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Lieutenant General Thomas M. Rienzi was born on February 5, 1919 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He entered Lehigh University in 1937 and West Point in 1938, graduating in 1942. He served in Burma during World War II and later in Korea. After receiving his master's degree in electrical engineering from the University of Illinois in 1948, he went on to a distinguished career in the United States Army. He eventually became the commanding General of the 1st signal Brigade in Vietnam. He is a former Commandant of the U.S. Army Signal Center and School at Fort Monmouth, New Jersey. Upon retiring in 1979, he moved to Hawaii where he is involved in numerous volunteer activities.
Lieutenant General Rienzi established this award to give back to his alma mater and to honor the positive influence Professor William L. Everitt had on his life and career. Lieutenant General Rienzi is forever grateful to Professor Everitt for the mentorship and encouragement provided to him and fellow graduate students who had served in the military.
In order to be eligible for this award a student must meet the following criteria:
The online application forms will be advertised on My.ECE. A complete application should consist of the student’s resume, his/her list of publications, and 2 letters of recommendation (one from the research adviser).
All applications for the Award will be judged by the ECE Graduate Fellowship Committee based on the above criteria.
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