Love makes a Christmas gift of education

Barbara DeMaire decided that the perfect Christmas gift to her husband Doug would be a scholarship in his name to the MU Industrial Engineering Department, where he earned his bachelor’s and master’s degrees.

Engineering foundation receives affiliation approval

In May, the University of Missouri formally recognized the MU College of Engineering (UMCOE) Foundation as an affiliated 501(c)(3) organization, after approval from the Chancellor’s Office and the University Board of Curators. The affiliation status allows UMCOE Foundation to accept and act as stewards of gifts to MU Engineering with University partnership.

Engineering legacy: Endowments are forever

James S. Rollins, “father” of the University of Missouri, was instrumental in the land grant university’s placement in Columbia. He also created the first endowed scholarship in 1888, which each year is still awarded to six undergraduates, including a civil engineering major.

Engineering development team offers both experience and fresh perspectives

Carla Wiedmier, the MU College of Engineering’s new executive director of advancement, has known since her very first job in the development office at William Penn University that she had discovered her career. “I always wanted to go to college and was the first person in my family to have that opportunity,” she said. “I […]

Recent alumni board launches effort to fund endowed scholarship

In 2010, the MU College of Engineering launched a Recent Alumni Development (RAD) Board. The effort, intended to keep young alums — those who graduated within the last 10 years — connected to MU and involved in the future of their alma mater, is moving forward in a number of areas. One of the group’s […]

Generous gift establishes mechanical engineering scholarship

“When I think back, starting here and ending up where I did, I never in my wildest dreams considered I would be able to attend college,” said University of Missouri alumnus Charles Buehler. The 1946 mechanical engineering graduate said it was his mother, Bertha, who ensured that he and his brothers, Raymond and Harold, were […]

IMSE 50th anniversary celebration sparks ‘founders’ scholarship endowment

Birthday parties can be full of surprises. Besides serving as a happy reaffirmation of 50 successful years, MU’s Industrial and Manufacturing Systems Engineering Department (IMSE) anniversary celebration in 2008, also acted as a catalyst for a scholarship endowment that will extend into all of the department’s future anniversary celebrations, but first, a little history. The […]

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