Two students among the nearly 60 Mays Mitte scholars and fellows were named in May to the Roy F. and Joann Cole Mitte Foundation Circle of Excellence. Senior finance major John Huffman and MBA student and Mitte fellow William White, a licensed chemical engineer, are the 2005 winners of the Mitte Circle of Excellence Award.

The Mitte Foundation is one of the top scholarship programs for business schools in the United States. Created by Roy and Joann Mitte, the foundation recognizes and rewards students who exemplify outstanding leadership, academic achievement, citizenship and community involvement.

Huffman is one of Texas A&M’s nominees for the Rhodes Scholarship and serves on numerous student advisory boards, working with the Business Honors Society, the Mitte Society and MSC Hospitality.

White worked for 13 years as a chemical engineer in the power and environmental industries before returning to academia for his MBA. He has tutored students at Bryan High School in algebra, trigonometry and calculus and works closely with English-as-a-second-language students.

Addressing Mitte Foundation Executive Director Cheryl Nolting, White thanked the Mittes for the financial support and volunteerism incentives that helped him find a role in Bryan-College Station as he studied for his MBA. “The Mitte Foundation showed me that I have a place in the community and what some of those opportunities are,” White said. “And that is priceless.”