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WulfeMechanical engineering alumnus Ed Wulfe, ’55, has been named a recipient of Texas A&M University Association of Former Student’s 2017 Distinguished Alumnus Award.

Wulfe, who now lives in Houston, is the founder, CEO and chairman of the Wulfe and Co. commercial real estate brokerage, development and property-management firm. Wulfe was also named a “Houston Hero” by the Houston Chronicle, which cited his “tireless efforts toward

making Houston a better place to live” through his developments, civic leadership and volunteer service, which included steering the Houston Symphony out of a budget deficit.

He received his bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from Texas A&M.

Wulfe serves as a guest on Texas A&M’s Master of Real Estate Advisory Board, and has been a lecturer for MBA students and created an endowed scholarship in the Mays Business School. He contributed an auditorium in the Texas A&M Hillel Building.

Wulfe serves as chairman of the Houston Symphony, a director of the Greater Houston Partnership, the Symphony and Scenic Houston and on the boards of the Center for Houston’s Future, Trees for Houston; Uptown Houston, Holocaust Museum Houston, the African American Museum of Houston; the Methodist Hospital Center for Performing Arts Medicine; and The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston.

In 2003, he chaired a city wide referendum to expand Houston’s light rail and transit systems.

Wulfe was unable to attend the gala on Sept. 29 in Reed Arena. He will be recognized during next year’s ceremony.