O.P. Kretzmann Award
recognizes alumni for long-time and exemplary service as a University employee.
Dale F. Kempf ’62 earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering. He then graduated from Stanford in 1964 with a Master of Science degree in Electrical Engineering and, in 1975, received his MBA from the University of Rochester. He started his career as an Assistant Professor of Electrical Engineering at Valpo from 1964 to 1969. He then moved to Rochester, New York, to work as a research scientist with Eastman Kodak Research Labs in Rochester, New York, where he remained for 21 years. In 1990, he returned to Valpo and became an Adjunct Assistant Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering. While at Valpo, he established an Engineering Curriculum Award within the Valpo endowment fund and has been a member of the Tau Beta Pi engineering honor society since 1963. Professor Kempf was motivated to attend Valpo while in high school after watching the movie “Venture of Faith,” which documents Valpo Engineering students building the engineering lab in 1949.