Why I Give
Jul 18, 2019Fifty years ago, Ersen Arseven ’74 made a life-altering choice, deciding to pursue his Ph.D. in statistics at Texas A&M University. He continues to invest in Texas A&M's future and that of its faculty and students through endowments — a topic we recently teamed up with the Texas A&M Foundation to explore in both video and behind-the-scenes formats.
Feb 21, 2019Debbie McLean and Mike Dishberger both arrived on the Texas A&M campus in fall 1975 -- Debbie '79 majoring in geophysics and Mike '79 studying chemistry. Present day, the Dishbergers have endowed $1 million in gifts to help undergraduate and graduate students in Texas A&M Science and Texas A&M Geosciences for generations to come.
In Honor of Matt Rowan '04
Aug 05, 2016A scholarship fund has been established to honor the memory of 2004 Texas A&M chemistry graduate Dr. Matthew Rowan, an accomplished scientist whose research focused on treating burn victims. "The endowed scholarship is going to be an amazing way to honor Matt's incredible life, his love of teaching and research, and his pride in being an Aggie."
Leaders and Legacies
Jul 26, 2016Three years after the death of Texas businessman, energy pioneer and 1940 Texas A&M distinguished petroleum engineering graduate George P. Mitchell, his daughter Sheridan Mitchell Lorenz is honoring former Texas A&M Dean of Science Joe Newton as a key administrator who helped chart the course for his visionary legacy at Texas A&M and as a philanthropic leader for big science.
A Season for Celebrating
Mar 31, 2016Texas A&M Science is set to mark a time-honored spring tradition in style tonight, celebrating the best and brightest among its former and current students -- a trio of Academy of Distinguished Former Students inductees, roughly 100 scholarship recipients and the many generous donors who make each gift possible.
Walking the Walk
Nov 03, 2015Longtime Texas A&M physicist Thomas W. Adair III '57 and his wife, former Texas A&M Director of Student Activities Carolyn Adair '69, created a planned gift that will ensure 100 percent of their estate will continue to benefit Texas A&M just as they each have for going on half a century.
Personalizing Private Support
Oct 27, 2015Texas A&M University faculty couple Raymond J. Carroll and Marcia G. Ory -- respective distinguished professors in statistics and healthy aging -- have established a $25,000 fellowship to benefit students pursuing graduate degrees in the Texas A&M Department of Statistics.
Sep 29, 2015Texas A&M Statistics graduate Ersen Arseven '74 recently commemorated the 15-year anniversary of his wife Susan M. Arseven's untimely death by establishing his most recent memorial endowment at Texas A&M in her honor, the Susan M. Arseven '75 Chair in Data Science and Computational Statistics.
May 07, 2015In 1990, Texas A&M biologist Tim Hall took a chance on a prospective graduate student, inviting Eric Yong Xu '93 to join his laboratory. Twenty-five years later, Xu is returning the favor, investing in Texas A&M while honoring the pioneering professor who mentored him to his Ph.D. in biology and a bright future as one of China's most influential entrepreneurs and investors.
All in the Family
May 06, 2015A year ago, two Texas A&M mathematics professors took a bit of creative license with a time-honored saying and their gift idea to commemorate a friend's significant birthday. The result? The Foias Lectures and a life lesson in absolute value, from friendships to career accomplishment worth celebrating in perpetuity.
Hubble Turns 25
Apr 30, 2015Silver looks good on NASA's Hubble Space Telescope, which celebrated its official 25th anniversary last Friday. So many wonderful tidbits and tributes, including Texas A&M astronomers Lucas Macri's and Kim-Vy Tran's top picks for Hubble pics and Tran's Bryan-College Station Eagle blog.
Honorable Service to Science
Apr 21, 2015Every March for nearly two decades, the Texas A&M College of Science has quietly and dutifully carried out one of its most time-honored traditions, the Spring Recognition and Awards Dinner. 2015 was no exception in that regard, save for one special act befitting another who will be exceptionally hard to follow.
A Season for Celebrating
Mar 26, 2015Texas A&M Science is set to mark a time-honored spring tradition in style tonight, celebrating the best and brightest among its former and current students -- a trio of Academy of Distinguished Former Students inductees, roughly 100 scholarship recipients and the many generous donors who make each gift possible.