Faculty endowments of $1 million given to mechanical engineering by former student

Sallie and Don Davis ’61 have contributed $1 million to support the teaching, research, service and professional development activities of faculty in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Texas A&M University.

Their gift created three faculty endowments: the Sallie and Don Davis ’61 Career Development Professorship in Mechanical Engineering, the Sallie and Don Davis ’61 Faculty Fellowship in Mechanical Engineering I, and the Sallie and Don Davis ’61 Faculty Fellowship in Mechanical Engineering II.

The Davises have contributed to Texas A&M for more than 30 years with gifts to the 12th Man Foundation, the Association of Former Students (AFS), Mays Business School, Class Gift Funds, and the mechanical engineering department. Don received the Engineering Outstanding Alumni award in 1990 and the AFS Distinguished Alumnus award in 2010.