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NIU mourns Darrell ‘Doc’ Newell, 84

January 3, 2011
Darrell E. "Doc" Newell

Darrell E. "Doc" Newell

Darrell E. “Doc” Newell, who joined the NIU Industry and Technology Department in the fall of 1967 and retired from the NIU College of Engineering and Engineering Technology in the spring of 1990, died Saturday, Dec. 25, 2010, in DeKalb. He was 84.

Before his retirement, Newell served as chair of electrical engineering and as interim associate dean of the college.

He was the 1989 recipient of the W.G. Cady Award from the Annual Symposium on Frequency Control for his “contributions to the development of the temperature-compensated crystal oscillator (TCXO) and for stimulation and education of students in the field of frequency control.”

Newell won NIU’s Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching Award in 1986.