Profiles

Class of 1942

Posted by on September 15, 2009

Six years before their Golden Alumni Reunion, a dozen members of the Class of 1942 started kicking around the idea about doing “something big” for their upcoming 50th anniversary in 1992.

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Young Liu: Learning from Leu

Posted by on June 9, 2009

In 1988, Young Liu came to the United States with $89 in his pocket and met the man who would change the course of his life: Ming Leu.

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Ted Waldbart: A HERO for Haitians

Posted by on June 9, 2009

Ted Waldbart’s background isn’t in nonprofits. It’s in solving problems and managing projects for large American corporations like Coca Cola and Phillips Petroleum.

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Andrew Page: North American strikeout artist

Posted by on June 9, 2009

When you think of sports in Canada, you might think of hockey, a sport in which Canadians have excelled at the international level.
But the United States’ northern neighbor has a strong history in baseball as well. The list of major league standouts includes Ferguson Jenkins and Larry Walker and current stars like Justin Morneau, Jason Bay and Russell Martin.

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Patrick Owen: Engineering adventure

Posted by on March 12, 2009

Patrick Owen, CE’77, has spent the better part of the last 15 years in a theme park. It sounds like he’s competing for an entry in the Guinness Book of World Records, but he’s not. It’s all part of his job. Owen is vice president of design and engineering at SeaWorld in San Diego.

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Honoring a mentor: Joe and Sally Rupp

Posted by on March 12, 2009

In every student’s educational journey, there’s at least one professor who forever alters the course of that student’s life. For Joe Rupp, MetE’72, there’s no question that person was the late Dr. Thomas O’Keefe, Curators’ Professor emeritus of metallurgical engineering at Missouri S&T.

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Bridget Williams: A shirt of a different color

Posted by on November 28, 2008

Sophomore Bridget Williams is the easiest volleyball player to find on the floor. Just look for the player wearing a different-colored jersey.

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Keith Wedge: From Boy Scout to brigadier general

Posted by on November 27, 2008

What began as a casual hobby picking up rocks while visiting the western United States took retired Gen. Keith Wedge, GGph‘70, MS GGph‘71, PhD GGph‘73, from the Boy Scouts to the U.S. Army. In between, his fascination with rocks led him to Missouri S&T’s geology and geophysics program.

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Meet the new Miner Alumni Association president: Perrin Roller

Posted by on November 27, 2008

This fall, Perrin Roller, GeoE’80, became president of the Miner Alumni Association. Missouri S&T Magazine staff sat down with the vice president of well engineering for Devon Energy to get his perspective about the job.

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Irvin and Elmer Spotte: oldest living Miner brothers

Posted by on September 14, 2008

Back in the early 1930s, when the men believed to be Missouri S&T’s oldest living brothers – Irvin and Elmer Spotte – played football for the MSM Miners, Jackling Field stood in what today is the middle of campus. Located just to the left of Jackling Gymnasium, which was torn down in the 1960s to […]

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