Dr. Don L. Warner, dean emeritus of the School of Mines and Metallurgy and professor emeritus of geological engineering at the University of Missouri-Rolla, was awarded the Colorado School of Mines Distinguished Achievement Medal during commencement ceremonies held May 11.
During the School’s 133rd commencement, honorary degrees were awarded to Daniel L. Ritchie, University of Denver chancellor emeritus and chairman and CEO of the Denver Center for the Performing Arts, Stephen D. Bechtel Jr., chairman retired and director of worldwide engineering and construction firm Bechtel Group Inc., and Wayne W. Murdy, chief executive officer of Newmont Mining Corp.
In addition to Warner, Distinguished Achievement Medals were presented to Harry M. “Red” Conger, senior vice president of South American Mining Operations and Development for Phelps Dodge, and Timothy M. Marquez, chief executive officer and chairman of the board of Venoco Inc.
The Mines Board of Trustees awarded 495 bachelor of science degrees, 120 master’s degrees and 35 doctorate degrees.
Founded in 1874, Colorado School of Mines was established to serve the needs of the local mining industry. Today, the School has an international reputation for excellence in both engineering education and the applied sciences with special expertise in the development and stewardship of the Earth’s resources. For more information about Colorado School of Mines, visit www.mines.edu.