Difference Makers, July 2013

The New York Times published an obituary for George P. Mitchell, TX D ’40, who passed away last week at the age of 94. Mitchell was a champion of “new drilling and (oil/gas) production techniques like hydraulic fracturing.” He also created the Cynthia and George Mitchell Foundation with his late wife. Mitchell has made special gifts to Tau Beta Pi to fund four TBP Scholarships in his name.

Click here to read the obituary for more biographical information, including details on Mitchell’s creation of The Woodlands (Texas).


Anand Gramopadhye, Ph.D. (SC A ’87), recently began his new position as dean of Clemson University’s College of Engineering and Science. Previously, Dr. Gramopadhye was an associate vice president for workforce development and chairman of the industrial engineering department at Clemson. In this role, he “helped create the Center for Workforce Development, which partners with statewide K-12 institutions, technical colleges, industry and other academic institutions and centers inside and outside the state to address STEM issues to meet the needs of South Carolina’s 21st century knowledge economy.” Read the news release


Tau Beta Pi is pleased to announce the hiring of two new staff members to support the Association’s operations. Sherry D. Jennings-King, TN A ’93, has been hired as the Major Gifts Officer, effective immediately. Mike Brown has been hired as the new Bookkeeper and will begin August 1. We are excited to add these two individuals to the Headquarters team. Contact information and other details will be available soon on the Tau Beta Pi website.



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