B-E-T scholarship honors Cavan Tubbs

Published: Aug 14, 2008 8:59:53 AM
Media Contact: Sally Credille, src0007@auburn.edu, 334.844.3447

This fall, a student entering Auburn University's Business-Engineering-Technology (B-E-T) program will receive a $1,000 scholarship through an endowment created to honor the memory of Cavan S. Tubbs.

Tubbs, an alumnus of the B-E-T program, graduated summa cum laude from Auburn in 2003 with a bachelor's degree in management information systems. After his death in November 2005 from a motorcycle accident, an endowment was established in Tubbs' memory by his family and friends. A native of Chicago, Ill., Tubbs received his master's degree in systems engineering from the Naval Post Graduate School in Monterey, Calif. He served as the electrical officer on board the U.S.S. Sullivan (DDG-68). Tubbs completed a six-month overseas deployment to the Mediterranean and the Persian Gulf and returned to Jacksonville, Fla. in February 2005.

"The B-E-T program and its faculty expect the scholarship to be a fitting memorial to honor Cavan Tubbs, who was a team player and demonstrated exceptional leadership," said Paul Swamidass, director of the B-E-T program and professor of operations management. "Cavan's friends and family chose to recognize him through this generous gift because Cavan greatly valued his involvement in the Auburn B-E-T program."

The B-E-T program, created exclusively for Auburn's business and engineering students, is housed at the Thomas Walter Center for Technology Management. The program is funded by generous gifts from donors who believe in training business and engineering students to work in interdisciplinary teams while developing new products and businesses.

For additional information about the B-E-T program and scholarship opportunities please visit http://www.eng.auburn.edu/BET/.