Archive for Former students

The business and engineering colleges at Texas A&M University are partnering in a new entrepreneurial training program to better prepare undergraduate and graduate students interested in the oil and gas industry. The Petroleum Ventures Program (PVP) is a certificate program funded by a $12 mill…


The Texas A&M Foundation’s Board of Trustees recently announced the selection of Tyson Voelkel as its new president. The U.S. Army veteran and 1996 industrial distribution graduate of Texas A&M University will take office on Wednesday (Jan. 20). As head of the university’s major-gift fundrai…


The Zachry Department of Civil Engineering at Texas A&M University recently recognized the 2015 recipients of its Distinguished Graduate Award. The award was established to recognize and honor former students who have excelled in the civil engineering profession, highlighting their significant c…


David S. Zachry ’85, former student and advisory council co-chair of the Zachry Department of Civil Engineering at Texas A&M University, has been elected 2015-2016 chairman by the members of the American Road & Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA).  Zachry, chief executive officer of…


The Department of Computer Science and Engineering at Texas A&M University has selected Melanie Bell as chair of the Computer Science and Engineering Advisory Council. “I’m excited to lead the advisory council this year,” Bell said. “Giving back to Texas A&M is something that has always been…


Terry Leeper, a former student of the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at Texas A&M University, was selected to lead the new Amazon corporate office in Austin, Texas. The office currently employs more than 165 full-time people with plans for expansion in the near future. In additio…


John Doucet ’81 has been appointed as the chair of the advisory council for the Zachry Department of Civil Engineering at Texas A&M University, while David Zachry ’85 will serve as co-chair. Doucet graduated from Texas A&M with a bachelor’s in civil engineering, and spent the early years of…


Ray Rothrock ’77 has been named a Tau Beta Pi Distinguished Alumnus for 2015. Rothrock, who graduated from Texas A&M University with a bachelor’s degree in nuclear engineering, will be presented the award at the engineering honor society’s convention in October in Providence, Rhode Island. The …


Rachel Hayden ‘89, president and founder of Hayden Consultants, Inc. and former American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) Dallas branch president, was awarded the 2015 Civil Engineering Entrepreneur of the Year Award. Hayden was selected for her outstanding entrepreneurial efforts with her company,…


Dr. Erick Moreno-Centeno, assistant professor in the Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering at Texas A&M University, was recently honored with the 2015 Association of Former Students Distinguished Achievement Award in Teaching – College Level. He is one of four faculty members in the D…


The Department of Aerospace Engineering in the Dwight Look College of Engineering at Texas A&M University inducted 10 individuals into the Aerospace Engineering Distinguished Alumni Academy during the Aerospace Engineering 75th Anniversary and Annual Awards Banquet. Receiving the Outstanding Yo…


Dr. Charles H. Bowman, a 1959 graduate of Texas A&M University and former head of the Harold Vance Department of Petroleum Engineering, was one of 12 recipients of the 2015 Distinguished Alumnus Award. The award, presented by Texas A&M and The Association of Former Students, is the highest h…


Texas A&M University Computer Science and Engineering former student, Will Hurd, has been elected to the United States Congress. Hurd, originally from San Antonio, received his bachelor’s degree from Texas A&M in 2000. During his time here he served as Student Body President and President o…


The 2015 Texas A&M Computer Science and Engineering Spring Banquet and Awards Ceremony was a very memorable one for the department. It was held on campus at the Bethancourt Ballroom in the Memorial Student Center and hosted CSE faculty, staff, current students and distinguished former students. …


Shankar Annamalai, a graduate of the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Texas A&M University, has been named vice president of operations for Technical Solutions.  Annamalai, who also received a MBA from A&M, will drive the overall operational excellence in the business unit, deliverin…