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October 20, 2006

Cowley graduate has article published in Materials Evaluation


Rusty Wallace, who graduated from Cowley in May, and is now attending Oklahoma State University, recently had his paper he did for Bombardier appear in the October issue of Materials Evaluation.

The American Society of Non-Destructive Testing published the paper as a result of Wallace being named the winner of the 2006 Robert B. Oliver Scholarship.

The $2,500 scholarship is awarded to the student who submits the most outstanding paper about Non-Destructive Testing research, investigation or development. The scholarship honors and assists students who have chosen NDT as a career and are currently enrolled in an NDT program leading to an undergraduate degree, associate degree or postsecondary certificate.

Wallace will be recognized as the scholarship recipient at the American Society for Nondestructive Testing Annual Awards Banquet, Wednesday in Houston, Texas.

He credits Bruce Crouse, department chair for the Industrial Technology Department at Cowley College, for letting him know about the scholarship opportunity.

“I was really surprised and excited to find out I had won,” Wallace said. “It states if they don’t deem any paper good enough they will not give the award, so they must have found something about my paper that they liked.”

At Cowley, Wallace was named the school’s Student of the Year. He was president of Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Student Government Association secretary, co-treasurer of the International Student Club, was a Student Ambassador, and was a member of the Math & Science Club and the Young Republicans.

This past summer, he served as a resident assistant for Cowley’s Upward Bound Program.