Roland and Carolyn Consie Scholarship

Roland graduated from the Hurley High School in Hurley, Wisconsin. He then went to Michigan Technology University, graduating with a degree in mechanical engineering in 1956. The service deferment ended with graduation, so he became an officer in the United States Navy and was stationed at Treasure Island, California. He demagnetized ships entering the harbor. When his service was completed, he secured a position at the research center at Fairbanks Morse in Beloit, Wisconsin. He was involved with the desalination project in cooperation with a patent held by the country, Israel. He worked at Colt Industries for 19 years on the research and development department. A group of engineers formed a group named Envirovac in Machesney Park, Illinois. Roland designed the bathroom space and fixtures for the new Boeing 757 aircraft. He also designed desalination and vacuum sewage systems for many locations around the world. He retired as the vice president of the company in 1997.

Carolyn graduated from Wausau High School in Wausau, Wisconsin in 1955. She attended Ripon College for two years and then transferred to the University of California at Berkeley, graduating with academic honors and a child psychology degree in 1959.

Roland and Carolyn were married at the university chapel in Berkeley in 1959. Carolyn went to graduate school at Long Beach State University, California and later received a master’s degree from the University of Wisconsin at Whitewater, Wisconsin. She was invited into membership in Pi Kappa Phi. Carolyn taught elementary school grades in Rockton, Illinois and Beloit, Wisconsin. For the last 16 years of her career, she taught first grade at Cunningham Elementary School in Beloit, Wisconsin, retiring in 2000.


  • A graduating senior at Beloit Memorial High School
  • Studying Engineering or Elementary Education