HARVEY H. GRICE
Professor Emeritus Chemical Engineering (Deceased)
University of Missouri-Rolla
BS ChE 1937, Ohio State University
MS ChE 1938, Ohio State University
PhD ChE 1941, Ohio State University
Harvey's professional course took him to General Foods where for 13 years he held positions ranging from Project Engineer to Plant Manager and Manufacturing & Engineering Manager. In addition to his industrial experience, he spent six years as president of Graceland College in Lamoni, Iowa before coming to the University of Missouri-Rolla. During his 14 years here as a professor of Chemical Engineering, over 1000 of the department's approximately 3000 alumni graduated. Harvey influenced students through avenues that reached beyond the classroom. He was the chemical engineering Freshmen Advisor, the Co-op Student Advisor, the Transfer Student Advisor, and Faculty Advisor to the Student Chapter of AIChE. In recognition of his devotion to UMR, Harvey was an Alumni Association Award recipient. He and his wife Ruth became members of OGS in 1992.
Harvey's professional affiliations included membership in Tau Beta Pi, Sigma Xi, AIChE, the American Society for Engineering Education, the American Chemical Society, and the Missouri Society of Professional Engineers. Harvey received the Distinguished Alumnus Award from the Ohio State University in 1978, as well as the Outstanding Counselor Award from the American Institute of Chemical Engineers for dedicated service as advisor to the student chapter of AIChE, in 1972 and 1978. Harvey's talents as an advisor also extended to his church where he held many positions of ministerial leadership over the years. The Harvey H. Grice Endowment Fund has been established for support of Chemical Engineering Department. Harvey passed away on October 1,1993. He was inducted into the academy posthumously in 1996. Mrs. Ruth Grice passed away on October 4, 2001.