150 Years of Alumni Leadership: Tom Kline

150 Years of Alumni Leadership: Tom Kline

Tom Kline knows about leadership. During his 34-year career at Pfizer, Kline served as plant manager before rising to the rank of vice president. He was a platoon leader during the Vietnam War, earning several medals including the Bronze Star. He’s been a White House Fellow and a special assistant to the U.S. Secretary of [...]
Investing in the future: Jost gift supports education, workforce

Investing in the future: Jost gift supports education, workforce

Jerry Jost and wife, Ruth Binger Jerry Jost BS ChE ’70 believes in giving back to his country. After serving in the U.S. Army and U.S. Army Reserves, he founded Jost Chemical, which has created some 350 jobs and supported countless others. “When you create a job, that’s a living thing,” Jost said. “You’re also [...]
Blosses Use Blessings to Give Back

Blosses Use Blessings to Give Back

Bob and Pam Bloss established two endowment funds at Mizzou Engineering as part of Mizzou Giving Day 2021. The Blosses also contributed to the Nursing Alumni History Preservation Fund. Bob and Pam Bloss are problem solvers. He’s used the problem-solving skills he learned at Mizzou Engineering to ascend through the ranks of industrial engineering, management [...]
A Gift of Life

A Gift of Life

In December 2019, the paths of two Mizzou families were linked forever as one Mizzou employee, Jami Thompson, gave the priceless gift of life by donating a kidney to a co-worker’s son, Tavian, just in time for Christmas. As Sandra Brown, Tavian’s mother, said on the Team Tavian blog, “We were co-workers until this summer […]

Student Volunteers Lend a Hand

Student Volunteers Lend a Hand

More than 20 Mizzou Engineering students sacrificed a portion of their time away from school during the winter break to help others. Students participated in a week-long Mizzou Alternative Breaks (MAB) service trip in early January, prior to the start of the spring semester. Since 1991, Mizzou Alternative Breaks has been sending groups of students […]

Lafferre Receives Distinguished Service Award

Lafferre Receives Distinguished Service Award

The Mizzou Alumni Association recently presented Thomas H. Lafferre, BS ME ’56, its 64th Annual Distinguished Service Award. Established in 1956, the Distinguished Service Award honors outstanding service by an individual whose sustained efforts and support have added to the excellence of MU. Lafferre retired in 1993 as Vice President of Operations for Monsanto Chemical. […]

Students have chance to mingle with scholarship donors at annual dinner

Students have chance to mingle with scholarship donors at annual dinner

The MU College of Engineering has awarded 547 students more than $1.2 million in scholarships for the current academic year. The recipients had an opportunity to meet and mingle with the friends and faculty of the College who fund their scholarships at the annual scholarship dinner at Memorial Union. “We are gathered here tonight to […]

Mizzou alumnus honors family with $1.7 million in recent gifts

Mizzou alumnus honors family with $1.7 million in recent gifts

Today University of Missouri officials announced two gifts from an alumnus and his wife to honor his family’s legacy and long-time support of Missouri’s flagship university. Ken Donohew, a 1967 industrial engineering graduate, and his wife, Ellen Kippel, recently gave $1.7 million, bringing his lifetime giving to more than $3 million. “At Mizzou, education and […]

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