In 2007, Julian L. Steffenhagen, Jr. (BSE ME ’66, MSE ’67, MBA ’69) endowed the Julian L. and Julian L. Steffenhagen, Jr. Scholarship Fund in order to provide need-based support to undergraduate students in the College of Engineering. More than a decade later, Mr. Steffenhagen has now committed an additional gift to supplement the scholarship fund so that more students can receive assistance in pursuing their educational goals.
Mr. Steffenhagen retired from Beckman Coulter in 2006 as senior vice president after a 35-year career in clinical diagnostics and bioresearch instrumentation. He was also a director of HemaCare Corporation, which provides products for cellular therapy and immunotherapy; previously, Mr. Steffenhagen served as chairman and CEO of the company.
A loyal alumnus and volunteer, he served on the Executive Oversight Committee of the Coulter Translational Partnership with the Department of Biomedical Engineering from 2010 to 2014. In 2016, he represented the Class of 1966E at the College’s spring graduation ceremony.
Mr. Steffenhagen resides in Tustin, California.