Joy will be a freshman majoring in civil/environmental engineering at SDSU this fall. She is the daughter of Keith and Candy Joy of Vermillion, and is a 2007 graduate of Vermillion High School, where she was active in student council, SADD, Dream Team, 4-H, First Priority/Young Life, youth group, choir, band, gymnastics, volleyball, YABA bowling, softball and National Honor Society.
Jerome J. (Jerry) Lohr is president of J. Lohr Properties and the J. Lohr Winery, both in San Jose, CA. He earned his bachelor's degree in civil engineering from SDSU in 1958 and his master's degree in civil engineering from Stanford University in 1959. From 1961 to 1965, the Clark County native served as a research scientist and captain in the U.S. Air Force, with duty at NASA Ames Research Center, Moffett Field.
He served as national chairman of the SDSU Foundation's Visions for the Future campaign, completed successfully in 1998. He has served as chairman of the SDSU Foundation Board of Directors, and was named an SDSU distinguished alumnus in 1983. In 1998 the College of Engineering honored him as a distinguished engineer in recognition of his career achievements.
Carol W. Lohr earned her bachelor's degree from Middlebury College in Vermont and her master's degree from Stanford University in California. The Lohrs live in San Jose and have three grown children: Steve, Cynthia and Lawrence.
Recipients of Lohr scholarships are engineering majors with ACT scored of 29 or higher and cumulative grade point averages of 3.3 or above.
Superior Academic scholarships are awarded to incoming freshman who have demonstrated strong academic achievements, extracurricular involvement and leadership skills.