Academy inductions

This year, 26 alumni and friends were inducted into Missouri S&T academies. Academy membership recognizes a career of distinction and invites members to share their wisdom, influence and resources with faculty and students.

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‘The sky is not the limit,’ Magnus says

Sandra Magnus speaks at the May 2012 commencement.

In her May 2012 commencement speech, former NASA astronaut Sandra Magnus, Phys’86, MS EE’90, told graduates to believe in themselves and use their problem-solving skills.
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Carney receives Chancellor Medal

Former S&T Chancellor John F. Carney III received the Chancellor Medal during commencement ceremonies in May. The medal is awarded to individuals who have contributed to the well-being, growth and development of the university.

S&T awards professional degrees

Four Missouri S&T alumni received honorary professional degrees during Spring Commencement. The degrees recognize these graduates for professional achievement:

  • C. John Brannon, Phys’85, CerE’85, Psyc’86, MS CerE’86, PhD CerE’89, a patent attorney with Brannon, Robinson, Sowers, Hughel and Doss in Indianapolis
  • John Fairbanks, EE’71, owner of Tosshers Vending in Lincoln, Calif. Fairbanks is one of S&T’s 28 Alumni of Influence
  • Fred Byron Parks, ME’69, chief executive officer for NDS Surgical Imaging in Tucson, Ariz.
  • Robert M. Saxer, CE’61, MS CE’62, an active alumni association volunteer and a civil engineer who retired from the international chemical engineering firm AMCEC.

Golden Miners return

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Save the date: OGS Annual Weekend

Join your fellow Order of the Golden Shillelagh members April 19–21, 2013,in Rolla. For more information regarding the OGS Annual Weekend, please contact Megan Ace at 573-341-6359 or acem@mst.edu.

Plan now for the 105th Best Ever

Alumni and friends are invited to the St. Pat’s pre-parade party from 8:30–11 a.m. Saturday, March 16, in the Leach Theatre lobby of Castleman Hall, 10th and Main streets. Join us for hot cinnamon rolls and beverages.

Immediately following the St. Pat’s parade, come back to Castleman Hall for pizzas and $1 beer while they last.

Make plans to travel to Rolla for St. Pat’s or attend one of the section events in your area and help make the 105th celebration the Best Ever. Event information will be available at alumni.mst.edu/events/stpats.html.

STAT celebrates new school year

Students Today, Alumni Tomorrow (STAT), the alumni student organization, hosted a barbecue during its first meeting of the year on Aug. 29. More than 75 students came for free grilled hot dogs and hamburgers, and information about STAT.

Sports: by the numbers


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