events calendar.

Eash Family Gazebo dedicated

The September dedication of the Eash Family Gazebo at Hasselmann Alumni House celebrated the generosity of John Eash, AE’79, MS EMgt’90, and his wife, Marie. They have provided endowment funding in support of the Miner Alumni Association and the mechanical and aerospace engineering department, as well as additional funds for the John and Marie Eash Scholarship Endowment for Aerospace Engineering, established in 2014. Members of the Eash family and friends gathered on Sept. 9 for the dedication. John, a past president of the Miner Alumni Association, is executive director of corporate relations for Missouri S&T and former division director for Supplier Quality Regional Operations for Boeing.

St. Pat’s 2018

For a few days in March, the S&T campus and the Rolla community paint the town green. Here are a few scenes from the 110th Best Ever St. Pat’s.

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Trick-or-Treat, Joe Miner

The Miner Alumni Association participated in Rolla’s annual Trick-or-Treat on Pine Street, where local downtown businesses hand out candy on Halloween night. Joe Miner proved to be a big attraction as he posed for photos and provided treats for local children.

A golden return

The Class of 1968 will celebrate its 50th anniversary at the Golden Alumni Reunion May 15–16 at Hasselmann Alumni House. [Read more…]

Save the date: Homecoming 2018

Mark your calendars for Homecoming 2018, Oct. 12–13. Homecoming is the perfect reason to return to campus to reconnect with former classmates and enjoy the Miner spirit! More details will be published in the Summer issue of Missouri S&T Magazine. Make plans now to attend. For hotel information, visit mineralumni.com/homecoming.

Homecoming 2017

The Miner Alumni Association honored a select group of alumni during Homecoming for their accomplishments and their devotion to the association, the campus and its students. [Read more…]

Miner Move-In

Students and parents visit the Hasselmann Alumni House to check in to their residential hall to begin move in weekend. Photos by Sam O’Keefe/Missouri S&T

The Miner Alumni Association rolled out the red carpet at Hasselmann Alumni House on Aug. 12 for more than 1,000 freshmen, who kicked off Miner Move-In Day with a warm welcome from alumni and staff. “We were thrilled to see the alumni house filled with our newest Miners and their families,” says Darlene Ramsay, MetE’84, assistant vice chancellor for University Advancement and executive vice president of the Miner Alumni Association.    

Alumni take leadership roles in association

During its annual Homecoming meeting on Oct. 28, the Miner Alumni Association approved the following new and returning board members:

New members

  • John Stutsman, EE’77, Area 5
  • Kenneth Bandelier, EE’97, Areas 10–18
  • Jennifer Marshall, ME’96, Area 19

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