Jonathan Detwiler

Jonathan Detweiler

Jonathan Detwiler's life and career have taken him a long way from his days as a student in the College of Engineering and Natural Sciences, but he's always generously remembered his alma mater.

Detwiler (BS '53) earned his petroleum engineering degree and worked briefly in the oil and gas industry before returning to his hometown in Pennsylvania. He joined his father's small trucking business and grew the operation into a series of diversified companies focused on marine terminal activities and stevedoring.

In 2004, he was inducted into the ENS Hall of Fame. He has been a longtime supporter of TU's Annual Fund, and also established the Jonathan B. Detwiler Endowed Chair in Petroleum Engineering through a combination of current and planned gift commitments.

"The first chapter of my 'success story' was written at TU thanks, in part, to those who came before me and built an amazing university," said Detwiler. "Now it's my turn to turn the page and help future generations of students do the same."