Lobaugh articulates its significance, “This, to me, attests to his influence, support, and the special place he has in the nuclear engineering students’ memories of UC. Dr. Christenson was a champion for his students and the nuclear engineering program.” Lobaugh, PhD, currently works as a professional officer at the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA). Christenson’s wife, Dot, was pleasantly surprised by this memorial gift on behalf of her husband’s commitment to the nuclear engineering program: “He would have been tremendously pleased by his students’ thoughtfulness.”
Reveling the Tradition of Giving Back
Dot has always actively supported social justice causes and continues her passion for giving back. CEAS recently spoke with her after publication of her first book, Keep on Fighting: The Life and Civil Rights Legacy of Marian A. Spencer. The book chronicles the life of her close friend and civil rights pioneer, Marion Spencer. Dot earned her Masters of Public Administration (MPA) from McMicken College of Arts and Sciences in 1974. She received her BA in economics from the University of Washington, where her husband John received his BS in electrical engineering and MS in nuclear engineering. John earned his PhD in nuclear engineering from the University of Wisconsin, Madison.