On March 10, 2016, the anniversary of J. Don Brock’s passing, Astec and its employees established the J. Don Brock Memorial Scholarships to honor the memory of their founder, leader, mentor, and friend—James Donald Brock, PhD, PE (October 20, 1938–March 10, 2015).
These scholarships have been created to benefit the children and grandchildren of Astec, Inc. associates.
Recipients will be graduating high school seniors who are entering any unit of the University of Tennessee or any unit of the Georgia Institute of Technology. Two scholarships will be awarded annually, one for each of the selected schools. Don received a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Tennessee and a Master’s of Science and a PhD in Mechanical Engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology. It is intended that these scholarships will honor Don by assisting students in their pursuit of a degree from either of his two schools.
The J. Don Brock Memorial Scholarships have been created to benefit the children and grandchildren of Astec, Inc. associates.
Don loved his customers and employees, who were among his many friends, and he served both as a “coach” and as a provider of solutions. His solutions included many game-changing innovations. He loved inventing and developing equipment and was passionate about helping others develop their abilities. As part of his passion, he greatly valued education. We believe he would be very pleased to know that his legacy is still helping people grow.
The scholarships will be given through a fund established for that purpose. Scholarship awards will be based on scholastic achievement, financial need, and other qualifications. Recipients will be entering freshmen pursuing Bachelor Degrees in Engineering, Math, Science, or Business.BACK TO ISSUE
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