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Monday, June 23rd, 2014

Civil academy welcomes nine new members

Nine alumni were inducted into the Civil Engineering Academy of Distinguished Alumni (CEADA) last year. The academy was established in 1998 to honor outstanding graduates and distinguished friends of the department.


Wednesday, June 4th, 2014

Distinguished alumnus’ life is a tapestry of accomplishment

Envisioning F. Robert Naka’s life as a tapestry might be the best way to examine it: a personal history woven with many different, vibrant threads that came together to create something extraordinary.


Wednesday, June 4th, 2014

Entrepreneur finds success by investing in human resources, focusing on what his company does best

Lucrative job offers in Kansas City and Illinois couldn’t lure Scott Boyd away from Columbia after he completed his degree in chemical engineering at the University of Missouri. He and his wife, Beverly, met at MU and both graduated in 1983, Beverly with a degree in animal science and agricultural economics.


Wednesday, June 4th, 2014

Retired engineer finds pleasure in creative process

Ron Hollrah, BS CIE ’64, MS ’66, PhD ’71, has thrown himself into a variety of painting and woodworking projects since retiring in 2004, including a painting of Mizzou’s iconic columns he gave to College of Engineering Dean James Thompson.


Tuesday, June 3rd, 2014

Friendship influences a choice to study engineering, later models engineering scholarship

Guy and Louise Hackmann saw a photo of a longtime friend’s daughter at the Mizzou Engineering scholarship dinner representing her father’s endowment. It inspired them to also endow a scholarship.


Tuesday, June 3rd, 2014

Alumni Notes

1970s John Brown, BS ME ’73, of Kansas City, Mo., was named a 2014 Southeastern Conference Basketball Legend in January […]


Wednesday, May 14th, 2014

MU alum Kianfar lands tenure-track position at Saint Louis University

MU alum Jalil Kianfar accepted a tenure-track assistant professor position at the Saint Louis University Parks College of Engineering, Aviation and Technology in January.


Tuesday, May 6th, 2014

ChE alum navigates three decades of industry

Next year marks the 30th anniversary of Guenther’s graduation from MU with a bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering, and it also will be his 30th anniversary of employment with Kansas City-based Black & Veatch.


Monday, May 5th, 2014

Multiple moves contribute to alumnus’ life education

The proverbial rolling stone gathered no moss, but for chemical engineering alumnus Bill Herring, who spent most of his life moving from place-to-place, the opposite is true.


Friday, May 2nd, 2014

Bench dedicated in honor of Nell Lafferre

When Nell Lafferre passed away in June 2013, the Jefferson Club Trustees decided to honor the memory and efforts of their spunky colleague, doing so by dedicating a bench in her honor.


Thursday, May 1st, 2014

U.S. senator and Engineering alumnus Heinrich to speak at convocation

The University of Missouri College of Engineering is proud to host U.S. Senator Martin Heinrich of New Mexico as its 2014 spring convocation speaker. Heinrich graduated from MU in 1995 with a degree in mechanical engineering.


Tuesday, April 29th, 2014

Alumnus leads development of MU Gameday football app

Tyten Teegarden, who earned his bachelor’s in information technology in 2010, and four convergence journalism students began work on an MU Gameday app last semester, with the goal of being ready to go by kickoff of Missouri’s season and 2014 home opener on Aug. 30 against South Dakota State.


Friday, March 21st, 2014

Hall of Fame inducts three new members

C. Vance Kauzlarich, K. Jamie Rogers and Richard J. Wilding were honored as the fifth class of inductees to the IMSE Department’s Hall of Fame at a banquet and recognition ceremony.


Wednesday, March 5th, 2014

Four engineers among 14 of new campus award recipients

The University of Missouri honored the first 14 recipients of the new University of Missouri Award for Academic Distinction in March. Four of those singled out for recognition were students in the College of Engineering.


Monday, March 3rd, 2014

BE alumnus earns Gates Cambridge Scholarship

Shakked Halperin was one of 40 from U.S. to earn Gates Cambridge Scholarship. He will work toward a master’s degree in biological science from the University of Cambridge in England.


Tuesday, February 11th, 2014

Success measured by academics

For some, the ability to turn personal success into lessons that teach others how to achieve the same success is the most rewarding. Such is the case for two alumni as both start their careers in academia.


Monday, February 3rd, 2014

Company foundation motivates, matches recent alumnus’ giving

Through his company’s charitable foundation, 2012 graduate Alex Nowak receives a match to all the charitable gifts he gives back to Mizzou Engineering.


Wednesday, January 15th, 2014

Students flock to alum’s talk, heed advice

Alumnus Peng Zhuang knows students approaching graduation have many questions, and after a presentation representing his employer, Google, to students, several stayed to ask questions about how they, too, could work for the Internet giant.


Tuesday, December 31st, 2013

2013 Year in Review

From white-out snow days to green lights shining atop some of the University of Missouri’s best-known buildings, Mizzou Engineers have much to look back on for 2013.


Thursday, December 12th, 2013

Love makes a Christmas gift of education

Barbara DeMaire decided that the perfect Christmas gift to her husband Doug would be a scholarship in his name to the MU Industrial Engineering Department, where he earned his bachelor’s and master’s degrees.


Thursday, December 12th, 2013

Vandelicht’s service recognized with 2013 Moulder Award

Walter F. Vandelicht received the 2013 James E. “Bud” Moulder Distinguished Alumni Award from the University of Missouri College of Engineering. He received his bachelor’s degree in 1949.


Thursday, December 12th, 2013

Flora receives UM System award

College of Engineering alumnus Don Flora, BS IE ’66, MS IE ’68, MPH ’71, received the 2013 Presidential Citation Award from the Alliance of Alumni Associations on behalf of the Mizzou Alumni Association.


Thursday, December 12th, 2013

Alumni Association honors Chambers

Ward Chambers, a 1967 University of Missouri electrical engineering graduate, was among 16 outstanding MU faculty and alumni honored by the Mizzou Alumni Association (MAA) on Friday, Oct. 18.


Thursday, December 12th, 2013

Alumni Notes

Share your news with fellow alumni. Email news about your accomplishments to Mizzou Engineer Senior Editor Jane Wiese-Fales at wisesfalesj@missouri.edu.


Thursday, November 14th, 2013

Diversity alumnus spotlight: Trenisha Tait

Changes came two-fold for Trenisha Tait after her 2012 graduation. She got married and started a new job. But when her company’s plant closed, she was forced to look for another job, which proved easier than she thought it would.


Thursday, October 24th, 2013

Med school beginnings lead to engineer’s career in medical devices

A foray into the medical field was forestalled when one alumnus’ interests lured him into electrical and computer engineering. But a twist of fate took his career back into the medical field.


Thursday, September 5th, 2013

As annual gifts grow, so do the entities they support

A company without operational support won’t succeed and the same is true for Mizzou. It’s through annual giving that MU has the ability to do more, and be more, year after year.


Wednesday, August 21st, 2013

Machines merge with management in alumnus’ 30-plus year career

Electrical engineering and mechanical engineering alumnus Art Braun says two key elements to a successful engineering career are enjoying what you’re doing and being open to continuous learning.


Tuesday, August 20th, 2013

Alumnus returns to MU as new faculty member

Taking on the role of assistant professor of mechanical engineering makes a full circle for Matthew Maschmann. He’ll now work with some of his former mentors, such as his adviser, Professor Bill Ma.


Monday, July 1st, 2013

Academy is a good idea that keeps getting better

Each year, up to 10 civil engineering alumni are inducted into the department’s Academy of Distinguished Alumni. Started in 1996, the academy recognizes alumni who’ve earned recognition for their careers and who serve as a role model for students.