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09-14-2011

Eikenbergs Create Endowed Scholarship Fund at Clarkson University

John "Jack" '59 and Joyce Eikenberg of Bonita Springs, Fla., and formerly of Rome, N.Y., have provided a generous gift to create the John '59 and Joyce Eikenberg Endowed Scholarship Fund at Clarkson University.

John Eikenberg received his bachelor of science degree in industrial distribution from Clarkson in 1959.

The Eikenbergs credit the Rome school system and Revere Copper and Brass, where Jack worked for 26 years rising to the position of Group President, for many of their opportunities in life. Jack later served as chief operating officer at Cuisinart, and president, CEO and chairman of Mr. Coffee. In 2004, they started Eikenberg Management Services, which continues today.
 
Having moved to Florida in 2000, the Eikenbergs remain active at Clarkson and in community, civic and political affairs, and enjoy frequent visits to their hometown in central New York.
 
The Eikenbergs established the scholarship to make financial assistance available to students from Rome, N.Y., who enroll in the School of Business or Wallace H. Coulter School of Engineering at Clarkson University. 

Eikenberg scholarships will support students who have demonstrated strong academic promise and leadership through participation in academic and community activities.

“Clarkson has a long tradition of enrolling students from Rome and the John ’59 and Joyce Eikenberg Endowed Scholarship will help to strengthen this relationship," said Brian Grant, dean of admission. "On behalf of the entire Clarkson community, I thank the Eikenbergs for their support of scholarships for our students."

Clarkson University launches leaders into the global economy. One in six alumni already leads as a CEO, VP or equivalent senior executive of a company. Located just outside the Adirondack Park in Potsdam, N.Y., Clarkson is a nationally recognized research university for undergraduates with select graduate programs in signature areas of academic excellence directed toward the world's pressing issues. Through 50 rigorous programs of study in engineering, business, arts, sciences and health sciences, the entire learning-living community spans boundaries across disciplines, nations and cultures to build powers of observation, challenge the status quo, and connect discovery and engineering innovation with enterprise.

[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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