William Allan Wood: Drexel’s Oldest Living Alumnus
April 23, 2010
Reaching triple digits is a rare achievement. At 105 years old, William Allan Wood ’28 (MEM) of Delanco, NJ, has been named Drexel’s oldest alumnus in Drexel Engineering. William, also known as Woody by his closest friends, was honored for his endless dedication to engineering and for his gift of being an outstanding Drexel alumnus. William was inducted into the Drexel Engineering Alumni Circle of Distinction during Drexel Engineering’s Engineers Week Celebration in February.
“Woody is a Drexel original. Honoring him for his dedication to engineering and for his passion of life is an honor. We wish Woody great health and we hope he continues to be a role model for everyone in the Drexel community,” says Dr. Selcuk Guceri, dean of Drexel Engineering.
Born in Camden in 1904, Wood attended the Drexel Institute of Technology and graduated with his mechanical engineering degree in 1928. He ran a pipe factory, C-Lec Plastics, Inc. for 35 years, retiring at the age of 62. He was recently featured in an article in the Cherry Hill Courier Post
highlighting his love for sailing, family and staying involved at his age.