Missouri S&T to honor faculty and alumni during Homecoming

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On October 12, 2015

minerfest_homecomingSeven people with ties to Missouri University of Science and Technology will be honored during the Miner Alumni Association’s Legends Luncheon on Friday, Oct. 23. The awards banquet is held in conjunction with Missouri S&T Homecoming festivities.

The event will be held noon-1:30 p.m. in the Kinyon-Koeppel Grand Hall of Hasselmann Alumni House, located at 1100 N. Pine St. in Rolla. It is open to the public and 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:

— Laura Agee of Olathe, Kansas, will receive the Distinguished Young Alumni Award. Agee, principal engineer of systems and integration engineering at Honeywell Federal Manufacturing & Technologies, earned a bachelor of science degree in ceramic engineering from Missouri S&T in 2002.

— Egemen K. Çetinkaya of Rolla, Missouri, an assistant professor of electrical and computer engineering at Missouri S&T, will receive the Class of ’42 Distinguished Teaching Award. Çetinkaya earned a master of science degree in electrical engineering from Missouri S&T in 2001.

— Ronald Epps of Houston will receive the Alumni Achievement Award. Epps, retired chief of the flight design and dynamics division at NASA’s Johnson Space Center, earned a bachelor of science degree in physics from Missouri S&T in 1967.

— Piloo “Phil” Ilavia of Houston will receive the Frank H. Mackaman Volunteer Service Award. Ilavia, consulting engineer for Chevron, earned a master of science degree in petroleum engineering from Missouri S&T in 1970.

— LaWanda Jones of St. Louis will receive the Alumni Merit Award. Jones, senior project engineer at ABNA Engineering, earned a bachelor of science degree in civil engineering from Missouri S&T in 1991.

— Carl Schmitz of St. Louis will receive the Robert V. Wolf Alumni Service Award. Schmitz, information technology project manager at The Boeing Co., earned a bachelor of science degree in information science and technology from Missouri S&T in 2010.

— Richard Szevery of Valparaiso, Indiana, will receive the Distinguished Young Alumni Award. Szevery, manager of QA Primary at ArcelorMittal, earned a bachelor of science degree in metallurgical engineering from Missouri S&T in 2002.

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