Celebrating 150 years

Please join us as we honor the university’s past, celebrate its present and envision its future, from October 2020 to November 2021.

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MinerFest 2019 in review

Homecoming came and went way too fast this year, but we had a great time. Thank you to all of the alumni who came back for MinerFest 2019. Enjoy these photos from the busy week. They highlight special events, alumni award recipients and the Miner football team’s victory over the Quincy University Hawks.

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Alumni take leadership roles in association

During their annual Homecoming meeting on Oct. 5, members of the Miner Alumni Association board of directors approved the following new and returning board members:

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Missouri Governor honors Akers

Missouri Gov. Mike Parson presented the Missouri National Guard Meritorious Service Medal Ribbon to Thomas Akers, AMath’73, MS AMath’75, a retired U.S. Air Force colonel, retired instructor of mathematics and statistics at S&T, and retired NASA astronaut. The award is given to present and former guard members who perform valorous or meritorious service in support of the state. 

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Quander takes command of U.S. Army Engineer School

Col. Mark Quander, MS EMgt’00, recently became the 98th commandant of the U.S. Army Engineer School at Fort Leonard Wood, Mo. Quander was also promoted to brigadier general. In a press release announcing the promotion, Quander said he looked forward to continuing the unit’s traditions and moving forward on the path set by his predecessor. 

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Alumni Association to expand event space

Alumni and friends who attend events at Hasselmann Alumni House will soon have more space to socialize outside — and more parking near the building.

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Noe assumes command of Corps’ Little Rock district

Col. Eric M. Noe, MS EMgt’01, assumed command of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Little Rock district in Arkansas in July. The Little Rock district is responsible for a $500 million program that includes civil works, military construction, Army and Air Force Medical Service support, environmental stewardship, emergency management, and support to other government agencies throughout Arkansas, southern Missouri and across the nation. 

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Scharf named to professional indoor soccer team

The St. Louis Ambush, a professional indoor soccer team, signed Mike Scharf, MBA’17, to a two-year contract as a defender on May 14. His college career was split between Rhodes College, Maryville University in St. Louis and S&T.

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Campbell sets big targets as new MODOT district engineer

Steve Campbell, CE’93, was named district engineer for the Missouri Department of Transportation’s Southwest District. Campbell has worked for MoDOT since 1993, and his previous appointment was the district’s construction and materials engineer. He now oversees a district that covers 21 counties and two metropolitan areas, Joplin and Springfield.

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Brooks given tryout with Cleveland Browns

Bo Brooks, PetE’19, who earned All-America honors for the Miner football team as a linebacker during the 2018 season, was given the opportunity to participate in two rookie tryout camps during May and June with teams in the National Football League.

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