Spirit Archives

Spirit is published three times per year by the Texas A&M Foundation, which manages major gifts and endowments for the benefit of academic programs, scholarships and student activities at Texas A&M University.

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Faculty Fieldwork:


For 31 years, Professor James Olson and his wife served as CIA undercover operatives in major international capitals like Vienna, Moscow and Mexico City. Today, he’s using his experiences to teach intelligence studies at the Bush School of Government and Public Service.

Gathering at the Grove

Remembering Aggieland’s original outdoor venue, the Grove.

Long-Term Plans

Millennials Chase ’10 and Kalyn Georg Carroll ’12 ’14 prove that you’re never too young for a planned gift.

Preparing Texas Teachers

How the aggieTEACH program is helping fill the need for quality math and science teachers in Texas and the nation.

Artworks inspired by aircraft design and sonic booms grace the new Zachry’s hallways.

The First Map of Texas

The Texas A&M University Libraries added a new crown jewel to its Floyd and Louise Chapman Texas and Borderlands Collection: a rare 1830 map of Texas created by the “Father of Texas,” Stephen F. Austin.

Future Focused

Showcasing the impact of planned gifts during the Lead by Example campaign. Learn how donors like Marilyn and Steve Miller '79 are making a difference by being future focused.