Donald G. Wells Memorial Endowed Scholarship

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.

About 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 83-2300241. To contribute to this fund, please follow the donation link below:

Click here to Donate to the Memorial Scholarship

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

Cal Poly Pomona Philanthropic Foundation, Inc. 
College of Engineering
Cal Poly Pomona
3801 W. Temple Ave.
Pomona, CA 91768