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150 Years of Leadership: Joe Hoffmann

Call it fate, happenstance, coincidence or destiny, Joe Hoffmann, BS ME ’13, knows he’s exactly where he’s supposed to be. As General Manager at Hoffmann Brothers in St. Louis, he oversees operations of five divisions: residential and commercial heating and cooling, plumbing, electrical and appliance. Since he started in 2016, he’s helped grow company revenue…

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Graduate enjoys personal mentorship from former VP of Welch Foods

  What’s it like to have a former vice president of Welch Foods, Inc., personally mentoring you after college graduation? “It’s been extremely advantageous,” Drew Boswell, BS IE ’22, says. Boswell was one of the first industrial and manufacturing systems engineering students to take advantage of a new mentorship…

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Four inducted into Civil Engineering Academy of Distinguished Alumni (CEADA)

The Civil Engineering Academy of Distinguished Alumni (CEADA) inducted four new members on Sept.…

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150 Years of Leadership: Steve Pelch

Many successful companies in today’s economy depend not only on outstanding service and best-in-class technology, but also rely upon creativity, unique business models and go-to market strategies, pervasive marketing outreach, authenticity or a global perspective that embraces aspects of both science and art. Steve Pelch, BS ME ’87, understands this. That’s why billion-dollar companies hire…

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Mizzou Engineering announces new executive director of advancement

Katherine Goliver, a seasoned leader in philanthropy and development, will join Mizzou Engineering as the executive director of advancement on Nov. 1. In this role, she will work with alumni, friends and colleagues to build upon the College’s 150-year legacy of engineering excellence. “I am excited about the opportunity…

On Aug. 18, Andrew Cherng (center) returned to the Mizzou campus to celebrate the restaurant’s grand opening.

Alumni-owned business comes to the MU Student Center

Panda Express, founded by alumni and Panda Restaurant Group co-CEOs Andrew and Peggy Cherng, joins dining offerings at the heart of campus. To celebrate the grand opening of its first MU location, Panda Express donated $75,731 — 100% of the net proceeds from the location’s first week of sales — to Mizzou.

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Langenbeck recognized with Mizzou Alumni Association Faculty Alumni Award

In 1979, Sharon Langenbeck became the first woman at Mizzou to graduate with a doctorate in mechanical and aerospace engineering.

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150 Years of Leadership: Wade Foster

Wade Foster, IE '09, MBA '10, is co-founder and CEO of Zapier, a global company that connects thousands of applications.

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150 Years of Leadership: Michael Melton

Michael Melton, Esquire, is often asked whether he ever uses his bachelor’s degree in engineering. After all, he’s had an extraordinary career as a businessman, having started his own company after working for years as a patent attorney. Melton (BS EE ’81, JD ’84) is Founder and President of MEM Enterprises Group which owns, operates…

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150 Years of Leadership: Jeanie Knuth

Jeanie Knuth, BS ChE '98, has changed the way we think about engineering "like a girl."