H.R. No. 2017
         WHEREAS, Wendell Herman Nedderman, former president of The
  University of Texas at Arlington, passed away on May 8, 2019, at the
  age of 97; and
         WHEREAS, Wendell Nedderman was born on October 31, 1921, in
  Lovilia, Iowa, to Walter Herman and Fern Gray Nedderman; he
  graduated as valedictorian of Lovilia High School in 1939 and went
  on to earn a civil engineering degree with honors from Iowa State
  University in 1943; answering his nation's call to duty during
  World War II, he enlisted in the United States Navy and was
  commissioned an ensign and assigned to the USS Patterson; he
  participated in a number of campaigns in the Pacific theater and
  received eight battle stars for valor; and
         WHEREAS, After returning home, Mr. Nedderman joined the
  civil engineering faculty at Texas A&M University in 1947 and
  eventually rose to full professor; during that time, he obtained
  his master's degree from Texas A&M and his Ph.D. from Iowa State
  University; in 1959, he moved with his family to Arlington, where he
  became the founding dean of the College of Engineering at Arlington
  State College, a position he held for a decade; he then served for
  four years as vice president of academic affairs, before being
  appointed president of UT Arlington in 1972; over the course of his
  20-year tenure, the university experienced much growth and progress
  and distinguished itself as a leader in teaching, research, and
  outreach; Mr. Nedderman retired in 1992 but continued to teach
  part-time in the College of Engineering for more than a decade, and
  an endowed professorship in the school bears his name; and
         WHEREAS, Mr. Nedderman shared 67 rewarding years of marriage
  with his wife, Betty Ann Nedderman, until her passing in 2015; he
  was the proud father of four sons, Howard, John, Jeff, and Eric, and
  he took joy in welcoming numerous grandchildren and
  great-grandchildren into his family; active in many professional
  and community organizations, he held nearly every layman position
  during his 40-year-long affiliation with the First Christian Church
  of Arlington; and
         WHEREAS, Wendell Nedderman's myriad contributions had a
  transformative impact on UT Arlington, and he has left behind a
  legacy of visionary leadership that will continue to resonate for
  years to come; now, therefore, be it
         RESOLVED, That the House of Representatives of the 86th Texas
  Legislature hereby pay tribute to the memory of Wendell Herman
  Nedderman and extend heartfelt sympathy to his loved ones and
  friends; and, be it further
         RESOLVED, That an official copy of this resolution be
  prepared for his family and that when the Texas House of
  Representatives adjourns this day, it do so in memory of Wendell
  Turner of Tarrant
  Speaker of the House     
         I certify that H.R. No. 2017 was unanimously adopted by a
  rising vote of the House on May 27, 2019.
  Chief Clerk of the House