Distinguished Engineering Graduates 1998

George C. Love

B.S. Ar.E. 1951
Vice President, HBC Engineering Inc.

Mr. George C. Love earned his bachelor’s degree in architectural engineering in 1951 from UT Austin.

The first professional experience he gained was with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers as an instructor at its engineering school.

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S.A. Garza

B.S.E. 1952; B.S. C.E 1955
International Consultant

Mr. S.A. Garza earned a bachelor’s degree in education in 1952 and one in civil engineering in 1955 from UT Austin.

He served as a sanitary engineer with the Texas Health Department from 1953 to 1955, then became a junior design engineer with the City of Austin. He later took a job as director of projects with Isom Hale Associates in 1962, where he stayed a year before founding his own firm S.A. Garza Consulting Engineer.

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George H. Fancher, Jr.

B.S. P.E. 1961; M.S. P.E 1962
Owner, Fancher Oil Company

Mr. George H. Fancher Jr. earned both his bachelor’s degree in 1961 and master’s degree in 1962 in petroleum engineering from UT Austin.

After graduating he was employed by The California Company (now Chevron) as a petroleum engineer in Wyoming and Colorado. In 1966, he joined Ball Brothers Research Corporation in Boulder, Colo., followed by two years with an independent oil company. He formed Smith-Fancher in 1969, which was an independent oil producer in the Rocky Mountain and mid-continent regions. In 1980 he formed Fancher Oil Company and has operated as sole proprietor since that time.

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Kenneth B. Ford

B.S. P.E 1940
Director, Miller & Lents, Ltd.

Mr. Kenneth B. Ford earned his bachelor’s degree in petroleum engineering in 1940 from UT Austin.

After graduation from UT, he worked for J.S. Abercrombie Co., an independent oil and gas operator, and remained there until 1943. He joined the U.S. Navy in 1944 and served as an engineering officer on a tanker in the Pacific during World War II. After being discharged from the Navy in 1946, he returned to Abercrombie.

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Kenneth J. Cox

B.S. E.E 1953; M.S. E.E. 1956
Assistant to the Director, Engineering Directorate, NASA Johnson Space Center

Dr. Kenneth J. Cox earned both his bachelor’s degree in 1953 and his master’s degree in 1956 in electrical engineering from UT Austin. He also served as an instructor in the Department of Electrical Engineering from 1955 to 1958.

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OYEG Honorees

An "Outstanding Young Engineering Graduate" (OYEG) is a graduate who is under the age of 40 at the time of selection. Learn more about OYEG honorees.