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The Academy Welcomes

Posted by on Tuesday, May 22, 2012 in Giving, Spring 2012.

Above, from top: The Academy of Distinguished Alumni welcomes its new members. Second: Claire Earll, BA’08, Matt Walters, BE’08, and Dean Galloway. Third: Engineering Alumni Council President Pam Hathcock deZevallos, E’67, Bob Anderson, BE’65, and Cherry Anderson. Fourth: Sophomore Peter Ingram, Crenshaw W. and Howell E. Adams Sr. Memorial Scholarship recipient; junior Katie Lopez, Frederick M. and Jean B. Riggs Scholarship recipient; and sophomore Ian Shaw, Hardaway Family Scholarship recipient.
Bob Anderson (second from right) celebrates his induction with family.

Robert G. Anderson, BE’65

After graduating from Vanderbilt with a civil engineering degree, Anderson progressed through the ranks at Rodgers Construction Co., eventually becoming its president. He now serves as chair of the R.G. Anderson Co., a construction company he founded in 1989 and which consistently ranks among the top construction companies in the region. He has served on the Engineering Alumni Council and is a member of the School of Engineering Committee of Visitors and the Fred J. Lewis Society.

From left: John Gass is congratulated by his wife, Jane Ann Driver Gass, BS’74, and his mother, sister and brother-in-law.

John D. Gass, BE’74

Gass started designing offshore platforms at Chevron shortly after earning his civil engineering degree at Vanderbilt. Today he is a vice president of Chevron Corp. and president of Chevron Gas and Midstream, responsible for the company’s global natural gas business. He also oversees Chevron’s shipping, pipeline and power operations. Gass is actively involved with Vanderbilt as a member of the School of Engineering Committee of Visitors and as a member of the Fred J. Lewis Society.

Matt Walters, BE’08 (far left), and Jake Walters, BE’11 (third from right), join family members in congratulating their father, Tom Walters (third from left), on his Distinguished Alumnus Award.

Thomas R. Walters, BE’76

Mechanical engineering graduate Walters began his career with Exxon in 1978 and has worked both nationally and internationally for the company. He is now president of ExxonMobil Gas and Power Marketing Co. and serves as a vice president of Exxon Mobil Corp., the world’s largest publicly traded international oil and gas company. Walters is a member of the School of Engineering Committee of Visitors and the Fred J. Lewis Society.

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