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Voiland College of Engineering and Architecture Sorensen Memorial Golf Tournament

Palouse Ridge Golf Course

Thursday, Sept. 11th, 12:30 p.m.
Pullman, Washington

Palouse Ridge golf course

Dr. Harold Sorensen was a popular professor, an avid golfer, and supporter of students. In his honor, the Harold Sorensen Golf Tournament has been held for many years with participation from alumni, faculty, and civil engineering and construction management students. All proceeds from the event support club activities for WSU’s American Society of Civil Engineers and Associated Students of Construction Management. With his passing last year, the tournament is now the first annual Harold Sorensen Memorial Golf Tournament.

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Format: 4-person scramble
Event Schedule
12:30 PM – 1:30 PM Registration and Access to Practice Facilities
1:30 PM Shotgun Start
1:30 PM – 6:30 PM Golf
6:30 PM – 8:00 PM BBQ and Awards

Entry fee is $100/person or $400/foursome, which includes greens fees, golf cart, prizes, BBQ dinner, and awards ceremony. We would like to set up foursomes with at least one student player to provide networking experiences for students.

The tournament takes place on the Thursday before the Sat., Sept. 13 Portland State University football game in Pullman. This is a great recruiting opportunity, allowing recruiters to meet students in an informal setting. We can also arrange for participants to speak in classes and provide interview rooms on Friday, Sept. 12.

Complete the registration form and return it to:

Dan Dolan
Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
Washington State University
P.O. Box 642910
Pullman, WA 99163

In Memoriam: Harold Sorensen, 1934-2013

Harold Sorensen

Originally from Bancroft, Nebraska, Harold Sorensen received a B.S. in civil engineering, a master’s and Ph.D. in engineering mechanics from the University of Nebraska in Lincoln, where he was a member of the Sigma Phil Epsilon fraternity and played on the Cornhusker football team.

Professor Sorensen began his career designing bridges at the Nebraska State Highway Department. He was a member of the University of Nebraska ROTC program and served as a second lieutenant in the Army.

After receiving his doctoral degree, Harold spent more than 30 years as a faculty member of the WSU Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, as an academic teacher and researcher, in Pullman.

He loved teaching and was admired for his ethics, principles and high standards both in the classroom and in life; no hats, no sleeping and no reading the paper in his classroom! One of Dr. Sorensen’s favorite subjects to teach was the engineering summer survey class held near White Pass, Wash.

Harold received his professional engineer license in 1961 and his structural engineer license in 1979, allowing him to consult on interesting private and state design projects throughout his career.

He was a member of numerous professional organizations throughout his career and was honored with the 1982 Washington State Engineer of the Year and the 1988 ASCE AT&T Regional Award for outstanding contributions to the engineering teaching profession.

Memorial donations may be made to the Harold Sorensen Scholarship Fund at the WSU Foundation, Washington State University, PO Box 641925, Pullman, WA, 99164-1925.

From the Moscow Pullman Daily News