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Civil engineer's gift provides for Hohnstein Conference Room, scholarships

Roy HohnsteinThe University of Nebraska-Lincoln College of Engineering dedicated the Hohnstein Conference Room on July 21 in Nebraska Hall. Nebraska native E.L. "Roy"Hohnstein '51 died in 2006 at age 78; at the ceremony he was remembered as an expert civil engineer with strong skills and ethics. His $1 million bequest was applied to renovate facilities for the college's Nebraska Transportation Center and Mid-America Transportation Center, and to generate scholarships for students pursuing civil engineering studies with Nebraska Engineering.

During his 50 years with HWS Consulting Group, Hohnstein worked on projects in 19 states. One project served his alma mater by studying how to position the 140,000-square-foot George W. Beadle Center on the eastern edge of UNL's City Campus to avoid possible flooding from nearby Antelope Creek.

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