Landgrafs' gift supports civil engineering scholarships

Beverly and John F. Landgraf of Odessa, Texas, will gift one or more scholarships for high-performing, full-time civil engineering students at Texas A&M University.

Their $40,000 gift creates the Beverly and John F. Landgraf ’73 Scholarship in civil engineering, funded through the Texas A&M Foundation. The scholarships will help the Dwight Look College recruit motivated undergraduates who demonstrate academic prowess, that come from the west Texas area.

Landgraf is the president of Landgraf, Crutcher and Associates, a privately held civil engineering firm.

Landgraf, Class of 1973, graduated a distinguished military officer from Texas A&M with a Bachelor of Science degree in civil engineering. While here at Texas A&M, Landgraf was active within his university as a member of Company F-1 of the Corps of Cadets, later to become a commanding officer with the 2nd Battalion as a junior and with the 1stBrigade as a senior. He was also a member of one of the nation’s oldest and most prestigious honor guards, the Texas A&M Aggie Corps of Cadets Ross Volunteer Company.

Beverly and John have three children, all of whom have graduated from Texas A&M and two of whom have gone on to marry Aggies. The Landgrafs have been Texas A&M Century Club members for the past 37 years and are members of the Texas Aggie Catholic Network, A&M Legacy Society and volunteers with Orange & Maroon Legislative Day.

“We wish to thank the Landgrafs for their willingness to endow a scholarship that will assist high achieving, financially deserving students," said Dr. John Niedzwecki, head of the Zachry Department of civil Engineering in the Dwight Look College of Engineering.  "Their endowment helps us in our high-priority efforts to attract top students to our programs and ensures that we will continue to provide opportunities for these students to excel."

The Zachary Department of Civil Engineering at Texas A&M houses over 70 faculty, 1100 undergraduate students and 400 graduate students.  Zachary is the largest CE program in the country.  As of Fall 2010, Texas A&M University is ranked 8th (undergraduate) and 8th (graduate) among all civil engineering programs at public institutions in the nation, according to U.S. News & World Report.

The Texas A&M Foundation is a nonprofit organization that raises major gifts and manages endowments for the sole benefit of Texas A&M University.