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As many of you know, Dr. Wetzel retired in May 2016. On behalf of the Cain Department of Chemical Engineering, all of Dr. David Wetzel’s current and former students were invited to attend a special “Last Lecture” on Friday, April 22, 2016. His retirement came after over 40 years in academia, including the last 36 in our department. In my estimation, he taught over 3,000 students and graded nearly 30,000 exams. More than these numbers, he made a meaningful and positive impact in the lives of our students.
To honor professor Wetzel’s service, we established the “David M. Wetzel Fund” with the LSU Foundation. Depending on the level of funds raised, we plan to establish a special legacy award, such as a scholarship or professorship funded by his former students and colleagues. I encourage you to donate online or via check (make the check payable to LSU Foundation and enter “David M. Wetzel Fund” in the memo line, then mail to Cain Department of Chemical Engineering, 110 Jesse Coates Hall, Baton Rouge, LA 70803). The names of all donors will be included in duplicate plaques, one to be given to Dr. Wetzel and the other will be displayed in the new chemical engineering building. Such an award will continue to honor his legacy as a dedicated professor for generations of future students.
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Dr. John C. Flake, Interim Chair
Cain Department of Chemical Engineering
Louisiana State University
Baton Rouge, LA 70803
We appreciate your interest in the Cain Department of Chemical Engineering! Please give us a call if we can assist you with making a gift, learning more about the needs of the department, or any questions you may have. We are here to help. Contact Steve Covington Sr. Director of Development, at 225-578-3456.