It was the solid work ethic instilled in her by her parents and grandparents that allowed Tran to earn a chemical engineering degree from OU. She now serves as an environmental engineer at XTO Energy, a subsidiary of Exxon Mobil. Tran’s lasting legacy will be the Hoang Family Engineering Scholarship, which, thanks to Exxon Mobil’s three-to-one matching gift program, Tran was able to endow at OU. She is the youngest College of Engineering graduate ever to endow a scholarship at the university. “I am grateful to my company for allowing me to help other students struggling with paying for school,” she says.