May 3, 2016 – Celltex CEO David Eller was honored with the Distinguished Alumnus Award, the highest honor bestowed upon a former student from Texas A&M University, his alma mater. Since the inception of the award in 1962, only 261 of Texas A&M’s 440,000 former students have been recognized with the Distinguished Alumnus Award. Awarded jointly by the university and The Association of Former Students, this award recognizes those Aggies who have achieved excellence in their chosen professions and made meaningful contributions to Texas A&M and their local communities. The Association will further honor all recipients of this award during its annual Distinguished Alumni Gala later this year.
David Eller receives A&M Distinguished Alumnus Award
David Eller graduated from Texas A&M in 1959 and served in the Texas A&M Corps of Cadets as the Commanding Officer of his company. Upon graduation he was commissioned as an officer in the United States Army Corps of Engineers and served eight years on active duty and reserves as Commanding Officer, 541st Combat Engineer Company, 7th Army, Schwetzingen, Germany. Eller went on to graduate from the Stanford University Graduate School of Business Executive Program, the Harvard Business School Advanced Management Program and the Stanford University Graduate School of Business Corporate Governance Program. In the course of three decades, Eller has been at the helm of both privately and publicly held companies in the areas of biotechnology, petro chemical engineering and design, life sciences, pharmaceutical manufacturing, bioscience research and development, and oil and gas exploration and development. Eller has also received the Medallion of Entrepreneurship Award, Beta Gamma Sigma’s National Entrepreneur of the Year Award, Ernst & Young’s Entrepreneur of the Year, and Virtuosi of Houston’s Top Entrepreneur Award.
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