We’re headed to Chicago for OGS Weekend June 6-8, 2019. Plan to arrive on Thursday, June 6 at the Sofitel Chicago Magnificent Mile, our hotel base for the weekend. On Friday and Saturday, we’ll explore Chicago’s finest, including an architectural river tour, a Cubs vs. Cards game at Wrigley Field, and an evening at the Museum of Science and Industry’s Henry Crown Space Center, where you’ll have the chance to take a virtual spacewalk. On Saturday night we’ll celebrate the shillelagh spirit and welcome new members. Register for OGS Weekend. Questions? Contact Sarah Jones at firstname.lastname@example.org or 573-341-6359.
Missouri S&T is seeking nominations for our 2021 Alumni of Influence, the highest alumni honor bestowed by the university. Since we recognized our inaugural honorees in 2011, we’ve honored 38 distinguished alumni for their personal and professional achievements, service, and legacy. Now we’re preparing to recognize a new group of honorees during the university’s sesquicentennial celebration. Nominate a Miner online or forward nominations to Darlene Ramsay, executive vice president, Miner Alumni Association, at email@example.com.
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.”
In 1977, a small group of alumni stepped forward to support Missouri S&T as founders of the Order of the Golden Shillelagh. The members of OGS have been picking up the shillelagh ever since. Help us celebrate 40 years by sharing your favorite OGS memories: email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Plan to join the biggest OGS Weekend in history on Oct. 5-7 when we gather in Denver to celebrate our 40th anniversary and cheer for S&T students competing in the 2017 Solar Decathlon.
Every April, Missouri S&T shines the spotlight on giving during Philanthropy Month. This year’s theme, Digging Deeper to Make a Difference, celebrates the many ways our students, faculty, staff, alumni and friends are stepping up to share the spirit of Miner pride. From Random Acts of Kindness to the Battle of the Brains scholarship trivia night to a Philanthropy Fair highlighting student organizations and the charities they support, April is a special month when giving back and going the extra mile create magic across Miner Nation. Watch for details to come.