Texas Tech University

Gordon W. Davis Endowed Scholarship

G.W. Davis

The Gordon W. Davis Scholarship Endowment was established in 1997 by Texas Tech University Meat Science Association and Texas Tech University Meat Science Alumni Association.  The scholarship is for undergraduate students in the Department of Animal and Food Sciences studying meat science.

Dr. Gordon W. Davis, founder of CEV Multimedia, currently serves as the company's chairman. He started as an intern high school teacher in 1968. He earned two bachelor's degrees from Washington State University in the 1960s. He was an instructor at Texas A&M University for five years while finishing M.S. and Ph.D. requirements, followed by 13 years as a faculty member at the University of Tennessee and Texas Tech University. In 1984, Dr. Davis embarked on an entrepreneurial experience when he started CEV. Throughout his 44-year career, he has received 49 university, business and industry awards, which include the following from the Davis College of Agricultural Sciences & Natural Resources: the Albert Usener Award in 1990, Outstanding Meat Science Alumni Award in 1996, Meathead of the Year Award in 1998, Animal and Food Science Hall of Fame Distinguished Service Award in 2003, and Gerald W. Thomas Outstanding Agriculturalist Award for Agribusiness in 2009.

Although Dr. Davis is extraordinarily accomplished, he graciously attributes this success to the "players" with which he has been associated. In 2012, CEV Multimedia was named to both the Governor's State of Texas Small Business Award and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce's Blue Ribbon Small Business Award lists, along with being named the 2014 Association of Career & Technical Education (ACTE) Business Leader of the Year - awards for which Dr. Davis and CEV are extremely proud. Dr. Davis and his wife, Joyce, reside in Lubbock and have one son, Benjamin Davis.

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Alex Yack
Senior Director of Development

Matt Williams
Director of Development

Shelbey Havens
Assistant Director of Development