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Oregon State legend retires after 56 years of teaching

Oregon State legend retires after 56 years of teaching

[MUSIC] The purpose of this lesson is to
demonstrate to the student. So I have an assistant who is going to help me.
Professor Cetus teaches in the surveying classes. Now you want to record your data
in the proper form. The proper use of the normal engineering levels. The automatic level… Pritchett: Bob’s been a dear friend for 50 years. I knew him since he came. And I
think he came in ’66 or ’67. That was the year we kind of expanded the department.
I remember having a party because Bob Schultz a got married when he came
out here. Olsen: The biggest legacies of his career was the Oregon Beach Bill.There
was kind of a time of what Oregon was trying to decide, as far as what was the
public right away with the beach versus what could be privately owned. And so
professor Schultz was one of the critical people that really went through
and figured out the methodology of how to appropriately define that boundary.
Yeah, he literally drew the line in the sand. This is public. This is private. Thompson: Bob definitely sees the value of students having good partnership
relations with industry throughout their time at OSU. And I believe that also
has helped kind of sparked students finding jobs and being placed in
industry immediately after graduation. He’s always been a very good role model
for leadership and professional development as a whole. Harding: I remember being
out here on the lawn in front doing our “closing the loop” and
exercises like that using the survey equipment on rainy days where it was
like, “Oh man I wonder if he’ll cancel today?” But nope, we’d go up there in the
pouring rain and still do what was planned. So I’m sure that everybody who’s
taken his class would say the same thing… That they never missed a day out in the
field. And you know, that’s the way it is in real life. Pritchett: We’re down in Los Angeles
about a month ago to the Golden Beavers Awards Banquet and we ran into, I think it was 11
different students down there. And every one of them said, “Is Shultz still there?”
And they graduated, you know some of them 20-some years ago. Harding: I remember his perfect handwriting on the chalkboard and just how well he knew the
material he was teaching. And even though he knew it very very well and had a
absolute mastery of it, he was still able to teach it to the students in a way
they can understand. Olsen: One of the things that impressed me early on working with them is just his concern for the students and you know that they
understand the content. So he always had some certain quotes that he
would tell them to help them develop basic problem-solving skills. Like draw a
sketch. Check your work. And those kind of things where some of the
famous sayings that he had. Simpson: The first thing that comes to mind when I think about Professor Schultz is his great mentorship and
just knowing I wouldn’t be in my spot, where I am right now in my career, if it
wasn’t for Professor Shultz. Olsen: Pretty much just about every construction
engineering management graduate we’ve had in our program, since the 50 years of
its existence, have taken a class from him at one point or another. [MUSIC] Pritchett: Well congratulations Bob Schultz for
being a part of our lives and my wife and I both appreciate you and your
family. Olsen: Thank you Professor Schultz, it’s truly been an honor working with you
over the last several years. Harding: Thank you for your years of service to the CEM and civil programs. Simpson: Professor Shultz, thank you for everything that you have done for me in my career. Olsen: Wish you the best during your retirement and more adventures to come. Pritchett: Love you and appreciate your friendship
and good luck to you Bob. [MUSIC]

1 thought on “Oregon State legend retires after 56 years of teaching”

  1. I had CE101 in the fall of 1975. I suspect that it was pretty much the same in 2015. What I remember: Draw sketches. Check you work. And another important truth: "Not all of you are meant to be Engineers" And not everyone was. I had a friend who dropped out of CE and became a successful lawyer. But for those of us who were "meant to be Engineers", he got us off to a great start.

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