New football scoreboard, one of the biggest in Division III
A million dollar donation from alumnus Pat Noyes and his wife, Cindy, helped Rose-Hulman complete recent additions to his athletic facilities, including Cook Stadium with the addition of a scoreboard state-of-the-art electronic board at Phil Brown’s east end. Bill Welch soccer field and outdoor track.
The scoreboard will be unveiled at the Fightin’ Engineers’ first home football game on September 10 and dedicated at a special ceremony during the reunion on October 8.
The 40½-foot-long, 22½-foot-tall structure, produced by large-format video display company Daktronics, will showcase live in-game action, display in-game information and graphics, and showcase sponsors. companies and alumni. It will be the largest electronic scoreboard at an NCAA Division III stadium east of the Mississippi River and the third largest among any Division III institution.
Noyes is Managing Director of Grenadier Energy Partners, an upstream energy exploration and production company based in The Woodlands, Texas. He graduated in mechanical engineering from Rose-Hulman in 1976 and also received an honorary degree from the Institute in 2016.
“The loyalty and support of Pat and Cindy has transformed Rose-Hulman and our students,” said Rose-Hulman President Robert A. Coons. “We continue to be grateful for their generosity in helping to support our facilities and the personal growth of our students; through leadership opportunities and involvement in campus activities.
The significant role Rose-Hulman played in their personal and professional lives formed the basis of the Noyes’ philanthropic contributions to the Institute. They have generously supported the Patrick J. Noyes Scholarship Endowment Fund, the Bill Sisson Sigma Nu Scholarship Endowment Fund, and additions to the Athletic Department through the Athletic Endowment Fund.
“We have been blessed in so many ways in our lives and have always believed in giving back to support the people and organizations that have helped shape our character and provided the opportunity to help others succeed,” says Pat Noyes. “We appreciate Rose-Hulman and hope she continues to provide exciting opportunities for students who accentuate their strong academic background.”
A former record-breaking football quarterback for Rose-Hulman and a college baseball man of letters, Noyes was also a member of the Sigma Nu fraternity.
“The scoreboard is the icing on the cake for the wonderful renovations that have taken place at Phil Brown Field,” remarks Pat, “The best part of my student experience was playing football and baseball. Training of lasting relationships with my teammates and fraternity brothers was also integral to this experience.With such a high percentage of the Rose-Hulman student body participating in extracurricular activities, I hope that more students will find their overall college experience more fulfilling and meaningful.
Noyes’ donation will also help the Rose-Hulman athletic department meet the current and long-term needs of student-athletes, coaches and staff, according to athletic director Ayanna Tweedy.
“The continued success of Rose-Hulman’s sports teams and student-athletes depends on the support of the families of former students like Pat and Cindy. We are grateful that they share our vision for the future of Rose-Hulman athletics through their support of our current and future endeavors,” remarks Tweedy.
Pat Noyes has spent his entire professional career in the energy industry, starting with Exxon after graduating from Rose-Hulman in 1976. Four years later he joined Mitchell Energy Company, where he was part of the leadership team that launched America’s shale gas revolution. . After the sale of Mitchell in 2002, Noyes became managing director of Stroud Energy, saving the company from financial difficulties. In 2007, he founded Grenadier Energy Partners.