Bailey named to “Ingram’s” 40 under 40

Dan Bailey, GeoE’03, MS EMgt’05, a project manager for Cogent, was named to the Kansas City business magazine Ingram’s 40 Under 40 list for 2018. Bailey, a member of the S&T Order of the Golden Shillelagh and a vice president of the Miner Alumni Association board of directors, recently assisted in equipping the newly constructed Clayco Advanced Construction and Materials Laboratory at Missouri S&T. [Read more…]

Keeping civil in the family: Bob, Steve and Tom Sieckhaus

It’s no surprise that Steve Sieckhaus, CE’87, MS EMgt’94, and Tom Sieckhaus, CE’88, both became civil engineers — or that both earned degrees at S&T. After all, they’re the sons of Miner and civil engineer Bob Sieckhaus, CE’63. [Read more…]

Come together

With over 50 sections across the country, the Miner Alumni Association offers an abundance of opportunities for you to expand your professional and social circle. From sporting events to St. Pat’s festivities, Miners like you get together year-round to connect and play. Don’t miss out on the fun.
Check out the events calendar.

2018 Homecoming Award Recipients

Alumni Achievement

1.  David Heikkinen, ME’93, founding partner and chief executive officer, Heikkinen Energy Advisors

2.  William Tedesco, GGph’97, vice president, Gulf of Mexico Explorations, Anadarko Petroleum Corp.

Alumni Merit

3.  Diane Butrus, CSci’85, chief operating officer, Diba Imports

4.  Larry Gragg, Curators’ Distinguished Teaching Professor emeritus of history and political science, Missouri S&T

Robert V. Wolf Alumni Service

5.  Dale Morse, EE’79, engineering group manager, General Motors (retired)

Distinguished Young Alumni

6.  Karen (Strothkamp) Hogan, EMgt’02, division manager-special projects, Turner Construction Co.

7.  Traci Walker, Hist’00, director of digital service procurement, United States Digital Service, Office of Management and Budget, Executive Office of the President

Frank H. Mackaman Alumni Volunteer Service

8.  Dennis Leitterman, EE’76, MS EE’77, channel development manager, Hewlett-Packard Co. (retired)

Class of ’42 Excellence in Teaching

9.  Wenqing Hu, assistant professor of mathematics and statistics at Missouri S&T.

Full court press for Miner Pride

Kristie (Capps) Gibson, EMgt’74, and John Gibson, EMgt’74, met in Thomas Jefferson Hall after a Miner basketball game. They both came to Rolla on scholarships, Kristie from Dexter, Mo., and John from Kansas City Kansas Community College, where he played basketball. [Read more…]

Anderson helps restore power to Puerto Rico

Capt. Aaron Anderson, MS EMgt’13, a civil works project manager with the Portland District of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, arrived in Puerto Rico in late November to help restore power to the country hit by Hurricane Maria in fall 2017. Anderson is working with the Federal Emergency Management Agency and the Corps of Engineers Recovery Field Office’s temporary power mission to support the Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority.

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Brady earns women’s advocate award

Meg Brady, CSci’83, MS CSci’89, a senior director in global learning at Missouri S&T, is the 2018 recipient of the Dr. Elizabeth Cummins Women’s Advocate Award at Missouri S&T. [Read more…]

Bucklew walks across America

Despite his diagnosis of early-onset Parkinson’s disease, Bill Bucklew, ME’93, walked nearly 3,000 miles across America to raise money for the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research. During his journey, Bucklew crossed Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi, Arkansas, Texas, New Mexico, Arizona and California. He wore out 26 pairs of shoes, lost 37 pounds, fought off several animal attacks and raised more than $120,000. He has been featured on over 30 television stations promoting the foundation. For more information about his journey visit uncorkedadventures.org. [Read more…]

Bullock writes mineral studies handbook

Richard Bullock, MinE’51, MS MinE’55, DE MinE’75, professor emeritus of mining engineering at S&T, edited and wrote parts of Mineral Property Evaluation: Handbook for Feasibility Studies and Due Diligence. Published by SME (Society for Mining, Metallurgy and Exploration), the book provides guidelines for in performing mineral property feasibility and evaluation studies and due diligence, as well as preparing proper documents for presentations.

El-Baz to receive 2018 Inamori Ethics Prize

Farouk El-Baz, MS GGph’61, PhD GGph’64, will receive the 2018 Inamori Ethics Prize from the Inamori International Center for Ethics and Excellence at Case Western Reserve University in September. [Read more…]