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Distinguished Engineers

2020 Distinguished Engineers

As you may have heard, the university has recently decided to move all classes online and has canceled university events through mid-April, therefore we have decided to follow suit. In order to err on the side of caution and remain proactive, our annual spring events on April 23-24, including the Dean's Reception and Distinguished Engineer luncheon, have been canceled. The health and safety of all members of the Texas Tech University community and our alumni and friends are our primary concern at this time. As we move forward, we anticipate rescheduling these events for the fall; we will remain in touch and diligent about keeping everyone up to date on future plans.

In the meantime, please join us in congratulating our 2020 Distinguished Engineers and Young Distinguished Engineers:

Distinguished Engineer Award Recipients:

Mr. Darrell Bateman 
1984 – BS in Computer Science; 2012 – MS in Management Information Systems

Dr. Scott Clark 
2002 – BS in Computer Science and Electrical Engineering; 2016 Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering

Mr. Blake DeBerry
1982 – BS in Mechanical Engineering

Dr. David Harkins
1992 – BS in Petroleum Engineering; 1995 – MS in Civil Engineering; 1998 – Ph.D. in Civil Engineering

Mr. Paul Morrow
1991 – BS in Chemical Engineering; 1993 – MBA

Young Distinguished Engineer Award Recipients:

Mr. Cal Zant
2005 – BS in Computer Science

Ms. Nicole Dusang
2002 – BS in Electrical Engineering; 2003 – MS in Electrical Engineering

Let us know if you have any questions or concerns. We hope to see you in the fall when we can celebrate these distinguished alumni in person!

About the Distinguished Engineer Award

The Distinguished Engineer Award was established during the 1966–1967 academic year to recognize the most outstanding former students of the Whitacre College of Engineering. Since that time, 230 former students of the Whitacre College of Engineering have received this honor. Recipients of the award must be distinguished in their profession, an inspiration to their peers, and have demonstrated a continuing interest in areas outside the field of engineering.

Nominate a Former Student for the Distinguished Engineer Award

To nominate an individual for the Distinguished Engineer Award, visit the Distinguished Engineer Nominations page.

Distinguished Engineer Archives

Full biographies, citations, and photos of all of the Whitacre College of Engineering Distinguished Engineers can be found in the Past Distinguished Engineers Archives.