"We love UT, we love the School of Engineering and we love Friends of Alec. What we have received from UT is invaluable and can never be returned in kind."

– Kris Dixit, M.S. EE '04, and Harini Shah, M.S. EE '04

"I was supported by scholarships as a student, and the education I received changed my life. Education is a game changer and to be able to pay it forward means the world to me."

– Jerri Paul, B.S. ME '95, M.S. Manufacturing Systems '97

"Establishing my endowment was a way to give back to the institution that prepared me to have a successful career and rewarding life. The chance to exercise my company’s match was an enabler to my decision."

– Phillip H. Cook, B.S. ME '70

"This may not be much, but I know I have just begun my career thanks to the Cockrell School. This is just one of many gifts to come over the course of my new career."

– Mark Cavazos, B.S. ArchE, '03

"Thanks for your efforts to get the students out to support the school. I think it is great to get students giving while they are still here so it becomes more of a habit."

– Emily Chen, B.S. BME '11

"This gift is a small token from my first paycheck. I'm thankful for the education I got at the university and cherish the experiences with the people I met during grad school."

– Abraham K. John, M.S. PE '03, Ph.D. PE '08

"It's truly my pleasure to give back a small token to UT and the School of Engineering for the many benefits I received. I hope my small contribution can encourage students to strive to make a difference."

– Doug Osterhus, B.S. ChE '75

Friends of Alec

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Every year, gifts from alumni, parents, faculty, staff and others provide a vital stream of flexible funding that sustains and enhances the Texas Engineering student experience. Known as Friends of Alec, the Cockrell School's generous annual fund supporters help us strengthen our academic programs, invest in new opportunities and address immediate needs.

Your Gifts Provide Annual Funding for:

  • Undergraduate scholarships
  • Graduate fellowships
  • Student organizations
  • Hands-on student projects
  • Recruitment of top faculty
  • Undergraduate and graduate research
  • Upgrading of labs, classrooms and meeting spaces

Friends of Alec like you ensure the Cockrell School continues to graduate top engineers who go on to lead industry and make an impact on society. Make a gift in support of the next generation of Texas Engineers today.

Contact Us

Marcela DeFaria, director
Phone: 512-471-4080
Fax: 512-471-5555
Address: 301 E. Dean Keeton St., C2104
Austin, Texas 78712