H.L. Henry, Jr.
OUTSTANDING ALUMNUS AWARD for MECHANICAL & INDUSTRIAL ENGINEERING DEPARTMENT: 1995
In recognition of outstanding service and leadership in the engineering profession.
H. L. Henry, Jr. graduated from Louisiana Polytechnic Institute in 1940 with a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering. He received his M.S. from the Illinois Institute of Technology in 1946.
He worked as an engineer with the Dow Chemical Company from 1951 to 1955. At the end of that time, Mr. Henry returned to the Louisiana Tech College of Engineering. He organized and supervised the establishment of the Industrial Engineering Department at Tech and served as the first Department Head. He also organized and taught the first Engineering Economy course at Tech.
Mr. Henry served on the Louisiana State Board of Registration from 1978 to 1988. As a member of the Louisiana Engineering Society, he held all Monroe Section offices. He chaired the state LES Vocational Guidance and Intersociety Relations Committees, served as vice-president of the South Texas Section of ASME during 1953, and was a member of several professional societies, including ASME, ASIE, NSPE, and ASEE. He received the Tech Tower Medallion Award in 1983 in further recognition of his service to the University. In 1985, Mr. Henry retired from the position of Associate Dean of Engineering at Louisiana Tech University.