The Academy of Miner Athletics (AMA) Life Skills initiative was envisioned as a way for AMA members to "give back" some of their time and experience, as well as to encourage Missouri S&T student-athletes as they graduate and move on to their future endeavors.
Beginning in April 2013, a panel of AMA members presented the first Life Skills presentation to a group of 20 student-athletes from various sports and degree programs. The panelists and AMA members who participated were: Ron Rosner '89, Diane Butrus '85, Curt Elmore '86, Cecilia Elmore '86, Sarah Moore and director of athletics Mark Mullin.
In April 2014, a second Life Skills program was held with 22 student-athletes and AMA members Diana Newman, Cecilia Elmore, John Borthwick, and Diane Butrus. After an introduction by Mark Mullin, the AMA members and student-athletes had an interactive discussion on various topics including job interviews, finances and networking.
The Mentor a Miner program is a networking tool designed to connect students or alumni with professors, other alumni or professionals who have industry knowledge and connections relevant to a field of study. The program gives our students an extra advantage, whether it be through educational assistance, industry insight or career advising.