In 2001, Karen and Klein Gilhousen gave $5 million to establish the Gilhousen Telecommunications Endowed Chair and Gilhousen Scholarships for the electrical and computer engineering department. Gilhousen is the cofounder and vice president of the Fortune 500 company Qualcomm, Inc., and he holds 63 U.S. patents.
The Bozeman couple actively serves the university on advisory boards for the College of Engineering, electrical and computer engineering department and the Burns Telecommunications Center at MSU.
Scholarship winners, listed by hometown:
Erwin Dunbar, sophomore, computer engineering
Nathan Greenfield, junior, computer engineering
Jon Moberley, sophomore, computer engineering (awarded $1,750 for 2004 fall semester only)
Josephine Daggett, senior, electrical engineering
Rianon Tiensvold, junior, electrical engineering
Charlie Keith, sophomore, electrical engineering
Highlands Ranch, Colo.
Kelly Wright, senior, computer engineering
Mackenzie Wilz, sophomore, computer engineering
Los Alamos, N.M.
Steven Honig, senior, computer engineering
Andrew Lingley, junior, electrical engineering
Contact Linda Wyckoff 406/994-2223