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1960s Lewis Walker, BS EE ’67, MS ’68, Ph.D ’70, of Plymouth, Mich., was awarded the annual Gold Award by the Affiliate Council of the Engineering Society of Detroit. Walker is the current president of Lawrence Technological University, located in Southfield, Mich., a suburb of Detroit. The Detroit chapters of the American Institute of Architects […]

Making use of a background in science and technology on Capitol Hill

In September, University of Missouri College of Engineering Dean Jim Thompson and Director of Development Shawn Poore visited Congressman Martin Heinrich in his Washington, D.C. office. Heinrich, a second-term U.S. Congressman representing New Mexico’s First District, graduated from MU with a degree in mechanical engineering in 1995. Heinrich said his fondest memories of his days […]

Alumni Notes

1960s Donald Dewayne Martin, BS IE ’67, BS IM ’67, MS IE ’68, Ph.D. ’72, of Independence, Mo., was re-elected the chairperson of the 11-member board of trustees for the Missouri State Employees Retirement System. This board oversees the investment of more than $8 billion for current and future general Missouri state employees. He has […]

Geotechnical engineering yields a rewarding career

As a young man, Jim Monsees planned to eventually become a doctor, but his older cousin’s stories about the Army Corps of Engineers inspired him to instead pursue civil engineering and mechanics at the University of Missouri. While at MU, Saturday afternoon football games were a highlight. “I was there when Dan Devine had good […]

Alumni Notes

Share your news with fellow alumni. Use the form on the inside back cover and mail it in the inserted envelope. 1950s James E. “Bud” Moulder, BS CiE ’53, MS CiE ’55, of Columbia, Mo., was inducted in the Missouri Society of Professional Engineers Hall of Fame on June 24 at the society’s 73rd annual […]

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 has initiated a Recent Alumni Development (RAD) Board.  Recent alumni are defined as those who graduated in the past 10 years. This group will plan activities for other recent grads to help build a base […]

Alumni recognized for distinguished careers and service

Each year the College of Engineering presents alumni selected from a pool of nominees with its highest honor, the Missouri Honor Award for Distinguished Service. In 2010, three were so honored. Ward A. Chambers Ward A. Chambers is a practicing cardiologist and directs the international health and medical education efforts for the University of Nebraska […]

Mizzou Engineering benefactors

In 2004, halfway through the University of Missouri’s “For All We Call Mizzou” capital campaign, Engineering Building East received a name change. Because of their generous $7 million gift, it became Thomas and Nell Lafferre Hall. It remains the largest single gift in the history of Mizzou Engineering, and it made a significant dent in […]

Alumni Notes

1950s Lex Axelrod, BS EE ’56, retired for the second time in 2006, from the Illinois Institute of Technology where he had been teaching since 1995. Over the course of his long career, he has worked with computer simulation of flight control system components, development of temperature control systems, and also held a variety of […]

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