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Ivan “Joey” Garzotto Memorial Endowed Scholarship in Engineering

This scholarship was created in memory of Ivan L. Garzotto, II (a.k.a. ‘"Joey”). Joey was born in New Iberia, Louisiana on September 27, 1957. He died tragically at the age of 50 while on vacation with his wife and younger son. Joey left behind his high school sweetheart and wife, Pauline (Boudreaux) and two sons, Ivan L. Ill (Tripp) and Jeffrey Garzotto.

Joey's childhood was spent in New Iberia, LA, Metairie, LA, and Natchez, MS. During those years he enjoyed a well-balanced life of academics and athletics. He played football and graduated from Cathedral - Carmel High School in Lafayette, Louisiana in 1975. While attending the University of Southwestern Louisiana (USL), Joey found his way to mechanical engineering. He was a member of the honor societies of Phi Kappa Phi, Tau Beta Phi, Gamma Beta Phi, Phi Mu Epsilon and Phi Tau Sigma.

He graduated Magna Cum Laude from the University in 1983 with a BS Degree in Mechanical Engineering. He was associated with the student chapter of ASME (American Society of Mechanical Engineers), the Louisiana Engineering Society and was an active member of the SPE (Society of Petroleum Engineers).

Joey began working for Chevron USA in 1984 as a construction engineer. Over the years, he was promoted to various management and engineering positions, all of which he performed with integrity, honesty and fairness. One such assignment of which he was proud to be a part of, was recruiting young talent to the company from his alma mater, USL.

The Ivan L. “Joey’' Garzotto. II Memorial Endowed Scholarship was endowed by Joey’s parents, Ivan and Barbara Garzotto, his wife, Pauline, sister. Dyane, brothers Paul, Philip, Peter and James, and a host of friends and members of his Chevron family.

Eligibility Requirements

  1. Must be majoring in Civil or Mechanical Engineering
  2. Must be the President or Vice President of ASME or the President or Vice President of ASCE
  3. Must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.8