Nevin E. Funk earned his degree in engineering from Lehigh University in 1905. He went on to an esteemed career, which garnered honors such as the American Society of Mechanical Engineers Medal (1952), and the 1953 Engineer of the Year from Engineer’s Week. He was vice president for engineering at Philadelphia Electric Co. Funk served as the Lehigh University Alumni Association board president in 1943-1945, and was a university trustee. He received an honorary degree in 1943. He passed away in 1973.
Nevin and Mary Funk provided generously to Lehigh, and established the Nevin E. and Mary S. M. Funk Endowment Fund.