Student Knights of St. Patrick have been selected to represent University of Missouri-Rolla student organizations during coronation ceremonies at 9 p.m. Friday, March 16, in Leach Theatre of Castleman Hall on the UMR campus.
The practice of knighting students every spring can be traced back to the beginning of the 20th century, when UMR engineering students declared St. Patrick the patron saint of engineers.
This is the 99th annual St. Pat’s Celebration at UMR. The 2007 Knights of St. Patrick are:
Cedar Hill – Mark Layton, a senior in engineering management, representing Sigma Nu
Chesterfield – Jessica Fazio, a senior in chemical engineering, representing Chi Omega
De Soto – Thomas Hudson, a senior in mechanical engineering, representing Lambda Chi Alpha
Dixon – Tera Humphrey, a senior in biological sciences, representing Thomas Jefferson Hall Association
Ellisville – David Miles, a senior in civil, architectural and environmental engineering, representing Kappa Alpha Order
Eureka – Mark Chapman, a senior in petroleum engineering, representing Sigma Tau Gamma
Florissant – Steve Kormann, a senior in electrical engineering, representing Tau Kappa Epsilon
Gerald – Beth Groenke, a junior in interdisciplinary engineering, representing Student Council; Daniel Vosbrink, a senior in mechanical engineering, representing Sigma Pi
Hannibal – Leslie Olson, a senior in civil, architectural and environmental engineering, representing Lambda Sigma Pi; Rachel St. Juliana, a junior in architectural engineering, representing Panhellenic Council
Harrisburg – Shaun Dierke, a senior in psychology, representing Residence Hall Association
Kansas City – Ryan Hiestand, a senior in mechanical engineering and engineering management, representing Pi Kappa Alpha
Rolla – Emily Dattilo, a senior in ceramic engineering, representing Phi Sigma Rho
St. Charles – Tim Gowan, a sophomore in aerospace engineering, representing Delta Sigma Phi; Brian Hickman, a senior in mechanical engineering, representing Phi Kappa Theta
St. Louis – Brian Amsler, a senior in engineering management, representing Interfraternity Council; Alex Dempsey, a senior in engineering management, representing Quadrangle Hall Association; Emily Miller, a senior in geology, representing Zeta Tau Alpha; Maxwell Resnick, a senior in engineering management, representing Alpha Epsilon Pi
St. Peters – Elyse Hendrickson, a senior in chemistry, representing Kappa Delta; Nicholas Iffrig, a senior in computer science, representing Kappa Sigma
Warrenton – Brad Lewis, a senior in civil, architectural and environmental engineering, representing Sigma Chi
Bethalto – Jeffrey Hardesty, a senior in mechanical engineering, representing Beta Sigma Psi
Tremont – Bryan Madson, a senior in civil engineering, representing Delta Tau Delta
Lenexa – Lance Kaminski, a senior in applied mathematics, representing The Davinci Society
Olathe – Stacy Graybeal, a junior in electrical engineering, representing M-Club.