Sections by the numbers

1915 – Founding of three oldest alumni sections – St. Louis, Kansas City and Springfield-Joplin

28 – St. Pat’s events around the country

50+  – Alumni sections

120 – Active section officers

Largest section – St. Louis with 13,653 members

Largest section outside Missouri – Houston with 1,746 members

Section that is farthest from Rolla – Anchorage, Alaska, at 3,745 driving miles

250+ – Alumni in attendance at the largest section event this year – the St. Louis Send-off Picnic

St. Louis student send-off

Photo by Bob Phelan

Photo by Bob Phelan

The Miner Alumni Association and the New Alumni Council hosted a fun-packed Student Send-off picnic in St. Louis’ historic Tower Grove Park on Sunday, Aug. 3. The event drew more than 200 alumni, current and incoming students, and their families for a taste of St. Louis that included Kenrick’s barbeque and frozen custard from Ted Drewes. The Student Design and Experiential Learning Center exhibited several recent student design team projects.  A prize raffle awarded S&T Store gift cards to students and T-shirts to alumni. Stories about the road to and through Rolla helped Miners, new and old, catch the Miner spirit.

A gathering of Miners: past, present and future

On April 25, a reception for alumni and prospective students highlighted the Human-Powered Vehicle design team at the law offices of Van Pelt, Yi & James in Cupertino, Calif. Alumni host Lee Van Pelt, Phys’86, Chris Ramsay, MetE’83, MS MetE’85, director of the Student Design and Experiential Learning Center, and Sarah Moore, admissions representative, brought past, present and future Miners together for pizza, conversation and a team presentation. Twelve team members traveled to the area for the Human-Powered Vehicle Challenge West Competition, sponsored by the American Society of Mechanical Engineers’ Santa Clara Valley Section. The Missouri S&T team placed third overall in the competition, which was held at the Hellyer Velodrome and the San Jose Fairgrounds.

Photo by Bob Phelan

Young alumni gather in St. Louis

On July 24, 28 young alumni met at Blueberry Hill in the Delmar Loop, a vibrant entertainment district in St. Louis. Miners who graduated over the last 10 years gathered to enjoy appetizers over a few games of darts. [Read more…]

Upcoming section events

Bay Area

Third Annual Cocktails and Appetizers
4-6 p.m. Friday, Jan. 25, 2013
Arya Global Cuisine
19930 Stevens Creek Blvd.
Cupertino, Calif.


Holiday Party
6 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 1
Cost: $25 per person (minimum) donation
Donations will be given to Missouri S&T petroleum engineering program
The home of Phil ’70 and Arni Ilavia
2301 Maconda Lane
[Read more…]

Section event wrap-up

St. Louis Golf Tournament
On Saturday, June 23, the St. Louis Section gathered for its annual Scholarship Golf Tournament.  Here, 110 golfers came together, played a round of golf, reminisced with fellow Miner alumni and dined on pork steak. Watch for next year’s announcement and a chance to compete.
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Rocky Mountain Section: Racing in the mountains

Rocky Mountain Section
Inside the 60,000-square-foot climate-controlled Speed Raceway in Englewood, Colo., Rocky Mountain Section alumni felt the wind in their hair and the thrill of flying past fellow alumni for the title of “King/Queen of the Road.”

[Read more…]

Air Capital

March 19 – Home of Tony and Laura McLaughlin – Wichita, Kan.
Sean Daly ’96; Rob Davis ’01; Ed ’87 and Michele Hill; Jennifer Marshall ’96; Travis ’99, Vicky ’99, Kristina and Megan Mattingly; Tony ’98, Laura ’99, Annabelle, Lillian and Bennett McLaughlin; and Eric Neal ’98.


March 17 – Home of Chris ‘97 and Jeni Schafer – Anchorage, Alaska
Paul ’97 and Crissie Alldredge; James ’78 and Jan Cawvey; Michael ’96 and Maew Christy; Kirk ’79, ’82 and Linda Hastain; Pat Reilly ’97; Greg Sanders ’86; and Chris ’97 and Jeni Schafer.

Austin-San Antonio

March 11 – Central Market – Austin, Texas
Allan Annaert ’07 and Silivia; Mike ’84 and Jean Burnett; Ferrill ’78 and Debbie Ford; Heidi Graham ’88; Nik Jedrzejewski ’98; Mike ’81 and Jan Johnson; David ’78, ’80 and Stacy ’82 Obermann; Hank ’71 and Irene Sandhaus; Sarah ’83 and David Todd; David Vick ’72; Bob Villhard ’85; Larry York ’74; and Tom Zuiss ’78. Missouri S&T representative: Katie Layman.