We would like to maintain a relationship with our alumni. We believe that an active alumni base is very important for the department.
Our alumni are essential in maintaining our presence in the engineering community. Alumni achievements and successes in the community enhance the department’s reputation and build support for the department. If your mailing or email address has changed, please contact Geaunita Caylor at 859-257-2820 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
In 2010 the Mining Engineering Foundation established the Distinguished Alumni Award to honor outstanding individuals whose personal lives, professional achievements and community service exemplify the values and goals of the mining engineering profession, the Mining Engineering Foundation, and the Department of Mining Engineering.
The alumni recognized in previous years as distinguished alumni are listed below:
- 2010: Samuel S. (Sam) Johnson
- 2011: Stephen Allen (posthumously)
- 2012: Richard W. Storey
- 2013: Joe Evans
- 2014: Marco Rajkovich
- 2015: Danny Maggard
- 2016: Mike Day
- 2017: Deb Moses
- 2018: Thomas E. (Tom) Myers III
- 2019: Jeffrey D. Brock
- 2021: Gregory F. Wooten
- 2022: Steve Gardner
- 2023: Stanley Pigman
Distinguished Lecture Series
The distinguished lectures held at the Department of Mining Engineering since 2009 are as follows:
- 2009: Kenneth Nemeth
- 2010: Joe Blackburn
- 2011: Harold (Hal) Quinn
- 2012: Steve Miller
- 2013: Joe Craft
- 2014: Andrew Wala — see the presentation here
- 2015: Michael Karmis
- 2016: Steve Gardner — see the presentation here
- 2017: John Mansanti — see the presentation here.