Archive for former students

Ramiro "Ram" Martinez '50 has signed an endowment agreement for the Betty Martinez Excellence Fund for Nuclear Engineering. This endowment funds scholarships benefiting students of the Department of Nuclear Engineering. "I always seemed to be in the right place at the right time, and so I am fort…


Steve Swanson, a former student in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering, was part of a special Live downlink held Thursday by the Science, Space and Technology Committee with astronauts aboard the International Space Station (ISS). The downlink was part of the 45th anniversary of the A…


The Department of Computer Science and Engineering at Texas A&M University has established an outstanding group to serve as its Advisory Council. Membership on the council is by invitation of the department head and based on leadership, accomplishments, and interest. The current council is made …


Dr. Tracy A. Hammond, associate professor and director of the Sketch Recognition Lab in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at Texas A&M University, Dr. Manoj Prasad, and Doctoral Candidate Paul Taele participated in CHI 2014. The ACM Special Interest Group on Computer-Human Inter…


Not everyone gets to meet the President of the United States. For Hudson High (right blue shirt), a Texas A&M graduate with a degree in industrial engineering, the opportunity was exhilarating and exhausting. He went to work at his job at the Ford Plant in Kansas City like he did every day. Exce…


Al White and Judith Dietz of Austin have established the Judith Dietz and Al White '86 Scholarship with the Texas A&M Foundation. The endowment will create one or more scholarships for incoming Corps of Cadets students who have a financial need and are pursuing degrees in computer science or com…


Troy and Pamela Toman of San Antonio recently endowed the Pamela and Troy Toman '88 Scholarship in Computer Science and Engineering. Their scholarship is focused on assisting an incoming freshman student from Bexar County who is pursuing a degree in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering…


Texas A&M University and the engineering program hold many fond memories for Jamie and Dennis Mudd. Both earned degrees from Texas A&M, and they credit the engineering program for bringing them together. Jamie was employed at the Texas A&M Transportation Institute and Dennis was studying…


Donna and Steven D. Leist of Pantego, Texas recently established the Donna '92 and Steven D. Leist '93 Scholarship for the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at Texas A&M University. Steven Leist is a President's Endowed scholarship recipient and wanted to award a high achieving stu…


The Department of Aerospace Engineering in the Dwight Look College of Engineering at Texas A&M University inducted nine alumni into the Aerospace Engineering Distinguished Alumni Academy April 30 during the Aerospace Engineering Annual Awards Banquet. Receiving the Outstanding Aerospace Enginee…


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…


On Monday, April 14, the Department of Nuclear Engineering held its annual Awards and Recognition banquet in the Memorial Student Center. The primary purpose of this event is to highlight achievements of students, faculty and staff, and former students.  Over 75 attended, including former student…


Texas A&M University and The Association of Former Students have announced the recipients of the 2014 Distinguished Alumnus Award, and among them are five graduates of the college of engineering:  C.R. “Ray Holbrook Jr., chemical engineering, Class of 1948, of Santa Fe, Texas; William W. “Bi…


The Department of Computer Science and Engineering held its Annual Spring Banquet and Awards Ceremony on Thursday, April 24, 2014 at the Memorial Student Center. This was the largest spring banquet to date and it was a phenomenal success. Several differences set the 2014 Spring Banquet apart from p…


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…