State of South Dakota
Office of the Governor
Whereas, Dr. Venkataswamy Ramakrishnan, Regents Distinguished Emeritus Professor of Civil Engineering at the South Dakota School of Mines and Technology, is a fellow of the American Concrete Institute and Emeritus Member of the Transportation Research Board Committee on Mechanical Properties of Concrete; Dr. Ramakrishnan holds two Masters Diplomas of the Imperial College of London University and a doctorate in civil engineering from the University of London; and,
Whereas, Dr. Ramakrishnan is world renowned for his teaching and research involving strength and high-performance concrete uses and emerging developments throughout the industry; he has authored three books in three countries and more than 200 research papers and technical articles; and,
Whereas, Dr. Ramakrishnan and his research brought prestige and distinction to the South Dakota School of Mines and Technology, and after 33 years as an educator, he retired to continue his lifework as a Research Professor; and,
Whereas, It is fitting and proper for the Governor to make note of the tremendous impact that Dr. Ramakrishnan has made in advancing higher education and materials research as a South Dakota citizen, educator, and scholar who has made our state greater by choosing to live and work among us:
Now, Therefore, I, William J. Janklow, Governor of the State of South Dakota, do hereby proclaim September 29, 2002, as
Dr. Venkataswamy Ramakrishnan Day
in South Dakota, in honor of a man whose celebrated career has brought prestige and distinction to the State of South Dakota and to our School of Mines and Technology.
In Witness Whereof, I have hereunto set my hand and caused to be affixed the Great Seal of the State of South Dakota, in Pierre, the Capital City, this ------------th day of September in the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand and Two.
William J. Janklow, Governor
Joyce Hazeltine, Secretary of State
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