Nominations Accepted for Gregory Gomez IV Humanitarian Service Award

Mechanical engineering alumnus died in a bus accident in Peru

UM 2008 alumnus Gregory Gomez IV was serving on a mission trip in Peru when killed in a bus accident. Submitted photo

A University of Mississippi School of Engineering alumnus, whose life ended tragically while serving on a South American mission trip, is being remembered with a newly created award.

The Gregory Gomez IV Humanitarian Service Award was created in 2017 to honor the memory of Gomez (BSME 08), who traveled to Peru in summer 2008 to serve with the International Mission Board. He was working to map routes to rural areas when he died in a bus accident. This award honors Gomez’s memory and seeks to identify other members of the Ole Miss Engineering family who have demonstrated extraordinary service somewhere in the world. 
Nominations can be sent to or mailed to School of Engineering, Brevard Hall, Room 229, University, MS 38677. Please include contact information and a paragraph to explain your nomination.