Alpha Phi Alpha at S&T turns 50

Chartered in 1964 at the height of the civil rights movement, Missouri S&T’s oldest African-American fraternity encountered obstacles on the way to its 50th anniversary, especially in the early years.

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French honors

William Shaw Legion of Honor CeremonyWilliam Shaw, CE’49, a World War II veteran, was awarded the French Legion of Honor, the highest award that France bestows, for his service in helping to liberate France from Nazi control.

Dear Alumni and Friends,

No matter where we live, what degree we earned, what our careers look like or what our cultural background is, Miner alumni have at least one thing in common: We all need to eat.

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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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