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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
( June 3, 1997)
DARRELL OTTO HUWE MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP ESTABLISHED AT SDSM& T
The Darrell Otto Huwe Memorial Scholarship Fund has been established at the South Dakota School of Mines and Technology by Mrs. Semiramis ( Sammy) Huwe in honor of her late husband, Darrell Otte Huwe. A native of Lemmon who went on to become a very successful physicist, Darrell passed away unexpectedly on November 27, 1996.
He attended a one- room school and graduated from Lemmon High School prior to receiving a B. S. in physics with highest honors from SDSM& T in 1954. While at Tech, he was named to “ Who’s Who Among Students in American Universities.” An Air Force captain from 1954 to 1960, Darrell was one of the original meteorologists at Cape Canaveral. He won the Williams Award for Air Weather Service. He received a Ph. D. in high energy physics from the University of California- Berkeley in 1964 and did post- doctoral work at the University of Colorado at Boulder.
From 1975 to 1977 he taught at the American University in Cairo. Darrell retired in July, 1996, after 30 years of teaching as professor of physics at Ohio University. He was a member and past president of Sigma Xi Science Society and was a member of Christ Lutheran Church. He was known for his very high academic standards and was an extremely kind person who never forgot his roots. He and his wife were strong supporters of South Dakota Tech and never missed any reunions if they were in the country at the time they were held.
The Darrell Otto Huwe Memorial Scholarship Fund will provide a scholarship( s) with a minimum value of $ 750 to a student( s) meeting the following requirements: 1) an undergraduate majoring in physics at SDSM& T; 2) a minimum Grade Point Average of 3.5 and showing financial need; 3) first preference will be given to a high school graduate of Lemmon High School or any other rural area in North or South Dakota; 4) preference will be given to students planning to teach physics in high school; and 5) foreign students are also eligible with preference given to students from Norway and Germany.
In addition to his wife, Sammy, of 32 years, Darrell is survived by two daughters and a son- in- law, Marie Huwe, San Jose, California; Janice Huwe and Dr. Bob Holm, Columbus, Ohio; a son, David Huwe, Athens, Ohio; and a sister, Julie Huwe, Sacramento, California. Individuals wishing to contribute to the Darrell Otto Huwe Memorial Scholarship Fund may do so by contacting the SDSM& T Foundation, 501 E. St. Joseph Street, Rapid City, SD 57701 ( Telephone: 605- 394- 2436).
[ Editor’s Note: A photo of Darrell Huwe is available on Ohio University’s web site. The address is http:// plato. phy. ohiou. edu/ huwe/ huwe. html.]
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