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Dr. Weston T. Brooks Features

Dr. Weston T. “Terry” Brooks was born in Houston, Texas and served in the U.S. Army for three years.  He graduated from Sam Houston State College and earned a doctorate at Texas A&M University in 1964.  He later taught at East Tennessee State University, where he was director of teacher education and coordinator of industrial technology.

Dr. Brooks joined the University of Memphis in 1967 as chairman of what was then the Department of Industrial Technology and immediately began work organizing the department and recruiting students to fill it.  He was chairman until 1987, then held that position again from 1991 until he retired in 1995.

During his tenure, Dr. Brooks formed consulting and research ties with several local and national corporations, including Whirlpool, Carrier Corporation, and Sharp Manufacturing.  He also raised several thousand dollars in grants from the Society of Manufacturing Engineers Education Foundation.

Dr. Brooks was always known for being student-oriented and was always concerned about the well-being of students.

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Mr. Daniel Kohn

Daniel Kohn, Assistant Professor, was recognized as an IEEE Outstanding Student Branch Counselor. This award is reserved for individuals who, through their work as Counselors and Advisors, exemplify the Institute's commitment to the educational, personal, professional, and technical development of students in IEEE related fields of interest. 28 individuals from around the world received this honor! Mr. Kohn was one of four who received it within Region 3 -the southeastern United States region and Jamaica.

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