Professional degrees

Missouri S&T awarded six honorary professional degrees during commencement ceremonies in December. The degrees recognize the following graduates for professional achievement:

  • C. Dennis Croessmann, NucE’81, of Edgewood, N.M., chief of staff for the chief technology officer at Sandia National Laboratories
  • Thomas M. DeGonia II, Hist’93, of Olney, Md., a state and federal court litigator
  • Dale  W. Leidy Sr., ME’61, of Moreland, Ga., retired technical director at Owens-Illinois Inc.
  • Robert E. Low, of Springfield, Mo., president of Prime Inc.
  • Jeffrey W. Sheets, ChE’80, of Houston, vice president of finance and chief financial officer for ConocoPhillips
  • Bryan A. Stirrat, CE’67, of Diamond Bar, Calif., president of Tetra Tech — BAS.


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Analyzing small molecules for big results

By Delia Croessmann, At only 28 years old, Casey Burton, Chem’13, PhD Chem’17, director of medical research at Phelps Health in Rolla and an adjunct professor of chemistry at Missouri S&T, is poised to become a prodigious bioanalytical researcher.

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To prevent and protect

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