Summer 2015

History in the making: Larry Gragg on chronicling the S&T story

Posted by on November 25, 2015

In 2020, Missouri S&T will celebrate the 150th anniversary of its founding as the Missouri School of Mines and Metallurgy. Among the many activities and projects planned to commemorate the sesquicentennial is a new history book of the university. Larry Gragg, Curators’ Teaching Professor of history, is writing the book and is seeking submissions from […]

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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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Boonchai Songthumvat: educating Thailand

Posted by on July 29, 2015

Boonchai Songthumvat, MS EMgt’76, is doing everything he can to make education possible for children in Thailand. Known as Boon, Songthumvat and his wife, Nuchanart, own Nuboon Co., a Bangkok-based manufacturer of fruit and vegetable juices, coffee and tea.

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Furnished with gratitude

Posted by on July 29, 2015

From its groundbreaking on April 23, 2010, to the grand opening in March 2015, Hasselmann Alumni House was conceived and built thanks to the support from our alumni — some 57,000 strong — and from friends who know what an asset Missouri S&T is to our region, our nation, our world.

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A flight of generosity

Posted by on July 29, 2015

Located just past the Miner Alumni Association’s Berry Welcome Center, the Order of the Golden Shillelagh Grand Staircase has 19 steps — 20 if you count the landing halfway down. Its rich, dark finish and ornate newel posts make the staircase more than a functional element. It’s a showcase of the craftsmanship present throughout Hasselmann […]

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Vision makes a house come to life

Posted by on July 29, 2015

The central gathering place in Hasselmann Alumni House — the Kinyon-Koeppel Grand Hall — is named for two men with a vision for the future of the Miner Alumni Association.

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A look inside

Posted by on July 29, 2015

14,368 – miles volunteer project manager Matt Coco, CE’66, drove during the planning and construction process 194 – donors to Hasselmann Alumni House 660.48 – ounces of beer in the keg during the inaugural tapping 230 – guests can be seated in the Grand Hall 133,000 – nails used to construct the roof 12,500 square feet […]

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In gratitude

Posted by on July 29, 2015

The Miner Alumni Association gratefully recognizes the contributors whose generous support raised the roof on Hasselmann Alumni House.

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Aysen Malone: Guiding the next generation

Posted by on July 29, 2015

Incoming junior engineering student Aysen Malone knows that a strong mentor can leave a lasting impression on a person. Inspired by her own first mentor, she returns to the high school she graduated from twice a week to help support its robotics teams.

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