#ThankfulMiners share their attitude of gratitude

Photo by B.A. Rupert.

From left: Byron Erard, Vicki McKinney, Grace Deitzler and Mario Ceron. Photo by B.A. Rupert.

There’s something in air this time of year. It’s not just the cooler nights or the leaves falling on the upper quad. Close your eyes and you can feel it. Thankfulness.

We recently asked students what they’re thankful for and received an array of responses, from finding lifelong friends to unique learning opportunities.

Chancellor Cheryl B. Schrader has a lot of be thankful for, too. At least 8,130 reasons — one for every S&T student enrolled this fall.

It’s our highest enrollment in our history, and it’s on my list of things I’m grateful for,” she said.

Check out the gratitude our students have shared through a photo campaign called #ThankfulMiners, organized by the communications department. And while we’re on the subject, please share what you are thankful for. Tell us what you’re thankful for this season and you could see your tweet, photo or comment included here.

To share your expressions of gratitude with us, use the #ThankfulMiners hashtag on Twitter and Instagram.

  • 131002 Shannon Dana 017-mlDana Shannon of Chicago, Ill., a sophomore in economics, “fell in love” with the school during a pre-college visit. A member of the Lady Miners volleyball team, she plans to attend law school after she graduates from S&T.

  • 130930 Siebert Christopher 012You’ll most likely find Christopher Siebert of Florissant, Mo., a senior in electrical engineering, in a lab in Emerson Hall. He says he enjoys the satisfaction that comes from seeing things one has learned in the classroom put to use in a real-life scenario.


  1. Cute idea,,enjoyed this.

  2. Solomon Cherie says

    Am thankful and grateful to all Missouri S&T Profs., students and all.
    May the blessing of God be with you during this thanksgiving days!!!!