The longer Mike
Hatfield is away from Rose-Hulman, the more he appreciates the role
his alma mater had in molding the person, innovator, and
entrepreneur that he's become.
That's why he has joined alumni and friends in leaving
legacies on campus through a variety of gifts that help keep the
institute at the forefront of undergraduate science, engineering,
and mathematics education. This assistance
|has come through
donations to construct buildings, assist students through endowed
scholarships, and support outstanding teaching through endowed
Hatfield (EE, 1984) has become a prominent high-tech
entrepreneur, growing three ventures. This success allowed the
California resident to provide the $14 million gift needed to
construct a campus performing arts and alumni center, along with
setting up an endowment to
fund the building's maintenance. The gift, the largest
individual donation in institute history, honors Hatfield's
parents, Pat and Larry Hatfield.
"Rose-Hulman gives students excellent opportunities for
leadership roles in academic and extracurricular activities. I want
to make sure that type of educational environment continues,"
stated Mike Hatfield, a Rose-Hulman trustee, at the 2002 dedication
ceremony. "I know (the