Posts Tagged ‘John McKetta’

SXSW Features John McKetta in Faces of Austin Exhibit

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SXSW Features John McKetta in Faces of Austin Exhibit

The SXSW Film Festival premiered “A Century of Change: A Short Film About John McKetta” as part of its Community Programming 2017 Faces of Austin Exhibit.

The exhibit showcased work of local filmmakers that reflects the diverse faces, voices, and experiences that make up Austin’s unique identity. Directed by Mat Hames and produced by independent … Read the rest »

Trine University Names John McKetta Patron Saint of the Faculty

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Trine University Names John McKetta Patron Saint of the Faculty

The faculty of Trine University in Angola, Indiana has issued a proclamation to name Dr. John J. McKetta, Jr. the patron saint of the faculty in honor of his dedication to his alma mater. McKetta earned his bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering from the university, then-named Tri-State College, in 1937.

The proclamation states, “Let it … Read the rest »

AIChE Names Giving Society After John McKetta

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AIChE Names Giving Society After John McKetta The American Institute of Chemical Engineers honors former president and Fellow John McKetta for his dedication to the profession and for his philanthropic leadership.

Groundbreaking Ceremony for Engineering Education and Research Center

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Groundbreaking Ceremony for Engineering Education and Research Center

State legislators and University of Texas leadership joined Cockrell School Dean Sharon L. Wood and hundreds of alumni, friends, corporate supporters and members of the Texas Engineering community to celebrate the groundbreaking of the Engineering Education and Research Center (EERC).

“This ceremony marks the beginning of a new era in engineering education at UT … Read the rest »

Happy 99th Birthday, Dr. McKetta!

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Happy 99th Birthday, Dr. McKetta! Prof. Emeritus John McKetta is turning 99! To mark the occasion, we invite alumni and friends to make a birthday gift in his honor to the Challenge for McKetta.

The McKetta Tailgate: What a Success, Thanks Phillips 66!

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The McKetta Tailgate: What a Success, Thanks Phillips 66!

More than 300 ChE students, alumni and friends tailgated with beloved Professor Emeritus John McKetta on the front lawn of the Chemical & Petroleum Engineering Building Saturday, September 21 before the Texas vs. Kansas State football game.

Slow-smoked barbeque was served with cold drinks and several tailgaters proudly put their horns up to pose for … Read the rest »

Praise from Powers

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Praise from Powers

In noting some of the university’s top achievements over the past year in the State of the University Address, President Bill Powers highlighted Grant Willson winning the Japan Prize (minute 13:11) and the Department of Chemical Engineering being named after John McKetta (minute 27:34).

Powers went on to describe John McKetta as “one of the … Read the rest »

A Journey to Greatness Started in a Coal Mine

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A Journey to Greatness Started in a Coal Mine

By Forrest Preece
West Austin News

Part 1

In 1903, a 14-year-old Ukrainian boy named John McKetta packed a suitcase and headed for Pennsylvania for $25, ($15 of which he gave to his father), a job in the coal mines, and a place to live.

That youngster had a lot on his mind – mainly … Read the rest »

John J. McKetta Jr. Honored for Service to Local Senior Citizens

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John J. McKetta Jr. Honored for Service to Local Senior Citizens

Professor Emeritus John J. McKetta Jr. received the Philanthropist of the Year Award for his outstanding service to local senior citizens from LeadingAge Texas, a non-profit servicing the needs of Texas retirees, at the organization’s 54th Annual Meeting and Trade Show in Austin, Texas.

LeadingAge knows John McKetta as the “man with a golden … Read the rest »

McKetta’s Picnic Provides Springtime Fun

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McKetta’s Picnic Provides Springtime Fun

The AIChE student chapter hosted it’s favorite event of the semester Saturday, April 13-McKetta’s Picnic. The traditional biannual gathering was held at Eastwood’s Park where students met for a fun time.

There was ample delicious food, including fajitas and veggie burgers grilled by super-chefs Brian O’Connor, AIChE vice-president-external, and Matt Ferris, AIChE president. Guacamole made … Read the rest »