As an undergraduate, Nevin Bauman studied mechanical engineering and was a member of Delta Sigma fraternity. Since receiving his master's degree in engineering from the University of Michigan, he has been an advocate of progressive engineering in motor truck design and credited with the revitalization through innovation of one of the nation's major firms, the White Motor Company. Combining his engineering background with sales, he earned rapid promotion. He served as vice president sales from 1935-55, as executive vice president of the Truck Division from 1955-56, as president of White Motor Company from 1956-60, as chief executive officer from 1960-69, and, finally, as chairman of the board and CEO. His business and executive talents have been celebrated in major publications, including Life, Forbes, Business Week, and Fortune. He also is a long-time supporter of Bucknell.