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NSU Alumnus Endows Scholarship in Honor of Professor at GSCIS


Harold Henke, Ph.D.

Harold Henke, Ph.D., 2002 alumnus of NSU’s Graduate School of Computer and Information Sciences, established the Dr. Laurie Dringus Endowed Scholarship Fund to honor his professor and dissertation chair,  Laurie Dringus, Ph.D. The first recipient of the scholarship will be awarded in 2016.

“Even though I considered myself rather poor, I considered myself fortunate,” says the NSU alumnus who used a grant, work study, and later tuition reimbursement opportunities to earn three degrees free of debt. Henke admits, however, that today’s student would have to find eight times the amount he had to procure and produce. That is one reason he funds scholarships, including an endowed scholarship named in honor of one of his NSU professors.

Henke has been in the information technology industry working for companies such as Brocade, IBM, and Oracle for over 30 years specializing in information design and reuse.

He is currently the principal consultant and owner of Flatirons Technical Communications, LLC, which was launched in 2004. Flatirons Technical Communications specializes in helping customers create structured, reusable information for technical documentation and training based on the DITA standard.