Richard "Dick" E. Boyett

CE'58, PE, Charter Member

About Richard "Dick" E. Boyett

Dick graduated from Missouri School of Mines with a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering in 1958.  He was an outstanding varsity football player and a member of the Miners’ 1956 football team that won a share of the Missouri Intercollegiate Athletic Association title with a 4-1 conference record and 6-3 overall mark.  The team won its final three games of the year to gain its share of the title and held six of its nine opponents to under 10 points.  Only one team scored more than 20 points against the Miners that season and that came in a Miner victory.  The 1956 squad boasted five All-MIAA performers.  Dick lived in Jackling Gym while attending MSM and was co-founder of the Jackling Jocks.  He worked in the coal production industry in Illinois, Kentucky, Oklahoma and Arkansas and served as an officer in the US Army, Engineer Branch.  Dick started the first rotomill company in the United States and bought the first production machine and put it in service.   Dick is now retired but maintains membership in OSPE and other professional organizations and is a registered professional engineer in Oklahoma.   He and his wife, Jean, live in Fort Smith, Arkansas.  They have three children and four grandchildren and enjoy family, fishing, golf, scuba diving and art.  One of Dick’s paintings is on display in the Hall of Fame room in the Gale Bullman Multi-Purpose Building.  Dick is working as a member of the AMA membership committee and attended the formation meeting in Rolla in April.