Alumni are a valuable resource for our College and our phenomenal students, and their participation in a multitude of events and organizations are critical to their success. Their generosity and shining example are key to our mission of attracting and educating high-achieving engineering leaders.
Alumni from the MU College of Engineering have included inventors, innovators, CEOs and politicians, including nearly 500 individuals who are currently serving as presidents or CEOs of companies worldwide. These individuals came from an institution that not only provided them an exceptional engineering education but also allowed them to participate in ongoing research and develop the presentation and communication skills necessary to become leaders in their fields.
The Citation of Merit Award, conferred by the College of Engineering’s alumni organization MUEAO, recognizes a distinguished alumnus or alumna who has made a significant impact to the engineering profession and/or the college.
The award has been given annually since 1984 during Engineers’ Week.
The Missouri Honor Award for Distinguished Service in Engineering is the college’s highest honor. Alumni and engineering colleagues/technical organizations who have made outstanding contributions in one or more of a variety of areas are eligible for nomination. Up to five awards are bestowed each year during Engineers’ Week.
The James E. “Bud” Moulder Distinguished Alumni Award honors individuals and/or entities who distinguish themselves in service to the college in connection to the college’s mission to: educate engineers, create leaders and develop entrepreneurs in a research and interdisciplinary environment.
Bud Moulder (1922-2014) was a 1953 civil engineering alumnus. Click here for more information.
Alumni by Department
MU Engineering Alumni Organization (MUEAO)
The Organization is an affiliate of the University of Missouri Alumni Association, an independent, not-for-profit educations corporation. The purpose of this Organization is to provide services to its alumni constituency and to the University. Services and activities may be educational, developmental, or social and may encourage both fellowship and constructive contributions to the University. This Organization is organized in order to encourage alumni to support the College of Engineering and the University and to participate in building a greater University.
Members of the MU College of Engineering’s alumni organization (MUEAO) board meet twice each year to plan activities and events in support of the college.
One of their primary functions is to select candidates for the College’s annual Citation of Merit Award, honoring one alumnus or alumna who has made noteworthy contributions to the engineering profession and/or the College of Engineering.
Funds generated by MUEAO events and Mizzou Alumni Association memberships allow MUEAO to lend funding support to student and alumni activities.
- “Casino Night” festivities at St. Pat’s Ball, the culminating event of Engineers’ Week
- Family Day Barbeque, a fall event for students and their parents, welcoming and introducing them to campus
- Engineering student organizations
“Like” MUEAO on its Facebook page to learn when alumni events are scheduled.
Recent Alumni Development Board (RAD)
The RAD Board is dedicated to the advancement of the College of Engineering, its mission and degree programs, the overall development of current Engineering students, and the involvement of Engineering alumni. The Recent Alumni Development (RAD) board is a group of 15-20 recent alumni (within 10 years of graduation).
One of the groups’ early initiatives has been to fund an endowed scholarship for which $25,000 needed to be raised. They have recently reached this goal and are continuing to build it to provide scholarships for future Mizzou Engineers. You can contribute to the scholarship here.
Two additional projects the board is working on include a mentor program and curriculum advice for the various departments from the perspective of those who have recently entered the workforce.
RAD meets two times each year to share information, assess the progress of their initiatives and make plans for future actions.
- Apply here to join the Engineering Recent Alumni Development (RAD) Board
Become a RAD mentor! The Alumni Mentorship Program presented by the MIZZOU Recent Alumni Development (RAD) Board in partnership with the MIZZOU College of Engineering Leadership, Engagement and Career Development Academy pairs students with mentors who can provide leadership, coaching, counseling, and friendship to help develop students into future leaders. The program does not require a huge time commitment. We just ask that you contact your student mentee at least once per month. We provide the information for discussion topics and interaction ideas. Sign up to be a mentor today!
Cheers to Engineers! Socialize with fellow Engineering alumni at the Berg before taking in the annual dome lighting ceremony to kick off E-Week. All College of Engineering alumni and their guests are welcome!
Alumni Happy Hour at The Heidelberg
Friday, March 9, 4 to 6 p.m.
Sponsored by MUEAO & RAD
Friday, March 9, 6 p.m.
Professor for a Day
Every year during E-Week, the St. Pat’s Board provides faculty with the opportunity to bring in a “guest professor” to speak to students about the many opportunities they will have after graduation. These guests will speak during a regularly scheduled class time about their profession, career development or upcoming job opportunities. This year’s event will take place during classes on Friday, March 16. Sign up to be a guest professor here.
College of Engineering Awards Banquet
Friday, March 16
St. Pat’s Ball
Saturday, March 17
The Shamrock Society
Private support by members of the College’s Shamrock Society has played a crucial role in building Mizzou Engineering’s tradition of excellence.
Thank you donors!
Chemical engineering senior, Jackson Gilkey, personally sends a thank you to Mizzou Engineering donors. Watch the video!