We'd like to highlight the dedication of our alumni golf committee chairs from Houston, Golden, Oklahoma City and Dallas. These alums dedicate their time and resources to make the alumni golf tournaments successful networking/social events that also have a major financial impact by benefiting current students through scholarships.
Tim Saenger '95, Physics (Dallas)
Scott Hodgson '03, Mechanical Engineering (Golden)
Michael Scherrer '83, Geophysical Engineering (Houston)
Weston Hamilton '07, Petroleum Engineering (Oklahoma City)
Lew Mologne '83, Chemical Engineering & Petroleum Refining (Houston)
What is your favorite memory of your time at Mines?
"The EPICS/Senior Design programs were some of my favorite classes because they put me outside of my technical comfort zone and really showed that in the absence of a formal leader, I could step up and be very successful to get the team to complete our assignment." -Tim
"Driving up to the M before graduation with some friends to retrieve my rock. We took a minute to enjoy the view and look back on all we had gone through and accomplished in four years." -Scott
"I have so many good memories from my 4½ years at Mines! If I have to pick only one, it has to be friendships I made and camaraderie I enjoyed playing football. Football was a great outlet for me and I still keep in regular contact with many of my teammates 33 years later!" -Michael
"My favorite academic memory is the Petroleum Rock Properties lab experiments. Although the long hours were tedious at the time, I have come to learn there is no replacing the fundamentals in the oil and gas business. My favorite social memory was joining Beta as a Freshman; the fraternity experience shaped the man I am today." -Weston
"Walking down the outside steps of the Geology building, and still to this day experiencing one of the lightest feelings I have ever experienced, after completing my last final for Spring semester of my freshman year." -Lew
Why do you continue to stay connected to Mines through your local M Club and golf tournament?
"It’s easy to give back financially, but I think it’s more impactful to give back through time and experience. Over the last 14 years I’ve found it enjoyable to enable building camaraderie among the existing alumni and helping to recruit, celebrate and support the next generation of alumni." -Tim
"While many people are happy to leave after "getting out," I feel drawn to the school and like to be on campus and involved. Although I paid a lot to go to school as an out of state student, I also feel as though I owe something back to the school for what it has given me." -Scott
"I really like seeing old friends and meeting new graduates at the annual golf tournaments and other Houston M Club functions. Working with the golf tournament committee has allowed me the opportunity to meet a lot of fellow Orediggers and the “icing on the cake” is seeing the positive impact the tournament scholarships are having in helping Houston area students attend our great school." -Michael
"I volunteer my time to set up OKC events because it’s fun to reminisce with old acquaintances and meet new ones. It’s easy to let life get in the way of staying in touch, but with regular local events, it takes the burden off everyone to do this on their own." -Weston
"I would have to say Marv Kay and some of my football teammates from class of 1983 have been huge drivers. Back in 2000, Mike Scherrer asked me if I wanted to play in a Mines Alumni golf tournament, the first CSMAA Houston Scholarship Golf Tournament. Marv was at that tournament and it was so great seeing him and catching up. Mike, Brad Bacon, and I have been playing with Marv Kay every year at the Houston tournament since. It’s etched in our calendars like a holiday would be – a major holiday." -Lew