Miner alumni and friends nationwide are raising the roof on the Hasselmann Alumni House. More than $2 million in gifts have brought the campaign closer to its goal of $3.85 million. The Miner Alumni Association is deeply grateful to the donors who have stepped forward to build this dream.
Over the past 36 years, the members of the Order of the Golden Shillelagh have “picked up the shillelagh” many times to advance this great university. Now many of you are doing so again, by supporting the largest project in Miner Alumni Association history: a new campus home for all alumni, whether they are Greek or independent, Academy members, recent graduates or 50-year Golden Alumni.
Thank you to the 53 OGS members who have contributed more than $40,000 to the Hasselmann House. There is still time to make a difference and leverage the giving power of the Koeppel Challenge, which offers $1 in matching funding for every $2 contributed.
Discover why the alumni profiled on the following pages have chosen to support the Hasselmann Alumni House with naming gifts. Learn more about the Koeppel Challenge by contacting Darlene Ramsay, MetE’84, executive director of alumni relations and advancement services, at 573-341-4145 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Dan and Delores “Dee” Hinkle
Dan, EMgt’73, and Dee, PetE’75, Hinkle have supported Missouri S&T and the Miner Alumni Association for many years. Now, their gift to the Hasselmann Alumni House to name the Dan and Delores Hinkle External Relations Manager Office will permanently recognize their pride as Miners.
“Dan and I have always supported the work of the Alumni Association,” Dee says. “We look forward to having a facility for all alumni, a gathering place where Miners can reconnect with friends and establish new relationships with alumni of all ages.”
While they share Rolla roots, the Hinkles’ distinguished careers have taken them to many places. Dan is a contract lobbyist and Dee retired in August as the director of corporate reserves for Marathon Oil Co. Both hold advanced degrees: Dan has a law degree from Oklahoma City University and Dee has a master’s degree in business administration from the University of Alaska.
As ambassadors for Missouri S&T, the Hinkles have helped to raise the university’s profile in their industries – and given back as donors. “Dan and I are very aware that the lifestyle we are blessed to live started at Rolla,” says Dee. “We are strong believers in supporting the education of future Miners.”
Dee is a member of the Miner Alumni Association board of directors and the Academy of Mines and Metallurgy. Dan is past president of the Houston Alumni Section, a former member of the Miner Alumni Association board of directors, a current member of the Academy of Engineering Management, and the recipient of the Toots Schuman Award for Outstanding Alumni Service by the St. Pat’s Celebration Committee. The Hinkles have three children and three grandchildren and live in Sugar Land, Texas.
Michael J. and Mary Ellen McEvilly
Michael J., CE’80, MS EMgt’81, and Mary Ellen, EMgt’81, McEvilly have been ambassadors and advocates for Missouri S&T for three decades. Now they have stepped forward to name the Michael J. and Mary Ellen McEvilly Internal Relations Manager Office.
Their gift is a symbol of their commitment to the alumni community. It is also a testament to two generations of Miner pride. Mike’s father, William McEvilly, graduated from Missouri S&T in 1951 with a bachelor of science degree in geology and geophysics.
“Mary and I have always been grateful for the educations we received at Rolla,” Mike says. “That’s why giving back is a priority for us. There are many projects at S&T near and dear to our hearts, but the Hasselmann Alumni House is especially important because it will be a place on campus where graduates can come home.”
A deep-water development project director for Hess Corp., Mike has more than 30 years of experience as a civil engineer in the oil and gas industry. He shares his professional expertise with Missouri S&T as a member of the Academy of Civil Engineers and the Academy of Engineering Management. He has also given back as a member of the Miner Alumni Association board of directors, the Vision 2020 strategic planning committee liaison for the civil, architectural and environmental engineering department, and the Academy of Engineering Management campus relations chair. In addition, Mike was the 2007 and 2010 recipient of the Offshore Technology Conference Distinguished Achievement Award.
Mary Ellen has been active in the Junior League, Kappa Delta Sorority and as a Girl Scout leader. They have two children and one grandchild.
Helene Hardy-Pierce and Family
Helene Hardy-Pierce, EMgt’83, has been giving back to Missouri S&T since she graduated. As a past president of the Academy of Engineering Management, her leadership has strengthened the department. As vice president of the Miner Alumni Association, her advocacy has increased alumni involvement. As a member of the Missouri S&T Women’s Hall of Fame, her achievements have advanced the role of women on campus. In 2007, she received a professional degree in engineering management from S&T.
Now, Helene Hardy-Pierce and her husband, Riley, have generously contributed to the Hasselmann Alumni House with a gift naming the Hardy Family Office for Students Today, Alumni Tomorrow (STAT).
“We chose to support the Hasselmann Alumni House because we know that having a place to ‘come home to’ is important for both alumni and Missouri S&T,” Hardy-Pierce says. “Our alumni office does a wonderful job of welcoming alumni when they return to Rolla, and the Hasselmann Alumni House will serve as the ideal base during those campus visits.”
As a vice president for GAF, Hardy-Pierce leads the technical services, codes and industrial relations division of North America’s largest manufacturer of commercial and residential roofing.
“I truly appreciate the education that I received from Missouri S&T. At some point, you realize it’s your turn to give back. As another graduate told me years ago, ‘If you don’t help in whatever way you can, who will?’”
Missouri S&T and the Miner Alumni Association extend gratitude to the generous donors who have made naming gifts in support of the Hasselmann Alumni House. Your partnership in this major project is deeply appreciated.
1. John O. Farmer Alumni Lounge
2b. Peter Kinyon Grand Hall (Joint naming)
4. Paul T. Dowling Hall of Honor
6. Art Giesler Historic Emblem
7. Bayless Family Office Hub
8. Billy Gerhart Office
9. Robert and Catherine Brackbill Office
11. Dick and Shirley Bauer Bar
13. Dan and Delores Hinkle External Relations Manager Office
14. Fred and June Kummer Garden
18. Michael J. and Mary Ellen McEvilly Internal Relations Manager Office
19. Berry Alumni Welcome Center
21. Vaninger Family Plaza
23. The Eimer Family Recycling Center
24a. Restroom Facilities: Pi Kappa Alpha, Tau Kappa Epsilon
25. Rothschild Director’s Office
26. Roller Family Board Room
27. Ron Tappmeyer Historic Emblem
30. Hardy Family STAT Office
31. William and June Patterson Staff Office
Bar Stools: John and Marie Eash, David Grimm, Bill and Ann Horst, Riley and Helene Hardy-Pierce (2), Chris and Darlene Ramsay, Robert and Dottye Wolf, Joan and James Woodard