Alan Drew

At the early age of six, Alan E. Drew started climbing backyard poles and his curiosity about electricity carried him through his apprentice lineman training, completed in 1962, a degree in Electrical Power Engineering, completed in 1975, and more than 45 years of experience in the industry.  Alan has worked in many areas of the field, including engineering, construction, operations, training, and education, and is admired and respected as an ambassador for the trade.  Alan played a key role in the development of the Northwest Lineman College’s correspondence based Power Delivery Program apprentice lineman curriculum and has tirelessly collected trade memorabilia and artifacts for display at the college’s historical museum.  His love of books and passion for knowledge led NLC to name thier student library the Alan E. Drew library on his 59th birthday.