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Donald G. Wells Memorial Endowed Scholarship

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Donald G. Wells

About Donald G. Wells

Civil engineering professor emeritus Donald G. Wells passed away on May 1, 2014 following an extended illness. Affectionately known as “Water Wells”, he was a leader in the environmental and water resources group within the Civil Engineering Department and was especially instrumental in enhancing the department’s laboratory facilities. A graduate of Stanford University, he joined the faculty in 1970 and retired in 2003.

Wells was actively engaged in student extracurricular activities, both formal and informal. He served for many years as the faculty advisor for the Cal Poly Pomona chapter of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), and loved playing volleyball and other impromptu sports with his students. He set a very high standard for faculty-student rapport and mentorship, a legacy that continues to this day. His retirement party in 2003 will long be remembered for its outpouring of affection from his former students, many of whom have gone on to very prestigious positions in industry and government.

Don Wells Celebration - Save the Date

A celebration in remembrance of Prof. Donald G. Wells

Sunday June 14, 2015
2:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Yorba Linda Community Center
Imperial Room
4501 Casa Loma Ave.
Yorba Linda, CA 92886


Please register using the link above to help us determine catering needs. Admission is free.

More details will be provided at a later date.

Donations to Date

$5000 and above
- Cal Poly Pomona College of Engineering

$2500 and above
- Dr. JoAnn Carter-Wells
- Cay Cowie
- Lawrence & Amy Gates
- Felice Shiroma & Christopher Rideout

$1000 to $2500
- "Deep Well Alum"
- DRC Engineering, Inc.
- Maria-Elena Garcia

$500 to $1000
- Don Coduto
- James & Leann Gates
- Rick Hansen
- Reky Hiramoto
- Dr. William Kitch
- Scott R. Schork
- John Wallace
- John G. Wells
- Jeanne Wu

$250 to $500
- Dr. Mahyar Amouzegar, Dean of Engineering
- Jerry Dunaway
- Mikhail Gershfeld
- Melanie Hohman
- Luis Holkon
- Algis & Irene Marciuska
- Mitchell Spann

$250 or less
- Steven Barragan
- Robert Bell
- Donald Bentley
- Dr. Wen Cheng
- Jerry Dyer
- David H. Garcia
- Julianna Gonzalez
- Angela Hicks
- Zafar Inam
- Dr. Xudong Jia
- Wendy Luo
- Steven L. Malloy
- Cedra & Ralph Martinez
- Danielle Maurizio
- Dr. Abdul Rashidi
- Mariaangeles Real
- Brian Raines
- Omar Sanchez
- Dr. Lisa Wang
- Greg Watanabe
- Gidti Ludesirishoti

About the Donald G. Wells Memorial Endowed Scholarship

In memory of his legacy, the College of Engineering has created the Donald G. Wells Memorial Endowed Scholarship.

Donald touched so many lives in a positive and supportive way. Contributing to this scholarship will help that tradition to continue. Your gift to the Don Wells Scholarship Endowment is 100% tax deductible. Our tax Federal ID number is  95-2417645. To contribute to this fund, please follow the donation link below:

Donate to the Memorial Scholarship



To make a gift by check, make your check payable to Cal Poly Pomona Foundation. In the memo section of your check, please note: Donald G. Wells Memorial Endowed Scholarship. Please mail it to:

Norma De La Llata
College of Engineering
Cal Poly Pomona
3801 W. Temple Ave.
Pomona, CA 91768

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