Academy of Mines and Metallurgy inducts new members

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On April 23, 2012

Four graduates of Missouri University of Science and Technology were inducted into the university’s Academy of Mines and Metallurgy on April 19.

The academy is an advisory group that was founded in 1954. The group includes graduates and others who have made outstanding contributions to their professions.

The 2012 inductees are as follows.

— Charles D. Croessmann, senior manager at Sandia National Laboratories. Croessmann earned a bachelor of science degree from Missouri S&T in 1981.
— Phillip D. Ferguson, neutron source group leader and neutronics team leader at Oak Ridge National Laboratories. Ferguson earned bachelor’s, master’s and doctorate degrees from S&T in 1988, 1993 and 1995, respectively.
— Philip D. McPherson, senior vice president and general manager at Saint-Gobain, a container company. McPherson earned a bachelor of science degree in ceramic engineering from S&T in 1983.
— Ricky L. Martin, enterprise manager of Metallic Material and Process at The Boeing Co. Martin earned a bachelor of science degree in metallurgical engineering at S&T in 1982.

Two current faculty members received awards.

— Dr. William Fahrenholtz, professor of ceramic engineering, senior faculty award
— Dr. Runar Nygaard, assistant professor of geological sciences and engineering, junior faculty award.

In addition, seven students received scholarship awards from the academy.

— Michael Allen, a senior in mining engineering from St. Louis
— Gregg Crannick, a senior in nuclear engineering from Lake Ozark, Mo.
— Grace Harper, a senior in geological engineering from Wentzville, Mo.
— Nevan Himmelberg, a senior in petroleum engineering from Glasgow, Mo.
— Catherine Mohrmann, a senior in ceramic engineering from St. Charles, Mo.
— Scott Pisarik, a senior in metallurgical engineering from Wentzville, Mo.
— Krista Rybacki, a senior in geology and geophysics from Nashville, Ill.

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