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 astute entrepreneurs with unmatched industry expertise and a continued commitment to our UT PGE community.


2022 Distinguished Alumni

Robert MacDonald
MSPE 1970, PhD PE 1972

Myra Dria
PhD PE 1988

Chuck Farmer
BSPE 1981

Larry Lake
UT PGE faculty since 1978

Ken Nelson
BSPE 1970, MSPE 1973

Will Hickey
BSPE 2009
Rising Star Award

2002 Distinguished Alumni Ceremony Sponsors

Premier Underwriters

  • EOG Resources
  • The Farmer Family
  • Gary Thomas


  • Drs. Paul and Kelley Bommer
  • Chevron
  • Discovery Operating
  • Formentera Partners
  • Hildebrand Foundation
  • Percussion Petroleum II

Premier Supporters

  • The Dupree Family
  • Robert and Linda Hinkel
  • Orbis Energy
  • Chip and Melinda Rimer


  • Liz and Dick Brannon
  • David and Carol Christian
  • Folger Energy
  • I&GN Energy
  • Larry and Carol Lake
  • The MacDonald Family
  • Merit Advisors
  • C. Ronald and Kathie Platt
  • Stephen and Myra Skinner
  • Strand Energy
  • Jerry and Cheryl Windlinger

2022 Alumni Tailgate Sponsors

  • ComboCurve
  • Chip and Melinda Rimer
  • The Shepherd Family

See photos from the 2022 Distinguished Alumni event:

Distinguished Alumni Ceremony and Dinner
UT PGE Tailgate: UT vs. TCU