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Henry J. Beukema

Dec. 9, 2005

Henry J. Beukema, professor emeritus of engineering graphics at Western Michigan University, died Nov. 23 in Kalamazoo. He was 90.

Beukema retired in 1977, after 35 years of teaching at WMU. Prior to teaching at the University, he taught industrial education at high schools in Algonac and Grand Haven, Mich., and he had an active career in industry, having worked for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers as well as a number of manufacturing companies.

He was the co-author of more than a dozen high school and college textbooks and workbooks in the fields of engineering graphics and welding technology. Active in a number of professional organizations, he served on the boards of the Kalamazoo Engineering Society and the Michigan Industrial and Technology Education Society.

Media contact: Cheryl Roland, (269) 387-8400, cheryl.roland@wmich.edu

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