‘Best Ever’ 2011

Follies, street painting, the court, parade and after-parade parties kept the St. Pat’s tradition alive in Rolla this year.

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Breezy Anderson, a junior in geology and geophysics from Swansea, Ill., was crowned the 2011 Queen of Love and Beauty for the 103rd St. Pat’s celebration in March. Caleb Marting, a junior in chemistry from St. Louis, portrayed St. Pat. Randy Verkamp, EMgt’72, of St. James, Phelps County commissioner, served as parade marshal and Honorary St. Pat.
The St. Pat’s Celebration Committee also awarded the following eight faculty, staff, alumni and community leaders the title Honorary Knight of St. Patrick:
Harvest Collier, vice provost for undergraduate studies and professor of chemistry
Steve Graham, senior associate vice president for academic affairs for the University of Missouri System
Irina Ivliyeva, assistant professor of Russian
Jim Murphy, assistant vice chancellor for student affairs at Missouri S&T
Ted Ruth, director of design and construction management
Mary Sheffield Wray, circuit judge for the 25th Judicial Circuit of Missouri
Lonna Sowers, president of the Rolla Downtown Business Association
Larry Thomas, executive vice president of Central Federal Savings and Loan in Rolla.

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