Congratulations to Jorge Bermudez ’73 and William “Bill” Huffman ’53 on receiving the 2017 Texas A&M University Distinguished Alumnus Award. This award is the highest honor bestowed upon a former student of Texas A&M, awarded since 1962 to only 265 of Texas A&M’s 459,000 former students.
Bermudez received his bachelors and masters degrees in agricultural economics. He spent 33 years with Citibank and Citigroup, holding positions including president of Citibank Argentina, CEO of Citigroup Latin America and chief risk officer for Citigroup. After retiring, he came back to serve Texas A&M as part of the International Advisory Board, the Texas A&M Foundation and as chair of The Association of Former Students’ board. Bermudez is a member of the College of Agricultural Development Council, was named a College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Outstanding Alumni, and won the Texas A&M Outstanding International Alumnus Award.
Huffman received his bachelors degree in poultry science. He practiced law in Marshall for many years (he earned the highest grade on the March 1959 Texas bar exam), and his service to fellow Aggies includes everything from mentoring students, supporting programs and scholarships and sponsoring Association gifts for hundreds of students to compiling a directory of the Class of 1953.