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Alumnus Bob Johnson: brigadier general, electrical engineer and polo player at 89

Alumnus Bob Johnson: brigadier general, electrical engineer and polo player at 89

Alumnus Bob Johnson (BSEE '38) served in the pacific theatre of the Second World War, reached the rank of brigadier general, worked as an electrical engineer, and played competitive polo until the age of 87.

Scifres to accept University of Illinois Alumni Achievement Award

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February 18, 2014

Donald R. Scifres (MS ’70 and PhD ‘72) will be honored Commencement weekend with the University of Illinois Alumni Achievement Award. Scifres is the founder and managing director of SDL Ventures, LLC; founder and chairman of SDL Capital, LP, and a business and technology visionary in semiconductor laser research and development.

Editor's note: media inquiries should be directed to Brad Petersen, Director of Communications, at bradp@illinois.edu or (217) 244-6376.

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