A bigger picture of academic success

The core group of 12 alumni and friends who make up the Dean’s Leadership Council (DLC) for S&T’s College of Arts, Sciences, and Business (CASB) are recognized and respected in fields that span industries in defense, energy, information technology, medicine, manufacturing and academia.

They also serve as role models to the university community who are dedicated to strengthening CASB faculty and students through guidance, innovation and financial commitment. The six members featured below all share one belief: Learning across disciplines is powerful. [Read more…]

Celebrating December grads

On Dec. 13, the Miner Alumni Association celebrated Grad Finale on the midway for graduating students at Hasselmann  Alumni House. Students caught the carnival spirit playing dime toss, giant Jenga, Plinko and other games. Students selected Miner gear by redeeming game tickets at the prize table and dined on hot dogs, sliders and other classic midway munchies.

A golden reunion

The Class of 1969 will celebrate its 50th anniversary at the Golden Alumni Reunion May 21–22 at Hasselmann Alumni House. In addition to reconnecting with fellow classmates, alumni will tour their departments and learn more about what is happening on campus today. The highlight of the event is a grand recognition ceremony, where class members receive their 50-year pins and certificates.

If you are a member of the Class of 1969 and have not received your invitation, or if you are from another class but would prefer to celebrate your Golden Alumni Reunion with the class of 1969, contact the alumni office at alumni@mst.edu or call 800-JO-MINER (800-566-4637) for more information.

Snakes, shillelaghs and shamrocks, oh my

What better place to celebrate St. Pat’s than in Rolla? Alumni, students and the community gathered in March for the 111th Best Ever St. Pat’s. Here are a few scenes from this year’s celebration. See more photos from  the weekend at photos.mst.edu. [Read more…]

Save the date: Homecoming 2019

Homecoming 2019, which will be held Oct. 4–5, is the perfect time to return to campus to reconnect with former classmates and enjoy the Miner spirit! More details will be published in the summer issue of Missouri S&T Magazine. Make plans now to attend. For hotel information, visit mineralumni.com/homecoming.

Sigma Tau Gamma alumni trip

In August 2018, 27 S&T alumni and many spouses vacationed together for nine days at Glacier, Waterton and Banff National Parks. All alumni are Sigma Tau Gamma fraternity brothers. Those attending were: Barry Baiotto, NDD; Carol (Schaffer) Beckman, widow of Steve Schaffer, EE’75; Art Bell, ChE’72; Bob Bellm, ME’74; Dave Birenbaum, CE’78; Ken Cropp, CE’74; Mark Evertowski, ME’75; Alan Funke, NDD; Gary Gerhard, PetE’68; Mike Gronek, MinE’79; Randy Hughes, ME’76; Bob Kostelnik, ME’75; Greg Kotys, MetE’70; Jim Martin, AE’75; Dave May, EMgt’82; Bryan McWeeney, AE’72; Mark Middendorf, GGph’74; Paul Moots, ME’72; Steve Moss, ME’76; Robin Murphy, CerE’76, MS CerE’78, PhD CerE’85; Sal Pagano, PetE’73; Darrell Robb, NDD; Rick Sauerwein, CE’74; John Scheumbauer, GGph’74, MinE’75; Mark Sicking, AE’72; Paul Sicking, Math’76; and Matt Stone, PetE’81.

Bennington rides the Pony Express trail

Leslie Bennington, ME’68, took part in the National Pony Express Association’s 2018 spring 10-day ride, which covered 2,000 miles between St. Joseph, Mo., and Sacramento, Calif. Each year, hundreds of association members re-ride the over-150-year-old Pony Express route on horseback, traveling through eight states. They pass off a mailbag — called a mochila — to each other at each stop. [Read more…]

By the numbers: Fall/Winter 2018

8,607

Students enrolled for the fall semester at Missouri S&T. Classes started Aug. 20.

91

Percentage of first-year freshmen who receive scholarships and financial aid. [Read more…]

Award nominations sought

The Miner Alumni Association is seeking nominations for alumni awards that will be presented during Homecoming 2019. Awards are presented to alumni and friends of the university for achievement in academia, business, or professional or civic endeavors, as well as for service to their community, the campus, the alumni association or one of its sections. Nominations are due Dec. 31, 2018.

To nominate a deserving Miner, visit mineralumni.com/nominate

Alumni of Influence

NOMINATE A MINER FOR 2021

Missouri S&T is seeking nominations for our 2021 Alumni of Influence, the highest alumni honor bestowed by the university. Since we recognized our inaugural honorees in 2011, we’ve honored 38 distinguished alumni for their personal and professional achievements, service, and legacy. Now we’re preparing to recognize a new group of honorees during the university’s sesquicentennial celebration. Nominate a Miner online or forward nominations to Darlene Ramsay, executive vice president, Miner Alumni Association, at ramsayd@mst.edu. [Read more…]