Our students and faculty benefit greatly from the scholarships, fellowships, faculty support, and program enhancements made possible by our friends, former students, and corporate partners. We tremendously appreciate your support.

Contact our Development Team

Thadd Hargett

  • Senior Director of Development, Engineering Technology & Industrial Distribution, and Petroleum Engineering
  • Phone: 979-845-5502
Thadd Hargett

Jeremy Quast

  • Senior Director of Development, Petroleum Engineering, and Materials Science & Engineering
  • Phone: 979-862-1517
Jeremy Quast

Kevin Westerman

  • Gift Planning Officer
  • Phone: 979-845-5113
Kevin Westerman

Ways to Give

Educational Software Grants

This section is a recognition of educational software grants, donations and educational licensing agreements.


Douglas Von Gonten Endowed Scholarship Fund

This fund is dedicated to supporting the educational pursuits of our petroleum engineering undergraduate students. As an endowed fund it will provide undergraduate support in perpetuity.

Donate to the Endowed Scholarship Fund


James K.B. & Audrey Calais Nelson ’49 Endowed Excellence Fund in Petroleum Engineering

This fund is dedicated to the advancement of petroleum engineering education at Texas A&M. Named after one of the department’s most generous benefactors the annual earnings are directed by the Department Head to assure excellence in all of our academic programs. Projects funded by this endowment include innovative educational program development, faculty and graduate students for summer courses, named faculty excellence awards, student projects, field trips, equipment purchases for teaching laboratories, facility upgrade and maintenance, faculty recruiting, faculty and professional staff development, reunion activities, and special events.

Donate to the Excellence Fund


Robert L. Whiting Technology Fund

This fund is dedicated to ensuring that the educational and research technology needs of the department are always met. Because of this fund the department has been able to keep computer technology updated on a three year replacement cycle.

Donate to the Technology Fund


Special Opportunities

Unique opportunities exist for gifts at any level, from scholarships to the naming of labs or buildings. For further discussion of giving opportunities, please contact one of our development officers.