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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.

Donations to Date

$5000 and above
- Cal Poly Pomona College of Engineering
- Dr. JoAnn Carter-Wells
- Larry Gates

$2500 and above
- Cay Cowie
- Lawrence & Amy Gates
- Felice Shiroma & Christopher Rideout

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

$500 to $1000
- Don Coduto
- Jerry Dunaway
- James & Leann Gates
- Rick Hansen
- Mitchell Spann
- Dr. William Kitch
- Scott R. Schork
- Ronald Sklepko
- John Wallace
- John G. Wells
- Jeanne Wu

$250 to $500
- Dr. Mahyar Amouzegar
- Mikhail Gershfeld
- Melanie Hohman
- Luis Holkon
- Algis & Irene Marciuska
- Michael Markus

$250 or less
- Anonymous
- Jason Ardery
- Richard Austin
- Steven Barragan
- Robert Bell
- Donald Bentley
- David Bossu
- Mike Bowden
- David Carry
- Susan Carter
- Chris Casey
- Dr. Wen Cheng
- Peter Clark
- Jose Cruz
- Jerry Dyer
- Dr. Seema Shah-Fairbank
- David H. Garcia

- Steven Mendoza
- Alex Mikhailpoor
- Freddy Monge
- Jesse Morton
- J. Marcus Mosqueda
- Mark Mourey
- Danny Munsterman
- Scott Neff
- Kyle Nelius
- Kandice Nguyen
- Steven Nguyen
- Terry Nguyen
- Sam Ochoa
- Ulises Ochoa
- Alan Palermo
- Felipe Perez
- Joseph Puyot
- Dr. Abdul Rashidi
- Vincent Ramos
- Julianna Gonzalez
- Richard Hart
- Angela Hicks
- Zafar Inam
- Dr. Xudong Jia
- George Johnson
- James Kopplin
- Gidti Ludesirishoti
- Wendy Luo
- Brandon Reyes
- Jimmy Riordan
- Mariaangeles Real
- Brian Raines
- Terry Renner
- Chris Rideout
- Omar Sanchez
- Dr. Ali Sharbat
- Abel Soriano
- Larry Tortuya
- Chris Turnage
- Rene Varga
- Dr. Lisa Wang
- Greg Watanabe
- John Wilson
- Sean Wisner
- Steven L. Malloy
- Cedra & Ralph Martinez
- Danielle Maurizio
- Jeff Meiter

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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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