Glynna '80 and Bob Leiper (right) established gifts for the Singing Cadets, Mays Business School, and the College of Education and Human Development as a way to honor their loved ones.
Glynna ’80 and Bob Leiper are using gifts for the Singing Cadets, Mays Business School, and the College of Education and Human Development as a way to honor their loved ones.
Glynna ’80 and Bob Leiper are no strangers to creating honorary gifts as a way of showing their love for those they care about. In fact, the couple has created three endowed scholarships honoring their two children and Bob’s mother, Frances Wright Leiper.
The couple’s son, Chad ’17, was a member of the Singing Cadets while pursuing his degrees in biomedical science and business. “The unique life lessons and experiences he gained through the Singing Cadets changed his life and our lives,” Glynna said. To honor Chad’s participation in the university’s premier men’s chorus, his parents established a scholarship for members of the Singing Cadets in his name.
“Knowing that my parents came to love the organization as much as I do speaks volumes about their commitment to me and Texas A&M,” Chad added.
To honor their daughter, Kelsey ’12, a business administration graduate, the couple established a scholarship for first-generation students pursuing a degree in Mays Business School. They believe her experience in the school created a strong foundation for her education and future career.
Finally, the Leipers honored Bob’s mother, a lifelong elementary teacher, through a scholarship designated for Aggies in the College of Education and Human Development who are pursuing a Pre-K through sixth grade teaching certification. “It is the perfect way to honor my grandmother’s legacy of providing quality education to others,” Kelsey said.
In addition to their honorary gifts, the Leipers have also donated to MSC OPAS to help students expand their worldview through the arts. “We wanted to pay it forward as much as we could to help others,” Glynna added. “This way, we will continue having a positive impact even after we are gone.”