Jack D. Bakos Jr., 71, retired longtime professor and chair of Civil and Environmental Engineering at YSU, passed away on Oct. 16.
Bakos was the recipient of the Distinguished Professor Award for Teaching and Scholarship, the YSU Watson Merit Award for Administrative Service and the first Smith-Murphy Award for outstanding service to students. Bakos was also named Engineering Professor of the Year five times during his teaching career.
In addition, he received the award for Outstanding Service from the National Office of the American Society of Civil Engineers, the Ralph R. Teeter Outstanding Educator Award by the Society of Automotive Engineers, and the Outstanding Civil Engineer Award presented by the Youngstown Branch of the American Society of Civil Engineers.
The family requests that material tributes be given to the Dr. Jack D. Bakos Scholarship Fund at YSU addressed to Heather Chunn, University Development, One University Plaza, Youngstown, OH 44555.