Zivneys create faculty fellowship in chemical engineering

Photo of Nancy and Dan ZivneyNancy and Dan Zivney ’73 recently made contributions to create the Nancy and Dan Zivney ’73 Faculty Fellows in Chemical Engineering.

Their endowed gift of $250,000 will be used to support the teaching, research, service and professional development activities to its faculty recipient in the Artie McFerrin Department of Chemical Engineering.

Zivney earned his bachelor’s degree in 1973 and spent his career with ExxonMobil before retiring in 2009. During his career, he served as manager of the Chalmette, La., refinery, project manager for Mobil’s Year 2000 project and Mobil’s U.S. Supply and Logistics manager. He was the project executive for ExxonMobil’s Refinery New Source Review capital program to reduce environmental emissions for the company’s U.S. refineries at the time of his retirement.

“The training and education that I received from the Department of Chemical Engineering was an invaluable foundation for my career at ExxonMobil,” Zivney said. “Our gift reflects our appreciation to the department, and will hopefully assist the faculty in creating similar career opportunities for the current and future chemical engineering students at Texas A&M University.”

He and his wife, Nancy, have been longtime supporters of Texas A&M, having created the Nancy and Dan Zivney ’73 Scholarship for freshman chemical engineering students in 2011 and additional gifts to Texas A&M Foundation and the Association of Former Students. They have two children, Derek ’06 and Lindsay.

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