While he may not have been a secret agent, the late James Bond ’58 pursued justice and helped others throughout his career as a lawyer. To honor this legacy and celebrate their father’s 80th birthday, siblings Robert Bond ’81, Russell Bond ’83, Randy Bond ’92 and Beth Bond Schmid ’94 created an endowed scholarship for students at the Texas A&M School of Law.
The gift also celebrates their father’s ties to the university he loved, including his 21 years as vice chancellor and general counsel for The Texas A&M University System. By supporting the law school, the siblings hope to continue their father’s vision for the university. “Dad always saw great potential in Texas A&M and thought the university could do anything it set its mind to,” Randy said. “For him, adding a law school was the ultimate feather in the university’s cap.”
The siblings also created the scholarship as a lasting way to celebrate their father’s lifelong example of selfless service. “He had a heart of service and a heart for the underdog,” Beth explained, adding that he always enjoyed helping students in need during his years with the Texas A&M System.
“We hope the scholarship helps students who lack the means to pursue law and gives them the opportunity to serve other people through a legal career like dad did,” Russell said. “As a lawyer, he was a great humanitarian who cared for people in his service. He used his career to help others, which left an impression and legacy for all of us to follow.”
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