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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
     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.