Gene Schrickel, Jr. '50 (LAND) is widely considered as one of Texas' leading landscape architects and as a visionary pioneer in Texas municipal park planning and design. After earning a B.S. in landscape architecture from Texas A&M University in 1950, he did graduate studies at Berkeley from 1951-1952. Schrickel played an instrumental role in the passage of legislation for registration of landscape architects in Texas. He served as Texas chapter president and was elected trustee of the American Society of Landscape Architects. He was appointed by the Texas governor to serve on the Texas Board of Architectural Examiners and was a director of the Council of Park and Recreation Consultants. He established an endowed scholarship in the department of landscape architecture. Schrickel died in 2005.