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Serendipity and Eight Degrees of Rensselaer

Professor Lester Gerhardt, electrical, computer, and systems engineering, traveling in southern Utah, serendipitously met Ken Bosworth ’77 and his wife, Mary Hofle Bosworth ’84, who were celebrating the marriage of their son at the Red Cliffs Lodge near Moab. Ken’s brother, Don Bosworth ’80, was also in attendance at the wedding, as was Bill Whitney ’78.

In total, the four alumni hold eight degrees from Rensselaer. Ken Bosworth, who earned his Ph.D. in math under adviser George Handelman, is a professor of math and mechanical engineering at Idaho State University. Mary Hofle earned two master’s degrees, in mechanical engineering and in industrial engineering. Don Bosworth, who majored in management engineering under adviser Gene Simons, is a tax adviser in Philadelphia. Bill Whitney, an engineering sales rep, earned a bachelor’s in chemical engineering and an MBA.

The group enjoyed reminiscing about Rensselaer and, in particular, the strong relationships they developed with their advisers, Handelman and Simons, both now deceased. In fact, the wedding was celebrated in memory of George Handelman, who remained a lifelong family friend.

From left, top, are Les Gerhardt, Ken Bosworth ’77, and Mary Hofle Bosworth ’84; bottom, Bill Whitney ’78, Ken Bosworth 77, and Don Bosworth ’80.

New Jersey Club Habitat for Humanity
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New Jersey Club Rebuilds a Life

Members of the Rensselaer Club of New Jersey gathered in April to help Habitat for Humanity rebuild a home that had been devastated by Hurricane Sandy. They painted rooms and laid the kitchen floor for a disabled Vietnam veteran who lives in the house with his granddaughter, who is his caretaker, and her family. From left, are Lauren Thomas ’01, Sean Travis ’02, Pete Von Bradsky ’79, and Anthony Carlucci ’12.

Theta Xi 150th Anniversary Celebration

April 24–27, 2014

Theta Xi was founded at Rensselaer on April 29, 1864. It is the longest continuously operating Greek house on campus. Next April, the fraternity will celebrate its 150th anniversary and all members are invited. Plans are underway for a reunion April 24-27, 2014, in Troy. So far, more than 160 alumni have confirmed attendance. To learn more, contact David Fowkes ’89 at dwfowkes@verizon.net.

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