Author: Anica Wong

Generosity shows commitment to institution and individuals

Kendra (Sublette) Lema ’96 has long kept a list of 100 goals she’d like to accomplish in her lifetime. She recently crossed one of them off—becoming a member of the Mines Century Society, a distinguished group of loyal individuals whose lifetime giving to Mines exceeds $100,000. As a director of development engineering for ConocoPhillips, she was able to take advantage of the corporation’s matching gifts program, which matches employee giving dollar-for-dollar. “I set the goal relatively early in my career, and by contributing regularly and using the match, I was able to reach it earlier than maybe is traditionally...

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Opening doors for success

On the 50th anniversary of his own graduation from Mines, Harold Korell ’68 gave the commencement speech to the Class of 2018. He encouraged them to think about the impact the university has had on their lives and will have in the future and to give back to Mines in whatever ways they can.  Korell is a loyal supporter of the university and created an endowed fund, which has provided scholarships to more than 15 students, several of whom have been basketball players. “Mr. Korell’s generosity has contributed immensely to our basketball program’s recent success,” said Zach Rusk ’18....

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Designing the next outdoor gear

As the fields between Golden and Fort Collins, Colo., rolled by the window of her family’s car, then 12-year-old Karen Gilsdorf ’15 made an announcement: she was going to be an engineer when she grew up. She had just competed in a Lego robotics competition at Mines earlier that day, and her team won the prize for innovative design. From that point, it seemed like she had her life’s path drawn out. Fast forward to her senior year in high school, when she was accepted into Mines, and then further into the future as she took her classes seriously...

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Shooting for the Space Station

When Penny Pettigrew ’92 was a young girl in California, she dreamed of being an astronaut. Growing up in the era of space exploration, it wasn’t an uncommon aspiration for her and others her age. Further inspired by the 1986 movie SpaceCamp, Pettigrew hoped she’d be able to visit space one day.  Determined to achieve this goal, Pettigrew applied to Mines. She visited the school for a quick tour to make sure it was the right fit for her, then started on the path to earn a chemistry degree that eventually led to a job as the space station...

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Alumni golf tournaments support student success

Tournaments and Dates: 18th Annual Houston Endowed Scholarship Golf Tournament April 27, 2018 | Gleannloch Pines Golf Club 9th Annual Endowed Oklahoma Scholarship Golf Tournament May 4, 2018 | Rose Creek Golf Club   4th Annual Dallas Scholarship Golf Tournament May 18, 2018 | Bear Creek Golf Club 34th Annual Golden Scholarship Golf Tournament June 8, 2018 | West Woods Golf Club “I was one of the original organizers for the Houston alumni scholarship golf tournament. Two other Houston colleagues and I spent more than ten years organizing and marketing a successful tournament that would help financially challenged students...

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