Making News, October 2013

At the 2013 Mortar Board National Conference, Sally J. Steadman, Ph.D. (WY A ’69), was awarded the Excellence in Advising Award with Distinction. The award recognizes extraordinary service of longstanding by advisors of Mortar Board chapters who have already received an advising award. Dr. Steadman received her first national Excellence in Advising award in 2003. Read more here

She has been a Mortar Board advisor for 28 years guiding two chapters: first at the University of Wyoming and now at the University of South Alabama.


Wartburg College announced this week a gift “to create an endowed distinguished professorship in engineering science.” The gift was given by Gary and Donna Hoover. Gary D. Hoover, IA A ’61, is co-founder of Tenaska, which develops, owns and operates non-utility power plants. He is also a member of the Wartburg Board of Regents and the college’s Engineering Science National Advisory Board.

Gary Hoover received his bachelor’s degree in engineering from Iowa State University. Read the article from the Waterloo Cedar Falls Courier


The Chronicle of Higher Education is reporting that a donation of stock in the Dolese Bros. Company will be divided among three universities to “foster the graduation of more engineers.” The Kansas State University Foundation, the Oklahoma State University Foundation, and the University of Oklahoma Foundation will share the gift from Dolese, an Oklahoma City supplier of concrete, crushed stone, sand, and gravel. According to the article, the gift derives from a plan by company executive, Roger Dolese, who died in 2002.



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