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Wednesday, December 3rd, 2014

Hubbard scholarship endowed for love of education in honor of a cherished husband

Although Lloyd and Lucille Hubbard had no children of their own, they had a soft spot in her heart for children. Lucille died in July 2012, and recently, the college learned that a bequest in her will swelled the Lloyd S. Hubbard Memorial Fund to nearly $1 million.


Tuesday, November 4th, 2014

Donor touched by letters from scholarship recipients

Ruth Atkinson, a 1940 graduate of the MU College of Human Environmental Sciences, endowed the Donald B. Atkinson Scholarship Fund in memory of her late husband. She kept every letter she received from grateful recipients.


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.


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, 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

Engineering foundation receives affiliation approval

In May, the University of Missouri formally recognized the MU College of Engineering (UMCOE) Foundation as an affiliated 501(c)(3) organization, after approval from the Chancellor’s Office and the University Board of Curators. The affiliation status allows UMCOE Foundation to accept and act as stewards of gifts to MU Engineering with University partnership.


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.


Friday, March 1st, 2013

Engineering legacy: Endowments are forever

James S. Rollins, “father” of the University of Missouri, was instrumental in the land grant university’s placement in Columbia. He also created the first endowed scholarship in 1888, which each year is still awarded to six undergraduates, including a civil engineering major.


Thursday, November 15th, 2012

Engineering development team offers both experience and fresh perspectives

Carla Wiedmier, the MU College of Engineering’s new executive director of advancement, has known since her very first job in […]


Thursday, November 15th, 2012

Alumni take advantage of philanthropic employers’ matching gifts programs

Motivations for making charitable gifts are as varied as those making them and oftentimes are very personal in nature. In […]


Thursday, November 15th, 2012

Recent alumni board launches effort to fund endowed scholarship

In 2010, the MU College of Engineering launched a Recent Alumni Development (RAD) Board. The effort, intended to keep young […]


Monday, June 18th, 2012

Generous gift establishes mechanical engineering scholarship

“When I think back, starting here and ending up where I did, I never in my wildest dreams considered I […]


Tuesday, January 31st, 2012

IMSE 50th anniversary celebration sparks ‘founders’ scholarship endowment

Birthday parties can be full of surprises. Besides serving as a happy reaffirmation of 50 successful years, MU’s Industrial and […]


Thursday, December 8th, 2011

Scholarship honors loved ones while providing strangers with opportunities

For Kyle Webb, a scholarship means less dirt he has to dig through and fewer flowers he has to plant […]


Tuesday, July 19th, 2011

Engineers without borders: taking on challenges, growing from the experience

The University of Missouri Engineers Without Borders (EWB) chapter completed their second assessment trip to rehabilitate a wastewater treatment facility […]


Wednesday, May 4th, 2011

International food events offer delicious fellowship

In a cultural exchange, engineering students, faculty, staff and friends shared food and conversation at two events last month — […]


Wednesday, March 2nd, 2011

Mizzou Engineers celebrate E-week at St. Louis Science Center

University of Missouri engineering students took the opportunity to celebrate National Engineers Week, Feb. 21-27, by attending and participating in […]


Monday, February 21st, 2011

Taking on Challenges, growing from the experience

The University of Missouri Engineers Without Borders (EWB) chapter completed their second assessment trip to rehabilitate a wastewater treatment facility […]


Friday, January 28th, 2011

Civil engineering senior project will benefit local organization

As a University of Missouri civil engineering senior design project, working with the Columbia Youth Basketball Association’s (CYBA) on plans […]


Saturday, December 4th, 2010

Combined gifts create Barton Chair in Flexible Pavement Technology

When it comes to highway paving technologies, the bottom line — where the rubber meets the road — is that […]


Saturday, December 4th, 2010

Mizzou Engineering forms Recent Alumni Development (RAD) Board

In an effort to provide opportunities for recent engineering graduates to remain connected and involved with Mizzou Engineering, the college […]


Saturday, December 4th, 2010

Shamrock Society Gala to be hosted by Dave and Mardel Lillard

The reputation and legacy of the University of Missouri’s College of Engineering have been built on a foundation of educational […]


Thursday, December 2nd, 2010

Research highlights St. Louis’ superior qualities as freight hub

The Midwest China Hub Commission (MWHC) was formed in late 2007 to attract Chinese airfreight services to St. Louis’ Lambert […]


Thursday, December 2nd, 2010

SWE growth allows for more outreach

The University of Missouri Society of Women Engineers is reaching out in both new and old ways. The MU chapter, […]


Thursday, October 14th, 2010

Company and alumni gifts fund tech savvy classroom

High-tech classroom made possible by Burns & McDonnell and the engineering alumni who work for the company.


Thursday, September 2nd, 2010

Engineers Without Borders chapter takes flight at Mizzou

A little delegation goes a long way – 1,764 miles to be exact. The Mizzou Engineers Without Borders (EWB) chapter, […]


Thursday, June 10th, 2010

Generous gift to build chemical engineering graduate program

Since earning his bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering from the University of Missouri in 1968, Robert Holtsmith said he has […]


Tuesday, June 1st, 2010

Senior mechanical engineering student’s year filled with highlights

James Berlin’s senior year in mechanical and aerospace engineering was a busy one. In addition to his 18-hour course load […]


Tuesday, June 1st, 2010

Swanegan recognized for work with NSBE

University of Missouri’s NAACP collegiate chapter presented J.R. Swanegan with the Booker T. Washington Advisor of the Year Award at […]


Thursday, January 28th, 2010

NSBE receives funds from ‘You Decide | We Provide’ contest

Mizzou Engineering’s student chapter of the National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE) recently learned that they are one of the […]