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New Scholarship Endowment Honors Former USU Civil Engineering Professor Roland Jeppson

Matt Jensen


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News Release – LOGAN, UTAH, Oct. 26, 2016 – A newly-established scholarship endowment for USU College of Engineering students will honor former professor Roland Jeppson and his wife, Mary Anna, of Providence, Utah.

The Jeppsons established the fund to help civil and environmental engineering undergraduate students successfully complete their degrees and pursue careers in water resources engineering.


Former engineering professor Dr. Roland Jeppson and his wife, Mary Anna, have established a
scholarship endowment to help support undergraduates studying civil or environmental engineering.

Roland Jeppson was an honored faculty member in the Civil and Environmental Engineering Department for 34 years. He earned his BS and MS degrees at USU and a PhD from Stanford. Jeppson has traveled the world working on water engineering projects and has educated hundreds of undergraduate and graduate students throughout his years of teaching and research. He was born and raised in Box Elder County. His wife was born and raised in Logan.

In June of this year, Jeppson suffered serious injuries in an auto-cyclist collision near Providence Canyon. After four months of recovery, he’s in bright spirits, and his therapists say they were surprised at how quickly he has recovered. Before the accident, Jeppson frequently bicycled 12 to 15 miles per day, and now he says he hopes to get back on his bike soon.

The Roland and Mary Anna Jeppson Endowed Scholarship Fund was established with a $100,000 donation. This endowed scholarship will annually – and in perpetuity – support scholarships for students pursuing degrees in civil or environmental engineering in the College of Engineering.

This scholarship endowment demonstrates and honors the accomplishments of Dr. Roland Jeppson and his wife, Mary Anna, and the contributions they have made in influencing USU students to become outstanding engineers.


Contact: Val Potter, Executive Director of Development, Utah State University, College of Engineering | 435-797-8012