January 3, 2022


Many Aggies across generations can attest to the incredible impact planned giving scholarships had on their lives. The generosity of planned giving donors allows students to pursue their long-term goals and realize their dreams, making lasting memories in Aggieland along the way.

Learn how four of today’s planned giving scholars have created treasured memories in 2021 and set their sights on higher goals for the new year.

Scholars Share...

Irene Atia '24

Atia is a sophomore biomedical sciences major, minoring in history. Upon her graduation from Texas A&M, she hopes to attend dental school and later found a low-cost dental clinic in Houston. 

What Aggie-related memory made the biggest impression on you in 2021? 

The first football game blew my mind. There were so many people, and everyone was yelling together for the team. There are no words for it. It was such an exciting atmosphere; you couldn’t help but have fun! 

What would you like to achieve in 2022? 

Self-improvement is a big goal for me. I plan to start the year reflecting on 2021 and how I can improve as a sister, friend, daughter, student and committee member. In all aspects of my life, I want to learn from the past and grow as a person. 




Naser Farhataziz ’25

Farhataziz is a freshman biology major, minoring in business. He hopes to attend medical school after graduating from Texas A&M. 

Share your top 2021 Aggie memory. 

I’ve been to some great football games with my parents before I started college, but I think the Alabama game superseded them all. It was fun to see the whole student body come together over the win. 

Any goals for 2022? 

I want to be more involved with the campus community. I’ve met many interesting people in my classes and my dorm, and I found a support network early in my time here, but I’d like to get more involved with different groups on campus. Going to events with people that I don’t currently interact with will help me get to know more students.



Chaya Hemanth ’24

Hemanth is a sophomore industrial systems engineering major, simultaneously pursuing her master’s in finance through the Professional Program in Industrial Engineering.  

What is your favorite Aggie-related memory from 2021? 

On my sorority’s Bid Day, I met my Littles for the first time before the Big-Little reveal. They didn't know I was their Big yet, and it was so much fun to talk to them while they tried to guess whose Big I was and eventually figured it out. 

What do you hope to achieve this year? 

I just started my master’s classes, and I want to excel in those. I hope this will be a good kickstart to my future career. I also mentor Littles in my sorority, and I look forward to showing them the ropes of college and hope to be the person they can turn to whenever they need help.  

Overall, I’m excited to see who I’ll grow into. I’ve changed so much in the past year, and I can’t wait to see what the future holds.

Maximus DeVore ’25

DeVore is a sophomore finance major. After graduating, he hopes to enter the business world and eventually own his own business. 

Which Aggie memory from 2021 tops your list? 

The Alabama game— I had never been to an Aggie game before this year, so watching us win one of the biggest games of the season was pretty amazing.

What are your 2022 goals?

My main goal is to maintain high grades this semester to prepare for the fall. I’m looking for a summer internship right now, so I’ll also be preparing for that. Additionally, I want to continue to network, expand my knowledge and grow overall, especially in the business realm. 





For more information on how you can plan a gift to help future Aggies make lasting memories at Texas A&M and accomplish their goals, contact Angela Throne ’03 at the bottom of this page. 


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