The Alumni Econnection

for graduates of MSM, UMR and Missouri S&T

New UM President Announced
The University of Missouri Board of Curators announced the appointment of Timothy M. Wolfe, 53, as the 23rd system president. He follows our own Gary Forsee, CE'72, who led the UM system from 2008 through January 2011. The MU business school alumnus will assume responsibilities currently held by Interim President Stephen J. Owens, effective Feb. 15, 2012. To read more, please click here.

To Infinity and Beyond: 3 Alumni-Astronauts Tell their Stories

Three NASA astronauts and S&T grads visited campus on Nov. 12, to discuss their careers and the future of space exploration. The trio shared their spaceflight memories, why they became astronauts and their experiences here in Rolla. To learn more about them and view videos of their stories, click here.

Got a Cool Car? Let us Know!
It's no secret Miners love their cars – and there's no better evidence of that than the personalized license plates we see at alumni events around the county. That's why we're dedicating our summer 2012 Missouri S&T Magazine to Miners and their cars. Do you have a cool set of wheels? If so, we'd love to hear from you! Email your vehicle's make, model and year; how long you've owned it; why you love your ride; and a picture of it (of course) to by Friday, Jan. 6, 2012. Our editors will select the most interesting stories and vehicles to share. Also, if you're interested in getting your own Miner personalized license plate, click here.

Which Best Ever was the Best Ever?
For a new feature in the Missouri S&T Magazine, we want your answers to the question: "Which Best Ever was the best ever?" Tell us the year of your most memorable St. Pat's Celebration, and why it was so memorable. (Keep it clean, please.) A sampling of the best entries will be included in the Spring 2012 issue. Send your responses to

Mentor A Miner
Are you interested in developing the next generation of Miner Alumni? Participate in Missouri S&T Career Opportunities and Employer Relations' mentoring program to inspire current students, share your experiences and offer advice!  You can customize the program to suit you by specifying the number of contacts per month, designating your preferred method of contact and much more. To learn more about this program, click here.

Suit Closet
Since 2007, the Career Opportunities and Employer Relations (COER) office has offered a suit closet FREE of charge to all Missouri S&T students.  These suits have helped hundreds of students in preparing for career fairs and interviews.  Due to the success of this program, the COER is currently in need of men's suits, slacks, dress shirts and ties.  If you would like to donate, please contact Cindy Welch at 573-341-4301 or  All items should be clean and ready to wear at the time of donation.

St. Pat's Wear
Check out the 2012 design for the 104th Best St. Pat's Ever:

To order St. Pat's merchandise online, visit their website at
Or for more information contact:
Kala Longman

Additional Opportunities
How to Make a Gift
Want to make a gift online to the Miner Alumni Association using your credit card?  Please click here for more information.

New Year, New Great Miner Alumni Association Visa Signature® Card Offer

Start the year on the right foot with the Miner Alumni Association Visa Signature® Card. Sign up for the Miner Alumni Association Visa Signature® Card today and you'll get a 1.99% Intro APR on purchases and balance transfers for six billing cycles, and after that a variable rate, currently 9.99% - 21.99%1!  Plus, whenever you use your Miner Alumni Association Visa Signature®, you'll earn one point for every net dollar spent.

The Miner Alumni Association Visa Signature® Card also provides great benefits, including:

  • 1,000 bonus rewards points with your first purchase2
  • Unlimited rewards points2
  • No preset spending limit3
  • Special Signature advantages such as Concierge Services4

Plus, with every Visa Signature Card purchase, U.S. Bank will make a contribution to the Miner Alumni Association!

Click here to apply today!

Hurry, offer ends 03/31/12.

1 The 1.99% introductory APR applies to purchases and is valid for the first six billing cycles. The 0% introductory APR applies to balance transfers [made within 30 days of account opening] and is valid for the first six billing cycles. The introductory rate does not apply to cash advances. Thereafter, the APR may vary and as of 10-01-11, the undiscounted variable APR for Purchases and Balance Transfers is 9.99% - 21.99% based on your creditworthiness. The variable APR for Cash Advances is 23.99%. Cash Advance fee: 4% of each advance amount, $10 minimum. Convenience Check fee: 3% of each check amount, $5 minimum. Cash Equivalent fee: 4% of each cash amount, $20 minimum. Balance Transfer fee: 3% of each transfer amount, $5 minimum. There is a $2 minimum finance charge where interest is due. The annual fee is $ 0. Foreign Transaction fee: 2% of each foreign purchase transaction or foreign ATM advance transaction in U.S. Dollars. 3% of each foreign purchase transaction or foreign ATM advance transaction in a Foreign Currency. We may change APRs, fees, and other Account terms in the future based on your experience with U.S. Bank National Association ND and its affiliates as provided under the Cardmember Agreement and applicable law. We apply your minimum payment to balances with lower APRs first. Amounts paid over the minimum payment will be applied in the order of highest to lowest APR balances.

2 Accounts must be open and in good standing (not past due) to earn and redeem points.

3 Certain restrictions and exclusions may apply. Individual transactions are evaluated by U.S. Bank based on factors such as suspected fraud, Account history, credit record, payment resources, revolving balances, prior cash advances, and safety and soundness considerations. If U.S. Bank authorizes a transaction that causes you to exceed your revolving credit line, then you must pay, as a part of your monthly minimum amount due, the amount by which your new balance exceeds your credit line.

4 Cardmembers are responsible for the cost of any goods or services purchased by Visa Signature Concierge on cardmembers' behalf.

The creditor and issuer of the Miner Alumni Association Card is U.S. Bank National Association ND, pursuant to a license from Visa U.S.A. Inc.

December 2011

In this Issue:

·         New UM President Announced

·         To Infinity and Beyond

·         Got a Cool Car?

·         Best Ever St. Pat's

·         Mentor a Miner

·         Suit Closet

·         St. Pat's Wear



1/7/2012 4:30 PM
Southern Colorado Kick-Off Section Event


1/13/2012 6:00 PM
Driftless Section's "63 Days till St. Pat's 2012-Get Psyched" Event!


1/14/2012 12:30 PM
Motor City Section Dinner & Guest Speaker


1/20/2012 5:00 PM
Bay Area 2nd Annual Appetizers and Cocktail Hour


Portland Dinner with Guest Speaker


3/1/2012 5:30 PM
Oklahoma Section St. Pat's Party


3/1/2012 6:00 PM
Twin Cities Section St. Pat's Party


NE-IA St. Pat's Party


3/2/2012 7:00 PM
Air Capital Section St. Pat's Party


3/3/2012 11:00 AM
Flint Hills Section St. Pat's Party


3/3/2012 6:00 PM
Rocky Mountain Section St. Pat's Party


SW Florida-Tampa St. Pat's Party


SW Florida-Naples St. Pat's Party


St. Louis Section St. Pat's Party


Phoenix Section St. Pat's Party


West Texas St. Pat's Party


Tucson Section St. Pat's Party


Driftless Section St. Pat's Party


Springfield Section St. Pat's Party


Carolinas Piedmont St. Pat's Party


NY-NJ-CT St. Pat's Party


Austin-San Antonio St. Pat's Party


Lincolnland Section St. Pat's Party


Peoria Section St. Pat's Party


Pacific Northwest Section St. Pat's Party


Portland Section St. Pat's Party


Bay Area St. Pat's Party


Rocky Mountain Section St. Pat's Party


St. Louis Section St. Pat's Party


Enchanted Section St. Pat's Party


Motor City Section St. Pat's Party


Mid-Tennessee Section St. Pat's Party


Mid-South Section St. Pat's Party


Falls of the Ohio St. Pat's Party


Indianapolis St. Pat's Party


Georgia Section St. Pat's Party


St. Louis Annual Golf Tournament

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