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The Dwight Look College of Engineering at Texas A&M University has honored two former students with the 2011 Outstanding Alumni Honor Awards.Dr. G. Kemble Bennett, vice chancellor and dean of engineering, presented the awards to Timothy A. Leach '82 (at right in photo) and S. Shariq Yosufzai '74…


Texas A&M University graduate and NASA astronaut Mike Fossum will return to space in May as part of the International Space Station Expeditions 28 and 29. Fossum, a 1980 Texas A&M mechanical engineering graduate, will serve as a flight engineer on Expedition 28 and as commander of Expeditio…


D. Wayne Klotz, P.E. '74, former president of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) and a civil engineering graduate of Texas A&M, has been named Houston's 2011 Engineer of the Year. Klotz is president of Klotz Associates Inc., a full service civil engineering firm based in Houston. He…


Undergraduates at Texas A&M University soon will take a closer look at distribution of services, thanks to a gift by Warren and Lisa Barhorst of Houston. The couple owns Barhorst Insurance Group Ltd. with 30 locations across Texas. He is chairman and chief executive officer, and she is vice pre…


Dr. Alfred F. "Fred" and Rebecca Brem are keeping Texas A&M University in mind while they plan for their own futures. The couple from Punta Gorda, Fla., recently announced scholarships for electrical and computer engineering and nuclear engineering students through an Individual Retirement Acco…


It's the story of a successful merger that continues to benefit Texas A&M University, most recently with a $2 million "dividend" for a faculty chair in industrial and systems engineering. The merger harks back to 1963 when a Texas Aggie wed a University of Texas coed. To this day, W.M. "Mike" B…


It was a big dream for a little boy in the Depression years, a dream his widow never forgot. Now Katherine E. Pritchett has honored that dream and her husband's memory with a million-dollar scholarship program for engineering students at Texas A&M University. O.D. Pritchett grew up near the rur…