May 31, 2021


Making the Impossible Possible 

Galen Tran '20 will join Lockheed Martin as a software engineer in September.

A spring 2020 manufacturing and mechanical engineering technology graduate, Jaimes interned with Bell Textron in summer 2019, where she discovered her love of hands-on mechanical work, especially as it pertains to the V-280 Valor tiltrotor aircraft. Last September, the former student began her first career as a quality manufacturing engineer with Lockheed Martin Missiles and Fire Control. 

Galen Tran ’20, another Ellis General Rudder recipient from Keller, Texas, will graduate this summer and has his eyes set on the skies. Tran is a computer science major and a member of the Corps’ 1st Wing staff. A two-summer internship with Lockheed Martin helped him identify his passion for writing new functions and optimizing computer code for aircraft. He is excited to begin a full-time position with Lockheed Martin as a software engineer in September. 

Tran said he couldn’t imagine studying engineering anywhere else and that Ellis’ scholarship has made his Texas A&M experience even more enjoyable. “Among helping with other expenses, this scholarship has allowed me to stay in the Corps,” he said. “I hope one day I can pay it forward to another cadet.” 

Jaimes added that while she can’t tell Evalyn how much her bequest has impacted her life, she regularly connects with other scholarship donors who have helped finance her education and made possible what she once deemed impossible. “I thank God for every person who helped me,” Jaimes said. “For someone like me, going to Texas A&M wouldn’t be feasible if not for people like Mrs. Ellis.” 


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