Mark R. (BSE SE ’70) and Mary A. Harris (AB ’70), through the E.F. Harris Foundation, have made a generous gift to establish a scholarship in memory of lifelong friends and Michigan Engineering alumni Herb Greenman (BS ’69) and Jay Kaplan (BSE EE ’69). The Herb Greenman and Jay Kaplan Memorial Scholarship will provide financial aid and/or research support for exceptional graduate or undergraduate students who are enrolled in the Department of Industrial and Operations Engineering and are active in the College of Engineering’s Center for Healthcare Engineering and Patient Safety (CHEPS). Preference will be given to students with demonstrated financial need and who are involved in projects or study that impact work involving cancer or multiple sclerosis. The Harris’ $240,000 gift will be supplemented by a $60,000 match from the University’s Michigan Matching Initiative for Student Support.
About the gift, E.F. Harris Foundation president Mark Harris stated, “We feel that it is fitting and appropriate to honor my life long friends, who were committed to applying engineering to improve the quality of life, by providing scholarships to promising students dedicated to conquering the diseases that took Jay and Herb far too soon.”