2016Impacts

Every gift makes an impact. Here’s a look at how some of your gifts are benefiting Texas A&M University students, faculty, colleges and programs.

An Instrumental Relationship

A $10 million naming gift from the Ed Rachal Foundation for the new John D. White ’70–Robert L. Walker ’58 Music Activities Center brings construction of the facility one step closer to breaking ground.

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Scholarships for the Ages

A dual cash and estate gift from Reta Haynes creates the Haynes Scholars Program, a merit-based scholarship program that supports six students currently and will support dozens of high-caliber undergraduates in the future.

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Brownsville Boost

A gift from Kelly and Mike Hernandez III '83 creates the Brownsville Scholars Program to benefit 10 first-generation students from Brownsville, Texas, in its inaugural year.

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Constructing Opportunities

A faculty fellowship endowed by George Seagraves II '80, a retired executive of homebuilding giant D.R. Horton, helps a professor in the College of Architecture fund student endeavors.

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One of the best ways to highlight Texas A&M is through its musical groups, because these students are unparalleled in displaying their talent around the nation and world. This new facility honors Aggies who participate in music ensembles and will give them even greater opportunity to practice and prepare for performances in years to come.

-Robert Walker '58
Former Texas A&M Vice President for Development

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Mrs. Haynes is such a genuine person. It's hard to put into words what it means to be a Haynes Scholar because it's a huge honor to be one of six students out of 60,000 selected to receive this scholarship. It changes the way I approach my education.

-Cullen Reeves '18
Haynes Scholar (third from left)

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“The Brownsville Scholars Program takes students from a place where they didn’t think they could accomplish anything and gives them the opportunity to secure a world-class education. The most important aspect of this program is that it didn’t just give 10 students money to attend college; it gave them a network and a route for success.”

-Ramlah Khan '20
Brownsville Scholar (front row, center)

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"I use fellowship funding for something as simple as paying for a dinner with industry reps to thank them for helping with a student project, or to send students to homebuilding competitions. George truly embodies the Aggie Spirit. He saw a place where he could make an impact, he had the ability to do it and he acted on it."

-Ben Bigelow '05
Construction Science Professor
George W. Seagraves '80 Faculty Fellowship in Residential Construction

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