Messenger - Vol. 1, No. 1, Page 43 Fall 1991 1990-91 Report of Private Support College of Engineering gifts total $3.9 million The College of Engineering received over $3.9 million in gifts during FY91 from alumni, friends, corporations and foundations. A total of $2.1 million has been pledged to the Colburn Laboratory renovation and expansion project. The original project has been expanded, and work is underway to finalize the project by the fall. Updated plans include three phases of construction over a five-year building period. Contributions to the Robert L. Pigford Scholarships and Fellowships Fund total $188,000. More than $16,000 was contributed by alumni and friends during FY '91. In an outstanding show of support for the college, the Chemical Engineering Class of 1950 commemorated its 40th reunion by establishing a scholarship endowment. Charles S. Joanedis initiated and spearheaded the drive with assistance from Charles N. Masten and William J. Mooney. In May, Joanedis received the Outstanding Alumnus of the Year award. He was inducted into the University's Alumni Wall of Fame in 1988. Also in 1988, Joanedis established an endowed scholarship of $50,000 in his name to benefit chemical engineering students. He currently is a volunteer alumni coordinator for the Department of Chemical Engineering and serves on the Engineering College Advisory Council, Engineering Alumni Association and the Advisory Council on Private Support to the University. In recognition of personal and professional achievements, William L. Friend, was inducted into the University's Alumni Wall of Fame in May. Friend, who received his masters in chemical engineering in 1958, currently serves as the president of Bechtel National. Scholarship funds benefitting students in the College of Engineering include the Bangalore T. Lakshman Scholarship, an endowed scholarship of $20,000 to benefit minority students in the College of Engineering. Lakshman, who received his masters degree in civil engineering in 1972, currently is chief engineer at Artesian Water Company. In 1991, Mr. and Mrs. Garrett W. Cantwell established the Garrett Reed Cantwell Graduate Scholarship Award in chemical engineering. The award recognizes and honors Cantwell's father, Garrett Reed Cantwell, who in 1919 received a B.S. degree in chemical engineering and, in 1923, earned the first graduate degree in chemical engineering awarded at the University. Robert J. Redden '53 initiated the Redden Mechanical Engineering Scholarship Endowment with a gift of $20,000 to benefit undergraduate mechanical engineering students. The College of Engineering held its first phonathon during the spring semester of FY '91, receiving pledges totaling more than $9,500 for the departments of civil, electrical and mechanical engineering.