Distinguished Engineering Graduates 2001

Jose I. Guerra

Jose Guerra

B.S. A.E., 1957
President and CEO, Jose I. Guerra, Inc. Consulting Engineers, Austin

One needn't look any farther than The University of Texas at Austin to see evidence of Jose Guerra's accomplishments. Such campus landmarks as the LBJ Library, Jester Center complex, and the Darrell K. Royal—Texas Memorial Stadium are all among the projects he's worked on during the last 45 years.

Read more

Donald Haragan

Donald Haragon

B.S. Meteorology, 1959; Ph.D. C.E., 1970
President Emeritus and Professor of Geosciences, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas

Dr. Haragan’s combination of broad interests with an engineering education has led to an enormously rich, diverse and productive career in the academic world. After receiving his B.S. in meteorology through the College of Engineering, quickly followed by an M.S. in meteorology from Texas A & M, he returned to The University, where he spent nine years in several positions: research scientist in the electrical engineering research lab; instructor in the College of Engineering’s atmospheric science group; and civil engineering graduate student.

Read more

David Bonner

David Bonner

B.S. Ch.E., 1967; M.S. Ch.E., 1969
Global Director, Polymer Technology Center, Rohm and Haas Company, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Dr. David C. Bonner is a leading authority on polymer engineering and technology commercialization, with long experience in petrochemicals, rubber, plastics and specialty chemicals.

Dr. Bonner followed his master’s degree at UT with a 1972 doctorate from the University of California-Berkeley, and soon accepted a position as assistant professor of chemical engineering at Texas Tech University. Four years later, he moved on to the Texas A & M University faculty as associate professor of chemical engineering.

Read more

Keys Curry

Keys Curry

B.S.M.E., 1958
Chairman, President and CEO, Curgil Oil and Gas, Inc. Houston, Texas

Keys Curry has a long, successful history of combining his engineering background with skillful entrepreneurship. Since graduating from UT, he has started, or been a principal in, four companies, two of which were taken public with very successful initial public offerings. He has achieved licensure as a Texas professional engineer and a Texas real estate broker, acquired an M.B.A. and run enterprises in computer software, mineral acquisition and power generation engineering.

Read more

Adam T. (Ted) Bourgoyne, Jr.

Ted Bourgoyne

Ph.D. P.E., 1969
Professor Emeritus of Petroleum Engineering, Louisiana State University and Vice-President, Bourgoyne Enterprises Inc., Baton Rouge, Louisiana

Dr. Adam T. Bourgoyne has enjoyed a long, distinguished dual career as academic and petroleum industry consultant. In 1971, following the receipt of his doctorate and a year of experience with Conoco, Inc., Houston, as a senior systems engineer in the petroleum engineering services group, he took an assistant professor position with Louisiana State University.

Read more

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.