Archive for Donors

Longtime supporters of Texas A&M University Artie and Dorothy McFerrin will further contribute to their legacy at Texas A&M with a $3 million gift to the Dwight Look College of Engineering to endow a new Professor of Practice in Entrepreneurship and to support construction of the new Enginee…


SuSu and Mark Fischers' contribution of $12 million marks the largest contribution to date to the Engineering Education Complex (EEC). “Mark and SuSu Fischer are generous and loyal Aggies whose passion and commitment to excellence are unmatched,” said Dr. M. Katherine Banks, vice chancellor and dea…


It wasn’t easy, but Irene and William Minor (left) managed to send four sons to Texas A&M University over the span of 11 years. Each of the brothers followed in their father’s footsteps as Aggie graduates, earning six of the family’s 10 degrees in civil engineering at Texas A&M.  Now the br…


Wives, take note! A surefire way to surprise your husband at Christmas is to endow a Texas A&M University scholarship in his name. That’s what one enterprising Aggie spouse did, and now the Jeanne and Michael R. Niklasch ’84 Scholarship for chemical engineering students is well on its way to be…


A new civil engineering graduate fellowship at Texas A&M University honors Don Murff (left), a retired visiting professor and former ExxonMobil geotechnical engineer. “We are pleased to honor Don for his enormous contributions to the offshore geotechnical engineering profession,” said Alan G. Y…


When Dr. Larry Piper retired from Texas A&M University after three decades as a petroleum engineering educator, Terry Rathert of Magnolia decided on the perfect farewell gift—a four-year scholarship for top freshmen—to honor the outgoing teacher and mentor. Piper learned about the surprise trib…


In memory of the contributions of Richard A. “Dick” Clark, a leading forecaster in the supply chain industry, Texas A&M Engineering today announced that Terra Technology has committed $100,000 for an industrial distribution scholarship at Texas A&M University. The gift, provided through the…


Kelly L. and William D. “Bill” Von Gonten of Houston have endowed their fourth gift at Texas A&M University – this time a scholarship for high-achieving petroleum engineering students. The couple’s $120,000 gift through the Texas A&M Foundation creates the Kelly and Bill Von Gonten ’87 Scho…


Nancy and Daniel H. Zivney are savvy when it comes to college freshmen—after all, they’ve had two of their own. In today’s competitive environment for top students, they know scholarships can play a big role when high school seniors and their parents select a university. That’s one reason the Flori…


A $500,000 gift to Texas A&M University from Amy B. and Timothy A. Leach of Midland, Texas, will provide a lasting impact on engineering education across the state and nation. The couple’s contribution through the Texas A&M Foundation endows the Tim and Amy Leach Professorship in Engineerin…


Aggies Wanda and Clifton Parker say they want to give back to Texas A&M University, the school that gave them so much. A $25,000 gift from the Plano, Texas, couple to the Texas A&M Foundation has established the Wanda ’78 and Clifton ’74 Parker Endowed Scholarship. Recipients will be electr…


Harold Reeves is one of the unsung heroes of these United States, a very real representative of The Greatest Generation immortalized by author Tom Brokaw. A veteran of the U.S. Army and Air Force, Reeves joined with countless Americans of the 1940s and 1950s who sacrificed at home and abroad to help…


Ask any educator and you’re likely to hear that it’s the respect and regard of students, especially in the years aftertheir graduation, that mean the most. Former students of Dr. Carroll J. Messer have translated their high regard into a graduate fellowship in his honor at Texas A&M University.…


Bobby G. Jones, senior vice president with Houston-based Jones & Carter Inc., and his wife Myra have endowed a scholarship for high-achieving civil engineering upperclassmen at Texas A&M University. The Bobby ’75 and Myra ’74 Jones Endowed Scholarship in Civil Engineering will be awarded th…


To continue building a legacy for Kelli M. Flanagan, Texas A&M Class of 2006, her family and friends request contributions to an endowed Texas A&M memorial scholarship. Flanagan, an Andarko Petroleum Corp. engineer and the daughter of Bruce and Judy Flanagan of Kingwood, died in a January 20…