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Don Baldovin establishes scholarships

Donald E. Baldovin (BS '57) has established two new undergraduate scholarship funds through the UW Foundation. In honor of his parents, he endowed the Angelo and Rose Baldovin Scholarship Fund, open to students in any discipline. He has also pledged to endow a new undergraduate scholarship in his name to be awarded to a student who plans to enter chemical engineering. Both scholarships will be awarded to a first-year student primarily on the basis of merit, and will be renewable for up to four years.

Don says he would not have been able to attend the University of Wisconsin if he had not received a Kemper K. Knapp Scholarship as a freshman and had it not been renewed each year based on his academic performance. Although he never worked in a position that involved technical engineering work, Don says that his training in chemical engineering at Madison was critical to his successful business career. After graduating, Standard Oil Company (later Amoco Corporation) offered him a position in which he was able to apply his technical skills to business problems, with an emphasis on planning and economic evaluation. At the same time he attended an evening program at the University of Chicago to earn an MBA. "The combination of an engineering background with business skills enabled me to move through a number of positions throughout the world in exploration/production, chemicals, finance and administration," Don says. After nearly 41 "very satisfying years" with Amoco, he retired in 1998 as Vice President, Finance and Business Support, World-wide Exploration Business Group.

Don also recently made a generous gift toward construction of the new Engineering Centers Building that is rising on the northwest corner of the engineering campus. When the building is completed in 2002, one of the rooms will carry his name.


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