Two of these selfless servants were the late Mary Evelyn Hayes and Dr. William Roman Jr. ’50. Hayes funded a charitable remainder annuity trust in 1996 which paid her fixed annual payments during her lifetime. Upon her passing in 2006, the remainder of the trust was distributed to support her passions at multiple nonprofits, including the Texas A&M Foundation. Her generosity has supported six medical students, including Basharat, and is named after one of Bryan-College Station’s most beloved physicians and her late cousin: “Dr. Bill” Roman. Roman was an OB/GYN who delivered thousands of babies and taught in Texas A&M’s Physical Education Department and School of Medicine.
With Hayes’ help and his mother’s recent passing, Basharat is closing in on his own medical career and is ready to make a difference. “My family reminds me to be the doctor I wish my mom had,” he said. “I see the need and how desperate we were—and I’ve never shied away from a challenge.”
Ready to help future Aggie doctors like Ahmed pursue their dreams? Contact Amy Bacon ’91 at the bottom of this page.