Engineering Opportunity Endowed Scholarship

Type: Endowed

Donor: Steve and Kristie Genheimer

Established: 2005

This scholarship recognizes the importance to our society of Christian involvement, leadership and excellence in fields of engineering and technology, and the superior preparation provided by the JBU engineering program.  It was created to increase enrollment in the engineering program at John Brown University.

Steve Genheimer graduated from JBU with an electrical engineering degree in 1976.  Genheimer wanted to attend a Christian university that offered an engineering program and in the 70’s, JBU was one of the few schools that fit this criteria.  Since his time at JBU, Steve had a successful career as an engineer moving into executive management at Seagate Technology.  Taking early retirement in 2004, he went back to school to complete a doctorate in Industrial Engineering, and is now an adjunct professor at the University of Oklahoma.  Genheimer credits JBU for providing him with the broad foundation of engineering fundamentals that have served him well as an engineer. From the perspective of life as a whole, he says JBU reinforced his Christian commitment and helped integrate his faith into daily life.

Steve and his wife Kristie have two sons. He serves on JBU's Engineering Advisory Board and is a member of the JBU Board of Trustees.  He also serves on the board of American Leprosy Missions and is an elder at Covenant Community Church in Yukon, Oklahoma.