CT Wang Scholarship Fund

Chitong “C. T.” Wang was born in Tokyo, Japan, on April 7, 1933, the son of Po-Jong Wang and Yu-Fu Yang Wang. He was raised and educated in Japan and Southeast Asia, and completed his under-graduate work at a college in Tokyo. He married Mary Fu on his thirtieth birthday on April 7, 1963. They immigrated to the United States four years later so C.T. could attend the University of Florida. He earned his master’s and doctorate degrees in electrical engineering, completing his education in 1972.  He served as a visiting professor at the University of Illinois before accepting a position with Hewlett-Packard in Colorado in 1974. In 1977, he was transferred to the Hewlett-Packard site in Corvallis, where he worked as an engineer. His family attended the First Presbyterian Church in Corvallis, where his memorial service was held after his death January 27, 1998. He was survived by his wife Mary, son Paul, and daughter Tracy.

Chitong made such a big impression among his coworkers at Hewlett-Packard that after his death they joined with his family to create a scholarship fund to honor his memory. The C. T. Wang Scholarship Fund was established through gifts from the following individuals: Maynard D. and Marilyn S. Eaves, Ronald L. and Judi L. DeBord, Walter G. and Sheila A. Tomschin, M. Steven and Kathryn S. Ferrier, William B. Connors, Bond and Eva Ying, Laura J. Uhler and Paul A. Liebert, David Hall, Michael Cassidy, Peter J. and Ewa M. Petroski, Kelly C. and Rose E. Brown, Mary Wang. The fund awards scholarships to decendents of Hewlett-Packard employees.