St. Pat’s 2010

Follies, street painting, the court, parade and after-parade parties kept the “best ever” tradition alive in Rolla.


Stephanie Rostad, a senior in civil engineering from Waynesville, Mo., and immediate past Student Council president, was crowned the Queen of Love and Beauty. Michael Schwartz, a senior in civil engineering and newly elected Student Council President from Foley, Mo., portrayed St. Patrick.
Also during St. Pat’s 2010, the St. Pat’s Celebration Committee awarded the following eight faculty, staff, alumni and community leaders the title Honorary Knight of St. Patrick:
Robert Brinkmann, CE’71, of St. Albans, Mo., president of Brinkmann Constructors of Chesterfield, Mo.
Jim Duncan of Rolla, manager of custodial and landscape services at Missouri S&T
Jay W. Goff of Rolla, vice provost and dean of enrollment management
Michael Gross, MetE’88, MS MetE’94, of Owensboro, Ky., vice president of quality, environment, health and safety at Daicel Safety System America/Daicel Safety Technologies America
Kurt Kosbar of Rolla, associate chair for laboratory development in electrical and computer engineering and head of the International Foundation for Telemetering’s Telemetry Learning Center at Missouri S&T
John Slowensky of Rolla, head director of instrumental music for the Rolla Public School District
Paul Worsey of Rolla, professor of mining and nuclear engineering and explosives expert at Missouri S&T
Letha Young of Rolla, university police sergeant at Missouri S&T.

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