Archive for Giving

International oil recovery expert Paul B. Crawford was a Renaissance man: innovative engineer, celebrated educator and visionary civic leader. For more than 50 years, his life furthered technology, touched students and enhanced communities. This fall a new dimension of his legacy will begin at Texa…


At Texas A&M University Paul and Judy Andrews wear the mantle reserved for champions of industrial distribution. The TTI Inc. CEO and his wife have generously supported faculty and students in the program for almost two decades. Now the Fort Worth couple has announced a $300,000 contribution to…


The legacy of civil engineer Marina Q. Smith will continue to shine through a Texas A&M University graduate fellowship honoring her memory. The Marina Q. Smith '90 Memorial Fellowship in Pipeline Research, endowed through the Texas A&M Foundation, benefits civil, chemical, mechanical or pet…


A process safety expert will endow a scholarship for chemical engineering students at Texas A&M University. The Dr. Ray A. Mentzer Scholarship, to be established with a $30,000 contribution through the Texas A&M Foundation, will be awarded to students with a minimum 3.0 cumulative grade poi…


Lee Ann and J. Stephen Rottler of Albuquerque, N.M., will endow a scholarship for nuclear engineering undergraduates at Texas A&M University. The couple's gift of $50,000, to be received by the Texas A&M Foundation, honors their parents with the naming of the Jerry and Deanna Rottler and Er…


Undergraduates at Texas A&M University soon will take a closer look at distribution of services, thanks to a gift by Warren and Lisa Barhorst of Houston. The couple owns Barhorst Insurance Group Ltd. with 30 locations across Texas. He is chairman and chief executive officer, and she is vice pre…


Dr. Alfred F. "Fred" and Rebecca Brem are keeping Texas A&M University in mind while they plan for their own futures. The couple from Punta Gorda, Fla., recently announced scholarships for electrical and computer engineering and nuclear engineering students through an Individual Retirement Acco…


It's the story of a successful merger that continues to benefit Texas A&M University, most recently with a $2 million "dividend" for a faculty chair in industrial and systems engineering. The merger harks back to 1963 when a Texas Aggie wed a University of Texas coed. To this day, W.M. "Mike" B…


It was a big dream for a little boy in the Depression years, a dream his widow never forgot. Now Katherine E. Pritchett has honored that dream and her husband's memory with a million-dollar scholarship program for engineering students at Texas A&M University. O.D. Pritchett grew up near the rur…


The Department of Aerospace Engineering has received a gift from Dr. David Hyland and his wife, Claudia Hyland. The Hylands' recent gift will be used to support research efforts related to space, specifically projects on asteroid exploration and mitigation, as well as support for undergraduate lab …


Ray A. Rothrock is usually not the man behind the scenes. More often he's the leader out front. The venture capitalist is widely known at his alma mater, Texas A&M University, for generous gifts of time and resources. Now he has given the university's nuclear engineering department a major boost…


Coastal and ocean engineering professor Robert E. "Bob" Randall and his wife, Barbara, have been honored with a student support fund endowed in their names by former students honoring his decades of commitment to the Texas A&M University program and its graduates.The Barbara and Bob Randall Stud…


Pat and Bill Teer '55Bill R. Teer of Fairfax, Va., will endow the second scholarship in the Robert G. Cochran Scholars Program for nuclear engineering undergraduates at Texas A&M University."The nuclear renaissance is real and will result in the design, construction and operation of many nuclear…


Turbomachinery expert Dara Childs and his wife, Susan, have endowed a Texas A&M University scholarship in memory of his brother who died during the Vietnam War.The Vandiver L. Childs III, Captain USAF, Memorial Scholarship was established with a $25,000 gift to the Texas A&M Foundation. Each…


The Department of Computer Science and Engineering launched its first fund-raising campaign in September.The campaign seeks to raise $1 million by September 2015 for scholarships, the CSE Institute, professorships and discretionary funds to attract and retain the best and brightest students and facu…