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Three generations of petroleum engineers in the family have inspired the establishment of the Lovingfoss Family – Classes of ’52, ’87, ’18, ’23 Petroleum Ventures Program Endowed Scholarship at Texas A&M University.
The Lovingfoss Aggie legacy started with the late Warren J. Lovingfoss ’52, who received a bachelor’s degree in petroleum engineering. In 1980, after obtaining over 25 years of experience in the oil and gas industry, he founded and was president of Lovingfoss & Bowman Petroleum Consultants in Ventura, California.
Warren’s son, Donald P. “Don” Lovingfoss ’87, was the next family member to receive his degree in petroleum engineering from Texas A&M. After graduation, he was a petroleum engineer for Plains Exploration & Production and Seneca Resources Corporation, and then was vice president of petroleum engineering for Union Bank. Following in his father’s footsteps, Donald established his own company, Lovingfoss Energy Consultants, Inc.
The most recent Lovingfoss family graduate in petroleum engineering is Connor Lovingfoss ’18, who graduated with a bachelor’s degree and a Petroleum Ventures Certificate. The certificate sets Aggie petroleum engineers apart by giving them unparalleled exposure to business concepts, entrepreneurship, industry leaders and case-based learning opportunities through the Graham Petroleum Ventures Program, where they work together with Mays Business School students to solve problems and study real-world energy companies.
Distributions from the Lovingfoss Family – Classes of ’52, ’87, ’18, ’23 Petroleum Ventures Program Endowed Scholarship will be used to provide one or more scholarships to students who are pursuing an undergraduate degree in petroleum engineering and participating in the Petroleum Ventures Program at Texas A&M.
This scholarship will both honor the Lovingfoss family’s ongoing contribution to the petroleum industry and promote the further success of students who, like the Lovingfoss family, have proven their dedication to solving problems in the energy field.

How to Give

Endowments supporting students in the Texas A&M University College of Engineering 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 Alex Moreno, director of development.