On the second floor of the Student Center outside the entrance to Slate, the names of those belonging to the Mines Century Society are forever enshrined in a metal display. The Mines Foundation honored members of this esteemed society with a South American themed dinner. Designed to highlight our educational connections with our neighbors to the south, the night started with empanada and plantain chip hors d’oeuvres.
After opening remarks by President Scoggins in which he thanked the attendees for their donations and apologized for the inconvenience of campus construction made possible by such generosity, a delicious Argentinian steak dinner was served. Highlights of the night included the awarding of the Young Philanthropist Award, which was given to James and Lousie Plutt as well as Jack and Lindsey Sayers. The Tourmaline Award was also announced and given to Dr. Franklin and Darlene Stermole. Finally, one of our own staff, Dr. Steven Sonnenberg, was recognized and given the Faculty and Staff Philanthropy Award. The night concluded with two impressive tango dance demonstrations from the Mines Ballroom Dance Club.