Moll General Engineering Scholarship
In 2017, the Moll General Engineering Scholarship was established as an endowed fund in the Winona State University Foundation. The scholarship will benefit students majoring in the General Engineering program at WSU.
1. Each recipient must be enrolled in and successfully complete a minimum of 16 credits per semester (Fall and Spring) and in good standing at Winona State University
2. Each recipient must be accepted into the General Engineering program
3. Each recipient must have GPA of 2.5 or higher and meet course requirements
4. Each recipient must demonstrate financial need; however financial need should not be based solely on FAFSA
5. Each recipient must demonstrate potential for success in the field of engineering, and naturally, math and science.
6. As part of the application process, students must write an essay addressing the following:
a. Explain your financial need and why this scholarship will make a difference
b. Explain why you chose to study general engineering and pursue a career in this field.
c. Describe your hobbies or experiences and how they have played into your interest in engineering. these could be but are not
limited to (1) hobbies, (2) something you built, designed, repaired, or improved in your life or the life of others, (3) experience with
technology that the average person doesn’t use (e.g. built a robot , programmed a microcontroller such as an arduino, 3D
printing experience, or (4) a Do-It-Yourself project. It could be something you did by yourself or a project you completed with a
Background and Motivation
We both were raised in humble environments as most people of our era with parents looking to have their children be more successful than themselves. Education was deemed as the mechanism to make good happen.
We feel so blessed with our success for great careers, family, and a rewarding life. We know that luck occurs with hard work, taking advantage of opportunities, and maximizing one’s given talents. Our college experiences helped so much for preparing us for the greater part of our life. We both believe that college is meant to provide the means to gain employment and the studying of math and sciences and engineering fundamental prepares one in so many ways.
Integration of sports and/or other activities with a strong educational effort is important as we feel it helps develop individuals. We both have enjoyed sports, had our daughters involved in many including high school and college teams, and we took part expanding the Lehigh Wrestling Club from 250 up to 1000 members which is fan based, but cares for the well-being of the team members on the mat and in the classroom.
For retirement, we located to the Lehigh Valley of Pennsylvania near Lehigh University to take advantage of the academic offerings and lectures, the arts and performance, and sporting events at the college level. It is an attempt to stay current with technology and be near the big cities of NYC and Philadelphia plus have easy access for travel, etc. It is an attempt to stay young!
Camille Moll Biography
Camille Moll was born on May 15, 1937, in Whitehall, Wisconsin. Her parents were Gladys and Erne Gilbertson. She graduated from Whitehall Memorial High School in 1955 and attended Eau Claire State College in Wisconsin from 1955-1957. Camille graduated from Winona State College in 1959 with a major in Business Education. She taught business classes at Dodge Center High School in Minnesota for two years. She then worked for J. M. Dain, a stock brokerage firm, in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Camille taught two 6 month sessions of a Manpower Training Class for individuals ages 16-60. She married Richard Moll on August 6, 1966. Camille and Richard have four daughters: Patricia, Susan, JoAnn, and Deborah; and eight grandchildren: Abigail, Isaac, Darcy, Megan, Patrick, Grace, Rosemary, and Gabrielle. Camille took time off to raise her daughters and kept busy with all their activities and AAUW. She then started working for The Pennsbury Society, a PA Historical Society. There she was office manager and bookkeeper for 27 years. She retired at the age of 70. While working, Camille managed to attend all of her daughters’ athletic events. She participated on a committee for Northampton Girls’ Softball Association for 27 years and was Social Chairman of the Lehigh University Wrestling Club for 15 years.
Richard Moll Biography
Richard Moll was born on May 21, 1939. He graduated from North Penn High School in Lansdale, Pennsylvania, in 1957 and from Lehigh University with a BS in Engineering Physics in 1961. His first employment was with Proctor and Gamble in Staten Island, New York in a Management Training Program. Richard then attended a year of graduate school at Ohio State in applied Mathematics. He was then employed by Naval Air Development Center in Pennsylvania and worked in Minneapolis, Minnesota, for a year. Richard was the liaison individual for an anti-submarine computer being developed by Unisys. He then went on to work as a processes engineer for an industrial High G-Force Centrifuge Company. Richard retired after 33 years as the VP for Engineering & Application Development and then formed an S-Corporation and consulted for all types of centrifuge problems. He retired at age 70 and is involved in volunteer work and enjoys benefits of living close to Lehigh. Richard was a recognized expert in the centrifuge field with a specialty in municipal and industrial waste applications and had the opportunity to travel worldwide applying the technology.
In retirement, investing has become a very important type occupation and keeps one updated with world happenings and technology development and progress.