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WILSON, DONALD GREY Sept. 20, 1917 to Dec. 30, 2012 Donald Grey Wilson was twice named "Most Influential Instructor" by San Diego State University students before retiring in 1991. He has been a mentor to engineering students ever since. Wilson passed away on December 30 at the age of 95, but his legacy at SDSU will continue on with the Donald Grey Wilson Scholarship Fund, supported by his $1.3 million gift. Wilson received his master's and doctoral degrees at Harvard before launching a 50-year career as a researcher, consultant and academic. After retiring, Wilson created his namesake scholarship fund, which has helped many electrical engineering students. Wilson was preceded in death by his wife, Elizabeth L. Wilson, and is survived by three children: Kirk Lanning Wilson, Craig Gardner Wilson, and William Grey Wilson. Wilson's scholarship fund benefits outstanding and deserving students in SDSU's College of Engineering. To donate in Wilson's memory, call The Campanile Foundation at 619-594-2746.

Published in The San Diego Union Tribune on Feb. 19, 2013
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