Two prominent Texas A&M University former students — one, a leading expert in statistics, analytics and data mining, and the other one of the university’s own pioneering synthetic organic chemists — have earned selection by the Texas A&M College of Science for its highest alumni honor, induction into the college’s Academy of Distinguished Former Students.
Dr. Jerry L. Oglesby, class of 1971, of Cary, N.C.; and Dr. Daniel Romo, class of 1986, of College Station, will be recognized Thursday (March 22) for their achievements and contributions to their professions, community and causes as part of the college’s Spring Recognition and Awards Dinner, to be held at Pebble Creek Country Club in College Station. The college also will recognize its current scholarship recipients along with all of the donors who have established endowed gifts within the college’s five departments during the past year.
The Academy was established in 1996 to recognize Aggies who have brought honor to their alma mater and professions through outstanding leadership in mathematics, statistics, the sciences and medicine. Oglesby and Romo join a prestigious list of 39 previous honorees distinguished for their merit and innovative achievements.
“Once again our awardees this year show the variety and strength of our former students,” said Dr. H. Joseph Newton, dean of the College of Science. “We are pleased to acknowledge a world-renowned chemist and a statistical leader in the development of analytics and also to have them as our graduates.”
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