H. R. Bum Bright ’43

One of Texas’ most distinguished businessmen, H. R. “Bum” Bright has always had time for Texas A&M. Graduating with a petroleum engineering degree, he served as a Captain in the Corps of Engineers during World War II. He leads Bright [...]

Arthur P. Wiley, Jr. ’46

A.P. Wiley attended Texas A&M twice; once before his service in World War II and again after the war. In between, he missed a lot of classroom lectures while a combat infantryman in Europe. He fought in four major campaigns, [...]

Weldon D. Kruger ’53

Forthright leadership is the hallmark of Weldon Kruger’s character. Corps Commander his senior year, he graduated with a petroleum engineering degree. He quickly earned a master’s degree, then served two years as an Air Force officer. In 1956, he joined [...]

Gerald D. Griffin ’56

Gerry Griffin led America’s journey to the heavens. Graduating with an aerospace engineering degree, he served as an Air Force fighter interceptor weapons officer, then worked in the aerospace industry. He next began a 21 year career with NASA, which [...]