During May commencement, Missouri S&T awarded five honorary professional degrees to recognize these alumni for professional achievement:
- Richard Smith, ME’77, MS ME’86, of Waterloo, Ill., director of corporate research and development for Ameren
- R. Tim Bradley, PetE’77, of Austin, Texas, retired president of Kinder Morgan CO2 Co.
- Ralph J. Hecht, MetE’64, of North Palm Beach, Fla., retired Pratt & Whitney executive
- Brian Alan Quandt, NDD, of Duarte, Calif., entertainment engineering executive and founder of Production Data Services
- Kevin M. Ijames, MetE’83, of Sullivan, Mo., president and CEO of ACE Manufacturing Co.