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05-28-1998

Elwyn J. Rodee Scholarship Established At Clarkson University

POTSDAM, N.Y. – A new scholarship has been established at Clarkson University to help students who need financial assistance in continuing and completing their studies.

The Elwyn J. Rodee '26 Scholarship Fund was set up thanks to a generous gift of more than $614,000 by the estate of Rodee's widow, Margaret C. Rodee. Nephew William Rodee of Canton, N.Y., and niece Marie Rodee Zeh of Horseheads, N.Y., will assist Clarkson in the administration of the fund.

Elwyn Rodee was a 1926 graduate of Clarkson with a degree in mechanical engineering. At Clarkson he was an active member of the Lambda Iota fraternity (now Delta Upsilon). Rodee worked in New Haven, Conn., after graduation, then answered his nation's call during World War II, serving in the Pacific and rising to the rank of captain by the end of the war.

Margaret Rodee was a graduate of Carnegie-Mellon University and worked as a librarian on and off throughout her life. Upon her death in 1995, she left half of her remaining estate to the school from which her husband graduated.

Although first preference will go to any descendant of the Rodee family, the scholarship is open to all Clarkson students based on academic merit and need, as determined by the Financial Aid office. The scholarship is renewable annually.

Clarkson University is an independent institution located in northern New York, in the foothills of the Adirondack Mountains. The University has 2,745 graduate and undergraduate students enrolled in programs in its schools of Business, Engineering, Liberal Arts, and Science, and its Interdisciplinary Engineering and Management program.

[News directors and editors: For more information, contact Michael P. Griffin, director of News & Digital Content Services, at 315-268-6716 or mgriffin@clarkson.edu.]

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