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03-08-2012

Hall Endowed Scholarship Fund Established at Clarkson University

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

Barre Hall, of Ogdensburg and Morristown, N.Y., has made a generous gift to establish the David L. Hall ’65, ’68 Endowed Scholarship Fund at Clarkson University in memory of her husband. David Hall earned his undergraduate degrees in industrial distribution in 1965 and in civil engineering in 1968 at Clarkson.

David L. HallThe scholarships will be available to either junior or senior civil engineering students in good standing who graduated from Potsdam Central School, Ogdensburg Free Academy, or Cazenovia, N.Y., Central School. The scholarships will support students who have demonstrated both academic promise and strong leadership qualities.

“Clarkson University has a long tradition of enrolling students from upstate New York and the David L. Hall ’65, ’68 Endowed Scholarship will help strengthen this relationship,” said Brian T. Grant ’93, Clarkson dean of Admission.

David Hall's engineering career began after his graduation from Clarkson when he joined the engineering department at Reynolds Metals in Massena, N.Y. He later transferred to the Reynolds International Division and lived and worked in Charlotte, N.C., for many years.

After returning to northern New York in 1980, Hall joined the New York Department of State. While working in its Code Division, he received a certificate of appreciation from Governor George Pataki for his part in developing the Uniform Fire Prevention and Building Codes and the State Energy Conservation Construction Codes.

Much of his time was spent teaching and overseeing the enforcement of these state codes. He was well-respected for his personal engagement with and professional assistance to local code enforcement officers.

Following his death in 2008, the Northern Adirondack Code Enforcement Officers Association hosted a bike run through the Adirondack Mountains to raise funds that established a memorial scholarship in Hall's honor.

Hall was a skilled woodworker and decoy carver. He was a devoted father and, for many years, coached his children’s’ softball and hockey teams. He had a passion for the outdoors and enjoyed fishing and bird hunting with his Brittany spaniels.

Clarkson University launches leaders into the global economy. One in five alumni already leads as a CEO, VP or equivalent senior executive of a company. Located just outside the Adirondack Park in Potsdam, N.Y., Clarkson is a nationally recognized research university for undergraduates with select graduate programs in signature areas of academic excellence directed toward the world’s pressing issues. Through 50 rigorous programs of study in engineering, business, arts, sciences and health sciences, the entire learning-living community spans boundaries across disciplines, nations and cultures to build powers of observation, challenge the status quo, and connect discovery and engineering innovation with enterprise.

Photo caption: David L. Hall.

[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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