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Former IOE professor inspires gift from alum

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David M. Giancola (BSE IOE ’63), Maryville, Tennessee, has established the expendable Clyde Johnson Memorial Fellowship Fund. The Fund will provide $10,000 of annual fellowship support for five years to full-time, IOE graduate students in healthcare engineering and patient safety.

In addition, a percentage of his estate will be added to the Clyde Johnson​ Endowed​ Fellowship Fund in IOE. The​ expendable​ Clyde Johnson Memorial Fellowship Fund is named in memory of David’s former professor Clyde Johnson (BA ’31) and his pioneering efforts to apply industrial engineering principles in the hospital field. Thanks to Professor Johnson’s mentorship, David became one of the first industrial engineers to work in healthcare.

David was moved to explore this gift opportunity after reading about Professor Johnson and Bill (BS IE ’67, MBA ’69), his son, in the fall 2014 issue of The Michigan Engineer.

This story was written by Byron Roberts.

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