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 encourages alumni to support the College of Engineering and to participate in building a greater University.
In 2019, the Recent Alumni Development Board (RAD) consisting of 15-20 recent alumni (within 10 years of graduation), was merged with the EAO. The two groups combined forces to become one alumni organization for the MU College of Engineering. The board meets on campus twice each year and plans events in Columbia and throughout the state of Missouri to endorse the College.
Additionally, the EAO nominates and selects a candidate 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 donations, fundraisers and Mizzou Alumni Associations memberships allow EAO to lend funding support to student scholarships, student organizations and alumni activities. Recent EAO sponsorships include:
- Student Scholarships
- Student general interest groups and completion teams
- Family Weekend Reception
- Alumni Trivia Nights & Socials in Kansas City and Saint Louis
- “Casino Night” festivities at St. Pat’s Ball, the culminating event of Engineers’ Week
- Engineers’ Week Alumni Happy Hour in Columbia
- On-campus Alumni Event