Homecoming 2015: MinerFest in review

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The Miners came from behind in the second half of the Homecoming football game to beat McKendree University 34-27.

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The Chancellor’s Advisory Committee on African-American Recruitment and Retention celebrated its 30th anniversary during Homecoming. Gregory Skannal, GeoE’85, and Joan Montague, CSci’95, reminisce at the CACAARR Tailgate.

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Spectators lined the Rolla streets to watch the first-ever MinerFest Homecoming Parade, sponsored by the Student Union Board.

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Students made s’mores and watched a movie at a SUB-sponsored bonfire outside Toomey Hall.

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During the Legends Luncheon, the Miner Alumni Association presented vintage-inspired letter sweaters to award recipients.

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The Miner Cheerleaders shared a bit of school spirit with alumni and guests during the Legends Luncheon.

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S&T student design teams showed off their work to alumni during the Silver and Gold Gathering at Hasselmann Alumni House.

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Alumni visited with current students and old friends during the Silver and Gold Gathering.

Honoring Miner legends

During Homecoming, the Miner Alumni Association honored seven Miners for their accomplishments and their devotion to the association, the campus and its students.
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Alumni take leadership roles in association

During its annual Homecoming meeting on Oct. 24, the Miner Alumni Association approved the following new and returning board members. We welcome them and thank the departing members for their dedication and loyalty to Missouri S&T and the Miner Alumni Association. [Read more…]

Meet Nick Kutay, STAT president

Students Today, Alumni Tomorrow (STAT), the student section of the Miner Alumni Association, gives students a glimpse of life after college. Missouri S&T Magazine staff asked current president Nick Kutay, a senior in mechanical engineering, to share his take on the organization.
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’Tis the season: Show your pride

The Miner Alumni Association began a new tradition last year by creating a commemorative ornament series that celebrates the Miner spirit and pays tribute to campus landmarks. In 2014, the association launched the ornament series with Hasselmann Alumni House, the new home for alumni. The 2015 ornament will feature the Chancellor’s Residence. Constructed in 1889 as a student residence, the building became the home of our university leader in 1905.

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Welcome to STAT

Students Today, Alumni Tomorrow hosted 65 students at a free barbecue and informational meeting to welcome new members and introduce them to the student section of the Miner Alumni Association. David Hoover, a senior in information science and technology, was the lucky winner of the door prize, a Wii U.

Sections by the numbers

1915 – Founding of three oldest alumni sections – St. Louis, Kansas City and Springfield-Joplin

28 – St. Pat’s events around the country

50+  – Alumni sections

120 – Active section officers

Largest section – St. Louis with 13,653 members

Largest section outside Missouri – Houston with 1,746 members

Section that is farthest from Rolla – Anchorage, Alaska, at 3,745 driving miles

250+ – Alumni in attendance at the largest section event this year – the St. Louis Send-off Picnic

Keeping the books

In 2012, the Miner Alumni Association board of directors consolidated its committees into five groups with broad goals that focus on alumni engagement, finances, student engagement, marketing and communications, and strengthening campus relations.

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Leading on the coast

Dennis Leitterman, EE’76, MS EE’77, Bay Area Section president and Area 23 director for the Miner Alumni Association, hopes to bring more alumni into the fold by offering a number of events in the San Francisco Bay Area throughout the year. Missouri S&T Magazine staff asked him a few questions about his section.

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Meet Rich Eimer, new association president

Rich Eimer, EE’71, of Conroe, Texas, retired executive vice president of operations for Dynegy Inc., began his two-year term as president of the Miner Alumni Association in October. Missouri S&T Magazine staff asked him about his plans.

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