Dennis J. Richard ’14 is an Engineering Technology major from Humble, Texas. He is the son of Retha Hall and Dennis G. Richard. Dennis plays Bass in the Aggie Band and has served as the Chaplain for C Company for the 2013-2014 school year. He also serves as the C.A.D.E.T. (Cultural Awareness and Diversity Expansion Team) Commander – the organization in the Corps dedicated to promoting diversity on campus and in the Corps. As Commanding Officer of C.A.D.E.T., Dennis is charged with promoting cultural awareness programs within the Corps that align with the concept of global leadership.
Outside of the Corps, Dennis is a Peer Advisor for the Texas A&M MEDALS program, which focuses on issues relevant to underrepresented high school student populations, and informs them about opportunities, available resources, and the associated processes for entering college. He was also a member of the Executive Staff for the Distinguished Gentleman’s Club – an organization with a directive to educate participants on professionalism and African-American history as it pertains to advancement and growth.
Dennis is a student worker at the Texas A&M Board of Regents Office and an intern at the Division of Marketing and Communications. During the summer of 2013, he interned with Axion Services, LLC in Houston, working within various manufacturing plants and learning about the processes of quoting orders, the routing of materials, machining schedules, and delivery timelines. Dennis was co-lead on multiple projects within the organization while interning with Axion.
After graduation in May 2015, Dennis aspires to work for a manufacturing company in Houston.
Dennis is a very intelligent and dedicated young man who has done an exceptional job as a leader and an advocate for diversity in our Corps. He is a well-rounded individual who has proven to be a leader in a wide variety of organizations and endeavors both on and off campus. His experience as a leader in the Corps, on campus, and as an intern in Houston have well-prepared him for a career in the manufacturing industry. I have every confidence that Dennis will go on to great success in whatever he chooses to do after graduation from Texas A&M. He is truly one of our very best, and will go on to represent our Corps in a superb manner in the future.