Four University of Missouri-Rolla graduates were inducted to the UMR Academy of Mines and Metallurgy during a ceremony April 19 on the UMR campus.
Those inducted were Delores Hinkle, James Michael Party, Virgil Powell and Dr. Christopher Ramsay.
The academy, founded in 1995, is an advisory group to the UMR School of Materials, Energy and Earth Resources. Members include alumni and others who have made outstanding contributions to their profession.
Hinkle, of Houston, earned a bachelor’s degree in petroleum engineering from UMR in 1975. She is currently director of corporate reserves for Marathon Oil.
Party, of Midland, Texas, earned a bachelor’s degree in geology and geophysics from UMR in 1978. He is currently the exploration manager for Wagner and Brown Ltd.
Powell, of Edmond, Okla., earned a bachelor’s degree from UMR in 1955 and a master’s degree in petroleum and natural gas engineering from Pennsylvania State University in 1960. He is the owner of Sentinel Resources, an oil and gas company in Oklahoma City.
Ramsay earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees in metallurgical engineering from UMR in 1983 and 1985, respectively. He earned a Ph.D. from the Colorado School of Mines in 1990. Ramsay is currently an associate professor of metallurgical engineering at UMR and principal engineer of Ramsay Scientific in Rolla.
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