Cockrell School of Engineering
The University of Texas at Austin

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For nearly a century, UT PGE has educated leaders who have shaped the oil and gas industry. In 2010, the department created the Distinguished Alumni Ceremony to recognize the best among them - company executives, technological innovators and shrewd entrepreneurs who display an extraordinary commitment to the industry and our UT PGE community.

The Hildebrand Department Distinguished Alumni Ceremony Committee is proud to announce the 2018 award recipients:

Distinguished Alumni
- Thomas Barrow* (BSPE ’45, MAGEO ’48)
- Richard D. Folger (BBA ’81, BSPE ’84)
- Autry C. Stephens (BSPE ’61) (MSPE '62)
- Gary L. Thomas (BSPE ’72)

Rising Stars
- Steve S. Habachy (BSPE ’00, MSPE ’06)
- Jillian Jopling (BSPE ’04)


The 2018 ceremony will be held on Friday, Nov. 2 at the Four Seasons Hotel in Austin. We have secured a special room rate at the hotel with the online promo code - 181102UTP. You can also secure the room by calling: 512-685-8100 and reference - UT Petroleum and Geosystems Engineering. The deadline for the room reservation is Wed., Oct. 3.

To purchase individual tickets, please visit UT Giving – PGE Distinguished Alumni Ceremony 2018. Each ticket is $125.00. After purchasing tickets, please fill out your desired menu and dietary restrictions.

For questions or to support the event, please contact: Catherine Campbell at 512-471-3208.





Distinguished Alumni Past Honorees

View honorees from each class starting in 2010.