Dr. Sallie V. Sheppard ’65 was surprised with news she had been selected as a Distinguished Alumnus during dinner on Feb. 26. Sheppard was one of the first women to graduate from Texas A&M, receiving both bachelor’s and master’s degrees in mathematics from A&M. She worked at NASA on simulations of the on-board Apollo computer, then returned to A&M as an assistant professor of computer science and later as associate provost. She received two Distinguished Achievement Awards from The Association of Former Students, in 1985 for teaching and in 1998 for administration. She is the recipient of an IEEE Third Millennium Award for Outstanding Achievements and Contributions.
Dr. Sheppard was awarded the WFSN Legacy Award in 2008.