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Amy Suhl posing for a headshot outside.
Amy Suhl, former electrical engineering student. | Image: Courtesy of Amy Suhl
Amy Suhl has established the Amy L. Suhl ’86 Endowed Scholarship. Distributions from this endowment will be used to provide one or more scholarships to full-time students in good standing pursuing an undergraduate degree in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Texas A&M University.
Suhl decided to give back to Texas A&M because of the fond memories of her college experience, from being a freshman all the way through graduation. “I knew I wanted to study engineering,” she said. “So when I came to A&M for the tour and saw how friendly and helpful everyone was, I knew this was the place for me.
“I had many great professors and to this day I still want students to gain a quality education,” she said. “I am also part of the electrical engineering advisory council, and even today I am able to mentor some of the students and see the impact of this program.”
She said that Texas A&M is well-regarded across many industries. “That respect was very clear when I began the interview process after graduation and was fortunate to have offers from all over the country,” she said. “I ended up choosing Shell, which has a long-standing relationship with A&M that I continued to foster while I worked there, and I believe I was well prepared for the corporate world.”
Intended for students interested in computer and/or electrical engineering, Suhl was inspired to give back to this department because it was what she studied while at Texas A&M. “When I was in school the cost of tuition was so much less than it is today and I wanted to help,” she said. “So I thought that since I have been fortunate both in my career and in my investments, I was in a position to give back.”
Suhl also added a request for this gift to be given to a first-generation college student. “It must be both a celebration and a challenge to be the first in a family to ever go to college,” she said. “I wanted to help push students who have the dream, but maybe not the means to get there.”
Ultimately, Suhl hopes her gift will inspire students who want to study engineering and may just need that extra bit of help. “I also hope to provide a model to other Aggies to give back as well,” she said.
Suhl was the first Aggie in her family and graduated from Texas A&M in 1986 with her degree in electrical engineering. She later attended Houston Baptist University and earned her master’s degree. Suhl worked at Shell for more than 32 years and now serves as the president of A.L. Suhl LLC, her private consulting firm.

How to Give

The College of Engineering is one of the leading engineering programs in the United States, ranking first in undergraduate enrollment and ninth in graduate enrollment. Endowments supporting the students in the college have an immeasurable impact on their education. If you are interested in supporting the College of Engineering and its departments or would like more information on how you can give, please contact True Brown, senior director of development.