Contributors Honored at Mines Century Society Dinner

The spotlight at the annual Mines Century Society Dinner was on the university’s research at the frontier of innovation, as well as, on guests Western boots, hats and rhinestones. Lockridge Arena was transformed into a mountain mining camp setting for the annual donor recognition event held Oct. 9. The evening’s theme, ‘At the Frontier,’ encompassed both the university’s forward-looking initiatives and its mining frontier heritage.

President Scoggins recognized members of the Century Society, President’s Council and Heritage Society, and presented young alumni, faculty/staff and outstanding philanthropist awards. Rex Rideout welcomed guests with music from the 19th Century West, while The Ackermans, a bluegrass band featuring brothers and Mines students Aaron and Jeremy Ackerman, kept guests kicking up their heels well into the evening.

Mines Century Society New & Rising Members

Individuals whose lifetime giving to the school totals $100,000 or more are honored as members of the Mines Century Society at Copper, Silver, Gold, Platinum and Diamond levels. The following individuals are new members of the Century Society, or recently moved to a new Century Society level.

Diamond Level $5,000,000+
Timothy M. and Bernadette Marquez*

Gold Level $1,000,000 to $2,999,999
Mahir M. Jalili
John G. Underwood
Stewart R. Wallace
Herbert L. and Doris S. Young**

Silver Level $500,000 to $999,999
Gerald W. and Bettina B. Grandey**

Copper Level $100,000 to $499,999
William J. and Louise K. Barrett
Richard B. Egen
William W. Fleckenstein
Edward F. and Amy Gallegos
Luanna Goetz
Tim and Mary Haddon
Donald L. and Barbara L. Kammerzell
Mary Jane Pfeil
John E. Ross
Michael R. and Patricia K. Starzer
James and Grace Thoma
Fun-Den and Agnes Wang
Olin and Jackie Whitescarver
George and Beth Wood
William J. and Nancy L. Yopp

*Previously a Gold MCS member.
**Previously a Copper MCS member.