Truman T. Bell
Truman had an incredible forty-five plus year work career that included university student services, industry human resources, corporate recruiting, public affairs and foundation administration. In his early career, he served as Director of Student Financial Aid and Placement at his beloved alma mater, Tarleton State University and as Director of Career Services at Texas Tech University.
Truman then spent 37 years at ExxonMobil working various assignments. His most recent role included serving as the Headquarters Community Relations Manager, stewarding local community investments and Diversity and Education programs for the Corporation and the ExxonMobil Foundation. He was an influencer helping to guide critical decisions particularly as it related to STEM education programs and initiatives to improve career opportunities for women and minorities. Additionally, he served on many community boards and organizations laid claim to his expertise and service. Truman was the Texas Science and Engineering Fair’s best friend and helped keep it going for years. He is greatly missed.
Truman T. Bell Extraordinary Service Award:
- Nominees can be any Texas teacher, sponsor, or advocate of the Texas Science and Engineering Fair.
- Nominees must have gone “above and beyond” their expected responsibilities in serving their constituents, community, colleagues, and students in promoting and supporting the Texas Science and Engineering Fair. This award will be given only when the selection committee deems that a nominee has exceeded the expected service level.
- Please cite specific examples, in the nomination letter, where the nominee has demonstrated such “above and beyond” contributions to the Texas Science & Engineering Fair.
Anyone can submit a nomination for the Truman T. Bell Extraordinary Service Award. Nomination packets must include a nomination letter. (Letters may not exceed two pages).
Nomination packets are due by Sunday, March 5, 2023, 11:59 p.m. (CST). Only complete nomination packets will be forwarded to the selection committee for consideration.
The award winner will receive the Truman T. Bell Extraordinary Service Award, a certificate, and a $1,000 cash prize at the Texas Science & Engineering Fair Advisory Board Dinner to be held on Saturday, March 25, 2023. Additionally, the winner will have the opportunity to present at one or more professional development conferences on behalf of TXSEF to help broaden participation in science and engineering research.
If you have questions, please contact Morgan Krauss, at firstname.lastname@example.org.