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Science Center lab to be renamed in honor of Hank Woodard

February 16, 2014 at 6:48 pm


To honor one of our distinguished faculty—one that has left an indelible mark on generations of Beloiters—is a special event, and it’s even more exciting when we have the opportunity to fulfill alumni wishes to thank one of their favorites; one of their “academic heroes,” as he was presented to the development and alumni relations team.

On Friday, Feb. 28, the mineralogy-petrology laboratory in the Center for the Sciences will be renamed in honor of Beloit College Emeritus Professor of Geology Hank “The Chief” Woodard. This initiative was driven by a group of alumni—headed up by Richard A. "Skip" Davis'59—with support from development and alumni relations.

It’s not the first time that alumni have worked together to fundraise for something they are passionate about. In fact, not surprisingly given Hank’s impressive career, it isn’t the first time alumni have rallied for “The Chief” either. In 2002, a committee of geology alumni came together to fund the Hank and Lyn Woodard Endowed Scholarship Fund.

The Office of Development and Alumni Relations hopes that you’ll join them as they celebrate Hank and his many accomplishments. The event and reception will take place following the H.H. Woodard Lecture with Dr. Jennifer Francis, research professor at the Institute of Marine and Coastal Sciences at Rutgers University, presenting, “Arctic connections to extreme weather in mid-latitudes: Evidence and gaps.”

The details:

When: Friday, Feb. 28.
Time and location:
The H.H. Woodard Lecture will take place at 4 p.m. in Richardson Auditorium; the naming of the Woodard Laboratory and reception will take place at 6 p.m. on the fourth floor of the Science Center, room 446.