On the horizon

Thanks to the generosity of 22,000 alumni and friends, Missouri S&T’s future has never looked brighter. Nearly 20 percent of alumni – double the national average of 10 percent – contribute each year, supporting one of the nation’s broadest arrays of engineering disciplines.


“It is gratifying to know that the more than 50,000 living alumni of Missouri S&T have, in general, been extremely successful in their life pursuits,” says Chancellor John F. Carney III. “They recognize that this success is due in large part to the education they received in Rolla. Their continuing generosity reflects this realization, and we are very grateful for this support.”

As Miners have answered the call, the Miner Alumni Association has stepped forward too with plans to build a house for visiting alumni to call home. If all goes as scheduled, Miners of all ages will be able to relax together in a beautiful new home right in the heart of Rolla, just in time for Homecoming 2012. The house is named in honor of the late Karl, MinE’25, and Marjorie Hasselmann.

“This house is for all MSM, UMR and S&T alumni, regardless of their majors and where they lived on campus.”

“This house is for all MSM, UMR and S&T alumni, regardless of their majors and where they lived on campus,” says Marianne Ward, director of alumni and constituent relations. “Every year our activities grow in number and in attendance, and the Hasselmann Alumni House will accommodate everyone returning to campus.”
Although the design is not yet finalized, there will be a large outdoor area to host events like Homecoming and St. Pat’s, says Ward. One of the two gardens, named for Fred, CE’55, and June Kummer, will include plantings of a variation of daylily named for June Kummer.
Ward says naming opportunities remain in the house for donations ranging from $5,000-$500,000.
“We are thrilled the Miner Alumni Association voted to build this house,” says Ward. “It will forever change our alumni relations.”
Seven other capital projects are under way on the Missouri S&T campus, including the federally funded renovation of Straumanis-James Hall (which houses the Graduate Center for Materials Research); and construction of the Kummer Student Design Center and the Miner Dome Indoor Practice Facility, both funded through alumni gifts; and Innovation Park, S&T’s research park, which is funded in part by private companies interested in partnering with the university.
Thanks to the generosity of 22,000 alumni and friends, Missouri S&T’s future has never looked brighter. Nearly 20 percent of alumni — double the national average of 10 percent — contribute each year, supporting one of the nation’s broadest arrays of engineering disciplines.

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