Melendy Lovett ’79, who earned her BBA in management and is president of Texas Instrument’s Educational and Productivity Solutions, was inducted to the Women in Technology International Hall of Fame for 2005.

Lovett is the first woman in Texas Instument’s history to be named a president. She leads a $500 million international business that brings innovative TI calculators to market and uses research to continue driving products and programs that help students perform in math and science classrooms.

Another former student will be honored by A&M in 2006: L.C. “Chaz” Neely ’62, BBA in marketing, is one of four Aggies honored with the 2006 Distinguished Alumnus Award from Texas A&M and The Association of Former Students.

Neely is CEO of San Antonio Steel Company (SASCO), a B2B company with products including reinforced steel, barbed wire and agricultural and high tensile fencing. Neely was named 1997 Entrepreneur of the Year by Ernst & Young, and was a Mays Outstanding Alumnus in 2005.