The Brumley D. Pritchett Lecture Series was established in the School of Polymer, Textile & Fiber Engineering (now Materials Science and Engineering) in 2006 as a memorial to the late Col. Brumley D. Pritchett.
Mr. Pritchett received his bachelor's degree in textile engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology in 1930, graduating with an award for superior achievement in his major. While at Georgia Tech, he was instrumental in the founding of the Phi Psi Textile Honors Fraternity and was a member of Phi Sigma Kappa.
After graduation, he worked briefly with Dundee Mills before assuming management duties at Eagle and Phoenix Mills in Columbus, Georgia. He joined the United States Army in 1940 and served in the Pacific during World War II. Upon leaving the army, he returned to Eagle and Phoenix Mills as superintendent. Later, he joined Steel Heddle Manufacturing Company as a sales engineer and consultant, retiring in 1972. He was elected to membership in the College of Engineering Hall of Fame at Georgia Tech in 2002.