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Office of University Relations and the College of Engineering, South Dakota State University

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Spring 2014

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Table of Contents

[Page] 2 John M. Hanson Professorship: New department head Nadim Wehbe is named first recipient of a new professorship.
[Page] 6 Sponsored Rooms: Lohr College shows several rooms made possible by donors.
[Page] 8 Raven Industries: Partnership with firm at Research Park at South Dakota State University allows students to gain experience.
[Page] 10 Scholarships: Efforts by Dale Stevens and Emmett Myhre create new scholarships.
[Page] 12 Scholars Weekend: Current students help introduce future Jackrabbits to campus.
[Page] 14 Fergen scholarships: Electrical engineering graduate funds four scholarships.
[Page] 15 Construction and operations management gets HElP: Program receives first installment of four-year grant to build industry awareness.
[Page] 17 Soldier of the Year Dalton DeBoer was named South Dakota’s Soldier of the Year and prepares for upcoming competitions.
[Page] 18 Athletics success: The Jackrabbits advanced to postseason play in basketball and engineering students lead the way while a recent graduate prepares for a possible professional football career.
[Page] 20 NASA: Electrical engineering graduate students receive award from NASA for work.
[Page] 21: Outstanding graduate: Mountain-Plains Consortium honors graduate student Brittney Ahrenstorff for studying ice’s impact on bridges.
[Page] 22 50 years: Donald J. Struck recalls 50 years in the classroom.
[Page] 24 Wehbe honored by peers: Structural Engineering Institute recognizes department head as a fellow.
[Page] 26 A statistical look at the college
[Page] 28 Faculty farewells/news Alex Moutsoglou and Pat Pannell look to new adventures.
[Page ]30 Reece Kurtenbach: The connection between Daktronics and the college continues with new CEO, an ’87 grad.
[Page] 32 Distinguished Alumni/Engineers: Jane McKee Smith, Dick Sayre, Lynn Seppala
[Page] 33 Alumni news
[Page] 34 dean’s Club
[Page] 36 Development Director’s column


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