Jerry H. Clay Endowed Presidential Scholarship for Petroleum Engineering
Jerry was born in Athens, Texas, on August 6, 1936, and graduated from The University of Texas in 1959 with a BS in petroleum engineering. He married Dixi Sue Rhoades in 1963 and they raised two sons, Kyle and Richard. Jerry loved his time at the University. He maintained lifelong friendships that were established there. He was a strong supporter of the University, a “Friend of Alec,” and he loved Longhorn football.
The Clay family chose to endow the Jerry H. Clay Endowed Presidential Scholarship for Petroleum Engineering so they could honor the memory of a great man who made many contributions to society and loved the University. Jerry H. Clay was an incredibly bright engineer, an avid hunter, and a trusting optimist who ended his business deals with a handshake. He was a humorist, always smiling and quick with a joke, especially an Aggie joke! He was a fierce friend and family man. His friends and family knew they could always depend on him.