The University of Missouri-Rolla will confer two posthumous degrees during
commencement ceremonies for approximately 700 graduates at 11 a.m. Saturday,
May 13, in UMR’s Gale Bullman Multi-Purpose Building, 10th Street and Bishop
Kyle D. Dothage of Hermann, Mo., will be awarded an honorary bachelor of
science degree in mechanical engineering. Dothage was a senior at UMR when he
died in December 2005 as a result of a one-vehicle accident.
Robert A. Stewart of Rolla, Mo., will be awarded an honorary bachelor of
science degree in information science and technology. Stewart is the son of
Fayette and Andy Stewart, director of the Curtis Wilson Laws Library at UMR,
and brother of William E. Stewart, a former UMR student. He was a junior at UMR
when he died in March 2006 as a result of a one-vehicle accident. While a
student at UMR, Robert worked as a student assistant in the IT department and
was a member of the UMR Trap & Skeet Club.
People with sight, hearing and mobility impairments who are planning to
attend commencement should contact UMR’s Office of Affirmative Action,
Americans with Disabilities Act coordinator, at (573) 341-6314 before Friday,
May 5, for the university to provide reasonable accommodations.