Alumni take leadership roles in association

During its annual Homecoming meeting on Oct. 13, the Miner Alumni Association approved the following new and returning board members. We welcome them and thank the departing members for their dedication and loyalty to Missouri S&T and the Miner Alumni Association.

Executive board

Stephen W. Rector, PetE’72, MS PetE’73, president
Michael McEvilly, CE’80, MS EMgt’81, president-elect
Daniel Bailey, GeoE’03, MS EMgt’05, vice president
Ernest K. Banks, ChE’81, vice president
Kurt Haslag, CE’07, vice president
Delores Hinkle, PetE’75, vice president
Ronald W. Jagels, CE’86, MS EMgt’91, vice president
Christopher Ramsay, MetE’83, MS MetE’85, vice president
W. Keith Wedge, GGph’70, MS GGph’71, PhD GGph’73, treasurer
William Brune, CSci’73, secretary

Incoming board members

Brian Bradley, PetE’86, director-at-large (first term)
Daniel Dziedzic, EE’83, director-at-large (first term)
John Burgess, MetE’85, Area 4 director (first term)
Tamra Scheiblhofer, EMgt’95, Area 7 director (first term)
Julie Hawkins, ArchE’06, CE’06, Areas 10–18 director (first term)
Robert Telker, EMgt’82, Areas 10–18 director (first term)
Hugh Cole, EMgt’72, Area 21 director (second term)

Departing board members

Preston Carney, CE’02, MS CE’03, director-at-large
Alan Erickson, EE’75, Areas 10–18 director
Steven Frey, MS Phys’86, Area 4 director
Helene Hardy Pierce, EMgt’83, president
Bernard Held, CE’75, Area 7 director
Stephen Squibb, ME’98, Areas 10–18 director
Darrin Talley, ME’88, director-at-large

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