Leading on the coast

Dennis Leitterman, EE’76, MS EE’77, Bay Area Section president and Area 23 director for the Miner Alumni Association, hopes to bring more alumni into the fold by offering a number of events in the San Francisco Bay Area throughout the year. Missouri S&T Magazine staff asked him a few questions about his section.

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Reliving history

Joseph Senne, MS CE'51

Joseph Senne, MS CE’51

World War II veteran Joseph Senne, MS CE’51, former chair of civil engineering at Missouri S&T, flew to Washington, D.C., in October to visit the national war memorials as part of the San Diego Honor Flight.

Senne, who joined the Navy in 1942 as a petty officer first class, was on Okinawa when the peace treaty with Japan was signed on Sept. 2, 1945. His work as a surveyor helped clear Port Seeadler, an important staging area for WWII operations in the South Pacific.

Grad, wife write historical novel

ChiltonBookCoverDan Chilton, CE’65, and his wife, Suzanne, wrote Blue & Gray Cross Current, a historical novel set in the Civil War. The book is based on official records and true events and characters in Chilton’s family. Profits go to the Shannon County (Mo.) Museum.

Alumni, students help Piney River Heritage Farm project

Two Missouri S&T alumni are working on a project more than 150 years in the making.

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Meet Rich Eimer, new association president

Rich Eimer, EE’71, of Conroe, Texas, retired executive vice president of operations for Dynegy Inc., began his two-year term as president of the Miner Alumni Association in October. Missouri S&T Magazine staff asked him about his plans.

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40 years a TKE

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Alumni members of Tau Kappa Epsilon at a cabin owned by John Eash, AE’79, MS EMgt’90, and Greg Hicks, CE’76, MS EMgt’80.

Every year, members of Tau Kappa Epsilon’s 1974 pledge class gather at Homecoming to reminisce about their college days. Homecoming 2014 marked the 40th anniversary of the pledge class.

Forging new friendships

In 2012, the Miner Alumni Association board of directors consolidated its committees into five groups with broad goals. In this issue, we introduce you to the Strengthening Campus Relations Committee.

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Alumni Alliance Award

SusanHRothschildSusan H. Rothschild, CSci’74, was awarded a 2015 Presidential Citation Award for outstanding service to Missouri S&T. Rothschild, a retired accountant with John R. Straub CPA, PC, has been a member of the Miner Alumni Association board of directors since 1998 and served as association president from 2010–12. She is a class coordinator, a member of the Alumni Alliance and a speaker for the Chancellor’s Leadership Academy. She is also a member of the Dean’s Advisory Council and the Academy of Computer Science.

S&T to train cybersecurity experts

Missouri S&T received a $3 million grant from the National Science Foundation to reduce threats to cybersecurity by training the next generation of cybersleuths.

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Save the date: Homecoming 2015

Make plans now to attend Homecoming 2015 Oct. 23–24.

More details will be published in the Summer issue of Missouri S&T Magazine. For hotel information and other accommodations in the area, go to mineralumni.com/homecoming.