At the height of the total quality management (TQM) movement, organizations across the nation sought to win the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award as validation to their pursuit of performance excellence. In Missouri, the Midwest Excellence Institute established a similar recognition program — the Missouri Quality Award — based on the same criteria as the national award. Under the direction of then-chancellor John T. Park, Missouri S&T became the first university in the state to win the Missouri Quality Award.

Share This Story

Spark a Memory?

Share your story! Fill out the form below to share your fondest memory or anecdote of S&T. If you'd prefer not typing, you can also share by phone at 833-646-3715 (833-Miner150).

Once-in-a-lifetime cab ride

Once-in-a-lifetime cab ride

Tamerate Tadesse is a SCADA automation engineer but started his career as an airport taxi driver. “I like to talk…

Camille (Anderson) and Mark Herrera

Camille (Anderson) and Mark Herrera

Camille (Anderson) and Mark Herrera met in February 2007 after a mutual friend arranged for a double date at Alex’s…

Katherine (Reid) and Josh Warner

Katherine (Reid) and Josh Warner

Katherine (Reid) met Josh Warner in February 2011 at a social event co-hosted by her service sorority, Delta Omicron Lambda,…

Lynsey (Jorgenson) and Bret Grinde

Lynsey (Jorgenson) and Bret Grinde

It didn’t take long for Lynsey (Jorgenson) and Bret Grinde to meet each other on campus in August 2005. “We…

The house that Michael Lancey built

The house that Michael Lancey built

The original Yankee Stadium, completed in 1923,  came to be known as “The House That Ruth Built,” in recognition of…

From S&T soccer to the state capitol

From S&T soccer to the state capitol

You might think that with the thousands of graduates Missouri S&T has produced over its 150-year history, at least a…