Heather Branstetter, a senior in biological sciences at Missouri University of Science and Technology, has been awarded the Donald D. Myers Scholarship in recognition of her extraordinary service to the community and campus.
Branstetter received the award for the 2012-2013 academic year during Missouri S&T’s 9th annual student leaders’ banquet at the Havener Center on April 11.
“Heather was selected because of the passion and leadership she has demonstrated through her service with people young and old in Rolla, her ability to inspire others to serve their community too, and the commitment she has made to continue making a daily difference in the lives of others while balancing the demands of school, work and family,” said John Myers, son of Dr. Myers.
Branstetter’s acts of service include orchestrating an intergenerational project to bring elderly and newly widowed women together with teenage women she has helped mentor.
Dr. Myers was a beloved professor of engineering management at Missouri S&T for more than 30 years. The Donald D. Myers Scholarship, established in 2009 by his family with the generous contributions of his many friends, is an annual tribute to his extraordinary life of service.
The purpose of the scholarship is to recognize and support Missouri S&T students who have made a significant contribution to the community or campus through their service.