10th Annual Dr. Thomas J. O’Keefe Lecture

In honor of Tom O’Keefe, Sally and Joe (MetE’72) Rupp invested in and created the Dr. Thomas J. O’Keefe Lecture Series in 2008. The Rupps felt this named lecture series would be an excellent way to maintain the strong academic environment and technical education that Tom O’Keefe helped to establish over his 40 year career at Missouri S&T. Joe serves as chairman of Olin Corp., a manufacturer concentrated in chlor alkali products, chemical distribution and ammunition, based in Clayton, MO. He also serves as director and trustee of numerous organizations, and is a member of the Missouri S&T Academy of Mines and Metallurgy and Board of Trustees. Annually, the lecture series provides an opportunity for an alumnus or other outstanding individual to speak to students and the campus community about the impact and importance of education on their career.

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