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

Missouri S&T and the Miner Alumni Association will be moving to electronic gift receipts beginning July 1, 2018. Now donors will have the advantage of immediate, paperless receipts acknowledging gifts. This change will affect donors with email addresses in our database. All others will continue to receive paper receipts, although we encourage you to provide your email address and take advantage of e-receipting. If we have your email address but you prefer to receive paper receipts, we’re glad to provide them — just “opt out” of e-receipts 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.

Save the date for OGS events on campus and in Chicago!

Mark your calendar for two OGS events: a Homecoming reception in October 2018 and OGS Weekend in June 2019. Celebrate Homecoming OGS-style during a cocktail reception on Saturday, Oct. 13 at Hasselmann Alumni House. After the reception, OGS members are invited to join the Miner Alumni Association for dinner honoring the association’s 2018 award winners. Then, looking ahead, make plans to attend OGS Weekend June 6-8, 2019 in Chicago, as Miner pride meets the Magnificent Mile. Watch for details on both events. 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, 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

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.

Your invitation to comment on accreditation

Missouri S&T is seeking comments about the university in preparation for our periodic evaluation by our regional accrediting agency, the Higher Learning Commission (HLC). S&T will host a visit by an HLC team Oct. 8-9, 2018. Alumni, donors and members of the public are invited to submit comments regarding the university. Read more about how to submit your feedback.