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.

New faces on alumni staff

There are some new faces in the Miner Alumni Association office. Here’s your chance to get to know them.

Administrative assistant Gillian Masters is the woman behind the cheerful voice that answers the main phone line. Masters came to campus last fall from Woodland Park, Colo., where she was office manager for a home health care company.

Darlene Ramsay, MetE’84, is no stranger to most of you. The former Miner Alumni Association president is now the executive director of alumni relations and advancement services. She oversees the operations of the Miner Alumni Association and the university advancement research, annual giving, and record-keeping services.

Katie Jackson joined the alumni office on Jan. 7 as assistant director. A member of the S&T staff since 2009, Jackson was a student program administrator in student affairs. She holds a bachelor of arts degree in psychology and religion
from Concordia College and a master of education degree from the University ofSouthern Mississippi. She is working toward a doctorate of education in educational leadership and policy analysis from the University of Missouri-Columbia.

Save the date: Homecoming 2013

Make plans now to come to Rolla for Homecoming 2013, to be held Oct. 18–19. Watch for more details in the Summer issue of Missouri S&T Magazine.

105th Best Ever

The Miner Alumni Association hosted its annual breakfast before the St. Pat’s Parade on Saturday, March 16, with coffee, juice, and cinnamon rolls, along with Mimosas and Bloody Marys. After the parade, alumni and friends celebrated with dollar beer and free hot dogs.

Watch for pictures in the Summer issue of Missouri S&T Magazine. Or go online to bestever.mst.edu to see how S&T has celebrated for 105 years.

Meet John Eash

John F. Eash, AE’79, MS EMgt’90, director of F/A-18 production operations for the Boeing Co. in St. Louis, began his two-year term as president of the Miner Alumni Association in October. Missouri S&T Magazine staff sat down with him to ask a few questions.

What is your vision for the association?
The Miner Alumni Association will continue to be a growing, thriving organization that is positioned well to support alumni, students, faculty and staff, and the Rolla community.

What do you hope to accomplish during your presidency?
It’s really all about what our association will accomplish. We aligned our committee structure to support our strategic priorities, with great committee leaders and members assigned to each. Over the next two years, they will accomplish great things — increasing our financial giving, strengthening our alumni sections, and improving communications with campus organizations and other constituents. I also look forward to increasing the number of active Miner Alumni Association members and the completion of the Hasselmann Alumni House.

What do you feel is the most important part of the alumni-university relationship?
The most important aspect of our alumni-university relationship is the shared responsibility of helping our students succeed during their college careers and beyond through financial assistance, career counseling, recruiting, mentorship and academic tutoring, just to name a few. When our students succeed in college and in business, it strengthens our reputation as a premier technological research university we can all be proud of.

Why should young alumni get involved with the association?
The ability to stay connected with old friends and make new ones, build professional networks with fellow alumni, and feel the pride that comes with giving back financially or through volunteering time to an organization that has helped many students — some that otherwise may not have graduated from S&T.

Paul Murphy: a survivor’s story

On July 30, 1945, shortly after delivering atomic bomb components to the U.S. air base at Tinian, the USS Indianapolis was torpedoed by a Japanese submarine. Of the 1,197 sailors onboard, 317 survived. One survivor was Paul Murphy, ME’50.

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