Archive for giving

John Killough and his mother, Anna T. Killough, have generously funded a fellowship in the Harold Vance Department of Petroleum Engineeirng at Texas A&M University. The $90,000 gift funds Killough Family Fellowship through the Texas A&M Foundation. The fellowship will be used to support re…


In the realm of aerospace engineering, the name John Junkins is one of notoriety. From the rank of distinguished professor and regents professor at Texas A&M University to being a member of the National Academy of Engineering, Junkins’ reputation precedes him. The kicker is that Junkins, who al…


Pat L. Smith of McKinney, Texas, has endowed an engineering scholarship at Texas A&M University. This gift creates the Pat L. Smith ’81 Scholarship, funded through the Texas A&M Foundation, to provide one or more undergraduate scholarships in engineering. In addition to the endowment, Smith…


Isabelle McDonough Bram of Maysville, Mo., recently gifted a $50,000 petroleum engineering scholarship at Texas A&M University. This gift will be funded through the Texas A&M Foundation to create the Captain Phil R. Rickey Memorial Scholarship in Petroleum Engineering.    Capt. Rickey spen…


Support for the Dr. Stephen A. Holditch ’69 Department Head Chair in Petroleum Engineering continues to grow as many former students contribute to the endowment that will create the chair in honor of the former head of the Harold Vance Department of Petroleum Engineering. Once fulfilled, the endowm…


L.S. “Pat” Brown ’54 of Comfort, Texas, has fond memories of his days as a civil engineering undergraduate at Texas A&M University.  He remembers the campus excitement when G. Rollie White Coliseum was completed and community uproar when a coffee doubled in price from a nickel to a dime for a c…


A single mom and program coordinator in the Department of Nuclear Engineering proves you don't have to be a millionaire to give back to Texas A&M. Marna Billiter, a program coordinator in the Department of Nuclear Engineering, is proving that you don't have to be a millionaire to give back to s…


Kelly L. and William D. “Bill” Von Gonten Jr. of Houston have endowed a full-ride scholarship for Texas A&M University students in petroleum engineering. Full-ride scholarships of this type are rare at Texas A&M.


Standing in front of a small crowd of family, friends and colleagues, Scott Savage's father, Thomas Don Savage, teared up as he thanked the many people who made the opening of the Scott Savage ’05 Real Time Systems Laboratory possible. The lab took two years to build and after the ribbon-cutting ce…


Delbert A. Whitaker of Dallas has teamed with Texas Instruments to provide an annual graduate student fellowship award in electrical and computer engineering for Texas A&M University. Whitaker has donated $350,000 to establish theDelbert A. Whitaker ’65 Analog Fellowship, which will be funded t…


Edwin R. Daniels ’48 of Dallas has pledged to endow a prestigious faculty position at Texas A&M University in honor of his grandson. The $500,000 pledge gift, to be funded through the Texas A&M Foundation, will establish the Eric D. Rubin ’06 Endowed Professorship in Electrical and Computer…


Rudy and Susanne Dismuke of Houston have endowed a $60,000 memorial scholarship in chemical engineering at Texas A&M University.  This funds will establish The Chieko T. Dismuke Memorial Scholarship, which will be funded through the Texas A&M Foundation. The recipient of this scholarship wi…


Aggies have stepped up to endow a department head chair at Texas A&M University. The chair honors the service of an outstanding leader in petroleum engineering, Dr. Stephen A. Holditch, who recently stepped down as head of the Harold Vance Department of Petroleum Engineering after eight years o…


Air Tractor of Olney, Texas, has donated a “gift in kind” to Texas A&M University’s Department of Aerospace Engineering In the spring of 2012, Jim Hirsch, Class of 1991, the newly appointed president of Air Tractor Inc., visited his old stomping grounds to participate in the department’s Critic…


Dr. Joe Fowler of Houston, along with family and friends, has gifted an undergraduate scholarship for mechanical engineering students at Texas A&M University. Their $25,000 gift establishes the William T. (Tom) Asbill ’66 Memorial Scholarship, funded through the Texas A&M Foundation. The sc…