If you've spent any time with the CEJC, you've heard the name Bill Dull. He is the namesake behind the CEJC Bill Dull Memorial Scholarship that we award to eligible STEM program-bound high-school seniors.
It is difficult to state how much impact this man and his estate has made in the lives of the recipients, past and future, of this scholarship.
Please take a few minutes and keep reading to learn more about this remarkable man and his legacy.
William (Bill) Martin Dull was born June 24, 1924, in Buchanan, Michigan.
Upon graduation from the University of Michigan he served in the United States Navy in World War II and the Korean War.
At the end of his Navy service, he embarked on a career working in various engineering capacities for Detroit Edison, the largest electric utility in the state of Michigan. He retired after 45 years as a registered Professional Engineer.
In 1990 he and his wife Maggie moved to Charleston. He was an active life member of both the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) for 65 years and the National Society of Professional Engineers (NSPE) for 55 years.
He was active in many other professional and civic organizations including the Navy League, Honorary Member of the Naval Academy Alumni, Life Member of the American Legion, Stella Maris Men's Club, Engineering Society of Detroit, Edison Boat Club, Detroit Yacht Club, Coastal Carolina Antique Automobile Club, United States Power Squadron, Junior Achievement, ASHRAE, and World Medical Relief.
Bill was an avid supporter of the Charleston Engineers Joint Council and worked tirelessly to promote the engineering profession. But above all else, to those that knew him, he was an exceptionally kindhearted and loving man.
Bill passed away in 2011 at the age of 87.
In Bill's memory, Maggie makes a recurring donation to the CEJC to be distributed as a scholarship. This scholarship is given to an eligible high school senior entering a STEM college program.
We are so grateful to Maggie and the Bill Dull estate for this generous investment in the future of STEM students of the Lowcountry!
His memory will live on through the recipients of each scholarship. We are proud to be associated with this man's legacy.