Two alumni join Kansas State University College of Engineering Hall of Fame
Monday, March 20, 2017
MANHATTAN — The Kansas State University College of Engineering Hall of Fame will induct two new members on April 1.
Induction to the hall is the highest honor bestowed on its alumni by the college. The honorees will be recognized for their professional success and accomplishment, involvement with and support of the College of Engineering, dedication to K-State, and professional and public service.
The following are members of the class of 2017:
M.A. "Meg" Yaege, Manhattan, is a 1979 and 1984 graduate of Kansas State University with bachelor's and master's degrees, respectively, in mechanical engineering. She also has a master's degree in business administration from Tulsa University. Yaege is a retired executive with ConocoPhillips, with her most recent position being president of ConcoPhillips Pipe Line Co. She began her career with ARCO Pipeline Co. in Independence, Kansas, in 1979, holding positions of increasing responsibility in New Mexico and Texas before transferring to Alaska in 1991 as vice president of engineering and operations for ARCO Transportation Co. She also held positions with Alyeska Pipeline Service Co. and ARCO Alaska. In 1997 she was appointed president of ARCO Alaska Pipelines; and in 2000 was named vice president, Greater Prudhoe Area team for Phillips Alaska Inc. and president of Phillips Alaska Pipelines, subsidiaries of Phillips Petroleum Co. She was appointed president of ConcoPhillips Pipe Line Co. in 2005; she retired in 2009.
Mitch Snyder, Fort Worth, Texas, is a 1983 graduate of Kansas State University in electrical engineering. He is president and chief executive officer of Bell Helicopter, a company he joined in 2004, previously having served as executive vice president, military business, where he was responsible for direction, management and performance of all government programs. He also led several of Bell's strategic initiatives, including overall direction of the V-22 Osprey program. Snyder has more than 30 years of experience in the aerospace and defense industry, and he has completed the Defense Institute for Security Assistance Management Executive Course. Before joining Bell Helicopter in 2004, he had several leadership positions with Lockheed Martin in engineering, business development, manufacturing and program management. He also has more than a decade of working with customers internationally throughout Europe, Asia and the Middle East. Snyder was named Alumni Fellow by the College of Engineering in 2015. He is originally from Garden City.