We’re going paperless with e-receipts beginning July 1

Missouri S&T and the Miner Alumni Association are pleased to share that we’ll be moving to electronic gift receipting beginning July 1, 2018. Now our donors will have the advantage of immediate, paperless receipts acknowledging gifts. This change will affect donors who have email addresses in our database. Those who do not will continue to receive paper receipts, although we encourage you to take advantage of e-receipting by providing your email address. If we have your email but you prefer to receive paper receipts, we’re glad to provide them — just “opt out” of e-receipting by contacting Patti Chism at chismp@mst.edu or 573-341-4777. No matter how we convey our gratitude, we thank you for making a difference.

Philanthropy Month: Miners dig deeper because they care

Every April, Missouri S&T students celebrate the spirit of giving by digging deeper to make a difference. During Philanthropy Month, you’ll find them supporting each other and the many causes close to their hearts. Here’s a preview of why this coming April is a special month at S&T:

  • Every Tuesday and Thursday all month, members of Students Today, Alumni Tomorrow and Blue Key Honor Society will promote Philanthropy Month with games and giveaways in the Havener Center and outside the library.
  • On Whiteboard Wednesdays throughout April, students with whiteboards will mobilize across campus, asking students, faculty and staff to share what they love about S&T. You’ll find their answers on our Philanthropy Month Facebook page.
  • All month long, students will raise money for the Student Emergency Fund, a resource that helps Miners who are struggling to manage life’s unexpected setbacks. OGS members are invited to support the fundraising campaign (which goes live on April 1 at crowdfunding campaign) or visit giving.mst.edu to make a difference.
  • Philanthropy Month culminates on Friday, April 27, on the Puck with Philanthropalooza, when more than 20 student organizations with a service mission will showcase what they do and why they do it.

Mark your calendar for an OGS Homecoming reception

Join OGS for a cocktail reception at Hasselmann Alumni House on Saturday, Oct. 13, during our 2018 Homecoming Weekend. Following the reception, you’re invited to stay for the Miner Alumni Association Awards Dinner honoring the 2018 award winners. Take advantage of this great opportunity to connect with OGS members, participate in Homecoming festivities — and celebrate some of Missouri S&T’s most accomplished alumni. Also be sure and mark your calendar for our next OGS Weekend, scheduled for June 7-8, 2019, in a location to be announced soon. For more information, contact Sarah Jones at jonessarah@mst.edu or 573-341-6359.

Miner memories to fill 150th anniversary book

Larry Gragg, Curators’ Distinguished Teaching Professor emeritus of history and political science

In anticipation of Missouri S&T’s 150th anniversary celebration in 2020, Larry Gragg, Curators’ Distinguished Teaching Professor emeritus of history and political science, is researching and writing a sesquicentennial history book. Over the past year, he has collected memories from hundreds of alumni. One of the most popular topics: favorite Rolla restaurants.  His story, “Alex’s Pizza, of course,” will appear in the spring 2018 issue of Missouri S&T Magazine. Among nearly 30 restaurants remembered by alumni, the title of Gragg’s story makes it clear that Miners love their pizza. Continue reading

EWB challenge moves toward $1 million goal

In 2016, the Houston-based Montana Cahill Foundation, led by OGS members Peggy Cahill Montana, ChE’76, and Duane Montana, CE’75, awarded the largest gift in the history of Engineers Without Borders at Missouri S&T: a $500,000 challenge grant. To date, $350,000 has been raised in response to the challenge, much of it from OGS members, including a $250,000 gift from David, ME’93, and Ann Heikkinen, a $50,000 challenge from Rick Stephenson, S&T professor emeritus of civil engineering and longtime advisor to the chapter, and a $25,000 gift from Bipin, ChE’62, MS ChE’63, and Linda Doshi. EWB is only $150,000 away from reaching its goal of raising $1 million. For information on matching funds available, contact Tory Verkamp at verkampv@mst.edu or 573-341-6090.