Matt Coco: friends, family, food

Matt Coco, CE’66, knows a lot about transformations. It’s something that he learned as a young child in his grandmother’s kitchen by watching his diminutive grandmother take four simple ingredients (flour, yeast, water and salt), knead them together and transform the dough into a delicious bread.

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Jerry Bayless: A Miner through and through

Jerry Bayless, CE’59, MS CE’62, will probably never know just how much of an impact he has made on the lives of his students. It is not because of his administrative duties as department chair; it is not the numerous awards he has received from professional societies; it is not the many department committees he has served on. As important as all these may have been, what sets him apart is his involvement in student life and extracurricular activities. That is where Bayless has truly made a difference.

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Class of 1942

Six years before their Golden Alumni Reunion, a dozen members of the Class of 1942 started kicking around the idea about doing “something big” for their upcoming 50th anniversary in 1992.

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Young Liu: Learning from Leu

In 1988, Young Liu came to the United States with $89 in his pocket and met the man who would change the course of his life: Ming Leu.

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Ted Waldbart: A HERO for Haitians

Ted Waldbart’s background isn’t in nonprofits. It’s in solving problems and managing projects for large American corporations like Coca Cola and Phillips Petroleum.

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Patrick Owen: Engineering adventure

Patrick Owen, CE’77, has spent the better part of the last 15 years in a theme park. It sounds like he’s competing for an entry in the Guinness Book of World Records, but he’s not. It’s all part of his job. Owen is vice president of design and engineering at SeaWorld in San Diego.

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Honoring a mentor: Joe and Sally Rupp

In every student’s educational journey, there’s at least one professor who forever alters the course of that student’s life. For Joe Rupp, MetE’72, there’s no question that person was the late Dr. Thomas O’Keefe, Curators’ Professor emeritus of metallurgical engineering at Missouri S&T.

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Keith Wedge: From Boy Scout to brigadier general

What began as a casual hobby picking up rocks while visiting the western United States took retired Gen. Keith Wedge, GGph‘70, MS GGph‘71, PhD GGph‘73, from the Boy Scouts to the U.S. Army. In between, his fascination with rocks led him to Missouri S&T’s geology and geophysics program.

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Meet the new Miner Alumni Association president: Perrin Roller

This fall, Perrin Roller, GeoE’80, became president of the Miner Alumni Association. Missouri S&T Magazine staff sat down with the vice president of well engineering for Devon Energy to get his perspective about the job.

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Irvin and Elmer Spotte: oldest living Miner brothers

Back in the early 1930s, when the men believed to be Missouri S&T’s oldest living brothers – Irvin and Elmer Spotte – played football for the MSM Miners, Jackling Field stood in what today is the middle of campus. Located just to the left of Jackling Gymnasium, which was torn down in the 1960s to make way for Curtis Laws Wilson Library, the field was the site of the 4-4 season of 1933.

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