Randolph P. Hoelscher Award for Outstanding Junior

To the junior in General Engineering who has achieved exceptional scholarship, leadership, and cultural breadth.

Professor Randolph P. Hoelscher obtained his B.S. in Civil Engineering from Purdue University in 1912, his M.S. from the University of Illinois in 1927, and a C.E. from Purdue in 1929. Prior to coming to the University of Illinois in 1918, he was a structural engineer from 1912 to 1916, and from 1916-1918, he was an instructor of physics at Baldwin-Wallace College. In 1918 he was appointed an instructor in General Engineering Drawing and rose through the ranks to a professorship in 1931. From 1946 to 1949 he served as Associate Dean of Engineering Sciences at the Navy Pier campus of the University of Illinois in Chicago. In September of 1949, he returned to the Urbana campus to become Head of the Department of Engineering Drawing, succeeding Professor Jordan. Randolph Hoelscher was the first Head of the Department of General Engineering until his retirement in September of 1959. During his career he was a prolific co-author of engineering drawing textbooks. He was also active in the American Standards Association, and the American Society for Engineering Education. This award was established in 1968 in memory of Randolph Hoelscher and is presented to a junior who has achieved exceptional scholarship, leadership, and cultural breadth.

Past Recipients of the Award:

2013 Sarah I. Dubiel
2012 Rebecca Weiner
2011 Yesenia Magana
2010 Ann Pan
2009 Theresa Tanbonliong
2008 Chelsey Walker
2007 Brian Matesic
2006 Elton Chu
2005 Michael J. Brandt, Jr.
2004 Kristen N. Anton
2003 Karen E. Czarnecki
2002 Katherine E. Bewersdorf
2001 Jo Anne Sheu Ying Wong
2000  Jeremy Schreck
1999 Nissa J. Ali
1998 Bradley Sutton
1997 Aimee Frake
1996 Sarah A. Beckman
1995 Brin E. Schuler
1994 Meggan Fitzgerald
1993 Kristine M. Palmer
1992 Not Available
1991 Tiffany A. Hanisch
1990 Not Available
1989 Stephanie A. Connolly