Nine people with ties to Missouri University of Science and Technology will be honored during the Miner Alumni Association’s Legends Luncheon on Friday, Oct. 14. 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. The luncheon is open to the public and tickets are $20. To register, visit mineralumni.com/homecoming2016. For more information, contact the Miner Alumni Association at 573-341-4145.
Award recipients include:
— Craig Barnes of Columbus, Indiana, will receive an Alumni Achievement Award. Barnes, retired executive director of technology strategy at Cummins, earned a bachelor of science degree in mechanical engineering from Missouri S&T in 1978.
— Xiaoliang Cheng of Alameda, California, will receive a Distinguished Young Alumni Award. Cheng, president of Wuhan Quality Life Technology Co., earned a Ph.D. in chemistry from Missouri S&T in 2010.
— Thomas Feger of Springfield, Illinois, will receive the Frank H. Mackaman Volunteer Service Award. Feger, special consultant at Hanson Professional Services Inc., earned a bachelor of science degree in civil engineering from Missouri S&T in 1969.
— Bill Kennedy of Wildwood, Missouri, will receive the Honorary Life Member Award. Kennedy is president and CEO of Kennedy Metal Products & Building Inc.
— Pam Leitterman of Sunnyvale, California, will receive the Robert V. Wolf Alumni Service Award. Leitterman, retired marketing program manager for Hewlett-Packard Co., earned a bachelor of science degree in applied mathematics from Missouri S&T in 1975.
— John Lovitt of Pleasanton, California, an adjunct professor in computer science at Missouri S&T, will receive the Alumni Merit Award. Lovitt, retired CEO of Pattern Insight, earned a master of science degree in computer science from Missouri S&T in 1970.
— Jorge Ochoa of Palo Alto, California, will receive an Alumni Achievement Award. Ochoa, principal engineer at Exponent Inc., earned a bachelor of science degree in mechanical engineering from Missouri S&T in 1985.
— Jillian Beth Schmidt, an assistant teaching professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering at Missouri S&T, will receive the Class of ’42 Excellence in Teaching Award.
— Katherine Wasem of St. Louis, will receive a Distinguished Young Alumni Award. Wasem, vice president at G&S Foundry, earned a bachelor of science degree in metallurgical engineering from Missouri S&T in 1999.