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07-18-2007

Clarkson University Honors David Tromp with Charles S. Ehrlich Award

[A photograph for media use is available at http://www.clarkson.edu/news/photos/tromp-ehrlich-2007.jpg]

Tromp was honored with the award for his dedication and outstanding effort in assisting Clarkson's Office of Admission with the recruitment of highly qualified prospective students. He received the award during Clarkson's annual alumni reunion earlier this month in Potsdam.tromp-ehrlich

The Charles S. Ehrlich Alumni Admission Award was created in honor of 1956 alumnus and trustee emeritus Charles S. Ehrlich of Menands, N.Y. Ehrlich, a generous supporter of his alma mater, continues to serve as a key link between Clarkson alumni and admission recruitment activities.

Tromp received his bachelor of science degree in civil engineering with distinction from Clarkson University in 1997.

Tromp has actively served the University as an alumni admission volunteer and in 2001 received the Gordon C. "Stub" Baker '27 Chapter Service Citation in recognition of his tireless efforts on behalf of his alma mater. Tromp has also been involved with the Clarkson Alumni Council, serving as an officer from 1999-2003. Since 1999, he has organized the annual satellite hockey telecast in his region. In 2004, he became the Capital District chapter president, hosting numerous post-game hockey events and send-off picnics, as well as holiday events, and a golf tournament in 2006.

Clarkson University, located in Potsdam, New York, is a private, nationally ranked university with a reputation for developing innovative leaders in engineering, business, the sciences, health sciences and the humanities. At Clarkson, 3, 000 high-ability students excel in an environment where learning is not only positive, friendly and supportive, but spans the boundaries of traditional disciplines and knowledge. Faculty achieves international recognition for their research and scholarship and connects students to their leadership potential in the marketplace through dynamic, real-world problem solving.

PHOTO CAPTION: Clarkson University recently honored alumnus David Tromp with the 2007 Charles S. Ehrlich '56 Alumni Admission Award, named for past Clarkson trustee and alumnus Charles Ehrlich. Tromp received the award for his dedication and outstanding effort in assisting the Clarkson Office of Admission with the recruitment of highly qualified prospective students. L-R: Clarkson President Tony Collins, Tromp, and Director of Admission Brian Grant.

[News directors and editors: For more information, contact Michael P. Griffin, director of News & Digital Content Services, at 315-268-6716 or mgriffin@clarkson.edu.]

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