College of Engineering raises more than $20,000 for scholarships

Writer: Isabel A. Rodriguez

College of Engineering student scholarships recently scored a hole-in-one at the Second Annual Volt Information Sciences Slide Rule Golf Tournament held at the NMSU Golf Course February 24.

Winning team

Qualcon, Inc. team members Bob Hayes, Ron Gaines, Dale Smith and Von Weddington pose for a photo during the tournament at the NMSU Golf Course. (Photo by Linda Fresques.)

The event was coordinated by Patricia Sullivan, assistant dean; Charley Johnson, chemical engineering professor; Mack Haley, director of special projects and Tracy O’Neil, program coordinator.

As title sponsor, Volt Information Sciences company founder and NMSU alum Jerry Shaw was present for the event. “I love this state and I love New Mexico State University,” said Shaw at the tournament awards luncheon.

A total of 28 teams tried their luck on the NMSU Golf Course, with Qualcon, Inc. taking first place and NMSU’s College of Business capturing second place. The majority of the players were engineering alumni from across the state.

Callaway Golf served as corporate sponsor and provided Callaway Razr drivers for first place winners, golf bags for the second place team and Callaway caps and golf gloves for other team placements.

In addition to Volt Information Science, a total of 20 different sponsors joined in to raise scholarship funds for engineering students attending NMSU. Some of the other sponsors included RBC Capital Markets, Invertix, El Paso Electric, Gaines, Halliburton, Schlumberger, Calculex, US Bank, Kiewit, Freeport McMoRan, Sisbarro Autoworld and Rincon Research.

“We were thrilled with the number of corporate sponsors and individuals who participated,” said Sullivan. “The event raised over $22,000 for engineering student scholarships at NMSU and culminated a busy week of activities held on campus for National Engineer’s Week.”

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