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Dr. David O. Ogbe
Professor of Petroleum Engineering, Emeritus

WHEREAS Dr. David O. Ogbe has served the University of Alaska Fairbanks with distinction in teaching, research and public service from 1984 to 2005; and

WHEREAS Dr. Ogbe has greatly enhanced the academic experience of petroleum engineering students through his teaching at both the undergraduate and graduate levels; and has developed six advanced courses and restructured an additional five courses, and developed the curriculum for an associate degree program in petroleum technology; and has served as major advisor to thirty-one graduate students and further as a member of twenty-eight graduate thesis or project committees; and was twice named an Outstanding Faculty Member in the Petroleum Engineering Department for his pedagogical excellence; and

WHEREAS Dr. Ogbe has secured more than three million dollars in external funding for research in areas of vital importance to Alaska, including rural energy needs and oil and gas development projects; and has significantly improved collaborative university-industry research efforts through his leadership in the development of the institution's Reservoir Simulation Laboratory; and has published his work in more than eighty research publications; and further enhanced the University through his international reputation as an authority in many areas of the petroleum field upon being named the worldwide 2003-2004 Society of Petroleum Engineers Distinguished Lecturer; and

WHEREAS Dr. Ogbe has made significant contributions both locally and internationally to his profession, the University and the public; and has served on many department, school and University committees; and has served his community by volunteering for several organizations such as the Literacy Council and Big Brothers/Big Sisters;

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the University of Alaska Fairbanks expresses its deep appreciation to Dr. David O. Ogbe for his extensive contributions to both the State of Alaska and the University; and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the University of Alaska Fairbanks, in further recognition of the invaluable services rendered by Dr. Ogbe and as evidence of the University's desire that his identification with the University be maintained, hereby salutes the appointment of Dr. David O. Ogbe as Professor of Petroleum Engineering, Emeritus; and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that this resolution be appropriately engrossed and signed by the Chancellor of the University of Alaska Fairbanks as further evidence of the esteem and respect in which he holds Dr. David O. Ogbe, and conveyed to Dr. Ogbe on this day of May 15, 2005.

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