In the prefabricated metal structure that used to house S&T’s design teams, space heaters kept things relatively warm in the winter. Big fans helped ventilate it in the summer. The place famously had no restroom facilities.
On Nov. 4, faculty, staff and students of Missouri S&T joined the Miner Alumni Association in the Havener Center to celebrate Founders Day in recognition of the first day of classes held on Nov. 6, 1871. A timeline of historic S&T accomplishments as well as memorabilia were on display. Interim Chancellor Warren K. Wray got to cut the cake.
Three mining engineering students received Robert Dye (MinE 1912) Mining Engineering Scholarships.
They are (left to right): senior Michael Allen, junior Joseph Cook and senior Joshua Cole. Department chair Samuel Frimpong, the Robert H. Quenon Chair of Mining Engineering, is second from the right.
During commencement in December, Missouri S&T conferred professional degrees on the following alumni:
- Nola Rebecca Johnson, CerE’83, MS EMgt’92, PhD EMgt’99, deputy to the commanding general, Maneuver Support Center of Excellence at Fort Leonard Wood, Mo.
- Dale M. Pitt, AE’72, MS AE’75, Boeing Technical Fellow in the field of aeroelasticity, unsteady aerodynamics and adaptive structures
- Gary D. Pennell, MetE’97, chief metallurgist at Nucor-Yamato Steel Co.
- William A. “Bill” Rehm, GGph’51, a consultant working with the IADC to develop texts on drilling technology
- George E. Uding, ME’59, retired resident and chief operating officer of Medusa Corp.
A record number of students celebrated their graduation at the Grad Finale on Dec 8. At the event, hosted by the Miner Alumni Association, 136 grads enjoyed food, games and door prizes. Susan Watson-Hajjar, CSci’83, donated multiple gift cards and an LG 32-inch HDTV for the grand prize. Michael Pendergrass, ME’11, was the lucky winner.