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About the Award

Texas A&M University College of Engineering recognizes the achievements of our graduates through the Outstanding Alumni Award. This honor is given each year to former students who have made outstanding contributions to his or her profession, discipline or community.

Award Recipients for 2019:


David D. Dunlap 83David D. Dunlap ‘83, President and Chief Executive Officer of Superior Energy Services
Major: Petroleum Engineering
James T. Hopper Sr. 68James T. Hopper Sr. ’68, Owner of Megahertz Technology, Inc. 
Major: Engineering Technology & Industrial Distribution
Peter D. Huddleston Class of 80Peter D. Huddleston '80, President and Chairman of Huddleston & Co., Inc.
Major: Petroleum Engineering

William B. HurdWill B. Hurd ’99, U.S. House of Representatives, Texas District 23 
Major: Computer Science and Engineering 

Michael J. PlankMichael J. Plank ’83, Chairman and CEO of The Plank Companies, Inc.
Major: Mechanical Engineering

Aleida RiosAleida Rios ’91, Head of Upstream Engineering-BP 
Major: Chemical Engineering

Ronald E. SmithRonald E. Smith ’80, President, Chief Executive Officer and Director of Deep Down, Inc. 
Major: Ocean Engineering

Lee M. TillmanLee M. Tillman ’84, Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of Marathon Oil Corporation 
Major: Chemical Engineering

J. Mike WalkerJ. Mike Walker ’66, Co-founder, Chairman, President and CEO Dril-Quip 
Major: Mechanical Engineering