2014 Howard Gerrish Award

Howard Gerish Award for Patrick in 2014

Congratulations to the 2014 Howard Gerrish Award Winner: Patrick Pickerell!

About the Howard H. Gerrish Award:

Howard H. Gerrish was an educator in the true spirit of the word. Professor Emeritus,Gerrish taught electricity and electronics at SJSU beginning in 1961 in the Industrial Arts program. During his tenure, he mentored and inspired generations of teachers-to-be and technologists destined for industry. Now the Howard H. Gerrish Memorial Endowment continues his educational legacy.

Established in 2008, the endowment supports the Technology programs in the College of Engineering. The gift of $420,000 will be used “to promote the Technology programs, upgrade equipment and facilities, and increase student enrollment,” said Seth Bates, chair of the Aviation and Technology Department. “This gift is special to the college because it has been given by one of our very own faculty. We are grateful to the Gerrish family for their generosity in continuing to support the program and its students,” said Belle Wei, Don Beall Dean of Engineering.