A gift without borders

David Heikkinen, ME’93, and Dr. Ann Rueff Heikkinen have deep Rolla roots. They met as students at Rolla Junior High School, and their mothers both worked for Missouri S&T. Virginia Heikkinen Callahan, Hist’88, worked in admissions and Chris Rueff in career services. [Read more…]

No pain, no gain

Inspiration can come from the unlikeliest of places, even in the middle of a Chicago street. [Read more…]

The traveler

Up until last summer, Heather Castelli, ME’17, had visited more foreign countries than U.S. states. [Read more…]

Alumna ventures into the unknown

Hannah Mills, ME’16, couldn’t imagine herself overseeing a production line or sitting in an office cubicle. [Read more…]

Hiatt shoulders the load as orthopedic surgeon

Standing on the mound, freezing cold, his left shoulder ached. Still, he pitched. It was the 2004 season opener, and he was Missouri S&T’s starting pitcher. Of course he pitched. And when his turn in the rotation came up, he pitched again. And again. And again. [Read more…]

Alumna tackles women’s health issues

Grace Deitzler’s chosen field became clear when she took teacher Julie Ertmann’s advanced placement biology class her senior year at University City High School in the St. Louis suburbs. [Read more…]

Fix-it fixation

As Missouri S&T undergraduates a decade ago, Brandt, CE’07, and Nicole, EMgt’07, MS SysE’10, Genz never envisioned careers as small-business owners flourishing amid the 21st century version of the arts and crafts movement. [Read more…]

Katie Payne — future M.D.

The daughter of a logger and a school teacher, Katie Payne, BSci’14, knew she wanted to make a big impact on the world, but it took an anatomy class at Cuba (Mo.) High School to guide her decision to go into medicine. [Read more…]

Richard and Barbara Jaquay: Giving thanks for a life of good fortune and global adventure

Richard Jaquay, CE’63, was building a wastewater treatment plant near Tucson, Ariz., when he met his future wife. They made their first overseas trip together, to China, two years after they were married. [Read more…]

Bob Brackbill: Petroleum pioneer

Bob Brackbill, MinE’42, remembers the day he put his career plans on hold to serve his country. It was a December afternoon in 1941, and he was hanging out with the guys at the Sigma Nu house in Rolla. [Read more…]