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Darryl Thelen with the Bligards
September 16, 2022

The “Jake” conference room opens in ME building

Written By: Caitlin Scott


The late Erling “Jake” Bligard (MSME’49) has been memorialized in the Mechanical Engineering Building with the naming of a newly updated meeting space. ME room 2188 is now the Erling ‘Jake’ & Inez Bligard conference room.

Jake and Inez met at UW-Madison and made a $1 million gift to the Department of Mechanical Engineering. Read more: Engineering degree enables alum to pursue his passion

ME 2188 Bligard room
Me 2188 Bligard room