Two seniors in mining engineering at UMR recently received the W.R. "Pat" Broaddus Aggregate Industry Scholarship.
Scott Geer of Highland Village, Texas, and Jacob Scherer of Merriam, Kan., each received a $2,500 stipend for their scholastic achievement, industry-related work history, career goals and recommendations. Geer and Scherer are the first recipients of this award.
The late Pat Broaddus, founder of Associates Aggregates International Inc., established the scholarship to help educate future members of the aggregates industry. Broaddus, a 1955 civil engineering graduate from UMR, had served on the MSM-UMR alumni board of directors for more than 25 years and was the board’s vice president for more than 12 years.
This scholarship is open to upper-class students from any engineering field at UMR who plan to pursue a career in the aggregates industry. Sponsors include the MSM-UMR Alumni Association, the National Stone, Sand and Gravel Association (NSSGA), and the Missouri Limestone Producers Association (MLPA).