Janco

Janco

Nathan and Agnes Janco

Nathan and Agnes (BA '45) Janco established a scholarship endowment fund that carries their name in order to provide financial assistance to deserving students in the College of Engineering and Natural Sciences.

An internationally recognized pioneer of plastics and metal casting, in 1940, Nathan founded the Tulsa-based Centrifugal Casting Machine Company. Nathan and his firm revolutionized and patented the use of centrifugal casting methods for materials. Nathan and Agnes, his wife of 66 years, also were leaders in the Tulsa philanthropic community, providing support and leadership for area organizations including Tulsa Opera, Tulsa Philharmonic Society and the Tulsa Ballet. Nathan passed away in 2006 and Agnes passed away in 2011.

Their son, Joel, serves as administrator for the couple's trust that established scholarships that will carry on the Janco name within the TU family for generations to follow.