John C. Borthwick

PetE'86, PE, Charter Member

About John C. Borthwick

John graduated from UMR with a bachelor’s degree in petroleum engineering in 1986 and obtained a master’s degree in civil engineering from the University of California – Berkeley in 1990.   John was a star in cross-country and track while attending UMR.   He was a four-year letterman, an all-conference athlete in the 800-meter run, former school record holder in the 1,000-yard run and was the track team’s most valuable player in 1985.   In recent years, John has competed in many triathlons, earning age group All America status several times.  John still enjoys running and will join several other Miner alumni to compete in the 2012 Boston Marathon in April.  John is a project manager for Shaw Environmental and Infrastructure and is a registered professional engineer in four states.  He has worked as a design engineer mostly in the environmental cleanup business, specializing in large sites requiring complicated solutions.  He is a member of ASCE and ASME and is a member of the S&T Academy of Mines and Metallurgy as well as a member of the S&T Order of Golden Shillelagh.  John has been, and continues to be, a strong financial contributor to the Friends of Cross Country Endowed Scholarship Fund benefitting one male and one female cross-country runner each year.  John and his wife, Diane, who live in Lenexa, Kan., are supporters and active members of Harvesters, Kansas City’s only food bank while serves nearly 60,000 people annually.  John is president-elect of the AMA and is also serving as chair of the Strategic Planning Committee and attended the formation meeting in Rolla in April of this year.  He will take over as president at the end of tonight’s program.