Investing in engineering

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BROOKINGS – Community and education leaders assembled at the investiture for the Duane Sander Endowed Professor in Engineering Innovation and Entrepreneurship for the Jerome J. Lohr College of Engineering at South Dakota State University Aug. 27.  

Pictured, from left, are Reece Kurtenbach, CEO of Daktronics; Bruce Berdanier, dean of the college; SDSU President Barry Dunn; retired dean and professor Duane Sander; Yucheng Liu, the inaugural holder of the endowed professorship; Al Kurtenbach, who formed Daktronics in 1968 with Sander; former Daktronics CEO Jim Morgan; and Jerry Lohr, namesake of the college and a 1958 graduate. 

The Sander position is a $1 million endowment created by gifts solicited through the SDSU Foundation with a 1-1 match provided by Sander, Al Kurtenbach, Morgan and Daktronics. 

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