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Jeanette and Bill Robbins taking a picture outside in front of mountains.
Former Texas A&M University industrial and systems engineering student Bill Robbins ’70 and his wife Jeanette. | Image: Courtesy of Bill Robbins
Jeanette and Bill Robbins have established the Jeanette and Bill Robbins '70 Endowed Scholarship. Distributions from this endowment will be used to provide one or more scholarships to full-time students in good standing pursuing an undergraduate degree in industrial and systems engineering in the College of Engineering at Texas A&M University.
Bill chose to attend Texas A&M for its esteemed engineering school and to become a commissioned officer through the Corps of Cadets. “When I first visited A&M it was impressive, especially after seeing my brother in uniform in the Corps,” he said. “My memories at A&M are filled with many great times in the Corps, student activities, academic challenges, inspiration, lasting friendships and many more life-changing experiences.”
Bill said that after everything he learned at Texas A&M, he was more than prepared to begin his career. “Texas A&M prepared me for leadership and service, the ability to use my skills in industrial engineering and to understand and apply the values that Aggieland gave me,” he said. “Those traits and skills prepared me for a career in health care systems that allowed me to work in occupations from engineering systems to management and consulting. The value of a degree from Texas A&M is immeasurable.”
After all that he had gained throughout his time at Texas A&M and in the industrial and systems engineering program,Bill felt that it was time to give back some of what he had received. “I realized that the knowledge and diversity of skills gained from this degree allowed me to move in many directions in my career, which was both successful and rewarding,” he said. “Jeanette and I wanted to honor all that I had received from A&M and this department by establishing this gift.”
Ultimately, Bill and Jeanette hope their scholarship will provide assistance for a student to continue his or her degree in industrial and systems engineering by lightening the financial burden.
Bill received his bachelor’s degree in 1970 and his master’s degree in 1975 in industrial engineering from Texas A&M. He and Jeanette have four children, two of whom also graduated from Texas A&M, Carrie '97 and Bill Jr. '04.

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 and its departments or would like more information on how you can give, please contact John Bernheim, senior director of development.