Santa Clara University


SCU Says Goodbye to Talented Professor

As proof of the maxim that all good things must come to an end, George Fegan of the Department of Applied Mathematics has retired.

In addition to his teaching and research, Fegan served the School of Engineering in several leadership capacities, including department chair, associate dean for graduate studies, and acting associate dean for undergraduate studies. A truly talented individual, Fegan moved freely between his roles as advisor, mentor, professor, and administrator with equal aplomb, addressing challenges theoretically or pragmatically as necessary.

Asked to follow in the footsteps of founding applied mathematics department chair Gerald Markle in 1988, Fegan has long been interested in Professor Markle and the continuation of his legacy. We welcome donations in honor of Fegan to the SCU Markle Fund to support the Gerald E. Markle Award for Teaching Excellence in Applied Mathematics and Engineering.

Fegan is appreciated equally for his extraordinary service to the School of Engineering, his sardonic wit, and his humility. He will be sorely missed by students, staff, and faculty alike.