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University of Iowa Foundation News Release

Oct. 9, 2003

Alumnus Thanks UI College Of Engineering With $100,000 Scholarship Fund

The University of Iowa College of Engineering will gain an endowed scholarship thanks to the generosity of Richard A. Bogue of Ida Grove, Iowa. Bogue's gift of $100,000 to the UI Foundation will establish the Richard and Alice Bogue Engineering Scholarship Fund. The fund is named for Bogue, a 1950 graduate of the UI College of Engineering, and his late wife, Alice M. Bogue, a 1950 graduate of the UI College of Nursing, who died in 2001.

The Bogue Scholarship will be awarded to engineering students from the Ida Grove and Battle Creek school district who exhibit financial need and who have a strong record of academic achievement. In the event that there is no available student from the area, the scholarship will be opened to undergraduate students from other Iowa school districts.

"The college was instrumental in my professional success," Bogue said. "Making this gift to the University was simply my way of giving something back to the college -- it allowed me to say 'thank you' for the education I received."

Richard Bogue is the founder and former president of Hi-Way Products Inc. in Ida Grove, a construction and transportation material supplier. He also served as president of Ida Grove Roofing and Implement. Alice Bogue was an antique dealer and owner of Alice's Antique Gallery in Ida Grove. Previously, the Bogues contributed to Hawkeye athletics and the UI College of Engineering Building Campaign -- for what became the Seamans Center for the Engineering Arts and Sciences -- and joined both the UI Presidents Club and the UI College of Engineering Dean's Club in 1997. Three of the Bogues' children are also graduates of the UI -- Linda (1973 B.A., 1978 M.A.), Susan (1977 B.B.A.) and Mark (1982 B.S.).

"Richard Bogue is a longtime friend of the UI College of Engineering and the University," said P. Barry Butler, dean of the college. "His gift not only is a fitting tribute to the education he received, it is a wonderful way to ensure that future UI students who share his interest in engineering will be given the best chance to excel academically."

Recognized for its personalized size and focused mission -- with the resources of a large research university -- the UI College of Engineering teaches disciplines in biomedical, chemical and biochemical, civil and environmental, electrical and computer, industrial and mechanical engineering. All six undergraduate programs are accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology.

The Bogue gift is part of the UI's $850 million comprehensive campaign, which will run through 2005 and is being conducted under the guidance of the UI Foundation. Named "Good. Better. Best. Iowa: The Campaign to Advance Our Great University," the seven-year effort is raising private funds to help launch a variety of initiatives across the university, substantially increase the number of UI scholarships and endowed faculty positions, support new educational and research facilities, build the UI's endowment and fund outreach and service programs to benefit Iowans.

The UI Foundation is acknowledged by the UI as a preferred channel for private contributions that benefit all areas of the university. For more information about the "Good. Better. Best. Iowa" campaign, visit the UI Foundation's web site at

STORY SOURCE: The University of Iowa Foundation, Levitt Center for University Advancement, One West Park Road, P.O. Box 4550, Iowa City, Iowa 52244-4550.

CONTACTS: Kevin C. Collins, director of development, College of Engineering, 319-335-3305 or 800-648-6973; Writer: Peter Ylvisaker