Civil engineering celebrates Class of 2020

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On May 27, 2020

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The coronavirus altered this year’s festivities, but the civil, architectural and environmental engineering students, staff and faculty team showed their Miner spirit and persevered. The department awarded more than 100 engineering degrees on Saturday, May 16.

Katie Bartels, who earned a master’s degree, served as a commencement speaker during the university’s virtual ceremony on May 16.

“We are confident these newly minted Miner alumni will contribute to a legacy of excellence that dates back to the first graduation from the Missouri School of Mines, when two of the three graduates were civil engineers,” says Dr. Joel Burken, chair of civil, architectural and environmental engineering.

More than 65 students, staff and faculty in the department joined together on May 15 to celebrate what would have been a traditional senior luncheon and awards ceremony. During the online ceremony, Cole Distler, Ashley Fillback, Abby Menkhus, Rahel Pommerenke, Jonathan Galvez and Marina Mueller received Senior Achievement Awards. Pommerenke and Scott Grier received Stueck Outstanding Senior Awards.

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