Distinguished Alumni Awards

Earl Henry Beling

Earl Henry Beling
To Earl Henry Beling, a distinguished engineer, whose life is an outstanding example of how an engineer can significantly serve his community, state, nation, and above all, humanity.

Owner, Beling Engineering Consultants, Moline, Illinois

BS, Mechanical Engineering, 1923

The success of Henry Beling as an engineer is unquestionable; his private firm is ranked fourth in the nation among those in its field. As a mark of extra achievement, Henry Beling has a record of public service approached by few engineers. In promotion of education, he has served on local and state school boards and commissions for a total of more than fifty years, and has been a leader in the creation of fire safety codes for schools. In his community, he has promoted such notable projects as the Quad-City Music Guild; rehabilitation of the mentally handicapped; Beling Park Playground; Boy Scout Camping Fund; a Home Economics Loan Fund; scholarship recognition banquets; and aid for the elderly. A singular undertaking has been an aid program for poverty stricken people of Haiti, through which thousands have been helped to improve their conditions.

Current as of 1971.