When Garry Newton came to college, he knew he wanted to be an engineer because he did well in math/science in high school. It was a presentation on Industrial Engineering during his freshman year that helped him decide on his career path.
Richard Kinney came to WVU from Parkersburg Community College (now WVU-Parkersburg). The Associate Dean in the College of Engineering wouldn’t admit him. Rich persisted, and after three meetings,the Associate Dean said he would be admitted if a department would accept him.