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Betty and Thomas Bendall
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Betty and Thomas “Randy” Bendall ’69 have established the Betty and Thomas “Randy” Bendall ’69 Endowed Scholarship, which will provide one or more scholarships to full-time undergraduate students pursuing a degree in the Artie McFerrin Department of Chemical Engineering.

“In the past few years, I have realized that I want to help others by sharing the benefits of an education from Texas A&M University,” said Randy Bendall.

Randy transferred into the chemical engineering department at the start of his junior year and never looked back. He had two summer jobs at Dow Chemical Company — a global leader in chemical engineering — before accepting a full-time position there upon graduation. He worked for the company for more than 30 years, eventually retiring from his long and successful career as a project manager for both Texas and Louisiana.

Later, Randy was reunited with Texas A&M through his son’s education — returning to campus to spend time together and return to the place that had been his home away from home and left such a lasting impression on him.

“I am proud to have chosen Texas A&M and chemical engineering,” said Randy. “My chemical engineering degree set me on a path of a career at Dow Chemical Company.  Because of the opportunities given to me, I decided to establish an endowed scholarship in the department to help others to pursue their education in chemical engineering.”

His generous gift, made through the Texas A&M Foundation, will support the students of today as they grow into the leaders of tomorrow.

How to Give

The College of Engineering is one of the leading engineering programs in the United States, ranking first in undergraduate enrollment and ninth in graduate enrollment. Endowments supporting the students in the college have an immeasurable impact on their education. If you are interested in supporting the College of Engineering or would like more information on how you can give, please contact Haley Jennings, director of development.