St. Pat’s royalty

Former U.S. Sen. Jean Carnahan was named Honorary St. Patrick for the 101st St. Pat’s celebration at Missouri S&T. Carnahan, former First Lady of Missouri and a Rolla native, is a published author who resides in St. Louis.

Colin Bodeman, a junior in mining engineering, portrayed St. Pat, and Emma Kessler, a junior in psychology and history, was crowned Queen of Love and Beauty. She was nominated by Beta Sigma Psi.
Eight campus and community leaders were named Honorary Knights of St. Patrick. They are:
Kathy Allison, administrative assistant in student life at S&T
Cynthia Bolon, PhD Chem’06, a lecturer in chemistry at S&T
Linda Boswell Bramel, Econ’89, assistant to the chancellor at S&T
Rodney Edwards, general manager of Grellner Sales and Service in Rolla
Gary Forsee, CE’72, president of the University of Missouri System
Ron Miller, ChE’64, retired vice president and general manager for tissue, towels and facial products at Procter & Gamble
Darlene Ramsay, MetE’84, director of advancement services at S&T and past president of the Miner Alumni Association
Randy Stoll, director of business services at S&T.
A complete listing of the queen’s court, St. Pat’s court and biographies of the Honorary Knights is available at

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