Notable Alumni

From building the Gateway Arch to helping people in developing nations gain access to safe water and sanitation, we’re not exaggerating when we say that civil, architectural and environmental engineering  graduates are changing the world for the better.

Building the Arch

Alumnus Jack Wright

Jack Wright, CE’61, worked for MacDonald Construction, the company that was awarded the contract for construction of the Arch in March 1962.

Fresh out of school, Wright worked on surveying and helped ensure quality control throughout the project. He says that the $13 million project was not just a job, it was a learning experience for everyone involved.

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Proud of our Miners

Working around the world in a variety of fields

Alumni of Influence

Making lasting contributions to Missouri S&T

This group of highly distinguished alumni pictured below have been bestowed the highest alumni honor at S&T for their personal and professional achievements, service and legacy.

Dick Arnoldy, CE '69, MS EMgt '73

Co-founder of Arco Construction

Major General, Robert Bay, CE'49

Researcher for Laclede Steel Co.

Jerry Bayless, CE '59, MS CE '62

Associate Professor of Civil Engineering at S&T

Bob Brinkmann, CE'71

Founder and CEO of Brinkmann Constructors

Matt Coco, CE'66

Retired Vice President of Alberici Corp.’s Building Division

Gary Forsee, CE’72

Former Telecommunications Executive of Sprint

Don Gunther, CE'60

Retired Vice Chairman and Director of the Bechtel Group

Vernon Jones, CE '53

Former President of Williams Pipeline Co.

Fred Kummer, CE '55

Former President and CEO of HBE Corp.

John Mathes, CE’67, MS CE’68

Founder of Mathes & Associates Inc.

Mariana Rodriguez, CE '80

President and CEO of Laureate Peru

Gary White, CE '85, MS CE '87

CEO & Co-founder, and WaterEquity