2006 Distinguished Engineers
(from left to right) Jerry Morgensen (1965 BS Civil Engineering), Ajay Marathe (1983 MS Industrial Engineering) and Travis Simpson (1981, BS Electrical Engineering).
To recognize some of the most outstanding alumni of Texas Tech University, the Whitacre College of Engineering has established the Distinguished Engineer Award. These awards are given for outstanding achievement both inside and outside the profession. Recipients have received a degree from the Texas Tech University Edward E. Whitacre Jr. College of Engineering, are distinguished in their endeavors, have continued interest outside the field of engineering, and are people of integrity, stature, and demonstrated ability. There are four recipients.