Carmen and Mitchell “Mitch” Hovendick ’79 have established the Carmen and Mitchell “Mitch” Hovendick ’79 Endowed Scholarship to provide one or more scholarships to full-time students in good standing pursuing an undergraduate degree in chemical engineering from Texas A&M University.

Prior to joining EnCap in 1997, Hovendick spent 15 years as a petroleum engineer with Phillips Petroleum Company, where he worked primarily as a reservoir engineer in almost all major basins of the U.S.

He is a registered professional petroleum engineer and a member of the Society of Petroleum Engineers, Houston Producers’ Forum and Independent Petroleum Association of America. Hovendick received his bachelor's degree in chemical engineering from Texas A&M in 1997 and his master’s degree in business administration in finance from Rice University.