Second-largest fundraising year in S&T history reaches $22.6 million

The second-largest fundraising year in university history concluded on June 30, with $22.6 million in charitable gifts and pledges — a 53 percent increase over the past fiscal year and a 112 percent increase over two years ago. The university’s largest fundraising year to date was 2007, when charitable gifts totaled more than $25.4 million. “We are deeply grateful to our donors for their generous, steadfast and growing support,” says Vice Chancellor for University Advancement Joan Nesbitt. “Many alumni, friends, corporations and foundations have chosen to join us in inspiring the next generation of leaders, discovering new solutions to persistent challenges and building a stronger future together.”

Celebrate Homecoming with OGS

Join OGS for a Homecoming reception from 5:30-6:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 13, at Hasselmann Alumni House. Following the reception, stay for dinner to honor the Miner Alumni Association’s 2018 award winners. It’s a great opportunity to connect with other OGS members and celebrate some of S&T’s most accomplished alumni. Watch for an invitation in early September. For more information, contact Sarah Jones at or 573-341-6359.

OGS Weekend: Miner pride meets the Magnificent Mile

We’re headed to Chicago for our next OGS Weekend June 6-8, 2019. Mark your calendar and plan to join OGS in the Windy City for a special weekend celebrating the Shillelagh spirit. We’ll share details soon. Questions? Contact Sarah Jones at or 573-341-6359.

Going paperless with electronic gift receipts

Missouri S&T and the Miner Alumni Association began using electronic gift receipts on July 1. Now donors have the advantage of immediate, paperless receipts acknowledging their giving. The change affects donors with email addresses in the university database. If you prefer to continue receiving paper receipts, just “opt out” of e-receipts by contacting Patti Chism at or 573-341-4777.

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, has collected memories from hundreds of alumni for a sesquicentennial history book. One of the most popular topics: Rolla restaurants. In a story published in the spring 2018 issue of Missouri S&T Magazine, alumni reminisce about their favorite restaurants. The title of the story. “Alex’s Pizza, of course,”  makes it clear that Miners love their pizza. Continue reading