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Texas A&M Engineering graduate Cain honored at naming ceremony

Building renamed for Texas A&M Engineering graduate Cain

Building renamed for Texas A&M Engineering graduate Cain

COLLEGE STATION, Texas -- The Engineering Physics Laboratory Building at Texas A&M University will soon have a new identity.

Texas A&M Engineering will celebrate the renaming of the building as the James J. Cain '51 Building with a campus ceremony Oct. 22 at 11 a.m.

The building's name honors Cain, who graduated from Texas A&M in 1951 with a degree in mechanical engineering and has been a longtime supporter of Texas A&M Engineering.

"Jim Cain is a leader among our former students, and we are pleased to recognize his professional achievements and his devotion to Texas A&M," said Dr. G. Kemble Bennett, vice chancellor and dean of engineering. "It is a most appropriate honor to name the facility that houses mechanical engineering labs after one of the department's own."

After graduating from Texas A&M, Cain began his career with Mobil Oil, where he worked for more than 35 years. He held various positions in the company's production area, working in Houston, Dallas, Corpus Christi and Midland, Texas. While at Mobil, he served on the Mobil Oil/Texas A&M College Relations team and helped the company recruit Aggies.

Cain is a long-standing supporter of Texas A&M. He has supported the Association of Former Students for over 30 years and is a Silver Member of the Century Club. He is a member of the A&M Legacy Society, which recognizes friends and alumni for their support of Texas A&M.

His gifts have benefited the Department of Mechanical Engineering, the Corps of Cadets and the President's Endowed Scholarship Program.

Cain attended high school in Sherman, Texas, and currently lives in Austin. He is a veteran of the Korean War.

The Engineering Physics Laboratory Building supports teaching and research activities associated with the departments of mechanical engineering and physics. The facility has five floors, including a basement level, totaling 136,620 square feet. The building is home to 12 mechanical engineering and 11 physics laboratories; 17 classrooms for general university classes; and the ASME student chapter office.

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Reporter: Lesley Kriewald
(979) 845-5524

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