Mason Lee Donnell, a sophomore in chemical engineering at Missouri University of Science and Technology, has been awarded the Donald D. Myers Scholarship in recognition of his extraordinary service to the community and the campus.
The Willard, Missouri, native received the award for the 2015-16 academic year during Missouri S&T’s 12th annual student leaders’ banquet at the Havener Center on April 22.
““Mason was selected because of the meaningful impact he has made through his service, his ability to lead and inspire others, and his continued commitment to serve,” says Tina Reagan, student services advisor in student life at Missouri S&T.
Donnell is heavily involved on campus, but maintains a high GPA, Reagan says. During his senior year in high school he established a school science club in his small home town to promote and encourage youth to pursue an education in STEM fields, he mentors S&T students to make sure they have the support needed to succeed and grow.
“He believes leadership is learned through service,” Reagan says, “and he does all of this thoughtfully, passionately, respectfully and with a smile.”
The scholarship is named for Dr. Donald D. Myers, who was a professor of engineering management at Missouri S&T for more than 30 years. Established in 2009 by his family with the generous contributions of his many friends, the scholarship 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.