Donald G. Wells Memorial Scholarship


About Donald G. Wells

Civil engineering professor emeritus Donald G. Wells passed away on May 1 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.


He also was very active in professional affairs, including service on the board of directors of the Los Angeles Section of ASCE, and was a recipient of the James M. Robbins Excellence in Teaching Award.


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.


Early Bird Day 2
The next $5,000 raised will be matched dollar-for-dollar by the Bronco Fund.
$5,000 MATCHED
Early bird donors
The first $10,000 raised will be matched dollar-for-dollar courtesy of the Bronco Fund.
$10,000 MATCHED
Reunion Giving: Gifts in honor of 25 and 50 year reunions
Thank you classes of '94 and '69!
Is this your 25th or 50th reunion?
Rank Answer Amount
1 Class of '94 (25th Reunion) $662.50
2 Class of '69 (50th Reunion) $200.00
Parent Match
The first $1,000 given by parents will be matched by an anonymous parent donor. (Matching funds will support the Basic Needs Initiative.)
$1,000 / $1,000 Raised
Don't forget to share!

Questions? See our FAQ.

Or you can contact us at