Class Notes

Scharf named to professional indoor soccer team

Posted by on December 5, 2019

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

Posted by on December 5, 2019

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

Posted by on December 5, 2019

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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Branch promoted to colonel

Posted by on August 2, 2019

Kevin Branch, MS ME’06, MS EMgt’09, was promoted to colonel in the U.S. Army. Branch enlisted in ROTC at the University of Arkansas-Pine Bluff, where he majored in physics. He was commissioned as an Army field artillery officer in 1998. In 2007, he transferred to the Army Engineer Branch, where he serves as director of […]

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History grad returns to S&T to coach basketball

Posted by on August 2, 2019

Bill Walker, Hist’87, former head men’s basketball coach at the University of Illinois Springfield (UIS), joined the S&T athletics program as head men’s basketball coach on April 1. He is the 15th head coach in the history of the Miner program. He succeeds Jim Glash, who retired after 10 seasons as head coach.

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Ninh shares Peace Corps stories

Posted by on August 2, 2019

A blog post written by Kayla Ninh, EE’16, was featured in THE BRIDGE, the magazine of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers-Eta Kappa Nu (IEEE-HKN). Ninh shares her experiences with the Peace Corps, a U.S. government volunteer program that provides social and economic development abroad while promoting mutual understanding. She was stationed in Lesotho, […]

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Chapin writes new thriller

Posted by on August 2, 2019

Roger Chapin, Math’64, MS Math’66, wrote a novel titled The Dragon of God, a religious thriller that follows a religion professor who investigates the deaths of people who — through prior near-death experiences — believe that Christian fundamentalist beliefs are based on a misinterpretation of the Bible. 

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S&T grad helps capture first-ever image of black hole

Posted by on August 2, 2019

This past spring, an S&T graduate was among the group of scientists who captured the first image of a supermassive black hole at the center of Messier 87, or M87. M87 is a galaxy within the Virgo galaxy cluster, 55 million light years from earth.

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A new face of civil engineering

Posted by on August 2, 2019

The American Society of Civil Engineers named Andrea DuMont, GeoE’11, one of 10 New Faces of Civil Engineering for 2019 in the Professional category. The program recognizes young civil engineers for their achievements and contributions to the society. 

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Alumna co-founds No. 2 fastest-growing company in Seattle

Posted by on April 2, 2019

Fran Dunaway, Psyc’83, co-founder of women’s undergarment company TomboyX, was featured in a 2018 Inc. 5000 article titled “Forget Amazon: These Are the 10 Fastest-Growing Companies in Seattle.” TomboyX is No. 2. The company reported a three-year growth rate of 2,049 percent with $5.4 million in revenues in 2017. Dunaway (left) is pictured with her […]

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