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Bridgebuilder Society Members

  • Brij and Sunita Agrawal
  • Durga and Sushila Agrawal
  • Hari and Anjali Agrawal
  • Avinash and Peggy Ahuja
  • Raymond B. Bartels
  • Charles and Nancy Beyer
  • William A. Brookshire
  • Lai Chow
  • Odis Cobb
  • Cynthia Oliver Coleman
  • Ali Daneshy
  • Dr. Christine Ehlig-Economides and Michael Economides
  • William Fendley
  • Raymond W. Flumerfelt
  • Jesse and Terry Gonzalez
  • Ernest and Barbara Henley
  • Cecil and Louise Holder
  • Thomas K. and Nancy L. Holley
  • Tom and Laura Hsu
  • Huffington Foundation
  • Manmohan Singh and Marie-Luise Schubert Kalsi
  • Charles V. Kirkpatrick
  • D. Wayne Klotz, P.E.
  • Klotz Associates, Inc.
  • Kase Lawal
  • John Lienhard
  • Ron and Bo Lohec
  • Mr. and Mrs. Gerald Long
  • Beth Madison
  • Mehta Family Foundation
  • William C. Miller
  • Abdallah F. Najjar
  • Offshore Industry Crawfish Boil Committee
  • Randolph H. Pike
  • Mike and Mary Jo Piwetz
  • Scott T. Poage — Posthumous
  • Allen and Carol Rhodes
  • Elizabeth Rockwell
  • Charles and Shirley Roxburgh
  • Gwendolyn Salama
  • Dr. Ram V. Seetharam
  • Larry and Gerri Snider
  • Phillip Mathew Swanson
  • Jim and Joan Symons
  • Cheryl Thompson-Draper
  • TIRR Foundation
  • Salah A. and Chang Oh Turkmani
  • Randy and Tari Wester
  • Mariette and Ronald Woestemeyer
  • Mei and The Honorable Daniel Wong
  • Joan E. Worley


Established in 2000, the Bridgebuilder Society recognizes and honors individuals who have made transformational and impactful gifts to the Cullen College of Engineering. Induction into the society is the highest honor the Cullen College bestows upon a donor. Once a year, a dinner is held in honor of donors who have given $100,000 or more to the college over their lifetime, where they are presented with a commemorative gift and are applauded by their peers.

The Bridgebuilder

An old man, going a lone highway,
came at evening, cold and gray
to a chasm, vast and deep and wide,
through which was flowing a sullen tide.
The old man crossed in the twilight dim;
the sullen stream had no fears for him;
but he turned when safe on the other side
and built a bridge to span the tide.

“Old man,” said a fellow pilgrim near,
“You are wasting strength with building here;
your journey will end with the ending day;
you will never again pass this way;
you have crossed the chasm, deep and wide--
why build you the bridge at eventide?”

The builder lifted his old gray head:
“Good friend, in the path that I have come,” he said,
“There followeth after me today
A youth whose feet must pass this way.
The chasm that has been naught to me,
to that fair-haired youth may a pitfall be.
He, too, must cross in the twilight dim;
Good friend, I am building the bridge for him.”

—Will Allen Droomgoole


2021 Bridgebuilder Dinner Photos

Bridgebuilder Dinner - November 2021