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Publisher: Date:8/4/2009 - General Books LLC
By: Theta Delta Chi
Excerpt from book: ALBERT W. SMITH At a meeting of the Board of Trustees of Cornell University, held Saturday, May 7th, Albert W. Smith, Cornell B.M.E., '78, M.M.E., '86, was appointed Director of Sibley College and Professor of Mechanical Engineering to succeed the late Professor Robert H. Thurston. The choice has proved a highly popular one, and of peculiar gratification to Theta Delts, as well everywhere as at Ithaca, for the reason that the appointee has for thirty years been a member of the Beta Charge. For the past twelve years Brother Smith has been head of the Mechanical Engineering Department of Stanford University which position he will renounce in answer to the present call and it was he who presided at the installation banquet which wound up the ceremonies accompanying the admission of Eta Deuteron at that institution last fall. He is a graduate of the school whose work he will henceforth direct and it is generally acknowledged that no other Sibley graduate has had so large a combined experience in teaching, in administrative educational work and in practical engineering, and none could be better fitted by temperament and training for the responsible duties of head of Cornell's engineering school. Albert William Smith was born at Westmoreland, N. Y., August 3o, 1856. After preparing at the Rome Academy he entered Cornell in the course in Mechanical Engineering in the fall of 1874 with the class of '78. His record as a student was high and he was, at the same time, a typical college man interested in many forms of student activity. He exemplified in a rare degree the ideal of a sound mind in a sound body and of a man active and successful not only in the chief concerns of his own life but also in all that pertains to the interest of the community in which he lives. After his grad...