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.

Save the date: Homecoming 2014

Mark your calendars and make plans now to attend Homecoming Oct. 17-18. Return to Rolla to reconnect with former classmates and celebrate your Miner spirit. Watch the Summer issue of Missouri S&T Magazine for details and find hotel information at mineralumni.com/homecoming.

 

Join us for the 106th Best Ever

On Saturday, March 15, alumni and friends are invited to attend the St. Pat’s pre-parade party from 9 to 11 a.m. on the Alumni Patio outside Castleman Hall, 10th and Main streets in Rolla. Complimentary coffee, juice and assorted pastries will be served.  [Read more…]

STAT hosts opening week barbecue

Students Today, Alumni Tomorrow (STAT) hosted a free barbecue during the group’s first meeting of the year on Aug. 28. Students enjoyed food hot off the grill and learned about STAT, the alumni student organization.

Golden Miners reunite

Golden-AlumsThe Miner Alumni Association hosted 48 members of the Class of 1963 and their guests at the 2013 Golden Alumni Reunion May 20–21. In addition to getting reacquainted with each other, alumni and guests toured campus and the Kummer Student Design Center, visited their departments and learned about life on campus today through a presentation by Chancellor Cheryl B. Schrader. In a grand recognition ceremony on the final day of the reunion, Schrader and Miner Alumni Association executive director and past president Darlene Ramsay, MetE’84, presented class members with their 50-year pins and certificates. [Read more…]

Class of ’63 to return in May

The Class of 1963 will celebrate its 50th anniversary at the Golden Alumni Reunion May 20–21 at Missouri S&T and the Comfort Suites in Rolla.

In addition to reconnecting with each other, alumni will tour their departments and learn more about what is happening on campus today. The Miner Alumni Association will host the alumni and present programs on the association, world events 50 years ago and MSM in 1963. The highlight of the event is a recognition ceremony, where class members receive their 50-year pins and certificates.

If you are a member of the Class of 1963 and have not received your invitation, or are from another class but would prefer to celebrate your Golden Alumni Reunion with the class of 1963, please contact the alumni office at alumni@mst.edu or call 800-JOMINER for more information.