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THE TSUTE YANG SCHOLARSHIP
To honor an educator and a wonderful human being who passed away on February 17, 2010
Dr. Tsute Yang passed gently from this life after a long illness but a full and accomplished life. Born in Yangzhou, China, he is still known there for how he excelled in his academic studies. He graduated in 1938 from Jiao Tung University in Shanghai. Through a national exam for students to study overseas, he received a fellowship to complete a Master's Degree at Harvard University in 1947.
He then had a dedicated career as a university professor of Electrical Engineering, which included teaching at the University of Toledo, University of Pennsylvania, Drexel University, University of Washington, Clemson University, and Villanova University (serving the last as department chair). In 1963, while working full-time in the early mainframe computer industry, he completed his PhD at the University of Pennsylvania. He is known to his many students for his skill and capacity in teaching as well as his kindness in supporting the overall experience of his students' lives.
His life-long interests included outdoor gardening, Chinese calligraphy, improving the usefulness of Chinese-English dictionaries, and an extensive US and international stamp collection. Dr. Yang is survived by his wife of 68 years, his two sons and their families, and the families of his brother and sisters in China, who will all carry on his presence into the rest of their lives.
The Dr. Tsute Yang Scholarship student is Wang Qing #09010101. She was born in 1995 and is a student of Datong #6 school in Qinghai province. At the age of 5, her parents divorced and she has lived with her father since. She is an outstanding student excelling in mathematics and Chinese, having won essay contests throughout her middle school career. A year ago her father had a stroke and became disabled and tuition for her senior high education became a problem. Now with the Dr. Tsute Yang Scholarship she will be able to continue through college provided she continued to excel.
Evergreen Education Foundation is a 501(c)3 non-profit charity registered in California, United States. Registration number 68-0474814.