ECE Announces Centennial Scholarship Endowment
Dr. Daniel D. and Mrs. Katherine E. Stancil established and endowed a scholarship for the NC State Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering in 2018. Named the ECE Centennial Scholarship Endowment, the fund will provide scholarship support to …
November 1, 2018 By Charles Hall
Dr. Daniel D. and Mrs. Katherine E. Stancil established and endowed a scholarship for the NC State Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering in 2018. Named the ECE Centennial Scholarship Endowment, the fund will provide scholarship support to undergraduate students majoring in electrical or computer engineering at North Carolina State University. The scholarship will provide need-based support to one or more students for one academic year and may be renewable.
“Our hope is that the new endowment will give alumni and friends the ability to directly contribute to scholarships regardless of the size of the gift,” explained Dr. Stancil.
Dr. Stancil is the Alcoa Distinguished Professor and Department Head of Electrical and Computer Engineering at NC State University. Prior to joining NC State as the ECE Department Head in 2009, he served as Associate Head of the ECE Department and Associate Dean for Academic Affairs in the College of Engineering at Carnegie Mellon University. He also served many years as a professor of electrical and computer engineering at both CMU and NC State.
Mrs. Stancil, a retired preschool teacher, was Head Teacher at the North Park branch of St. Paul’s Preschool in Allison Park, PA. She also taught at Southminster Preschool in Mt. Lebanon, PA. She enjoys photography and is an avid participant in her neighborhood book club. She also is actively involved with ministries at Hayes Barton Baptist Church.
“We are pleased to make this gift,” commented Mrs. Stancil, “and hope that it will play a small part in enabling future students to realize their dreams.”
Although for the second year in a row, Money magazine identified NC State as the best value for students attending college in North Carolina, tuition and fees for in-state undergraduates for the 2018-19 academic year are estimated at $9,100. With their gift to support education at NC State, the Stancil family is a shining example of faculty making a very personal investment to ensure our students’ educational aspirations are not constrained by financial burden.
“As a department head, Dan knows first hand the importance of scholarship support to help deserving undergraduate engineering students complete their degree without a financial burden,” said Dr. Louis Martin-Vega, dean of the College of Engineering at NC State. “I’m thankful that he and Katherine decided to make this generous gift and hope that the department’s alumni and friends will consider adding their support to the scholarship.”