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Stephen Lucy, former civil engineering student and CEO of JQ Engineering, LLP. | Image: Courtesy of Stephen Lucy
JQ Engineering, LLP has established the JQ Engineering Endowed Fellowship in Sustainability. Distributions from this endowment will be used to provide one or more fellowships to full-time students in good standing pursuing a graduate degree in the Zachry Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering with a focus in sustainable development at Texas A&M University.
JQ Engineering CEO, Stephen Lucy, and his partners were the driving forces behind this fellowship. “My partners in JQ Engineering, Christopher Story '95 and John Hoenig '00, are Texas A&M Aggies and civil engineering graduates,” Lucy said. “We all wanted to give back and provide support targeted at first-generation and underrepresented groups. Through our shared commitment to Texas A&M, we have established several fellowships within the Zachry Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering.”
Lucy’s father, Dan H. Lucy '48, was also a Texas A&M civil engineering graduate, and was a first-generation college student. “Since second grade, I told everyone I was going to attend Texas A&M and be a civil engineer,” Lucy said. “Both myself and my brother Dan, class of 1981, followed in our father’s footsteps and became civil engineers.”
Ultimately, Lucy said that Texas A&M is second only to his family in regards to the positive impact on his life. “Education opens up so many opportunities,” he said. “In addition to a great education, Texas A&M also provides access to the Aggie network, which is of immeasurable value.”
Lucy said that he had always planned to give back to Texas A&M based on all the financial support he received during his time there. “I received the President's Endowed Scholarship, which not only benefited me financially, but also provided me a relationship with my donor, Robert Guyler, that lasted until his death,” he said.
“I visited with Mr. Guyler and his wife, Priscilla, one weekend every semester until I graduated with my master’s, and then continued to see him after my time at A&M,” Lucy said. “He was a great mentor and generous with his time and advice. My engineering firm still works with Mr. Guyler's construction company to this day.”
Lucy and his wife, Lisa, have one daughter, Kaitlyn. In addition to his father and brother, Lucy had two uncles and has several cousins who also attended Texas A&M.

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. Fellowships encourage collaboration between the faculty, students and industry mentors while allowing graduate students to further their education and thus having a greater impact on the industry. If you are interested in supporting the College of Engineering and its departments or would like more information on how you can give, please contact Patrick Wilson, director of development.