Keeping communications flowing

In 2012, the Miner Alumni Association board consolidated its committees into five groups with broad goals. This issue, we introduce you to the Marketing and Communications Committee.
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Alumni take leadership roles in association

During its annual Homecoming meeting on Oct. 18, the Miner Alumni Association approved the following new and returning board members:

Executive board

  • Rich Eimer, EE’71, president
  • Helene Hardy-Pierce, EMgt’83, president-elect
  • Ernie Banks, ChE’81, vice president
  • Delores Hinkle, PetE’75, vice president
  • Ron Jagels, CE’86, MS EMgt’91, vice president
  • Mike McEvilly, CE’80, MS EMgt’81, vice president
  • Chris Ramsay, MetE’83, MS MetE’85, vice president
  • Stephen Rector, PetE’72, MS PetE’73, vice president
  • Keith Wedge, GGph’70, MS GGph’71, PhD GGph’73, treasurer
  • Bill Brune, CSci’73, secretary

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St. Pat’s celebration planned at new alumni house

All alumni and friends are invited to attend the 107th St. Pat’s party, which will mark the official dedication of the Hasselmann Alumni House. The celebration will be held on Saturday, March 14, at the newly completed house, located at 1100 N. Pine St. [Read more…]

Hasselmann Alumni House: making progress

The Miner Alumni Association began construction on Hasselmann Alumni House in January and after some weather delays, wasted no time pouring the concrete foundation in April. Framing is now complete and workers have started the masonry work. You can watch the progress live at mineralumni.com/house. [Read more…]

50 years a Miner

Forty-four members of the class of 1964 — the last class to graduate from the Missouri School of Mines and Metallurgy — returned to their alma mater 50 years after graduation for the 2014 Golden Alumni Reunion May 20–21.  [Read more…]

Meet our honorees

ALUMNI ACHIEVEMENT

Dr. Robert R. Holmes Jr., CE’87, national flood hazard specialist and coordinator, U. S. Geological Survey, adjunct professor of civil engineering, Missouri S&T

Daniel A. Reed, CSci’78, vice president for research and economic development, computational science and bioinformatics chair, and professor of computer science, electrical and computer engineering and medicine, University of Iowa.

FRANK H. MACKAMAN VOLUNTEER SERVICE

Randall Dreiling, CE’81, vice president and senior structural engineer, Design Nine

ALUMNI MERIT

Steven Cary Dunston, EMgt’88, executive vice president and chief operating officer, American Woodmark Corp.

ROBERT V. WOLF ALUMNI SERVICE

Hugh Cole, EMgt’72, managing partner, AGI-Goldratt Institute

DISTINGUISHED YOUNG ALUMNI

Jeffery Thornburg, AE’96, principle propulsion engineer, SpaceX

Dale Spence, ME’97, global marketing director for automatic tank gauge, Veeder-Root

Engaging students

In 2012, the Miner Alumni Association changed the format for its board of directors. What used to be a large number of small committees, each with a narrow focus, has been consolidated into five larger committees with broad goals. These committees now focus on alumni engagement, financial resources, student engagement, communications and marketing, and strengthening campus relations. Last issue we introduced you to the Alumni Engagement Committee. This issue, we introduce you to the Student Engagement Committee.  [Read more…]

A gathering of Miners: past, present and future

On April 25, a reception for alumni and prospective students highlighted the Human-Powered Vehicle design team at the law offices of Van Pelt, Yi & James in Cupertino, Calif. Alumni host Lee Van Pelt, Phys’86, Chris Ramsay, MetE’83, MS MetE’85, director of the Student Design and Experiential Learning Center, and Sarah Moore, admissions representative, brought past, present and future Miners together for pizza, conversation and a team presentation. Twelve team members traveled to the area for the Human-Powered Vehicle Challenge West Competition, sponsored by the American Society of Mechanical Engineers’ Santa Clara Valley Section. The Missouri S&T team placed third overall in the competition, which was held at the Hellyer Velodrome and the San Jose Fairgrounds.

Photo by Bob Phelan

Engaging alumni

In 2012, the Miner Alumni Association changed the format for its board of directors. What used to be a large number of small committees, each with a narrow focus, has been consolidated into five larger committees with broad goals. [Read more…]

Student design team competitions coming your way

Miners by Design, the giving society that encourages supporting experiential learning at Missouri S&T, invites alumni to support students by attending one of the upcoming design team competitions. A list of the competitions, sorted by alumni section, follows. Dates of all design team competitions are available at rol.la/designteamdates.

  • Bay Area – Human Powered Vehicle Challenge West,  April 25-27,  San Jose, Calif.
  • Motor City  – Formula SAE Michigan, May 14-17, Brooklyn, Mich.; Robotics Intelligent Ground Vehicle Competition, June 6-9, Rochester, Mich.
  • NE-IA  – Formula SAE and Formula SAE Electric, June 18-22, Lincoln, Neb.
  • Oklahoma  – American Society of Civil Engineers’ Mid-Continent Student Conference —Steel Bridge and Concrete Canoe Team, April 24-26, Stillwater, Okla.
  • Peoria  – Baja SAE Illinois, June 4-7, Peoria, Ill.
  • Salt Lake City – NASA Student Launch Rocketry Challenge, May 15-17, Bonneville Salt Flats Tooele County, Utah
  • SW Florida – Human Powered Vehicle Challenge East, April 11-13, Orlando, Fla.