June 14, 2022


Congratulations! You have been accepted into Texas A&M University.  

For a prospective student, reading these words marks the beginning of an Aggie story. Filled with exhilarating football games, meaningful friendships and endless opportunities, this story can be a remarkable journey that leads to a successful, impactful life.  

But for many, the dream of writing an Aggie story does not come true with acceptance into Texas A&M. Despite having incredible potential to become influential leaders, many students from disadvantaged backgrounds cannot confirm their acceptance due to financial challenges.

Since 1999, the Foundation Excellence Award (FEA) program has helped remove these financial barriers and given thousands of students from historically underserved groups the opportunity to achieve higher education at Texas A&M. Through this program, outstanding students are given a chance to write their own Aggie story.  

Round Rock and Full Circle 

Originally from Round Rock, Texas, Eboni Emelogu ’08 began her Aggie journey as an electrical engineering student. A member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers and the Student Engineers’ Council, Emelogu gained an education and a network that has launched her career at Oncor Electric Delivery as a transmission operations region director, a role where she oversees the groups that provide planned and reactive support to the transmission system in the Central Texas area.

 

It was a full-circle moment speaking with her again, but as a donor myself this time.”
- Eboni Emelogu ’08

From the moment she graduated, Emelogu knew she wanted to give back to Texas A&M. An FEA recipient herself, she sought out information on the Texas A&M Foundation’s website. In an email containing the e-brochure she requested online, she saw a familiar name: Marcy Ullmann ’86. “I remembered Marcy from when I was a student sending thank-you notes to my FEA scholarship donors,” Emelogu shared. “It was a full-circle moment speaking with her again, but as a donor myself this time.”

By establishing an FEA scholarship, Emelogu created an opportunity for students from Round Rock majoring in electrical engineering whose shoes she was in a few short years ago. Her gift is a testament to the FEA program’s ability to open doors for leaders of character who will serve the Aggie community.   
 

To learn how you can make Aggieland a place for all through a Foundation Excellence Award, contact Al Pulliam ’87 at the bottom of this page. 
 

Ready to make your impact?

Check out our brochure to learn how you can make Aggieland a place for all through a Foundation Excellence Award.