Gregorio (Greg) Pendon was born in 1941 in the town of Pototan, in the province Iloilo, Philippines. During his childhood, he lived with his parents, five siblings, and 4 cousins. He was also close with his grandmother, Gregoria, after whom he was named. He earned a bachelor’s degree at Adamson University in Manila, Philippines, in the field of chemical engineering, came as a student to the United States to earn his PhD in Chemical Engineering at Texas A&M University. While attending Texas A&M, he met Luzviminda (Lucy) Naguit, and they married. The Pendons have 4 children: Regina, Joseph, Maria, and Greg. Greg Pendon and his wife Lucy currently reside in West Columbia, Texas, a small city located 55 miles southwest of Houston. This interview covers Greg Pendon’s childhood, immigration to the United States, education, career in chemical engineering (primarily at Dow Chemical Company), as well as his family.
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