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Lori and Blake Alexander posing for a photo in front of a tree.
Bryce Alexander’s parents, Lori ’92 and Blake Alexander ’91, who he created the scholarship in honor of. | Image: Courtesy of Bryce Alexander
Bryce S. Alexander ’19 has established the Lori ’92 and COL Blake Alexander ’91 Endowed Chemical Engineering Scholarship in honor of his parents. Distributions from this endowment will be used to provide one or more scholarships to full-time students in good standing pursuing an undergraduate degree from the Artie McFerrin Department of Chemical Engineering at Texas A&M University.
Alexander was drawn to Texas A&M by his family's long-standing spirit and reverence for the university. “Growing up in an Aggie family, with my parents and grandpa being fervent Aggie supporters, I often spent lots of time watching Aggie football,” he said. “The older I got, the more I realized my interest in chemical engineering and my desire to pursue a career in the field. Knowing the strong engineering education that I could get at Texas A&M I found an easy home.”
Alexander’s time at Texas A&M impacted him greatly. “I am extremely grateful for the experiences and memories, the deep friendships that I made and the legacy that I was a part of,” he said.
In establishing this endowment, Alexander wanted to ensure that chemical engineering students who are working hard are recognized for their efforts and supported in the best way possible. “It is with our efforts that we can develop and challenge our Aggie students to be their very best as they enter a complex world with challenges that are greater than ever,” he said.
“I hope that one student who may be burdened financially or constrained by the hours of the day to support their education will be able to devote their time to being an Aggie leader in every sense. My hope is that this gift will not only free their time or budget, but inspire an Aggie chemical engineer to be a future leader of magnitude.”
Alexander named the endowment after his parents because they supported him and his education relentlessly. “As Aggies they never doubted that I could achieve my goals at A&M, and without their support and guidance I would not be the Aggie I am today,” he said. “I can only hope to pass on the tradition of leadership and guidance to future Aggies who have not had the shining beacons of Aggies that I have had in my life along the way.”
Alexander believes that it is key to always strive to better yourself by seeking out the wisdom and advice of others, whether the topic is leadership skills, education or personal advice. In doing so, he believes you develop yourself into a more well-rounded individual with perspectives that lend themselves well to building personal character and humility.
He was also inspired to make this gift after talking with several of his Aggie friends, family and his girlfriend about leaving a legacy of influence in life. “I can only strive to be like those leaders and mentors I have had who have shown me that money is not the most important thing in life,” he said. “Therefore, I wanted to give back what I have been blessed with and impact others’ lives in a way that will continue in perpetuity through the university's endowments.”

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 Haley Jennings, senior director of development.