Henry Dennis Babers in 1966, the year he graduated from the Ole Miss School of Engineering
The memory and legacy of two University of Mississippi School of Engineering alumni killed in the Vietnam War are honored in perpetuity by the Henry Dennis Babers and Phillips H. Izard Engineering Scholarship. This scholarship endowment, established by a generous donation from an Ole Miss engineering classmate and fellow Vietnam veteran, supports veterans pursuing an engineering degree.
Now, we need your help to build the Babers-Izard Scholarship endowment to help more veterans pursue their goals of higher education and attain engineering degrees. Student veterans are eager to pursue a degree but may lack sufficient financial assistance to complete their course of study. With your support, we can help veterans afford the cost of education above and beyond the G.I. Bill and continue to remember the sacrifices made by Babers, a first lieutenant in the U.S. Marine Corps, and Izard, who served in the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.
Babers, a member of the mechanical engineering class of 1966, was commissioned in the U.S. Marine Corps through the Ole Miss Navy ROTC program. He died in Quang Tri Province, Vietnam, on Sept. 18, 1967, while serving with the 3rd Battalion, 4th Marines, 3rd Marine Division.
Capt. Phillips H. Izard graduated from the School of Engineering in 1963 and was commissioned through the Ole Miss Army ROTC program.
Izard was commissioned in the Army Corps of Engineers through the Ole Miss Army ROTC program following his 1963 graduation with a degree in geological engineering. He died in Quang Ngai Province, Vietnam, on Aug. 8, 1968, while serving with the 39th Engineer Battalion, 18th Engineer Group, 18th Engineer Brigade.
While at Ole Miss, Babers and Izard were members of the National Society of Scabbard and Blade.
Please give to support student veterans, honor the lives and service of Dennis Babers and Phillips Izard and recognize the men and women who serve our country. Your gift is an investment in our student veterans by assisting them with their education to become engineers and computer scientists.