Missouri S&T rolled out the red carpet at Hasselmann Alumni House on Nov. 5 to commemorate the university’s second Alumni of Influence Gala. Ten remarkable Miners were honored for their leadership and accomplishments. The following pages feature scenes from the evening.
The Alumni of Influence Gala featured a dinner with elegantly adorned tables in the Kinyon-Koeppel Grand Hall.
Guests left their cars with the valet and entered the gala on a red carpet.
Elizabeth Bowles, a Ph.D. candidate in chemistry, escorts honoree Dick Vitek, MS Chem’58.
Darlene Ramsay, MetE’84, greets 2011 honoree John Mathes, CE’67, MS CE’68.
The evening closed with a program honoring the Alumni of Influence. Current S&T students introduced themselves, recognized the honorees and spoke about the impact that each of them had on their lives.
Hasselmann Alumni House lit up the night sky over Rolla for the 2016 Alumni of Influence gala. Banners on the porch honored each of the 10 honorees.
Current and former faculty were among the guests who turned out to help honor the 10 Alumni of Influence at the reception that kicked off the gala.
A pianist entertains guests in the Kathleen and Matteo Coco Great Room.
The Kinyon-Koeppel Grand Hall is full of celebration during the program.
Ralph Flori, PetE’79, MS PetE’81, PhD PetE’87, associate professor of petroleum engineering, poses with his wife, Beverly, Chem’79, MS Chem’85.
Honoree Joe Ballard, MS EMgt’72, visits with guests during the reception.
There were 180 alumni, faculty, staff, students and friends in attendance at the gala.
2011 honoree Gary Havener, Math’62.
Matt O’Keefe, MetE’85, chair of materials science and engineering, poses with honoree Matt Coco, CE’66, and Ben Hackett, a senior in mechanical engineering and Phi Kappa Theta member.
2011 honoree Jim Bertelsmeyer, ChE’66, poses with his wife, Glenda.
Alyssa Snider, a senior in petroleum engineering, escorts honoree Bob Brackbill, MinE’42.
Honoree Bob Brinkmann, CE’71, visits with Jeff Schrader and Dan and Sarah Oerther.
Honorees and guests mingled during a reception before dinner in the Kathleen and Matteo Coco Great Room.
A program of the evening’s events was placed at every seat.
Cody Seckfort, a senior in geological engineering and an Army ROTC cadet, recognizes honoree Joe Ballard, MS EMgt’72.
Racheal Lawal, center, a senior in chemical engineering, recognizes honoree Bipin Doshi, ChE’62, MS ChE’63.
Nuran Ercal, the Richard K. Vitek/Foundation for Chemical Research Endowed Chair in Biochemistry, visits with Cynthia Tang, Econ’85, and Francisca Oboh-Ikuenobe, interim chair of geosciences and geological and petroleum engineering.
Chancellor Cheryl B. Schrader leads the evening’s festivities.
Honoree Roy Wilkens, EE’66 (second from right) poses with Dale Hubbard (left), Eric Wilkens (second from left) and Todd Wilkens (right).
Honoree Roger Dorf, ME’65, poses with his wife, Sandra.