Spirit Archives

Spirit is published three times per year by the Texas A&M Foundation, which manages major gifts and endowments for the benefit of academic programs, scholarships and student activities at Texas A&M University.

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Leaders for Life

Through career readiness initiatives, the Hollingsworth Leadership Excellence Program prepares cadets like Scott Lovett ’13 for life beyond the Quad.

A Labor of Love

Inspired by her late father’s battle with cancer, Alex Lacey ’17 researches pediatric cancer to help others beat the disease.


In the 1980s, Charles Munnerlyn ’62 revolutionized the optics industry with a new procedure that still helps millions achieve 20/20 vision: LASIK.

Campaign Update:

The Road to $4 Billion

Journey down an interactive path of the Lead by Example campaign, from 2012 to the present.

Education Was My Way Out

Why teaching is one of today’s most important professions, and why I want to tackle the job.

Future Leader

Meet Eunice Fafiyebi ’17, a Texas A&M Foundation Maroon Coat and public health major whose odyssey has taken her from Ibadan, Nigeria, to Texas A&M University.

Lunar Rover Impresses NASA Scientists

A Texas A&M University undergraduate engineering team developed a lunar rover prototype that could be used in a future moon mission.

Lab Work

As global experiences become more vital to students’ education, the College of Engineering has a plan to send 2,000 engineers abroad annually.

A Noble Calling

The Bush School of Government and Public Service celebrates 20 years of grooming public servants who impact the state, nation and world.

Family Ties

A planned gift supports transformational learning experiences for animal science students.

Helping Humanity Through Discovery and Innovation

Texas A&M proves itself as a thought leader across disciplines.