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Stanley named Pasadena ISD 2019 Distinguished Alumnus

Stanley named Pasadena ISD 2019 Distinguished Alumnus
Posted on 10/02/2019
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Local businessman and philanthropist, Bill Stanely, has been named the Pasadena ISD 2019 Distinguished Alumnus.

The distinction is awarded annually to a Pasadena ISD graduate who has demonstrated a strong commitment to serving communities within the school district.

As a graduate of Pasadena High School and the University of Texas, Stanley founded his family business, Ventech Engineers, Inc., which he ran for 48 years. The successful company brought 1,000 jobs to the Pasadena area and earned $300 million in business annually.

After Stanley sold Ventech Engineers, Inc. in 2011, he founded the Stanley Family Engineering Scholarship program with his sons to give back to the community.

The scholarship and mentoring program has provided prospective engineers with over $500,000 in scholarships to date, as well as opportunities for students to receive real-world experience. Stanley has helped graduating seniors obtain full-time jobs with some of the most prestigious oil and gas companies in the Greater Houston Area. 

On behalf of his work in chemical engineering and the community, Stanley has received many accolades through the University of Texas, such as the Distinguished Graduate award, University of Texas Established Leadership Chair in Chemical Engineering and the UT’s McGovern Medical School Established Chair of Population Health in 2018. He has also served on the Advisory Board for the University of Texas’ Medical and Engineering Schools.

 Stanley’s generosity and involvement in the lives of students and the Pasadena community, make Pasadena ISD proud to call him the Distinguished Alumnus of the year.

 Stanley will be recognized at a special ceremony on October 17, at 5 p.m.

 This event is by invitation only; however, if you are interested in attending, please email rbrown1@pasadenaisd.org.