Alumni News

Rowing Legend Stan Pocock Passes Away At Age 91

stan pocock rowingStan Pocock (BSCE ’47), a prominent figure in the Seattle rowing scene, died on Monday, December 16, 2014 at the age of 91. A native Seattleite, Pocock rowed for the UW and after earning his degree, began a career in coaching. He coached several U.S. men’s crews to Olympic gold medals and continued the family tradition of boat building. In 2012, Pocock received the Medal of Honor Award from USRowing, the organization’s lifetime achievement award, and was presented with the Dr. Don H. Palmer Award at the 2014 Husky Hall of Fame induction ceremony in October.


On-Ramps: Helping Women Industry Researchers Join Academia

OnRamps LogoThe UW's On-Ramps into Academia is a national workshop providing PhD-holding women in industry or national labs with support in applying for academic positions. Upcoming workshop May 15.

65 Years and Still Going Strong!

Standing (L–R): Alan Osberg, Larry Johnson, Greg Miller. Seated (L–R): Theodore Dec, Robert Lindberg, George Shanafelt, Matt O'Donnell.Department Chair Greg Miller and Dean Matt O’Donnell joined the Class of 1945 for their 65th year reunion at Alan and Inger Osberg’s home in August.  Larry Johnson, Robert Lindberg, George Shanafelt, and Theodore Dec were on hand to share stories of their time in More Hall.  Three other classmates, Joe Penzien, John Robertson, and Alex Candoo were unable to attend and missed greatly by the group.

Pictured: Standing (L–R): Alan Osberg, Larry Johnson, Greg Miller. Seated (L–R): Theodore Dec, Robert Lindberg, George Shanafelt, Matt O'Donnell. 

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CEE Alumnus Helps Future Engineering Students

Argyle ArmstrongInspired by a love of concrete work and construction, and a commitment to an uninterrupted education, CEE Alumnus Argyle E. Armstrong, B.S., ’47 established the Argyle E. and M. Patricia Armstrong Endowed Fund for Civil Engineering through a recently realized planned gift. Armstrong, partner and former owner of Wenatchee-based Armstrong & Armstrong Construction, established an endowed fund for academic support that will benefit the department for years to come.

“I am always encouraged by alumni who give back to their department,” commented Greg Miller, Chair of the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, “The benefit of discretionary funding is that we can use it to meet a pressing academic need or unique opportunity that other designated funds do not allow.”

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