Archive for Donors

On April 14, 2014, Dr. Yassin Hassan, department head of nuclear engineering, named David Barker ’66 a distinguished former student of the department.  He is currently the director of the Aftermarket Services Business Unit at Dril-Quip, Inc. where he is responsible for the overall aftermarket suppo…


From left to right: Vanessa Ndonhong, Bill Hunter, Johannes Alvarez, Dan Hill, Katherine Banks, Shariq Yosufzai, David Schechter, Glenn Weckerlin, and Francisco Tovar. The Chevron Corporation and the Harold Vance Department of Petroleum Engineering held a ribbon cutting ceremony on Tuesday, April 2…


Helen and Dennis Sander of Houston recently endowed the Helen and Dennis Sander ’62 Scholarship in Civil Engineering. The Sanders have supported Texas A&M University’s athletic and academic programs for more than 35 years. Their scholarship is focused on assisting in-state undergraduate student…


ConocoPhillips (NYSE: COP) and Texas A&M University recently announced a $6 million contribution by ConocoPhillips to the university’s Dwight Look College of Engineering. The multi-year donation will support construction of the new Engineering Education Complex (EEC). During an event at the comp…


James D. “J.D.” Slaughter of Houston recently established the J.D. Slaughter Scholarship through the C.D. Holland Scholars Program within the Artie McFerrin Department of Chemical Engineering. “J.D. is an avid supporter of the college and the university as evident through his service on the departm…


Eric Marin’s pride for his alma mater and the opportunity to make a difference in a young person’s life is the driving force behind his gift of $100,000 to the Engineering Education Complex (EEC).  “I love A&M and I am happy to help,” Marin said. “I think this facility will be an important part…


In 2009, Larry McQuien—a Fort Worth resident and executive at Lockheed Martin—died tragically after being struck by a car during a morning bike ride. Now, his wife Carol has established the Larry J. McQuien ’76 “Take Flight Award,” a scholarship for undergraduate students studying aerospace engineer…


Richard Monschke of Fort Worth, Texas, has endowed a $25,000 scholarship designed for students pursuing a degree in the Department of Aerospace Engineering at Texas A&M University. “We are grateful for Mr. Monschke’s support of the aerospace department and its students,” said Andy Acker, senior…


Libby and Terry Gerhart have contributed $60,000 to establish a scholarship focusing on undergraduate students pursuing a degree in the Harold Vance Department of Petroleum Engineering. The Libby and Terry R. Gerhart ’84 Scholarship was established to provide one or more scholarships to full time, …


Siblings Kim and Ed Cadena recently endowed a $25,000 scholarship in honor of their parents Margaret and Ed Cadena. The Margaret and Ed Cadena ’42 Family Scholarship will be awarded to undergraduate students pursuing a degree in the Harold Vance Department of Petroleum Engineering. Students wishing…


Byron Anderson has created a fellowship in the Department of Mechanical Engineering. The Byron H. Anderson ’54 Fellowship will provide one or more scholarships to full-time students in good standing pursuing a graduate degree in mechanical engineering from Texas A&M University. “I created the f…


Sharon and Jack Threadgill ’63 have been active supporters of the Dwight Look College of Engineering and Texas A&M University for more than 30 years. Their most recent gifts benefit the Artie McFerrin Department of Chemical Engineering and the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering. …


Brock Nelson ’90 of Wichita, Kansas, has endowed a sixth scholarship through the C.D. Holland Scholars Program in the Artie McFerrin Department of Chemical Engineering. “Mr. Nelson’s passion for students spans beyond just chemical engineering,” said Thadd Hargett, director of development for the Te…


After more than 30 years of support for Texas A&M University, Susan and Robert Williams of Ohio have endowed a scholarship benefiting undergraduate students pursuing a degree in the Dwight Look College of Engineering. Their gift will establish the Susan E. Williams, M.D. and Robert C. Williams ’…


Mike and Dianne Pfister of Katy, Texas have established the Michael ’78 and Dianne ’79 Pfister Scholarship. The endowment will create one or more scholarships for full-time students pursuing an undergraduate degree in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering. “Dianne and I realize what a…