Rupp to speak during S&T’s commencement ceremonies

Posted by
On May 11, 2009

Joseph Rupp will be the commencement speaker during spring graduation ceremonies at Missouri University of Science and Technology. Commencement ceremonies will be held May 15-16.

07047-3-052104 Joe Rupp.jpg Rupp is chair, president and CEO of Olin Corp., a chemical and materials manufacturer based in Clayton, Mo. He started working his way up the ladder at Olin after earning a bachelor’s degree in metallurgical engineering from Missouri S&T in 1972.

Rupp also serves as a director of Quanex Corp., headquartered in Houston. He is on the board of the American Chemistry Council and St. Anthony’s Health System (Alton, Ill.); he is a trustee of Maryville University (St. Louis), a member of the Regional Business Council (St. Louis), and a member of Missouri S&T’s Academy of Mines and Metallurgy.

Rupp will deliver two speeches at Missouri S&T. A ceremony for graduate candidates begins at 6 p.m. on Friday, May 15, at the Gale Bullman Multi-Purpose Building. A larger ceremony featuring undergraduates starts at 11 a.m. on Saturday, May 16, in the multi-purpose building.

Rupp was awarded an honorary professional degree by the university in 1987. This year, he will be given an honorary doctorate.

Share this page

Posted by

On May 11, 2009. Posted in News, Top Headlines