Sally and Doug Smith Endowed Scholarship Fund established3/13/2017
Sally and Doug (BSE ’77, MSE ’80) Smith have established the Sally and Doug Smith Endowed Scholarship Fund, which will provide need-based scholarship support to undergraduate students who are Michigan residents enrolled in the College’s Department of Mechanical Engineering. This gift qualifies for the Bicentennial Opportunity Matching Initiative.
Doug Smith began his engineering career as a product engineer at Chrysler. After graduating with his master’s degree in mechanical engineering in 1980, Mr. Smith began working at Roush Industries, Inc., and his career at the company spans more than 30 years. Currently, he serves as president and chief operating officer, where he oversees the company’s engineering and administrative functions. Mr. Smith’s dedicated service to the College of Engineering includes participating in the Department of Mechanical Engineering external advisory board and leading Roush’s support of the College’s MRacing Formula SAE car team and Solar Car team.
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