student death

Passing of former student reported, funeral services planned

Posted by on July 12, 2018

Missouri S&T has received notification of the death of Steven Swiney, who died on July 6. Swiney was a former S&T student from Arnold, Missouri, and a member of Phi Kappa Theta. Visitation services will be held 5-8 p.m. Sunday, July 15, at Kutis Funeral Home, located at 5355 Lemay Ferry Road in St. Louis. The funeral will be held at 10 a.m. Monday, July 16, at Kutis Funeral Home.

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Funeral services announced for Howard Boyer

Posted by on May 17, 2018

Howard “Trey” Boyer III, a mechanical engineering student from DeSoto, Missouri, died May 13. Visitation will be held 4-8 p.m. Thursday, May 17, at Mahn Funeral Home, located at 900 N. Main St. and Mahn Avenue in DeSoto. A funeral Mass will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, May 18, at St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church, located at 504 S. 3rd St. in DeSoto.

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Memorial for Ryan Lewis planned Jan. 18

Posted by on January 17, 2018

at 4 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 18, in the multi-purpose room of University Commons. Ryan was a first-year student in computer engineering at Missouri S&T who passed away on Nov. 13, 2017. If you would like share a memory or story about Ryan during the memorial, please fill out this form.

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Death of former student reported

Posted by on December 5, 2017

Nichole Wescott, a former Missouri S&T mining engineering student from New Carlisle, Ohio, died Monday, Dec. 4. Information regarding funeral arrangements is not currently available. Members of Missouri S&T’s counseling staff are available to assist students, faculty or staff members affected by Wescott’s death. Those who wish to seek counseling services may contact the counseling office at 204 Norwood Hall on campus, by calling 573-341-4211 or by emailing Additional counseling and support information is also available at

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Counseling services offers “Living with Loss” sessions

Posted by on November 27, 2017

Our campus has experienced multiple losses and many within our S&T community continue to mourn. While grief is a personal and individual experience, common reactions include shock, disbelief, sadness, numbness, anger, guilt and confusion. Living with Loss offers a safe space to share experiences, give and receive support, learn about the process of grieving and explore coping strategies. Living with Loss sessions are free and confidential. Dr. Patti J. Fleck, director of counseling services, will facilitate a session at 1-2 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 13. If you want to participate, please contact counseling services in Room 204 Norwood Hall or by calling 341-4211 for the meeting location.

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