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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Missouri S&T Career Fair

Career opportunities and employer relations hosted its Spring 2011 Career Fair on Feb. 15 with 152 employers in attendance, 18 of which were new, which is a 22 percent increase over last spring. S&T students visited with more than 400 recruiters representing 24 states in hopes of landing a job, internship, or co-op opportunity.

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STAT hosts breakfast for alumni

Before the Spring Career Fair began, alumni recruiters were treated to a continental breakfast courtesy of the Miner Alumni Association, Students Today, Alumni Tomorrow (STAT) and Engineers Without Borders.

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Fall 2010 Career Fair

On Sept. 21 career opportunities and employer relations hosted the fall 2010 Career Fair with 184 employers on campus. Nearly 120 alumni returned to recruit graduates of their alma mater. Prior to the career fair, the Miner Alumni Association, along with Students Today, Alumni Tomorrow (STAT) and Engineers Without Borders, hosted a continental breakfast for the recruiters.

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Career Fairs – Fall 2009 and Spring 2010

The following people attended the Fall 2009 and Spring 2010 Career Fairs at Missouri S&T:

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Missouri S&T Career Fair

The Career Opportunities Center hosted its Spring 2009 Career Fair on Feb. 17 with 149 employers in attendance. S&T students visited with a total of 400 recruiters representing 25 states with high hopes of landing a job, internship, or co-op opportunity.

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