by Julie Christofferson, Michigan Engineering
Mildred F. Denecke (BSE Phys ’49) recently made a gift to endow the Mildred F. Denecke Scholarship Fund. The fund will provide need-based support for students in the Department of Biomedical Engineering (BME). Ms. Denecke’s preference is that awards be made to students whose academic focus is the BME Design Program, a unique and intensive, hands-on program that places students in a simulated incubator environment, solving problems for real clients with faculty guidance and professional mentorship.
Miss Denecke is an exceptionally proud and committed alumna. In addition to this newly-established scholarship, Ms. Denecke is a long-time supporter of the Michigan Engineering Fund and the Class of 1949E Scholarship Fund in the College of Engineering. She also has provided significant support to numerous other units and programs across campus, including the Center for the Education of Women and the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute, for which she serves as an at-large member of its Board of Directors.