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Texas A&M University former students, Yvonne '84 and Kevin '89 Newman | Image: Courtesy of Yvonne and Kevin Newman
Yvonne and Kevin Newman have established the Yvonne I. '84 and Kevin D. Newman '89 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 Zachry Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering in the College of Engineering at Texas A&M University.
The Newmans were inspired to establish this scholarship because of the impact that their professors and the Aggie network had on their lives. They wanted to give a gift to the department that allowed them to get to where they are today. “Both of us have been aided, supported and encouraged throughout our careers in civil engineering by the friends we made at Texas A&M and the Aggie network,” they said.
For the Newmans, the civil engineering department was crucial to providing them with a world-class education. As native Texans, they hope this scholarship will help other Texans to receive that same opportunity. “We wanted to support students from Texas to study civil engineering at Texas A&M and become leaders in their field,” the Newmans said.
Kevin graduated with his Bachelor of Science in civil engineering in 1989, following in the footsteps of his uncle John Ellis ’75. Yvonne was drawn to the quality of education in the College of Engineering, and graduated with her undergraduate degree in civil engineering in 1984. After working with the Texas Department of Transportation for several years, she made her way back to College Station to get her Master of Science in civil engineering. Kevin was also working on the same degree, and it was during this time that their paths crossed at the Texas A&M Transportation Institute.
Yvonne and Kevin got married after graduate school, and they both enjoyed successful careers in engineering. By 1995, Yvonne started her own business, Yvonne Newman Engineering, Inc. After working in consulting engineering for over 20 years, Kevin launched Newman Construction Management, LLC.
The Newmans now work and reside near Tyler, Texas, which is Kevin’s hometown. They have two children, Garrett and Madison. They both shared their parents’ love for the Aggies and graduated from Texas A&M in 2017 and 2019.

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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, director of development.