Drs. Charles "Chuck" Hermann and Lorraine Eden
Drs. Charles “Chuck” Hermann and Lorraine Eden, two longtime faculty members, are commemorating their retirement from Texas A&M University by establishing an endowed fellowship at the
. Bush School of Government and Public Service
Hermann served as the Bush School’s founding director, while Eden has taught courses at the Bush School and Mays Business School. The couple played an integral role in helping establish the Bush School as one of the nation’s top institutions for public and international affairs. “With both President George H.W. Bush and Mrs. Barbara Bush passing in 2018, we felt that it was the closing of a chapter for us,” Eden said. “We wanted to do something to honor them, our time at the school and the exceptional students we’ve encountered along the way.”
The couple hopes their gift, which is designated for second-year graduate students in the school’s international affairs program, allows recipients to engage in professional growth and development. “We want students to participate in language immersion programs and seek internships that will prepare them for public service, rather than worry about funding their education,” Hermann said.
“By awarding second-year students, we want to acknowledge those who come into the school and perform exceptionally well,” Eden added. “The first recipient will be awarded during the 2020-2021 school year, which also marks our 25th year at Texas A&M. We couldn't think of a better anniversary gift!"