Eight people with ties to Missouri University of Science and Technology will be honored during the Miner Alumni Association’s Legends Luncheon on Friday, Oct. 17, at Missouri S&T. The awards banquet is held in conjunction with Missouri S&T Homecoming festivities.
The event, which will be held in the St. Pat’s Ballroom of the Havener Center on the Missouri S&T campus in Rolla, is open to the public. Tickets are $20. To register, visit mineralumni.com/homecoming. For more information, contact the Miner Alumni Association at 573-341-4145 or 1-800-JO-MINER.
Award recipients include:
Hugh Cole of Mission Viejo, California, will receive the Robert V. Wolf Alumni Service Award. Cole, managing partner for AGI-Goldratt Institute, earned a bachelor of science degree in engineering management from Missouri S&T in 1972.
Randall Dreiling of St. Louis will receive the Frank H. Mackaman Volunteer Service Award. Dreiling, vice president and senior structural engineer at Design Nine, earned a bachelor of science degree in civil engineering from Missouri S&T in 1981.
S. Cary Dunston of Stephens City, Virginia, will receive the Alumni Merit Award. Dunston, president and chief operating officer at American Woodmark Corp., earned a bachelor of science degree in engineering management from Missouri S&T in 1988.
Dr. Robert R. Holmes Jr. of Rolla, Missouri, will receive the Alumni Achievement Award. Holmes, a national flood hazard specialist and coordinator at the U.S. Geological Survey and adjunct professor of civil engineering at Missouri S&T, earned bachelor of science and master of science degrees in civil engineering from S&T in 1987 and 1989, respectively.
Daniel A. Reed of Iowa City, Iowa, will receive the Alumni Achievement Award. Reed, vice president for research and economic development, computational science and bioinformatics chair, and professor of computer science, electrical and computer engineering, and medicine at the University of Iowa, received a bachelor of science degree in computer science from Missouri S&T in 1978.
Dale Spence of West Hartford, Connecticut, will receive the Distinguished Young Alumni Award. Spence, global marketing director for automatic tank gauge with Vendeer-Root, earned a bachelor of science degree in mechanical engineering in 1997 and a master of science degree in engineering management in 2005, both from Missouri S&T.
Jeffrey Thornburg of El Segundo, California, will receive the Distinguished Young Alumni Award. Thornburg, principal propulsion engineer at SpaceX, earned a bachelor of science degree in aerospace engineering from Missouri S&T in 1996.
Dr. Tansel Yucelen of Rolla, Missouri, assistant professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering at Missouri S&T, will receive the Class of 1942 Excellence in Teaching Award.