Student Knights of St. Patrick have been selected to represent Missouri University of Science and Technology’s student organizations during the 115th St. Pat’s celebration in Rolla, Missouri.
The students were knighted during a ceremony on Friday, March 10, outside the Havener Center on the Missouri S&T campus.
The practice of knighting students every spring can be traced back to the beginning of the 20th century, when Missouri S&T engineering students declared St. Patrick the patron saint of engineers.
The 2023 student Knights of St. Patrick are as follows:
- Dean Buffa, a senior in computer engineering from St. Charles, Missouri, representing Tau Kappa Epsilon
- Devin Chiaramonti, a sophomore in biological sciences from Lombard, Illinois, representing Student Union Board
- Sebastian Davis, a senior in computer science from Blue Springs, Missouri, representing 4 North.
- Chris Doering, a senior in business and management systems from O’Fallon, Missouri, representing Sigma Tau Gamma
- Mohamed Elshiekh, a senior in engineering management from Rolla, Missouri, representing Student Council
- Samara Estep, a senior in aerospace engineering from Lee’s Summit, Missouri, representing Delta Omicron Lambda
- Alex Gambill, a senior in civil engineering from Troy, Missouri, representing Beta Sigma Psi
- Alexander Gibson, a senior in civil engineering from Germantown, Tennessee, representing the Concrete Canoe Design Team
- Jacob “OJ” Henderson, a senior in business and management systems from Rolla, Missouri, representing the General Delegation of Independents (GDI)
- Matik Heskin, a senior in aerospace engineering from Weston, Missouri, representing Miner Aviation
- Charlee Hoffmann, a senior in geology and geophysics from St. Paul, Missouri, representing Chi Omega
- Holly Jarvis, a senior in business and management systems from Potosi, Missouri, representing Kappa Delta
- Chase Johnson, a senior in engineering management from Chesterfield, Missouri, representing Epsilon Tau Pi
- Brendan Kleinbach, a senior in aerospace engineering from St. Louis, representing Delta Sigma Phi
- Mason Middleton, a senior in engineering management from Independence, Missouri, representing Sigma Nu
- Cori O’Neill, a senior in aerospace engineering from Pacific, Missouri, representing Zeta Tau Alpha
- Anthony Perez, a senior in industrial engineering from Hillsboro, Missouri, representing the Interfraternity Council
- James Piepenbrink, a junior in business and management systems from Rolla, Missouri, representing Alpha Epsilon Pi
- Nicholas Reilly, a senior in chemical engineering from St. Louis, representing Pi Kappa Alpha
- Dylan Reiter, a senior in civil engineering from Blue Springs, Missouri, representing Sigma Pi
- Jacob Rippy, a senior in petroleum engineering from Tulsa, Oklahoma, representing Lambda Chi Alpha
- Andrew Robbins, a senior in engineering management from Houston, representing Delta Tau Delta
- Evan Simer, a senior in aerospace engineering from Thayer, Missouri, representing Associated Students of the University of Missouri (ASUM)
- Luke Smith, a graduate student in computer science from Marceline, Missouri, representing the Miner Theatre Guild
- Riley Spering, a senior in computer science from Springfield, Missouri, representing Phi Kappa Theta
- Elliot Sutalski, a senior in ceramic engineering from Rolla, Missouri, representing Fraternal Order of Leaders
- Luis Valdez Griffin, a senior in biological sciences from Grain Valley, Missouri, representing Theta Xi
- Ashton White, a junior in mechanical engineering from St. Louis, representing Phi Sigma Rho
- Christian Williams, a senior in computer engineering from House Springs, Missouri, representing the University Commons Hall Association (UCHA)
- Jacob Zimmerman, a sophomore in history from St. Louis, representing KMNR.
About Missouri University of Science and Technology
Missouri University of Science and Technology (Missouri S&T) is a STEM-focused research university of over 7,000 students. Part of the four-campus University of Missouri System and located in Rolla, Missouri, Missouri S&T offers 101 degrees in 40 areas of study and is among the nation’s top 10 universities for return on investment, according to Business Insider. For more information about Missouri S&T, visit www.mst.edu.