Nine people with ties to Missouri S&T will be honored during the Miner Alumni Association’s Legends Luncheon on Friday, Oct. 12. 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 at Missouri S&T, located at 1100 N. Pine St. in Rolla. The luncheon 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.
Award recipients include:
— Diane Butrus of St. Louis, will receive the Alumni Merit Award. Butrus, chief operating officer of Diba Imports LP, earned a bachelor of science degree in computer science from S&T in 1985.
— Dr. Larry Gragg of Rolla, Missouri, will receive the Alumni Merit Award. Gragg is a Curator’s Distinguished Teaching Professor emeritus of history and political science at S&T.
— David Heikkinen of Houston, will receive the Alumni Achievement Award. Heikkinen, chief executive officer at Heikkinen Energy Advisors, earned a bachelor of science degree in mechanical engineering from S&T in 1993.
— Karen Hogan of Overland Park, Kansas, will receive the Distinguished Young Alumni Award. Hogan, division manager at Turner Construction Co., earned a bachelor of science degree in engineering management from S&T in 2002.
— Dr. Wenqing Hu of Rolla, Missouri, will receive the Class of 1942 Excellence in Teaching Award. Hu is an assistant professor of mathematics and statistics at S&T.
— Dennis Leitterman of Sunnyvale, California, will receive the Frank H. Mackaman Alumni Volunteer Service Award. Leitterman, retired channel development manager at Hewlett-Packard Co., earned bachelor of science and master of science degrees in electrical engineering from S&T in 1976 and 1977, respectively.
— Dale Morse of Milford, Michigan, will receive the Robert V. Wolf Alumni Service Award. Morse, retired engineering group leader at General Motors, earned a bachelor of science degree in electrical engineering from S&T in 1979.
— Dr. William Tedesco of Magnolia, Texas, will receive the Alumni Achievement Award. Tedesco, former vice president of Gulf of Mexico exploration for Anadarko Petroleum and currently an independent consultant, earned a bachelor of science degree in geology and geophysics from S&T in 1997.
— Traci Walker of Centreville, Virginia, will receive the Distinguished Young Alumni Award. Walker, director of digital service procurement, United States Digital Service, Office of Management and Budget in the Executive Office of the President, earned a bachelor of arts in history from S&T in 2000.