HAUTE, IND. -- The Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology athletic
department joins those on campus and throughout the Midwest in
mourning the loss of William A. "Bill" Cook.
From the Rose-Hulman athletic department perspective, Cook
serves as the namesake of the Fightin' Engineer football
stadium. Cook's personal donation allowed for the
construction of the current stadium structure in 1996.
Cook also had many personal visits and dealings on campus,
including a long standing relationship with former Rose-Hulman
President Samuel Hulbert. He also served as a visiting
professor for one academic quarter in the mid-1990s.
Cook built Cook Group, Inc., which employs approximately 10,000
worldwide with sales estimated at more than $1.5 billion, according
to the Indianapolis Star. The Bloomington area office employs
more than 3,000 workers.
The thoughts and prayers from Rose-Hulman and the Fightin'
Engineer athletic department and staff are with the Cook