COLLEGE STATION, Texas, Aug. 10, 2012 – Rudy and Susanne Dismuke
of Houston have endowed a $60,000 memorial scholarship in chemical
engineering at Texas A&M University.
This funds will establish The Chieko T. Dismuke Memorial
Scholarship, which will be funded through the Texas A&M
Foundation. The recipient of this scholarship will be a full-time
chemical engineering junior or senior student.
“I am grateful for the education I received at Texas A&M,"
Rudy Dismuke said. "I will never be able to give back to Texas
A&M what Texas A&M has given to me. I am honored to endow
scholarships that allow students to have access to a great
education and a launch pad into terrific careers.
“I am permanently endowing this scholarship in memory of my
mother, Chieko T. Dismuke. Some of my earliest memories are of my
mother teaching me math and science, the core skills of
engineering. Aggie Moms and Texas A&M are an educational
combination that cannot be beat. The tradition continues with my
son, Christopher, who is a Class of 2013 chemical engineer.”
Dismuke is a Texas A&M Class of 1978 chemical engineering
graduate. He joined ExxonMobil as a gas engineer upon graduation
from Texas A&M. He currently serves as a commercial adviser for
ExxonMobil’s exploration activities in North and South America.
ExxonMobil will contribute matching funds to the gift.
At Texas A&M, the Dismukes have previously endowed
scholarships within the C.D. Holland Scholars Program, Kenneth Hall
Teaching Excellence Award, Dr. Rayford G. Anthony Scholarship and
the Dr. Ron Darby Scholarship. Dismuke is a 35-year member of the
Association of Former Students and a permanent endowed member of
the Century Club.
“The generous gifts that Rudy and Susanne have endowed to Texas
A&M is a testament to their appreciation for the outstanding
instruction Rudy received, their son Christopher is receiving, and
it also signifies their desire for Texas A&M to continue to
recognize and reward deserving students,” said Thadd Haggert,
director of development for engineering with the Texas A&M
The Dwight Look College of Engineering houses 12 engineering
departments with more than 11,000 9,850 students and is ranked
ninth in undergraduate and seventh in graduate studies among public
universities in the nation according toU.S. News & World
Report. The Artie McFerrin Department of Chemical Engineering
at Texas A&M is home to more than 850 undergraduate and
The Texas A&M Foundation is a nonprofit organization that
raises major gifts and manages endowments for the sole benefit of
Texas A&M University.