Archives for November 2012

State’s school boards have a new leader

Gerry Lee, AE’76, is the new president of the Missouri School Boards’ Association. Lee, who worked for 25 years at City Utilities in Springfield, Mo., was previously president of the Springfield school board. He says too much energy is wasted on trying to protect the status quo. He wants to expand early childhood education, integrate more technology and find a way to stabilize state funding for schools.

Veteran helps vets

Robert Lee Aston has degrees in mining engineering and geological engineering from Missouri S&T and a law degree from Aston University in the United Kingdom. He is also a World War II Air Force combat veteran. In June, Aston, Min’50, MS GeoE’92, DE MinE’00, received a special award from the Georgia State Bar for doing pro bono work for heroic veterans. So far, more than 100 medals that were never received have been obtained, thanks to Aston’s work.

On the road

Kerrie Blazek, GGph’93, doesn’t want to do what society expects. So she recently spent a year on the road.

[Read more…]

Smith leaps across the pond

Tyrone Smith, Hist’07, finished 12th in the long jump competition at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London.

At Missouri S&T, Smith won Great Lakes Valley Conference championships in the indoor and outdoor long jump in 2006. In 2007, he was the league’s indoor triple jump champion.

Smith also competed in the 2008 Olympics in Beijing. He is the national record holder in Bermuda in the long jump.

Chancellor Schrader: Missouri S&T mentor for women in engineering

Tweets and Facebook

Stay connected to your alma mater through Twitter and Facebook.




Send us your answers by Jan. 1, 2013, for inclusion in the Spring 2013 issue of the Missouri S&T Magazine.

Letter from the editor

Dear fellow alumni:

It is my great pleasure to introduce to you Cheryl B. Schrader, the 21st leader of Missouri S&T. Since arriving in April, she’s wasted no time getting to know the campus and its people, as well as alumni and government leaders. Now it’s time for you to get to know her.
[Read more…]