Distinguished Alumni

For nearly a century, UT PGE has educated leaders who have shaped the oil and gas industry. In 2010, the Hildebrand 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 excited to announce the 2019 honorees who are accelerating excellence:

Distinguished Alumni

Laurie W. "Larry" Folmar* (B.S. PE 1947)

James "Jim" Barnum (B.S. PE 1978)

James Dupree (M.S. PE 1983)

Charles "Chip" Rimer (B.S. PE 1983)

Michael Minarovic (B.S. PE 1987)

Rising Star

John Campbell III (B.S. PE 2009)


The program will take place on Friday, Nov. 8 at the Four Seasons Hotel in downtown Austin. Dependent upon availability, you may reserve a room at the UT PGE discounted rate of $475. You can book online with the promo code 191108UTP or you can call 512-685-8100 and reference - UT Petroleum and Geosystems Engineering. The room block deadline is Oct. 3, 2019.

Distinguished Alumni Ceremony tickets are available for purchase through the utexas giving page. If you or your company is interested in supporting the program, please complete our partnership form.