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Sumwalt Society


The Sumwalt Society

The College of Engineering and Computing at the University of South Carolina invites you to join the prestigious Sumwalt Society. Giving at the Sumwalt Society level supports scholarships, research, faculty recruitment and many other educational initiatives.

About the Society

As you may know, USC has several recognition societies, but the Sumwalt Society is the only recognition society within the College of Engineering and Computing. A gift of $1,000 or more annually secures your place in this society. You can even choose to designate how your donation will be used.

If your employer has a matching gift program, you can use the match to easily double or triple your donation. Check to see if your company offers a matching gift plan.


About Dr. Sumwalt

Dr. Robert Sumwalt served as acting president of the University of South Carolina from 1957 to 1959 and president from 1959 to 1962. In 1921, he attended the University of Delaware, where he received a professional engineering degree and began a lifelong correspondence with Pierre DuPot. He joined the faculty at UofSC in 1926 as associate professor in civil engineering, and became full professor in 1931. Sumwalt served as dean of the School of Engineering in 1943, overseeing a period of steady growth in both the engineering program and university expansion.

The Sumwalt Building at Greene and Sumter Streets on the USC campus is named in his honor, and for many years housed the engineering administration, classrooms and labs.


2015-2016 Sumwalt Society Donors

The College of Engineering and Computing gratefully acknowledges members of the Sumwalt Society for their gifts. Sumwalt Society donors are crucial to our ongoing goals to offer the best educational opportunities to our students. With permission to list them, we offer our deepest gratitude to the individuals and corporate donors to the Sumwalt Society in fiscal year 2015-16.

Corporate Gifts

3M Corporation
Abbott Fund
American Endowment Foundation
Anita Borg Institute
Apache Corporation
Association of Thai Professionals in America and Canada
The Babcock and Wilcox Company
Bio Energy Washington
Boeing Company
Bosch Community Fund
Carbon Conversions
Chao & Associates, Incorporated
Coastal Community Foundation
Columbia Sailing Club
Correlated Solutions, Inc.
CSX Corporation
Electric Power Research Institute
ExxonMobil Foundation
E-Z-Go Textron
First Clearing, LLC
Fluor Enterprises, Inc.
Fokker Aerostructures
Ford Motor Company
The GE Foundation
The Cheerful Giver
Golder Associates Ltd.
Google Incorporated
GreenTex Solutions
GRid-Connected Advanced Power Electronic Systems
IEEE Foundation
University Industry/University Cooperative Research Center
Interactive Data Visualization, Inc.
International Paper
LG Fuel Cell Systems Inc.
Microsoft Corporation
National Academy for Nuclear Training
National Institute of Clean and Low Carbon Energy
Nucor Steel South Carolina
Otis Elevator Company
Prestressed Concrete Institute
Render Family Foundation
Santee Cooper
S.C. Society of Professional Engineers Educational Fdn.
SCANA Services, Inc.
Shell Global Solutions International B. V.
Shell Oil Company Foundation
Siam Commercial Bank Public Company Limited
Society of Automotive Engineers Carolina Section
Storey Foundation, Inc.
Swearingen Foundation
Texas Instruments
Texas Instruments Foundation
Thermal Engineering Corporation
Thomas W. Culpepper and Marilyn M. Culpepper Trust
United Technologies Matching Gift
United Way of the Midlands
The University of Texas at Austin
Various Commercial Sources
Westinghouse Electric Company LLC
Wiley Rein LLP


Individual Gifts

Kara S. Addy
Jeff and Leslie Archie
Gerald and Catherine Bauknight
John and Nancy Barnhill
Jeff and Katie Barnhill
Sarah C. Baxter
James Bessant
Bill Best
John and Irene Blackmon
Jeff Blohm
Duncan Buell
Clifton Burnett
Mark and Elizabeth Campbell
Lewis Caswell
Mvs Chandrashekhar
Jimmy and Jane Chao
Ashley Collier
Thomas and Marilyn Culpepper
Rozena and Norris Dendy
Patricia Dunlop
Abbie Eisold
William and Cynthia Elks
Elizabeth Endler
Edward and Nan Easterlin
Wade Fisher
Bill and Debbie Fox
Joe and Neva Gibbons
Dean Gissendanner
Julian Haskell
Robert Helfer
Carl Hoefel
Salvatore and Mona Iannotti
Victoria Kmiec
Scott and Tiffni Landry
Chuan Lin
Jeffrey Liu
Ham and Barbara Lott
Woody Lovelace
Krista Marks and Brent Milne
Wilbur Marner
Sue Matthews
James McDaniel
George McIntosh
Stephen McNeill
Austin Meyer
Corina Mihut
Caitlin Molloy
Jim and Roberta Moore
Joseph Muller
Alex Pappas and Ann Maners
Wally Peters
Thomas and Lucy Powers
Thomas F. Powers, Jr.
Mark Render
Dan and Cynthia Reynolds
Everett and Lynne Reynolds
Suzanne Rhodes
Michael Richey
Horace Ritter
Russell and Laurie Schwartz
Mike and Susan Shalosky
William Shalosky
Jeff and Sharon Siirola
Stan Simmons
John and Marilyn Skolds
Marva Smalls
John and Vicky Snowden
Barry and Beth Storey
Bert Storey
Jack Strange
Ray and Carmen Summey
Mike and Elizabeth Sutton
Cunningham Thomas
Fred Tollison
Don Tomlin
James Trainham
Calvin Vandross
Amy Vargo
James Wallace
John Ward
Jeffery Warren
David Waugh
Scot Wingo
Larry Winn
Pat Winters
Ryan Yandle
Michael Zbranak