facility) will help
Rose-Hulman achieve its goal to always be the best."
Celebrating its 10th anniversary this fall, Hatfield Hall
has become a focal point of campus and community arts activities.
Another signature campus landmark sprouting from the successful
Vision to be the Best campaign is the White Chapel that's on the
west side of campus. It was constructed through a $1.5 million lead
gift by the late John R. and Elizabeth L. White. John (ME, 1947)
was president and founder of Hydro-Power Inc. Continuing the White
legacy on campus have been the couple's son, Steve (ME, 1973);
son-in-law, Jim Trueblood (ME, 1977); and granddaughter, Anne
(Trueblood) Trobaugh (ME, 2003).
Two endowed scholarship funds are connected to the White
family: John R. and Elizabeth L. White Family Scholarship,
established by family members, and John R. White Scholarship,
established by John's sister, Marian Woolsey.
One of Rose-Hulman's most successful alumni, the late
Bernard "Bernie" V. Vonderschmitt (EE, 1944), also established an
endowed scholarship fund that's leaving a legacy by supporting the
development of future engineers. His expertise led to major
advancements in integrated circuits and solid-state electronics,
and his strategic vision helped Xilinx Inc., which he co-founded at
age 60, become the world's largest programmable logic supplier with
more than $1 billion in sales.
Vonderschmitt's philanthropic support has paved the way for
more than 100 Southern Indiana students like him to graduate from
Another electronics pioneer, the late Lawrence J.
Giacoletto (EE, 1938), is remembered by his family through an
endowed faculty chair in electrical and computer engineering. Mark
A. Yoder Ph.D., was bestowed the honor this spring. It recognizes
the distinguished Michigan State University professor, innovator of
the groundbreaking hybrid-pi transistor model, color television
pioneer, and inventor with 22 patents to his name.
"The establishment of this endowed
|chair has allowed the
Giacoletto family to enshrine the legacy of Lawrence J. Giacoletto
at Rose-Hulman," states Rickey N. McCurry, Vice President of
Institutional Advancement. "With the completion of The "Great"
|| Hulman is
embarking on a strategic plan to realize our collective vision for
the future. It is anticipated that many new leaders will step up to
make a lasting impression on the future of our great school."