Author: Maridel Allinder

A passion for pyrotechnics

Posted by on July 30, 2018

Jerry Vaill, CE’77, MS ExpE’12, had just retired from the U.S. Geological Survey after a 30-year career when he caught an episode of “The Detonators” on the Discovery Channel in 2009. He was surprised to find that the series’ hosts, Paul Worsey and Braden Lusk, MinE’00, PhD MinE’06, had ties to his alma mater.

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Leading the charge

Posted by on July 30, 2018

Start asking questions about explosives engineering at S&T, and it doesn’t take long for a theme to emerge:love at first blast.

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Lettering for a living

Posted by on March 30, 2018

Over the past 24 years, Cheryl Tefft, AMth’89, has hand-lettered thousands of envelopes and place cards, as well as a few basketballs and mini-coolers.

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Expanding possibilities

Posted by on November 17, 2017

From the desert landscape of Mars to rural villages in Central America, Missouri S&T students are turning possibilities into powerful outcomes. It’s a learning process that unfolds every day at the Student Design and Experiential Learning Center, home of S&T’s 19 student design teams.

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A gift without borders

Posted by on July 27, 2017

David Heikkinen, ME’93, and Dr. Ann Rueff Heikkinen have deep Rolla roots. They met as students at Rolla Junior High School, and their mothers both worked for Missouri S&T. Virginia Heikkinen Callahan, Hist’88, worked in admissions and Chris Rueff in career services.

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Richard and Barbara Jaquay: Giving thanks for a life of good fortune and global adventure

Posted by on March 23, 2017

Richard Jaquay, CE’63, was building a wastewater treatment plant near Tucson, Ariz., when he met his future wife. They made their first overseas trip together, to China, two years after they were married.

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Eric Potts: Urban cowboy

Posted by on March 25, 2016

Eric Potts, CE’73, calls himself an urban cowboy. The Texas transplant and retired Army colonel has lived all over the world. But it wasn’t until he landed in the Lone Star State that he learned to tell an Angus from a Charolais.

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Home sweet home: Hasselmann Alumni House

Posted by on July 29, 2015

After 141 years of makeshift meeting space and office migration, Miner alumni finally have a home of their own on campus. The dedication of Hasselmann Alumni House in March planted the permanent roots of home ownership for the first time in Miner Alumni Association history.

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Karl Hasselmann: the man behind the name

Posted by on July 29, 2015

The story of how Hasselmann Alumni House got its name begins in 1921, when a tall Iowan enrolled at the Missouri School of Mines.

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Matt Coco: stepping up to deliver a dream

Posted by on July 29, 2015

Matt Coco, CE’66, remembers the first meeting nearly a decade ago as if it were yesterday. He and other past presidents of the Miner Alumni Association had gathered to discuss a major project — a campus home for the association.

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